Companion Updates

updates to the 2020 printed edition

Front Matter

Thanks to the Nutty Hiker for making a page for closures along the AT due to Convid19. It's probably best to call and double check if you planned on using any services.

Page xviii, The Appalachian Trail Museum Hall of Fame banquet has been postponed and rescheduled to be held on Nov. 7, 2020.



The Grateful Hiker (hiker lounge), 94 Town Square, Suite E, 30512. (772) 321-0905

Page 3, Donald Ballard, (772) 321-0905, (706) 745-3306, , shuttles from the North Springs MARTA station or Gainesville to Amicalola Falls State Park or Springer and as far as Davenport Gap.

Page 5, North Georgia Mountain Outfitters has closed.

 North Carolina



Page 61 (tables) mile 558.3 American Dreamer Hostel is closed. Bear Garden Hostel is 1.0 mile East on Va. 42.
Page 62 (tables) mile 576.0 St. Luke's Hostel changed its name to Garden Mountain Hostel 

Page 83, Holy Family Church Hostel will have a new caretaker. The new phone number will be listed when available.

Page 87, Hikers should be aware due to the coronavirus pandemic the Troutville Town Park is closed until June 10 and perhaps beyond. No gatherings or camping until further notice.

Also, the annual hiker festival has been canceled. Other towns holding festivals will most likely follow suit.

 West Virginia



Page 129 (tables) The Rock and Sole Hostel is closed.

Page 130 (tables) Hiker parking is no longer allowed at mile 1,219.5 due to increased railroad operations.

Page 144, It appears that the Blue Mountain B&B has closed for the foreseeable future.

Page 132, Burgundy  Lane has changed hands. Call for availability, rates and services.

Page 139, Kind of Outdoorsy, now has a hostel, WiFi, showers, call 717-596-0016 for details.

 New Jersey

Page 153, Apparently the Sunrise Appalachian Trail Deli at US 206/Culvers Gap has reopened. (973) 250-3036, M–F 5–4, Sa–Su 7–4, B/L, hikers should leave pack outside

 New York

Page 155, The correct phone number for Horler's Store is (845) 726-3210.



Page 183, East Mountain Retreat Center in Monterey has closed, owner retired.

Page 186, The Father Tom Campsite is open, located 75 yards south (across the street) of Diane's Twist ice cream. Tent sites, port-a-potty, hammock poles, picnic table, water spigot, bicycles to borrow, electrical outlets. No smoking, alcohol, drugs or fires. Two-night stay maximum. Closes Oct. 30.

Cheshire Sporting Goods, 52 Church St., dehydrated food and fuel, other limited hiker supplies, open T-F 4-9, Sa-Su 9-4, closed Monday. 

Page 187, Bascom Lodge, (mile 1589.1)  The lodge is open Wednesday through Sunday; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Breakfast (8-10), lunch (11-4:30) and dinner (7) available on open days, as well as the snack bar from 9-5. The bunk room is closed; only private rooms available starting at $125. Hikers can stay in private rooms any night of the week by making advance reservations. or 413-743-1591. Lodge closes on Oct. 18.


Page 205, Teago General Store in South Pomfret, VT. will be closed for renovations until February of 2021. The Post Office is also closed.

 New Hampshire


Page 239, Contrary to early reports the Hiker Hut will be open in 2020. (207) 670-8095, , rustic cabins and tent platform for A.T. hikers beside the Sandy River, open May 15–Sep 15, $30pp includes bunk, shower, shuttle into Rangeley (9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m.; return 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 8 p.m.); home-cooked meals sometimes available ($7), laundry ($5); private huts $40s/$60d. Denatured alcohol and canisters available; shuttles and slackpacking available. Pet-friendly. Mail drops accepted ($5 nonguests) at: c/o Hiker Hut, 2 Pine Rd., Sandy River Plantation, ME 04970.


Page 259, Cavetown , Md. [P.O. ZIP 21720: M-F 12:30-4:30, Sa 8:15-11:15; (301) 824-5230].

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