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


  Georgia


 Smoky Mountains


 Tennessee

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.


 Virginia

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), gypwolf@gmail.com

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


 Maryland


 Pennsylvania


 New Jersey


 New York


 Connecticut



 Massachusetts

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


 Vermont


 New Hampshire

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



 Maine

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: (301) 988-6267  <www.terrapinhostel.com> 

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.


 Appendices


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