Triple Crown thru hiker Karen Berger is the author of 19 books, most recently America’s National Historic Trails (Rizzoli, 2020). Currently, she is section-hiking on the Appalachian Trail and blogging about it at www.hikerwriter.com.
More than 3,000 people attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail every year. Only about a quarter of them succeed. This intel from an AT thru-hiker provides key information to help you tackle and complete the 2,193-mile trek from Georgia to Maine.