I quite enjoyed this book by Winton Porter, the owner of a backpacking store / hostel right on the AT in Georgia. He tells stories of some of the hikers coming through, some who stick around, and some who come back time and again. I’d like to get one of his pack shakedowns, where he helps hikers determine what they can get rid of from their packs in the case of the over prepared, and what they might still need in the case of the unprepared. It’s definitely a place I’d like to check out in person, and hopefully will get to some day!