Every fall or early winter, a new edition of the A.T. Thru-Hikers' Companion—one of ATC's best-selling books—is published to update Trail users on changes in mileages and facilities after the summer work and relocation season. Current editions can be ordered from the Ultimate A.T. Store
or by calling 1-888-AT STORE (888-287-8673
The Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers’ Companion, a collaboration between the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association and ATC, takes a south-to-north perspective of the Trail and details extensive information (and maps) on town services along the Trail. It also has advice on getting to (and from) the termini and some basic reference material (post-office list, mileages, elevation, etc.). While the point of view of the Companion is that of thru-hikers, this book has proven over more than 15 years its value to section-hikers as well.
Reduced hours at Post Offices along the A.T - The U.S. Postal Service is cutting hours in many rural post offices, and several along the A.T. will be affected. Those known to have reduced hours already in effect or with proposed cuts to be announced early in 2013 are Suches, GA, Fontana Dam, NC, Troutdale, VA, Sugar Grove, VA, VA, Atkins, VA, Montebello, VA, Glencliff, NH, and Warren, NH and potentially others. For more information, visit www.usps.com and check our Trail Updates page periodically. No post offices along the A.T. are expected to close in 2013 during the hiking season.
Updates to the 2013 edition are outlined here. Please send suggested changes and corrections to [email protected].
No additions or corrections at this time.