The A.T. Companion
Compiled by ALDHA members
Hard copies of the 20th edition of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion will be available for delivery soon, but you can get the digital version NOW, as of Jan. 19, 2013. Visit the link for the 2013 Digital Companion to find out how.
It is available for sale online in a size that will fit inside a quart-size Ziploc type of baggie, making it much easier to pack in your backpack. The book is edited by Robert "Sly" Sylvester with research by more than three dozen thru-hiker volunteers in 14 states, backed by the first-hand information of the Trail's volunteer and staff maintainers and managers and extensive information from the 2012 A.T. Data Book. 312 pages with maps, illustrations, equipment-makers' toll-free numbers, and trail town post office hours. Price: $14.95, $13.45 for members of ATC. Visit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy store to buy this book online.
The 2013 Digital Companion
The Digital Companion is available for FREE to all registered members of ALDHA. If your dues are current, you can get the files e-mailed to you in PDF format. For nonmembers, there will be an $8 fee, payable to ALDHA by Paypal. Click here for more information about all your options.
Ongoing Updates to the Companion
Keep updated with changes, revisions, corrections and additions to the Companion from this page on the Trail Conservancy Web page, where changes are tracked after the book goes to press.
How to become a field editor
If your favorite stretch of trail is nearby, you can help with the next edition of the book.
Unique partnership with ATC
Frank Logue, former coordinator of ALDHA and a past member of the board of managers for
ATC, is responsible for getting ALDHA involved in this important service for other long-distance hikers.
Where to order your copy
You can buy the book from the online ALDHA Store. (The 2013 hardcover edition is not yet back from the printers as of Jan. 19.)
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