Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planning

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planning:

"This page will be used to aid those who are planning a thru-hike or other long distance hike of the Appalachian Trail.


Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 1985

Perhaps the most enthusiastic thru hiker in the history of the AT, Chuck Wood, trail name "Woodchuck", is from Norristown, PA. His unusual staff was comprised of feathers, a US flag, a crucifix, racoon tails, a north/south symbol on either side, a water jug attached with velcro, and oh yes, an AT he fashioned at the top. He carried this the entire way, although it was a broken and battered at the end judging from the Christmas Card he sent me that year. 

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