I am the author and editor of all the Pages guidebooks.
I did all the data collection, organization and layout of the books. They were also with some collaboration with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and other trail organizations.
It's not about me, it's about the hiker
This is the whole reason these books exist.
It all started in 2003 and the web site WhiteBlaze. The reason the web site was created was to help hikers that wanted to learn about the Appalachian Trail and to prepare for hikes on it. The site is an informational site with an open interactive forum for asking questions or just reading past questions that other have asked, all to help those planning to hike on the Appalachian Trail.
My goal was and still is to provide a resource to help others plan their hikes on the Appalachian Trail or any other hiking trail. I was once in the same position. I for years I had always dreamed about hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. I was able to fulfil my dream because of WhiteBlaze. The information I learned from the members of WhiteBlaze made it possible for my dream to become a reality.
Creating guidebooks is one more step forward in helping hikers wanting to hike parts of the Appalachian Trail or any other hiking trails.