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AWOL's The AT Guide

For many years the best guidebook for thru-hikers was Wingfoot's The Thru-Hiker's Handbook. David "AWOL" Miller has taken over from Wingfoot and today his The AT Guide is used by nearly every thru-hiker. Order from AWOL's website here or click on the photo. 

 

Key features include:

  • landmarks, mileages, and elevations for the entire AT
  • maps for 88 towns along the trail, and listings of services available along the way
  • elevation profile maps
  • provides distances to the next three shelters in each direction
  • uses icons for quick identification of services
  • comes with a heavy duty Ziploc-type bag
  • northbound, southbound, and loose-leaf editions available
  • 224 pages
  • 11.6 oz

 

The Appalachian Trail Companion by the ATC

AT Data Book by the ATC


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 AWOL's AT Guide

11.8oz

 

224 5.25" x 8" yes yes yes
Thru-Hiker's Companion              
Data Book