January 24, 2022

Trailway News: Plan Ahead and Prepare

Are you ready for a 2022 Appalachian Trail (A.T.) adventure?

Whether you are planning an overnight trip or an entire 2,193.4-mile trek on the A.T., we’ve put together a list of tips that will help you prepare for your next hike on the Trail.



Winter Near Max Patch

Hike Safe In Winter

Last weekend, the southern part of the A.T. found itself under more than a foot of snow, obscuring the footpath and its iconic white blazes. If you’re planning to visit the Trail during the wintertime, here are some ways to make your hike safe and enjoyable.

  • Check the weather forecast before you head out. If weather conditions are not favorable, wait and reschedule your hike.
  • Let a friend or family member off the Trail know where and when you will be getting on the A.T. Also, let them know when they can expect to hear from you.
  • Bring extra food, water and clothing.
  • Pack a headlamp with extra batteries.
  • Have a map or compass in case your digital devices run out of juice.
  • Know the warning signs of cold-related illnesses, such as hypothermia and frostbite, and how to treat them.

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Share Your Story

There is still time to share what you love most about the A.T. for our upcoming “Love Letters to the A.T.” series. Submit your story by January 31, 2022, for a chance to be featured.



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Happy Trails!

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