Appalachian Trail Prep Part III: The Food

When you decide to undertake a summer activity that burns an extra 4,000 calories a day and you plan on doing it for 160 days, food becomes a major concern. The standard approach to food on the AT is to carry as little as possible between towns and when you go into town to resupply … Continue reading Appalachian Trail Prep Part III: The Food

Appalachian Trail Prep II: Daily Mileage and Fitness

In the last post we covered the basic logistic scheme for our 160 day, 2,185 mile hike from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt Katahdin, Maine; Better known as the Appalachian Trail or AT. The next part of the planning process dealt with figuring out how many miles we had to walk each day and making … Continue reading Appalachian Trail Prep II: Daily Mileage and Fitness

Appalachian Trail Prep I: Logistics

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, is known as the granddaddy of long distance hiking. With approximately 2,185 miles separating Springer Mountain, Georgia with Mt Katahdin, Maine it is not something to be undertaken lightly. As the time to put our money where our mouth is and start walking  draws near, Lindsay and I have been … Continue reading Appalachian Trail Prep I: Logistics