Sleep Under the Stars on the Appalachian Trail with this Comprehensive Guide
The iconic Appalachian Trail stretches for nearly 2,200 miles from Maine to Georgia, offering countless opportunities to enjoy the trail by day, then sleep on its legendary ground at night. Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes by Leonard M. Adkins and Frank and Victoria Logue is the perfect solution for those who want to experience camping along the Appalachian Trail without the commitment of a longer section hike or thru-hike.
Traverse Virginia’s Three Ridges, enjoy North Carolina’s Mount Cammerer Loop, and summit Vermont’s Killington Peak. The book details 64 overnight hikes ranging from 10 to 30 miles in each of the 14 states that the Appalachian Trail passes through. Each hike includes the difficulty, trailhead maps, driving directions, and point-by-point descriptions. Leonard, Frank, and Victoria also include fascinating flora, fauna, and history tidbits for hikers to further appreciate the beauty of the Appalachian Trail.
Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes
by Leonard M. Adkins & Frank and Victoria Logue
Menasha Ridge Press, August 2018, $18.95
About the Authors
Leonard M. Adkins has been intimately involved with the Appalachian Trail for several decades. He has hiked its full length five times and lacks just a few hundred miles to complete it for a sixth. Leonard is the author of 20 books on travel and the outdoors. His The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor’s Companion received the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Along with this thru-hiking wife, Laurie, he lives in Virginia, within easy striking distance of the A.T.
Frank and Victoria Logue hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1988, and they have returned again and again to hike its many sections on day and overnight hikes. Frank has also served on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Board of Managers. The Logues live in Georgia, where Frank works as an Episcopal priest and an assistant to the Bishop of Georgia. Victoria continues to write, working on both nonfiction and fiction.