This page is dedicated to all those who plan to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2014. Information includes a list of 2014 AT blogs, thru-hiker marketplace, gear lists, and more. If there is anything that I have overlooked, or that you would like to see included on this page, please e-mail me at theGoodBadger[at]gmail.com
I also suggest to bookmark this page as I will be updating it with more information.
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If you’re thinking of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014, or will be following closely the thru-hike of a loved one, you should check out Appalachian Trials. It’s the only resource to help hikers with the mental/emotional portion of thru-hiking the AT – the most difficult aspect of the trail.
If you are planning on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014 and would like your blog included on this list, please e-mail me at theGoodBadger[at]gmail[dot]com.
Either leave a comment at the bottom of this page or Tweet with the hashtag “#AT2014thruhiker” to be listed below.
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Also check out the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Class of 2014 Facebook Page to find others who are leaving the same time as you!
More about the Appalachian Trail
(Non AT related)
- A New Earth (Audiobook)
Appalachian Trail Hostels
(From South to North)
- The Blueberry Patch in Hiawassee, GA
- Serenity Chalet (two miles out of the NOC)
- Aquone Hostel in Nantahala Forest, NC
- The Cabin in the Woods at Stecoah Gap, NC 143
- Standing Bear Farm at Green Corner Rd, TN
- Elmer’s Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs, NC
- Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel in Erwin, TN
- Woodshole Hostel at Sugar Run Gap, VA
- Bears Den Hostel & Trail Center in Bears Den Rocks, VA
- Brook Falls Farm, in Middleville, NJ
- Green Mountain House in Manchester Center, VT
- White Mountain Lodge & Hostel in Gorham, NH
E-mail me at theGoodBadger@gmail.com to be listed here (please include a link to your hostel)
This section is dedicated to helping you find the right gear including tips on how to save money.
For great thru-hiking gear tips, I recommend checking out The Dusty Camel’s gear page.
Steep and Cheap offers one great gear item per day at a large discount.
The Clymb also has some awesome daily gear deals.
If you live near an REI, definitely check out their Garage Sales. You won’t find better deals anywhere.
*NOTE* REI recently implemented a one-year return rule on all items. Still a terrific store, which I shop at almost exclusively, but something to consider for those who shop purely for the terms of service.
Stay in the Know
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What else would you like to see on this page? Let me know by dropping me a note at theGoodBadger[at]gmail[dot]com.