Benton MacKaye Trail Thru-Hikers' Guide


Benton MacKaye Trail Thru-Hikers' Guide


Now in stock!

After much anticipation we now have the 2014-15 BMT Thru-Hikers Guide in stock. Order your copy now.

This year there are major changes happening to the Benton MacKaye Trail with a major re-route happening between Slickrock Creek and the start of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Older versions of my guidebook will not help you much in this section after June 1, 2014. So if you are planning a BMT thru-hike (or section hike nthrough this area) with an older guide you probably want to upgrade.

Orders of 5 or more, please e-mail and we will send you an invoice.

Orders through my website will be a signed copy. E-mail me if you want a special message on your guide.

Price: $12.95



BMT Pocket Profiles

New from Anti-Gravity Gear! A collaboration between us and Mapdanna LLC - the BMT Pocket Profiles. A waterproof, nearly tear proof pocket reference you can stick in your pocket and have handy for those quick mileage checks.

I have to say up front: on the BMT these should not replace real maps! There are places on the BMT where you need to know the relationship of it to the other trails, not knowing this information can mean hours down the wrong trail!

But these 4 gram wonders allow you to keep your guidebook safe in your pack inside a waterproof bag for the more careful study while you have a handy quick reference resource that you can shove in almost any pocket in almost any weather without worries of screwing it up.

     ◊  Includes most of the data-points from the BMT Thru-Hikers Guide for the entire trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Big Creek in the GSMNP.

     ◊  Printed on durable waterproof plastic.

     ◊  Full color.

     ◊  Elevation profile and trail data (side 1) and overview trail map (side2).

     ◊  Includes three separate pocket profiles covering the entire BMT.

     ◊  Dimensions: 3.9" wide x 17" long.

     ◊  Weight: 4 grams each.

Price: $11.85 per set.



If you would rather pay bay check (some people don't like PayPal) then you can send your order to:

Ernest Engman
PO Box 308
Walland, TN 37886

Outfitters where you can find the BMT Thru-Hikers' Guide:


BMTA Web Store


The Hazel Creek Outfitters at Fontana Village

300 Woods Roads 
P.O. Box 68
Fontana Dam, North Carolina 28733

Phone: 828.498.2211

2408 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804



Mountain Crossings
9710 Gainesville HWY.
Blairsville GA 30512
Phone: 1-706-745-6095


583 Highland Crossing, Suite 230,
East Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-698-HIKE (4453)



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