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The name has since been expanded it’s now the Appalachian Trail Thru- Hikers’ Companionand the format has changed from a tall, spiral-bound booklet to its present shape and it has had an impressive run of editors three of whom went on to become ALDHA coordinators. It’s reprinted at the top right of this page. Alrha group prints an annual Membership Directory with hundreds of hikers indexed companon name, state and trail name.

It contains up-to-the-minute knowledge of the A. Note the word “hikers. You’ll be guaranteed receipt of our compaion quarterly newsletters and annual membership directory every single year, companlon you keep us up to date on your current address!

To find out more, please visit the Gathering page. The meeting was convened by Warren Doyle after he held the first successful Gathering of long-distance hikers, dreamers and friends of the trail the previous autumn, at the Appalachian Copanion Folklife Center in Pipestem, W.

The information is compiled and published every year by ALDHA volunteers — many of them long-traveled veterans of the A. Seen at the Gathering at Concord University. The second order of business was adoption of a mission statement, and a threefold “statement of purpose” was unanimously enacted. Recording Secretary Sue Spring.


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But the group wanted something more inclusive, so it came up with the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association. There were more than people in attendance, giving Warren the impetus to keep the spirit of that first Gathering alive through a formal organization to represent the long-distance hiker.

On the weekend of March 5,a group of 18 people gathered at the trail hostel known as Highacre in Harpers Ferry, W.

There are pages with maps, illustrations, equipment-makers’ toll-free numbers and trail town post office hours. Thru-Hikers’ Companion Every hiker needs a Companion! Several ideas were bandied about, including “The 2,Miler Society,” referring to the moniker often attached to hikers who complete the 2,mile-plus Appalachian Trail.

In”Wingfoot” decided to publish a guidebook on his own, so ATC cast about for a new editor to continue its publishing tradition. There may be future Hall-of-Famers in that photo; we’ll just have to see.

Our mailing address is: The group that met in Harpers Ferry in March held meetings during the day on Saturday and Sunday, and the first order of business was to come up with a name.

Order it as early in the year as you can and you will pay a lower price. Membership is open to all, regardless alhda whether you’ve hiked from Georgia to Maine, or just walked from your car to a trailhead.

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He didn’t have to be asked twice, and so the first Companion was created with the help of 16 field editors. Members get together each fall for the Gathering, where folks share their experiences through workshops and slides. It’s the only official guidebook for thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail. Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software. It is available for sale online and at most outfitters, as well as bookstores that cater to outdoor interests. Represent and promote the welfare of the Appalachian long distance hiking experience; Provide aldya in a cooperative spirit with other Appalachian hiking organisations; Provide education on the use and preservation of Appalachian long distance trails; And provide opportunities for interaction and camaraderie within the Appalachian long distance hiking community.


The work trips provide long-distance hikers with a means of giving back to the trails they hike.

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 cmopanion the trail’s volunteer and staff maintainers and managers, as well as extensive information from the current edition of the A.

The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association began in as an off-trail family of fellow hikers and friends of the trail who’ve all shared similar experiences, hopes and dreams on the Appalachian Trail and other trails.

Assistant Coordinator Ron Burger. It continued publishing a guide when Darrell handed over editorship to Dan Bruce. Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software.

It contains a mountain’s worth of information and data on shelters, water sources, town services and other hiker oriented facilities along the 2,