Companion Updates

updates to the 2021 printed edition

Due to the pandemic many services, or trail facilities may be closed or their hours curtailed. It's advised to call any facility to check on their status before arriving.

If you're aware of any updates or corrections from the 2021 Thru-Hikers' Companion, please use the form below so we can update this page, and the pdf. 

  Front Matter


  North Carolina

Page 22: Baltimore Jack Hostel has closed

Page 26: The Cabin In The Woods, 386 W Stecoah Heights Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771, (980) 406-6446,  Hawks Haven $25PP. Private cabins $60, 2 night minimum. Breakfast available, Wifi, TV, shower, laundry, shuttles, slackpacking. Pets OK with private booking. Cash preferred.

 Smoky Mountains


Page 46: Uncle Johnny's, $4 fee for mail drops for non-guests, and $4 a night fee for parking for non-guests.

Page 47: Mountain Inn & Suites and Super 8: the breakfast buffets may be suspended during the pandemic.

Page 49: The Overmountain Shelter is scheduled to be removed. A pavilion may take its place.


Pages 61 (table) and 68 (elevation profile) mile 577. Davis Farm Campsite has no water, plan accordingly.

Page 63: The Hikers Inn in Damascus is closed. :(

Page 64: Mt Rogers Outfitter has moved up the street to 335 East Laurel Ave.  

Shuttles: David "Lonewolf" Blair: (276) 206-6078 (cell, no text or data) or (276) 475-3532 (home),

Page 72: Burke's Garden Hostel from Walker Gap, 3713 W End, Tazewell, Va. 24651 (Va. 727, not Va.623). Garden Mountain Hostel is 5.2 from Trail on Va. 623.

Page 91: On the Buena Vista map, T-N-T's Go Ta Go has closed. The previous  owners have opened Food Karma located just North of Nick's Italian Kitchen.  They are open for B/L.

 West Virginia


Page 120: Harpers Ferry International Hostel on Keep Tryst Road has reopen as Cross Trails Hostel & Campground. Bunks $30. Call Peak Freak at 443-221-8382 for more details.


 New Jersey

 New York



Page 182,  The Pass <> 1375 N. Main St. Sheffield, MA 01257. "Farm to label" cannabis, oils, etc.  


Page 206, Norwich Hiker Hostel is formally named Hanover Adventure Tours, 3.1 miles on US 5 north. $25 camping, $45 bunk with clean linens, $55 semi-private, $15 shower includes laundry. Free shuttles from town on the hour, call first. Free pancake and waffle breakfast. On lake, free use of inner tubs, rents canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and ebikes. $6 per night long-term parking.

Norwich Inn and Brewery $139 per room.

 New Hampshire

Page 209 (table) 1,830 at side trail to Galehead Hut is a typo, it should read 1,833.0

Page 216 Warren, NH, Appleknockers General Store and Hardware, (603) 764-9496, open 5:30a-9p M-F, 7a-9p Sa, Su. Deli, pizza, groceries, fuels and camping supplies.


Page 239,  MATC address should read: PO Box 7564, Portland, ME 04112

Page 242, Maine 27, east 18 miles :  Terrapin Hostel, 65 High Street, Kingfield, Maine 04947. Owned by Lauran Dwyer. Telephone: 207-491-7786  <> 

Dorm style rooms: $40 per bed, Private rooms: $60-$80 (single, double, suite) Shared bathrooms, living/dining space. Free WiFi. Continental breakfast for all guests. Fully equipped kitchen, foosball, pool table, darts, musical instruments, wrap around porch, backyard. Pets welcome. Post office next to hostel. No laundry on site but is within walking distance. Shuttles to grocery store or Laundromat $5. One way shuttles to or from trail $10. Shuttles from Route 27, East Flagstaff Road and Long Falls Dam Road. Slackpacking available through Bigelow Range.

Page 247: Lakeshore House has new owners, Erin Miller and Nick Fusco. New PO Box 307. Summer hours until 9pm, off-season til 8.

Page 248: ATC Visitor Center, 6 Tenney Hill Rd. Monson, ME 04464, (207) 573-0163


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