HikeMore Online Newsletter - Appalachian Trail Edition, Spring 2004


AT Survey Guide

Getting Ready
Background Info
Making Time
Start Dates
Mail Drops
Bounce Boxes

Backpacking Gear
Top Twelve
Sent Home
Best Gear
Worst Gear
Top Brands
First Aid
Water Treatment
Maps / Guides
Seasonal Changes
Backpack Weight

Pain / Problems

Weight Loss

Trail Food
Top 5 Foods

Danger on the Trail

After the Trail
End Dates
Hiking Again
Favorite Sections
Biggest Surprise
Best of the Trail
Worst of the Trail
Lessons Learned


Appalachian Trail 2003 Hiker Survey

The majority of survey responses we received were from northbound thru-hikers, so these results are therefore representative of their experiences. To date we have received 49 replies to our Appalachian Trail survey. According to the ATC, there were 503 hikers that reported finishing the AT in 2003.

Trail Food - Continued

Trail Recipes

We asked hikers what their favorite trail recipes were. The results were not fancy or elaborate, just good, fast, and packed with calories. There are many ideas - eat what you see, or create your own meal.

Instant black beans and rice
Lipton Broccoli and Rice with tuna and mashed potatoes
Lipton noodles with tuna
Lipton Chicken Noodle with Sweet Sue Chicken
Alfredo noodles with chicken and butter
Grits, red pepper, butter, craisins, and bacon bits
Lipton rice with chicken, butter, red pepper, and cheese
Soy protein taco meat with soft shell tortillas, cheese, and taco sauce
Lipton Three Cheese Pasta with salmon
Pizza (made on the trail)
Lipton Spanish Rice with chopped tomato, cheese, and tortillas
Peanut butter on tortilla shells
Bagels with salami and cheese
Bagels with peanut butter
Tortellini with cream tomato sauce
Pasta with parmesan and butter
Spaghetti with garlic salt, butter, dried onions, and parmesan cheese
Dehydrated black beans and rice with salsa, tobasco, and jalapeno jack cheese on soft shell tortillas (cook rice, add salsa and black beans then boil to rehydrate - eat on tortillas with tabasco and cheese)
Velveeta Shells & Cheese with rehydrated tomato, cheese, and tuna
Olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano with pasta and parmesan cheese
Peanut butter and honey on english muffins
Dried hash browned potatoes with cheese, bacon bits, and onion flakes
Soup packet and couscous
Banana leather with walnuts, maple syrup, and chocolate chips

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Hiking the AT in 2003
Danger on the Trail
Agony of the Feet
Appalachian Trail Documentary
Appalachian Trail 2003 Survey Results
Trail Food Ideas and Recipes
Comics - Coming Soon
Trail Days in Damascus

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