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Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Guide - Caledonia State Park PN

Caledonia State Park is an 1,125 outdoor hiking wonderland in Franklin County Pennsylvania between Chambersburg and Gettysburg with Appalachian Trail access. Like so many other locations in the region, Caledonia State Park was once home to an Iron furnace. There are still remnants of the park's ironworking past like a reconstructed Caledonia Furnace.

There are 184 tent and trailer campsites in two campgrounds with flush toilets and hot showers, and there are two cabins available for rent. Activities at the park include hunting, fishing, and of course hiking. While in the area you may want to visit the historic Gettyburg Battlefield.

AT Trail Map And Information - Pennsylvania Segment Of The Appalachian Trail aka. Rocksylvania

As the Appalachian Trail winds its way 232 miles through Pennsylvania there are a number of popular AT access points, but some hikers prefer to avoid the busiest trail sections and go in search of a more secluded hiking experience.
The lesser known trail heads and access feeder trails are listed on detailed Appalachian trail maps. Any experienced AT hiker will tell you how useful a high quality laminated trail map can be, however, detailed trail guides offer a wealth of information that any multi day hiker should should not leave home without. No matter where you obtain your guides and maps, please just get them if you plan to attempt anything more than a day hike. For more information about activities and attractions in the area contact the Gettysburg Visitors Bureau at (717) 334-2100.

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Preventing Blisters While Hiking*@%^*Blisters
There are few things that can stop you in your tracks on a long distance trail hike than a blister. They rank right up there with rattlesnakes and diarrhea in ruining your day but unfortunately, on long distances hikes, blisters are part of the experience. The harder you try to avoid them the faster they seem to materialize, as if thinking of them makes them happen but here are a few pointers anyway.

Begin each day of hiking by putting on a fresh, dry, high quality, properly fitting pair of hiking socks. Doing this puts  you at the head of the game. Next you need a pair of breathable, comfortable, supportive, hiking boots/shoes. You should know if a pair of shoes/boots are trouble the first 1.5 seconds you slip them on your feet. Anything that hurts, annoys, or just doesn't feel right when you are trying on new hiking footwear will only get worse and irritate the daylights out of you the first hour you hit the trails.

No matter how good looking or cool the footwear looks like in the store, buy comfortable and supportive, not pretty and stylish because quite frankly, after several hours hiking a dusty trail in the heat, there isn't going to be anything about you pretty and stylish. Before beginning any long hike, break in yourPrevent Blisters While Hiking With Properly Fitting Hiking Boots And Shoes footwear on shorter hikes if possible. It takes time for your new hiking shoes/boots to conform to your feet, and to flex comfortably--don't forget to pay extra attention to lacing your footwear properly. A properly laced hiking shoe/boot should give your foot and ankle support while also allowing your feet to breath and not bind when you flex your foot.

After a blister begins, it must be tended to properly or your hike is a good as over. Bring plenty of adhesive moleskin and medical bandages, including water resistant bandages. Zinc Oxide Moleskin helps prevent blisters, calluses and corns, as well as helps to protect blisters once they begin.

Don't Forget Your Toenails

Overgrown rotting razor claws won't just gross out and disgust your hiking mates, they can be a real problem on a multi-day hike. Overgrown toenails can catch on the inside of your hiking shoes, rip on socks and cause an infection, or just put pressure on the inside of your shoes making your feet feel tired and your hike that much harder. When cutting your toenails you should cut straight across the nail and avoid getting fancy--- so no rounding of the corners that can invite ingrown toenails to happen.

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