The Appalachian trail is a 2000+ mile trail that starts in Katahdin, Maine and ends at Springer Mountain in Northern Georgia. The Appalachian Trail is a place for ALL adventures,onite lovers and pure backpackers alike. The trail meanders through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. The trail passes through many states and some of these are pretty unique.
Packing for Appalachian trail trips can be the toughest part of the trip. When you go to the Appalachian Trail you will notice that each day is a marathon. Everything you need to pack must be packed the night before. Make sure you start unpacking and unpacking before dawn to avoid dwiking in the dark. It gets really hard in the middle of the night to decide what you should have brought.
Not all paths are equal. Some trails are clearly marked with well worn paths and trivia that you should know. Others are less well marked or unknown. These paths should not be taken at face value. There are many hidden dangers on these paths. Depending on the time of year, bring water and some food with you. Your water will probably turn to ice in the cool climate. Your food should be stored a ways away from the routes to avoid spoilage.
It is necessary to leave the trail as you find it. Simply following the number (N33) on the Appalachian Trail is not enough. You must know what your intended trail looks like. It is necessary to know your destination for all possible weather conditions. Bring a GPS unit to be able to find your way back. Accidents are bound to happen and since the Appalachian Trail is so beautiful and wild it is worth it. Pack up wisely to protect yourself and the Ancient Woodpecker.
The Appalachian Trail is a harsh and unforgiving wilderness so trekking it can be compared to walking through a roller coaster. Of course you have to maintain a positive attitude and a relentless pace to endure the entire trip. The final stage of the trip is the ultimate adventure and the expectations on this final stretch is immense. This final section of the trail should be prepared with all of your provisions plus anything else you might need to make the trip a memorable experience. Having the proper equipment and supplies will help make your adventure more pleasurable.
As you begin your trek and as each mile seems to become easier and more familiar you will find yourself increasing your energy and stamina. The miles will turn to kilometers and before you know it you will have walked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. When you reach the far end of the trail everything that you have worked up will turn to dust. This is where the sweat will form cool spots and your energy level will drop until you are able to cover the final mile and a half. Be assured that the final leg of the Appalachian Trail is not the toughest. It is the truest of tough. The final leg and the worst part is always the part you are not expecting. Walking out of the forest with miles of tired looking body, Chewers, S’mores, and a charged energy bar. Chewers toasted, chocolate, hard candy, nuts, dried fruit, a protein bar, and a few pieces of chocolate hazelnut can get you through the final leg and a few hours later you will Sleep. This is because you are hung over from the trip. The hardest part of the final leg is the first few miles of the trail. The next race down will be a walk in the woods. Then gradually you will lose all power and be able to walk normally. When you arrive in the hotel you will be ready to do it all again.
The Grand Canyon trail is a race that is on a grander scale and rewards those who endure the elements with some of the best views of nature that can be found anywhere. The trail is 26 miles in length and thought to be extremely difficult. If you do not have the means to carry a tent and sleeping bag on a long distance, this trail is not for you. The entire time you are on the trail you are working out, training, venturing and recuiting. The rewards far outweigh the risks, and you will be amazed at how much better you will feel after the trip.