This is a group for anyone who is interested in walking the Appalachian Trail for one week, several weeks or several months - this Meetup will help us find interesting people to share this experience and know-how and start out together. That is our goal, to start to walk the Trail and to experience this long, inspiring journey. This meetup with collect the interesting characters who want to plan out and experience this adventure but have found their significant others, friends and colleagues to not like hiking or bugs or tent mattresses. All skill levels are welcome. Let's take a Walk in the Woods. Please feel free to volunteer to host practice hikes or sessions sharing your hiking experiences! Hike your own hike and practice leave no trace. Please join ATC as a member or donate https://donate.appalachiantrail.org/default... (https://donate.appalachiantrail.org/default.aspx)
Are you thinking about hiking some (15 - 500 miles) of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail but would like to learn more? Topics we will touch on include: Where do I start? How do I get there? When should I go? Gear? Food & water? Physical prep? How do I learn more? We can have follow up with more detailed sessions on specific topics if there is interest.