Sure, we want this to be fun and informative, but the truth is more and more A. T. visitors are arriving at the trailhead unprepared for a hike and sometimes end up lost or injured. This quiz is a fun way for you to make sure you are more likely to have a safe and enjoyable trip on the Appalachian Trail. Of course, no quiz is going to cover every situation or all you need to know to be prepared, but we hope you will participate in good humor and make your decisions with some of our advice in mind. Get more information to prepare for your A. T. Hike HERE. Happy Trails!
A few cans of caffeinated soda
At least 2 quarts of water per person
No liquids, you'll just drink a lot before you leave and have water in the car for when you return
A full lunch and snacks
You aren't much for lunch, you'll eat a big breakfast and keep snacks in the car for when you return
Aren't there snack shops along the way? You'll eat there.
No, you've never been to this section, but feel confident in your navigation skills
Yes, you've got a road map that shows the A.T.
Yes, you'll use a detailed hiking map with trail names and junctions.
Just the shorts and t-shirt you'll be wearing - no need to carry too much weight
Extra warm layers, rain gear and maybe a hat/gloves
Your trusty summer flip-flops
Your sturdy hiking boots or trail runners
None - barefoot is IN!
Leave the peanuts for the squirrel - it is pretty cute!
Pick up the peanuts and carry them out (or eat them!)
Pick up the peanuts and throw them into the woods
Nothing - just pack up and go!
Let someone know where you plan to hike
Here's an interesting quiz for you.