Hello, I’m planning a thru-hike of AT for next spring and was told by REI employee at Southlake, TX store that I (as a member) should take advantage of a two hour REI consultation to help plan. Is such a service available?
Hi @Skykindaguy - Thanks for reaching out!
It's great to hear you are planning a thru-hike of the AT. The employee you talked to was referring to our Virtual Outfitters service, where you will be able to chat one-on-one with one of our Green Vests to ask all of your questions about your upcoming trip. You can schedule a free appointment on our Virtual Outfitting Scheduler.
Additionally, there are a lot of members here in the community that have experience with the AT, so if you are interested, we suggest checking out our Appalachian Trail Hikers group. It's the perfect place to ask your questions or read through previous posts on the subject.
Hopefully this helps!