If I ever win a large lottery jackpot (which will be tough given I almost never play the lottery), I will take a semester off and hike the trail.
I do have many hiking links to the AT trail on my hiking page. Here are a few that are specifically related to the AT:
- The official page: www.appalachiantrail.org/
- http://www.fred.net/kathy/at.html is an excellent persoanl page
- Trailplace.com also has a good site
BTW I really like Bryson's books. I think I have ristened to four of them now (in order of preference):