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Old 10-06-2020, 01:16 PM   #1
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We start our first long distance trip in December starting in NH. We are using RV trip Wizard to plan our route, trying to follow the AT down to Georgia. We are planning on section hiking each state.

Looking for suggestions on the below:
- How to overlay the AT map onto RV Trip Wizard.
- Suggestions from others who may have already done this.
- Campgrounds to stay along the AT.
- We are open to any and all suggestions!

Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:07 PM   #2
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Hello!
We start our first long distance trip in December starting in NH. We are using RV trip Wizard to plan our route, trying to follow the AT down to Georgia. We are planning on section hiking each state.

Looking for suggestions on the below:
- How to overlay the AT map onto RV Trip Wizard.
- Suggestions from others who may have already done this.
- Campgrounds to stay along the AT.
- We are open to any and all suggestions!

Thanks!
Sorry that you did not get responses to your question. If you are still planning to do this I can help with the lower VA section and the TN/NC section. Lots of great campgrounds in those areas. What will you be traveling in?
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Old 11-04-2020, 03:29 AM   #3
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Hi jbear947 - I don't know much about rv trip wizard but I'd love to follow your adventures as you section hike the AT. Do you have a blog? Or will you be posting anywhere?
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Hello!
We start our first long distance trip in December starting in NH. We are using RV trip Wizard to plan our route, trying to follow the AT down to Georgia. We are planning on section hiking each state.

Looking for suggestions on the below:
- How to overlay the AT map onto RV Trip Wizard.
- Suggestions from others who may have already done this.
- Campgrounds to stay along the AT.
- We are open to any and all suggestions!

Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:02 AM   #4
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Sorry that you did not get responses to your question. If you are still planning to do this I can help with the lower VA section and the TN/NC section. Lots of great campgrounds in those areas. What will you be traveling in?
I think everyone vapor locked at the idea of hiking the north end of the Appalachian Trail and camping in New Hampshire during winter months. Will the Park Rangers even let people on the trail at that time of the year?
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I don't know about RVWizard but I've used the AllTrails app and Google Maps with great results.

I've hiked pretty much the entire AT section from Bear Mountain in NY, through NJ to eastern PA. The section in NY from Rt. 17 to Rt. 17A is a great section. In NJ an AT 'loop' would be from Delaware Water Gap up to Sunfish Pond and then back on Dunnfield Creek. PA has tons of rocks on the trail but the areas around Hamburg, PA have some great views.

Remember most campgrounds up north shut down around Oct. 15 so hookups will be hard to find. It's also COLD on the AT ridgeline. One March it was nice in the valley and we ended up camping in 8 inches of snow at the top!
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Agree you'll have to search hard for winter campgrounds between NH and Virginia. I suspect you'll be boondocking at a number of sites, and you'll need to keep an eye on the weather to make sure freezing temps don't freeze up your water lines. Extra batteries will be a must, too.

That said, the AT isn't as remote as many think it is. The New York section of the trail is only an hour from Manhattan, and there's even an Appalachian Trail commuter trail station where you can take a train into the city.

Here's some ideas of larger towns that are near trailheads that you should investigate:

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Berlin
Lincoln

VERMONT
Norwich
Woodstock
Killington
Rutland
Bennington

MASSACHUSETTS
Adams
Pittsfield
Stockbridge
Great Barrington

CONNECTICUT
Salisbury
Sharon

NEW YORK
Pawling
Fishkill
Peekskill

NEW JERSEY
Vernon
Port Jervis

PENNSYLVANIA
Allentown
Harrisburg

MARYLAND/WEST VIRGINIA
Harpers Ferry

VIRGINIA
Harrisburg
Staunton
Roanoke
Blacksburg

TENNESSEE/NORTH CAROLINA
Bristol
Johnson City
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge
Andrews

GEORGIA
Blairsville
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The stretch of the trail that follows the Shenandoah NP basically parallels I-81 so you should be able to find places along that stretch. Not sure if your primary interest is hiking the AT or campground convenience. The stretch down around Mt. Rogers (VA. highest point) to Damascus, VA is beautiful hiking just before the trail crosses into TN. and heads to the Smokies.
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