Even on marked trails like the A.T. it’s important to be well versed in the use of basic map and compass skills. PackRat556 offers a good basic tutorial with a dose of Southern charm. Enjoy!
Preparing for and hiking the Appalachian Trail
Mark's adventures in hiking and backpacking.
Home to RTK's Appalachian Trail Challenge
Appalachian Trail / Bike Across America / Pacific Crest Trail
My hiking adventures
Thru-Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
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To search, To learn, To follow
Adventures of an Outgoing Introvert
Life of the Wanderlust
a former marathoner's transition to hiker & backpacker