Hiking the Appalachian Trail – One Section at a Time: A Plan for Section-Hiking the AT, Without Giving Up Your Day Job

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Have you dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail, but been unsure of how to make it happen?
Step By Step Guide for Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail Plus Bonus Planning Tips, Do & Don’ts, and a Packing Checklist

Bob Olson always had a love for anything to do with being outdoors and had enjoyed many hiking and camping excursions, but he was ready for more! After signing up and completing an Outward Bound trip, he decided he was ready to tackle the over 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. How was he going to tackle the trail with a job and family at home in South Carolina that he could not leave for five to six months? The answer was to section hike it over the course of 158 days spread out over 13 years!

In This Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide, “Big Bob” Provides:

  • Step by step descriptions of many AT landmarks
  • Valuable planning tips
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • Suggestions on how to divide your hike into sections
  • A valuable backpacking packing checklist

About the Author

Bob Olson is a semi-retired engineer that likes to spend more time outdoors than in. He lives in South Carolina with his wife and two dogs. Besides backpacking, Bob loves to bird watch, walk the dogs, and volunteer at the local Greenway. Hiking the Appalachian Trail was a huge achievement on Big Bob’s “Life List” (his wife does not like the term “Bucket List”) and it was fun to relive the experience when writing this book. Some remaining items on his “Life List” are hiking the “John Muir Trail” in California, visiting the continents of Australia and Antarctica (already visited the other five), and writing a book (✓).

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