This page is dedicated to those who plan to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2012. Information includes a list of 2012 AT blogs, hiking tips, changes to the trail, 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[dot]com.
I also suggest to bookmark this page as I will be updating it with more information.
If you’re thinking of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, or is the loved one of someone who is, you should check out the below book, Appalachian Trials. It’s the leading resource in preparing hikers for the psychological and emotional aspect of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
List of 2012 Appalachian Trail Blogs
If you are planning on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2012 and would like your blog included on this list, please e-mail me at theGoodBadger[at]gmail[dot]com.
– Appalachian Trials Blog – ft. Suds & Smilin’ Joe
Hiking Partner Marketplace
Either leave a comment at the bottom of this page or send me an e-mail to have yourself added to this list.
The following people are looking for a hiking partner to get themselves started on the AT for 2012. Let’s play matchmaker!
– Bill Powell (e-mail: email@example.com) is hiking SOBO, leaving June 1st
– Chase Bishop (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) is looking to leave mid-March
– Lori Overton (e-mail: email@example.com) is looking to leave between March 15 – April 1st.
– Carey Belcher (Carey’s Facebook Profile) is doing a flipflop hike starting NOBO in Erwin or Damascus after April 11th.
– Jessie (Jessicaessen@gmail.com) is looking to leave sometime in April.
– Kat “Stealth Fighter” (see her blog below) is leaving on March 3rd
– Tamera Martens (Twitter: HikeForTheHomeless1) is leaving the second week in March.
Also check out the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Class of 2012 Facebook Page to find others who are leaving the same time as you!
More about the Appalachian Trail
– Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Changes to the Appalachian Trail in 2012
– The trail’s total distance has increased 3 miles from 2011, to a total of 2,184 miles
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Gear
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.
Stay in the Know
Join the Good Badger Facebook Page and the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Class of 2012 Facebook Page to stay current on any updates to this page and all other things dealing with the 2012 Appalachian Trail.
Hiking the AT next year? Check out the Appalachian Trail 2013 Page.