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Appalachian Trail 2013

Appalachian Trail 2013

This page is dedicated to all those who plan to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2013.  Information includes a list of 2013 AT blogs, thru-hiker marketplace, gear lists, and more. If there is anything that I have overlooked, or that you would like to see included on this page, please e-mail me at theGoodBadger[at]gmail.com

I also suggest to bookmark this page as I will be updating it with more information.

If you’re thinking of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, or will be following closely the thru-hike of a loved one, you should check out Appalachian Trials.  It’s the only resource to help hikers with the mental/emotional portion of thru-hiking the AT – the most difficult aspect of the trail.

Also, check out the Check out the Appalachian Trail 2014 and Appalachian Trail 2015 pages too.

[Read the first chapter for free]


Completed 2013 Thru-Hikers!

Check out the list of 2013 Appalachian Trail thru-hikers!!

List of 2013 Appalachian Trail Blogs

If you are planning on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and would like your blog included on this list, please e-mail me at theGoodBadger[at]gmail[dot]com.

Appalachian Trials Blog[apply to be a 2013 Appalachian Trials Blogger]

Acorn Hikes the AT




AT or Bust: Erik’s Solo SOBO Hikie

Austin Hikes the Trail

Blood Orange’s AT Journal

Buddy Backpacker

Christine Sause

Dirigo Bound

Erik Walks North

Fun Sized AT Adventure

Ga Me On

Heather Hikes


Hiking the Good Hike

Hiking the Trail

Hiking through ALS

Hitched Hike

Jolly on the AT

Jonah Gibbons

Kid in Boots

Leah’s Big Adventure

My Meandering Trail


– No Pain No Maine

Panch’s Big Adventure

Shephards 2013 AT Journal

Spark 2 Fire

Sweetspot Wandering

Tandem Trekking

Take a Hike

Think I’ll Go on a Walkabout


TNT on the Trail

Trail Kit

Trail Travels

Trevor’s Thru Hike

The Vicarious Hiker

Walking Loon

Wander Games

Wandering the Wild

Thru-Hiker Partner Marketplace

Leave a comment at the bottom of this page to let people know when you’re hiking!

Also check out the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Class of 2013 Facebook Page to find others who are leaving the same time as you!

More about the Appalachian Trail

– How many mail drops should you send on the Appalachian Trail?

– How old is too old to hike the Appalachian Trail?

– How to keep your iPhone charged on the Appalachian Trail

– Outfitters on the Appalachian Trail

– Lyme Disease on the Appalachian Trail

– Pre-Appalachian Trail Anxiety

– My Appalachian Trail Gear List

– Appalachian Trail Angels and Trail Magic

– The Virginia Blues

– Dealing With Challenges on the Trail

– Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a dog

– Warning Signs that You Might Be Hiker Trash

– 5 Inspirational Appalachian Trail Videos

– 28 Damn Good Reasons to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

– The 5 Most Common Injuries on the Appalachian Trail – And How to Avoid Them

– 6 Advantages of Being A Section Hiker

– SOBO vs. NOBO Thru Hikers: The Tiny Differences & The Immense Similarities

– 10 Tips on How To Stay Warm While Winter Backpacking

– The 5 Most Common Injuries on the Appalachian Trail – And How to Avoid Them

– How to Make Your Own Stove

– A Deeper Look Into Mountain Crossings: Outfitter, Hostel, New Best Friend

The Youngest Thru-Hiker: 5-Year-Old Buddy Backpacker

– 13 Reasons Why You Should Take Time Off Of College to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

Recommended Books

Appalachian Trials

AWOL’s AT Guide

A.T. Companion

A Walk in the Woods

Appalachian Trail Hostels

(From South to North)

The Blueberry Patch in Hiawassee, GA

Serenity Chalet (two miles out of the NOC)

Aquone Hostel in Nantahala Forest, NC

The Cabin in the Woods at Stecoah Gap, NC 143

Standing Bear Farm at Green Corner Rd, TN

Elmer’s Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs, NC

Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel in Erwin, TN

Mountain Harbour B&B in Roan Mountain, TN

Woodshole Hostel at Sugar Run Gap, VA

Bears Den Hostel & Trail Center in Bears Den Rocks, VA

Green Mountain House in Manchester Center, VT

White Mountain Lodge & Hostel in Gorham, NH

E-mail me at [email protected] to be listed here (please include a link to your hostel)

Changes to the Appalachian Trail in 2013

 [Coming soon…]

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Gear

This section is dedicated to helping you find the right gear including tips on how to save money.

For great thru-hiking gear tips, I recommend checking out The Dusty Camel’s gear page.

Steep and Cheap offers one great gear item per day at a large discount.

Stay in the Know

Join the Good Badger Facebook Page (the author), Appalachian Trials Facebook Page (the book) and the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Class of 2013 Facebook Page (your community) to stay current on any updates to this page and all other things dealing with the 2013 Appalachian Trail.  If there’s anything else you’d like to see on this page, let me know!

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