Snuggles’ Mental AT Prep List

 The following list is some of the resources I found helpful when researching and preparing for my Thru-Hike of the AT. I took a little information from each (some more than others). I have provided links for each to help you find them but please also check out your local library! I present this to you as resources I personally found helpful. I’m sure you will find more. Happy Reading!        – Snuggles

 

Women Specific Books On Hiking The AT (or just backpacking):

Women & Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail – Author: Beverly “Maine Rose” Hugo  

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qlx3EX

Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail – Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rqSfJt

A Journey North: One Woman’s Story of Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Author: Adrienne Hall

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qlzGX2

Backpacking: A Woman’s Guide – Author: Adrienne Hall

*Find it On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7FOSc

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail – Author: Ben Montgomery

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rIviBq

46 Days: Keeping Up with Jennifer Pharr Davis on the Appalachian Trail – Author: Brew Davis

*Find it On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7AFJA

 

AT Specific Books:

Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail – Author: Roland Mueser

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qoStNn

The Appalachian Trail Backpacker: Trail-Proven Advice for Hikes Of Any Length – Author: Victoria & Frank Logue

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rr7wKp

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail – Author: Bill Bryson

*Find it On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qlxEqc

The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor’s Companion – Author: Leonard M. Adkins 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rriEqC

Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail -Author: Paul V. Stutzman

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7Bqmd

North to Katahdin – Author: Eric Pinder (lots of Katahdin History) 

*Find It On Amazon At http://amzn.to/2rqYYDq

Backpacker Magazine’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail -Author: Jim Chase

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rrbwL5

The Appalachians – Author: Charles W. Maynard (totally a kids book but still cool) 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7SOXE

 

Backpacking Specific / Books That Can Be Related To Backpacking:

The Essential Backpacker: A Complete Guide for the Foot Traveler – Author: Adrienne Hall

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rqSJj7

Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes – Author: John Vonhof

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rqUInx

Day and overnight hikes, Great Smoky Mountains National Park- Author: Johnny Molloy 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7LlrY

Trial by Trail: Backpacking the Great Smoky Mountains – Author: Johnny Molloy

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qpfXlm

 

Documentaries About Hiking The Appalachian Trail

***Chris’s Documentary Is The Best Representation Of A Thru-Hike Experience***

The Long Start to the Journey (Chris Galloway’s (“Frost”) Documentary Filmed While Thru-Hiking)

Trek: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Four Friends Document Their Thru-Hike Together) 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qpfeRi

Appalachian Impressions: Hiking the Appalachian Trail 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rqGfHW

2,000 Miles to Maine 

*Find it On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7ODLR

 

Websites & Forums About The Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

White Blaze

 

Movies/Documentaries For Motivation

Mile…Mile & A Half- The Muir Project (2013)documentary done on the John Muir Trail showing amazing ways to experience nature and emotional ups and downs hikers experience while trying to hike 

127 Hours (2010)great movie to remind you to always tell someone where you’re going 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7NLql

Wild (2014)good examples to show all the things NOT to do before and during a hike of any kind (yes, the book is better)

Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qoSil0

The Cowboys (1972) a thru-hike would have been a piece of cake for the character John Wayne. Your burning daylight so just check it out! 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2r7E6jL

The Way (2010)great movie to help mentally prepare to talk to family about your hike/breaking the news to a loved one who probably won’t understand 

*Find It On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2qoG4ck

The Loneliest Planet (2011) umm…kinda an odd movie but still good…check it out and see what you think 

*Find It On Amazon At http://amzn.to/2r7S05a

Into The Wild (2007)great movie to show how nature can heal and a reminder that everyone has their reasons to seek solitude (yes, the book is better.. I just did a review on the follow-up book “The Wild Truth” by Carine McCandless)

Find the Movie On Amazon at http://amzn.to/2rI54PG

 

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