December 9, 2022

Trailway News: A Shared Experience

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Does harsh wintry weather have you stuck inside, daydreaming of future hikes on the Appalachian Trail? Whether you’re planning the perfect day hike, preparing for a full thru-hike attempt, or somewhere in between, don’t forget to plan and prepare with our Hiker Resource Library! With everything from gear suggestions to Leave No Trace how-to guides, you’ll have everything you need to hit the Trail ready for anything.

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And for those who don’t want to wait for the temperatures to rise, don’t forget our tips for safely exploring the A.T. during winter.

A group of women hikes along the Appalachian Trail in Georgia

Photo by Bonnie Bandurski

Read the Latest from the A.T. Footpath Blog: “A Shared Experience”

On a late June morning near the visitor center of Amicalola Falls State Park, twenty women gathered to embark on an adventure that would come to mean something unique to each. In our latest blog post, discover how this group of women brought together by the Refugee Women’s Network found peace, inspiration, and connection on the Trail.

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A.T. volunteers at work

Photo by Horizonline Pictures

Help Us Start 2023 on the Right Foot: Donate to the Trail Today

By donating to the ATC, you strengthen volunteer programs, support habitat restoration efforts, enhance the A.T. hiker experience, and so much more. The Trail would not be what it is today without you — thank you for supporting the Trail this year (and beyond)!

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Wear Your Love of the A.T. on Your Sleeve(s)

Looking for the perfect gift for the A.T. fan on your list? The Ultimate A.T. Store® has several new items and some old favorites back in stock!


Georgia to Maine Hoodie
New for 2022, this soft-but-warm, mid-weight hooded sweatshirt is made with 60% cotton and 40% polyester and is emblazoned with an eye-catching A.T. medallion design.

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A.T. Blaze Decal
This fan favorite is back in stock! This decal is roughly 2″ x 5″ and resembles the rough white painted blazes you find along the trail. Cut from glossy white outdoor-rated vinyl, this decal is designed to withstand the elements.

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A.T. Hangtag Key Chain
New for the 2022 holiday season! Show your love for the Trail with this A.T. Hangtag Key Chain. Measures 1.5″ x 1.5″.

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Place your orders soon to make sure they arrive for the holidays!

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Trail Updates


A major landslide has closed approximately 20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Roanoke from US Route 460 to VA 43. As a result, the A.T. is not accessible between Salt Pond Road and Bearwallow Gap/VA 43 (NOBO miles 738.1 to 751.9.

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ATC Holiday Hours: All ATC offices and visitor centers will be closed from December 24, 2022, through January 2, 2023. We hope you all have a great holiday season!

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In Other News…

Amicalola Falls State Park Expansion to Improve Connectivity with the A.T. – Amicalola Falls State Park received one of six new grants as part of Walmart’s Acres for America program. With this opportunity, the State Park will expand to provide additional recreation opportunities, habitat for wildlife, and connectivity to nearby public lands like the A.T.

What Were A.T. Thru-Hikers Like in 2022? – Our friends at have released the results of their annual thru-hiker survey, providing a snapshot of the class of ’22.

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Happy Trails!

Thank you for your continued support and the love you express for the Trail!

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