I removed the following URL http://members.aol.com/visitnj/ from New Jersey. It links to a website that covers that state's portion of the Appalachian Trail. The site has interesting content but some links, including significant site pages, are broken, so I do not think it is the best quality website to link to from a Wikitravel article. But it might help someone writing this article. -- Huttite 04:45, 1 Dec 2005 (EST)
I've added the content that is currently under "Prepare". I included walking as part of the preparedness and am not sure that the stuff that I wrote about walking should be moved to the "Walk" section. If someone feels like researching various pre-AT regimens that specify exact distances and the speed at which one should increase I feel the "Walk" paragraph would be more for them.
Bear Mountain - Harriman
Not a biggie, but Bear Mountain State Park and Harriman State Park are technically not the same park. --Wandering 12:58, 13 November 2007 (EST)
Just a quick suggestion—any itinerary-style content should probably be in order from south to north, as that is the direction that 99% of the thru-hikers take for seasonal/weather reasons. --Peter Talk 15:21, 14 November 2007 (EST)
I agree, but the strip map runs N/S, I thought it best to keep them both the same direction for those doing research. My main idea was to link the cities in Wikitravel to the article. I thought about turning the map 180, but then the print will be upside down. I think the map will fit the list, when done, but I fear the map will then be too big. If we want to remove the map, I could reverse the direction. 2old 09:33, 15 November 2007 (EST)
I added a link to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. This is technically a violation of our Wikitravel:External links policy, but this seems like an obvious case for an exception to be made. Even the government nps site links to their site for nearly all relevant information. I'd say they are semi-official at least, since they take care of the trail upkeep. --Peter Talk 17:37, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
Appalacian Region Map
I think the Appalacian Region Map adds little because the trail isn't shown on it, and at times is outside of the region. Therefore I think this map should be deleted or moved much lower on the page. I think it would be much better to see an AT map in the top position instead.