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Mangan's 10 Essentials for Happy Hiking Most of these aren’t essential for survival; they’re essential to me for having a good time on on a hike. (The official survival essentials are listed at the end)
Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure.
New and Beginner Backpacking Trips Using Campgrounds Is this your first time backpacking? Perhaps you are trying out new equipment?
Appalachian Trail Conservancy - Hikes - New York
Appalachian Trail Parking, Access Areas, Maps and Pictures