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The work trips provide long-distance hikers with a means of giving back to the trails they hike. He didn’t have to be asked twice, and so the first Companion was created with the help of 16 field editors.

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The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association began in as an off-trail family of fellow hikers and friends of the trail who’ve all shared similar experiences, hopes and dreams on the Appalachian Trail and other trails. Recording Secretary Sue Spring. There were more than people 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.

It contains a mountain’s worth of information and data on shelters, water sources, town services and other hiker oriented facilities along the 2, Note the word “hikers. Init will be in Pennsylvania at Shippensburg University Oct. 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. Assistant Coordinator Ron Burger. Order it as early in the year as you can and you will pay a lower price.


But the group wanted something more inclusive, so it came up with the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association.

To find out more, please visit the Gathering page. Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software.

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

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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. The group prints an annual Membership Directory with hundreds of hikers indexed by name, state and trail name. 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 and staff maintainers and managers, as well as extensive information from the current co,panion of the A.

The information is compiled and published every year by ALDHA volunteers — many of them long-traveled veterans of the A. Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software. The photo you see above is that shot, and it’s now somewhat of a historic image. Our email is aldha aldha. Companon contains up-to-the-minute knowledge of the A.


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Membership Secretary Robert Sylvester. We bought companioj for our daughter and had to return it because it is SO essential, someone else got her one as well. It continued publishing a guide when Darrell handed over editorship to Dan Bruce.

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.

On the weekend of March 5,a group of 18 people gathered at the trail hostel known as Highacre in Harpers Ferry, W.

The second order of business was adoption of a mission statement, and a threefold “statement of purpose” was unanimously enacted. Seen at the Gathering at Concord University.

Thru-Hikers’ Companion Every hiker needs a Companion! Besides work weekends, ALDHA has taken an active role in trying to address companiom trail-related issues, including the issue of backpacker etiquette and the institution of new backpacker fees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

It’s the only official guidebook for thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail. It’s reprinted at the top right of this page.