Appalachian Trail Passport
Weight: 1 oz.
For centuries hikers of the Camino de Santiago in Spain acquired a “passport” to document their journey. At each hostel (albergue) along the trail they would get their passport stamped. It provided hikers with a record of where they slept, but also served as proof that the journey was accomplished according to the official route.
Today you can purchase a passport to record your trip of a lifetime along the Appalachian Trail. Most hostels, hiker friendly lodgings and gear outfitters have a personalized stamper for you to add to your collection. Additionally, there are stamping locations at other key points along the trail. These include the ATC headquarters in Harpers Ferry, the AT Museum in Gardners PA, shuttle providers, trail angels and AT Community™ Partners. This document makes for a truly memorable keepsake for both thru hikers and section hikers.
The AT Passport looks similar to the United States Passport used to travel out of the country. It includes space to allow hostels, hiker friendly lodgings, select shuttle providers and many trail angels to stamp your document as you travel on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. It weighs only 1 ounce, so you can still go ultralight !!!
New this year: United States Post Offices along the trail will stamp your AT Passport with the purchase a one cent stamp.
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Weight: 0.14 oz. (each map)
Featuring the same data from The A.T. Guide, by David Miller and weighing in at just 4 grams each, this waterproof, tear resistant, information rich strip-map features an Appalachian Trail map on one side and elevation profile with altitudes and trail data on the other. The map imagery includes high resolution GPS track, topographic maps, accurate road crossings and a bird's eye view of points along the trail. The elevation profile side includes trail mileage, shelter locations, camp sites, water sources, resupply points, lodging, outfitters, and post offices and much more. A serious tool for trail use and hike planning. AntiGravityGear's long trail Pocket Profile Maps were listed in the April 2012 Backpacker Magazine Spring Gear Guide under the heading “The Ten Essentials”!
ANATOMY OF A POCKET PROFILE™
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS (5 maps):
Amicalola Falls, GA thru Damascus, VA
VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS (6 maps):
Damascus, VA thru Harpers Ferry, WV
MID-ATLANTIC (4 maps):
Harpers Ferry, WV thru Pawling, NY
NEW ENGLAND (7 maps):
Pawling, NY thru Katahdin, ME
ENTIRE AT SET (22 maps):
Amicalola Falls, GA thru Katahdin, ME