Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other Hikers

Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other hikers

happiness, appalachian trailIn an effort to continue to beef up my Appalachian Trail (AT) resources page on the Ministry of Happiness site I decided on a snowy afternoon after shoveling to take a little walk around the web and add to the list of sources I’ve already provided.  I’ve split the list into general hiking and AT specific lists. I hope these are helpful, they have helped me in my preparation for my upcoming thru-hike, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Appalachian Trail


The Appalachian Trail Conservancy – the place to start, facts, history, trivia and lots of good basic information about the Appalachian Trail

White Blazes.net – THE discussion board for AT related anything

Required Smoky Mountain Backcountry permits – gotta have one, here’s how you get it.

Thru-hikers guide to the White Mountains – enough said, good info.

Maine AT club – Baxter State Park/Katahdin information

More Baxter/Katahdin info – The park’s site

Appalachian Trail and Ultralight Gear List – My favorite gear list written by Bruce “Buck” Nelson  There are a lot of gear lists on the web, I just prefer this one for the focus on ultralight and the gear links.

Backpacker magazine – makes both lists because there is always a wealth of information to go through, great tips, gear reviews, etc…

Trail Journals – A site you can get lost in for a long time, a huge collection of archived and active trail journals being written by long-distance hikers

Backpacking Lightweight – great resources on traveling with a lighter load

Hiking Trail, Hiking Tips, Hiking Trips – the AT section has some good basic information about doing a thru-hike.


General Hiking

All Trails – this site is what I wish Trails.com was, community driven, good information and reviews about hikes, you can up your membership and get better maps but the free access is awesome.

Hiking for her – A site dedicated specifically to issues women face while hiking

Section Hiker – great site with a lot of information and happily a handy index

American Hiking – a pretty general site with info about hiking possibilities, volunteer opportunities etc…

Backpacker magazine – makes both lists because there is always a wealth of information to go through, great tips, gear reviews, etc…

BackpackerTV – Dig YouTube, love hiking, where here’s nothing but videos about backpacking, how to’s, locations, travel journals anything you could want. Really dig this site, great videos, good quality, fast load speeds.

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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