Question: How can I prepare for hiking the appalachian trail?
My friend and I are hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer after graduation. We’re both athletic and are willing to work HARD to get in shape for this. He is a skier, and I am a runner and the more punishing the work out the better, but it has to be relevant, so bring it please.
Answer by Woody
Get comfortable hiking 20-30 miles with weight on your back in the actual boots you will be using.
As importantly, do A LOT of research into the details – what to take along, what locations are available to replenish your food, etc, etc. Read, read, read.