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It continued publishing a guide when Darrell handed over editorship to Dan Bruce. He didn’t have to be asked twice, and so the first Companion was created with the help of 16 field editors. Init will be in Pennsylvania at Shippensburg University Oct. Recording Secretary Sue Spring. The group prints an annual Membership Directory with hundreds of hikers indexed by name, state and trail name. Members get together compannion fall for the Gathering, where folks share their experiences through workshops and slides.

Membership Secretary Robert Sylvester. At one point during that March weekend, everybody gathered outside the headquarters of the Appalachian Compabion Conference now the Conservancy for a group photo, and several other folks showed up to join in the picture-taking.

It’s the only official guidebook for thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail. There may be future Hall-of-Famers in that photo; we’ll just have to see. Our email is aldha aldha. 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.

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In”Wingfoot” decided to publish a guidebook on his own, so ATC cast about for a new editor to continue its publishing tradition. 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.


And it launched this home page on the Internet on National Trails Day in The meeting was convened by Warren Doyle after he held the first successful Gathering of long-distance hikers, compamion and friends of the trail the previous autumn, at the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, W.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software. Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software. Represent and promote the welfare of the Appalachian long distance hiking experience; Provide service in a cooperative spirit with other Appalachian hiking organisations; Provide education coompanion 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.

Seen at the Gathering at Concord University. We bought it for our daughter and had to return it because it is SO essential, someone else got her one as well.

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. Order it as early in the year as you can and you will pay a lower price.

It is available for sale online and at most outfitters, as well as bookstores that cater to outdoor interests. The group that met in Harpers Ferry in Aldja held meetings during the day on Saturday and Companioon, and the first order of business was to come up with a name. On the weekend of March 5,a group of 18 people gathered at the trail hostel known as Highacre in Harpers Ferry, W.

To find out more, please visit the Gathering page. Our mailing address is: Membership is open to all, regardless of whether you’ve hiked from Georgia to Maine, or just walked from your car to a trailhead. The photo you see above is that shot, and it’s now somewhat of a historic image. A fourth plank referring to our educational role was later added when we filed for official companipn status with the federal government, and so the statement of purpose stands today as a reminder of our mission.


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. It contains a mountain’s worth of information and data on shelters, water sources, town aldhx and other hiker oriented facilities along the 2, The information is compiled and published every year by ALDHA volunteers — many of them long-traveled veterans conpanion the A.

You’ll be guaranteed receipt of our four quarterly newsletters and annual membership directory every single year, provided you keep us up to date on your current address! There are pages with maps, illustrations, equipment-makers’ toll-free numbers and trail town post office hours. It’s reprinted at the top right of this page. But the group wanted something more inclusive, so it came up with the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association.

It contains up-to-the-minute knowledge of the A. Thru-Hikers’ Companion Every hiker needs a Companion! The second order of business was adoption of a mission statement, and a threefold “statement of purpose” was unanimously enacted. Note the word “hikers. Besides work weekends, ALDHA has taken an active role in trying to address other trail-related issues, including the issue of backpacker etiquette and the institution of new backpacker fees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.