This big site has everything including journals (although I could not find any 2001 journals), lists of former hikers, a usenet and mailing list (where hikers and wannabe hikers can exchange ideas), and a forum section where newbies can have their questions answered by former AT hikers. There is a directory of people providing shuttles and of people who will help get hikers to the trail. This site is run by WINGFOOT who is either revered or loathed by members of the hiking community
In addition to journals (73 journals by 2001 AT thru hikers and 67 by 2002 hikers), this site has a photo gallery and a hiker directory containing the names of nearly 500 thru hikers from 1999.with many photos and addresses. Also has forums and book references.Lotsa great features here.
This site has the lournals of this section hiker from Springer GA to Port Clinton PA and a fantastic collection of photos covering that section. If you need a picture of some shelter, it is likely here. There is a great selection of useful links for hikers. In addition there is a number of features and and articles on such things as hiking with a partner, gear, carrying weight, calories, ogs on trail etc.
This site hosts mailing lists on a number of National Scenic Trails including the AT. A few mailing list members have journals or other pages hosted by this site.
Website of the organization responsible for the trail, and coordinating the activities of the trail clubs who maintain the trail. Contains maps, and trail guides. etc
This site seems to have been created to fill the void when Trailplace became inactive. There are quite a few features but the main one is the planning forums. Very useful site
There are Light Backpackers and then there are Ultra LIght ones. John's site has all you need to know. Even if you dont want ot do the Ultra light thing, this site has some useful info to help cut your weight.
This private website has many links and features. However, it does not seem to have been updated is some time.
The AT section of this site has tons of links to journals and other trail related sites.
This is really great reading. A former thru hiker talks about trail life and the effect it has on people. He seems to cover everything. Really is enlightening. Highly recommended.
Website belonging to FANNYPACK 96, one of the most well known trail angels, who can be found all along the trail year after year. He has problems keeping it up to date because he is so often out on the trail. Lots of links and original stuff.
Site created by PADDLER to host journals, share trail stories, talk about gear, etc