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You're about to discover the #1 secret to the Appalachian Trail with this comprehensive guide to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people attempt a thru-hiking trip of the Appalachian Trail. However, only about 10 percent of these people complete the trip - about 90 percent just give up and go home after hiking a few miles. 

If you can complete the trip successfully, you are definitely a rare breed. The key to completing the trip lies in proper preparation. It has little to do with strength or energy and everything to do with mental, physical, and financial preparation. Further, the best way to ensure you complete the hike is to seek advice from people who have actually been there and done that. In this audiobook, I lay out some practical advice and tips drawn from my personal experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail. These tips will help you plan adequately so that you can successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. 

Here's a small preview of what you'll learn:  

  • History of the Appalachian Trail 
  • Registration, licenses and permits
  • Budgeting, gear, packing, and pre-hike fitness
  • Transportation, arrival, and starting point
  • Shelter and accommodation
  • Ultra-light nutrition and feeding
  • And much, much more
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  • LH
  • 03-01-19

Worst audiobook I’ve ever listened too.

I could get over the nearly robotic narration. I can’t get over them saying the AT has 16 mountains, one of which is Mount Everest. Seemingly written by someone that read a few articles on the trail.

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  • Jonathan
  • 09-04-21

Not particularly helpful

The writer's quaint suggestion of, "You only really need to hike 10 miles a day", belies a wild misunderstanding about how the trail works, and doesnt even work out mathematically if you're trying to make it Northbound between 3/15 and 10/15. Suggests limiting dry pack weight to 20 lbs and then proposes 30+ lbs of gear, including a suggestion to carry more than one kind of sleep system (ie, tent -and- tarp). I have some doubts as to the reliability and experience of reflected in this document.

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  • Brenda Lee Hulsey
  • 06-07-20

Consice and Informative

Consice, to the point information and recommendations and what to expect on the AT. Easy to follow information about shelters, resupply locations and distance.

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  • Glen Dabaghian
  • 11-02-19

Covered the basics

Had to slow down the robotic voice and wished it went more into electronics. .