Planning a 100 Mile Hike
September 8, 2009 9:07 AM Subscribe
We want to do a 100 mile backpack trip over a week next spring. What do we need to know?
posted by MorningPerson to sports, hobbies, & recreation (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
A group of 4-5 friends wants to hike the 105 miles of the Appalachian Trail that run through Shenandoah National Park. We're tentatively planning the trip for late May or early June. All of us live within 20 minutes of the park, so it's terrain we already know pretty well.
All of us have plenty of hiking experience, but only some of us have extensive backcountry camping experience. We'll be doing some shorter 2-3 trips over the fall/winter/spring to "practice" and test out the gear/distances.
But aside from that, what should we do to plan? Are there books you'd recommend? Tips? Trail Wisdom? I'd love to hear anything and everything you think we should know to make this trip amazing.