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Membership Secretary Robert Sylvester. The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association began in as an off-trail family of fellow hikers and friends of ckmpanion trail who’ve all shared similar experiences, hopes and dreams on the Appalachian Trail and other trails.

It contains a mountain’s worth of information and data on shelters, water sources, town services and other hiker oriented facilities along the 2, 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 companionn purpose stands today as a reminder of our mission.

There were more than comppanion 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. But the group wanted something more inclusive, so it came up with the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association. Our email is aldha aldha. The information is compiled and published every year by ALDHA volunteers — many of them long-traveled veterans of the A.

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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. He didn’t have to be asked twice, and so the first Companion was created with the help of 16 field editors.


Recording Secretary Sue Spring. Seen at alxha Gathering at Concord University. 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.

Note the word “hikers. Init will be in Pennsylvania at Shippensburg University Oct. 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! It contains up-to-the-minute knowledge of the A. To find out more, please visit the Gathering page. It is available for sale online and at most outfitters, as well as bookstores that cater to outdoor interests.

At one point during that March weekend, everybody gathered outside the headquarters of the Appalachian Trail 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. The group prints an annual Membership Directory with hundreds of hikers indexed by name, state and trail name.

Companion Updates

There may be future Hall-of-Famers companiom that photo; we’ll just have to see. Besides work weekends, ALDHA has alddha 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. It’s reprinted at the top right of this page. The second order of business was adoption of a mission statement, and a threefold “statement of purpose” was unanimously enacted.


Membership is open to all, regardless of whether you’ve hiked from Georgia to Maine, or just walked from your car to a trailhead.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software. 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 alfha staff maintainers and managers, as well as extensive information from the current edition of the A.

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

And it launched this home page on the Internet on National Trails Day in The cokpanion 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. In”Wingfoot” decided to publish a guidebook on his own, so ATC cast about for a new editor to continue its publishing tradition. 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 companoin preservation of Appalachian long distance trails; And provide opportunities for interaction and camaraderie within the Appalachian long distance hiking community.

Thru-Hikers’ Companion

Thru-Hikers’ Companion Every hiker needs a Companion! It continued publishing a guide when Darrell handed over editorship to Dan Bruce.

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