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.

Page xviii, The Appalachian Trail Museum Hall of Fame banquet has been postponed and  reschedule to November 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 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 183, East Mountain Retreat Center in Monterey has closed, owner retired.

Page 184, Cobble View in Tyringham has closed.

Page 187, Bascom Lodge, (mile 1589.1) will be closed on Tuesdays when it opens for the 2020 season. Water will still be available at the spigot at the back of the building.


 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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