Shelter Registers -- Diaries of the AT

Call them biographies or journals or diaries ... there's something intriguing about reading people's thoughts, especially when they're in their most pure form: barely edited.

On the Appalachian Trail the type of diary that's common at shelters is called a "Register."

Hikers share victories and failures at the end of arduous days ... and put their hopes for the trail ahead into writing as new days dawn.

Among the many precious treasures stored at the Appalachian Trail Museum, are trail journals -- some from as early as 1983.

Now, they're online! Meet new friends or recall folks you met on the AT.

Peruse the insights, wisdom, nonsense and poetic ramblings from those who put hiking boots on their dreams ... and hit the Appalachian Trail. If you believe you can write better stuff in AT registers. Go for it.

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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