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A fourth plank referring to our educational role was later added when we filed for official nonprofit status with the federal government, and so the statement of purpose stands today as a reminder companiom our mission. Our email is aldha aldha.

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Our mailing address is: You’ll be guaranteed receipt of our four quarterly newsletters and annual membership directory every single year, provided you keep companlon up to date on your current address!

It’s reprinted at the top right of this page. Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software. At one point during that March weekend, everybody gathered outside the headquarters cpmpanion the Appalachian Trail Conference now the Conservancy for a group photo, and several other folks showed up to join in the picture-taking.

Membership Secretary Robert Sylvester. The photo you see above is that shot, and it’s now somewhat of a historic image. And it launched this home page on the Internet on National Trails Day in The work trips provide long-distance hikers with a means of giving back to the trails they hike. The information is compiled and published every year by ALDHA volunteers — many of them long-traveled veterans of the A.

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


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, cmopanion “The 2,Miler Society,” referring to the moniker often attached to hikers who complete the 2,mile-plus Appalachian Trail.

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It is available for sale online and at most outfitters, as well as bookstores that cater to outdoor interests. The second order of business was adoption of a mission statement, and a threefold “statement of purpose” was unanimously enacted.

Members get together each fall for the Gathering, where folks share their experiences through workshops and slides. 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. Seen at the Gathering at Concord University.

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

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

The group prints an annual Membership Directory with hundreds of hikers indexed by name, state and trail name. Recording Secretary Sue Spring. It continued publishing a guide when Darrell handed over cmopanion to Dan Bruce. We bought it for our daughter and had to return it because it is SO essential, someone else got her one as well. It contains up-to-the-minute knowledge of the A.

But the group wanted something more inclusive, so it came up with the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association. Order it as early in the year as you can and you will pay a lower price.

It’s the only official guidebook for thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail. To find out more, please visit the Gathering page. On the weekend of March 5,a group of 18 people gathered at the trail hostel known as Highacre in Harpers Ferry, W. Init will be in Pennsylvania at Shippensburg University Oct. Note the word “hikers. 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.