Loose-leaf pages shipped in shrink-wrap. Cover is identical to the bound book; the white lettering “Looseleaf edition” is overlaid on the website image. Designed to be a truly functional guide book for AT hikes of any length, The AT Guide is chock full of useful and easy to read information for the entire Appalachian Trail.
The easy to use vertical format of the book allows for extremely detailed elevation profiles, which cover 2 facing pages at a time, and large amounts of text data. Along with the trail information The AT Guide also includes detailed town maps and available services for many of the towns frequented by thru hikers. Strategically placed icons make information easy to locate and understand on both the maps and in the text.
This edition is best suited for traveling north to south on the AT. Northbound mileages are also provided.