If you want to know gear, then talk to this guy. Winton Porter has been running things in the Georgia Mountains for awhile now, and has seen thousands of “would-be” hikers attempt a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Every year Mountain Crossings serves over 2000 hikers on their way to Maine. The staff evaluate over 500 packs each year and ship back over 9000 lbs of gear from the store. The personalized service and the spirit of the store and staff can be felt from the moment you enter the store. Mountain Crossings staff are well versed in hiking this trail, the combined experience of this team exceeds 100,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Over the past 27 years Mountain Crossings has helped outdoor manufacturers design product for the long distance hiker. “We sit in the aorta, of the hiking world and see much more clearly what simply works and what doesn’t.” says owner Winton Porter

Over the past seven decades Mountain Crossings has become an important part of the Appalachian Trail history. We invite anyone who has imagined the dream of hiking the A.T. to come and enjoy the view, people, music, gifts, gear and gab at one of the most unforgettable places on the trail, Mountain Crossings @ Walasi-Yi

Mountain Crossings will take appointments with anyone wanting help in preparing for their next thru-hike, section hike, or weekend trip on the Appalachian Trail.

I have been to Mountain Crossings several times, and have stayed at their bunk house while on the AT. You can meet a better, more experience group of people.

Call: 1- 706-745-6095.

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Walt Thomas


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  • Great remarks, Winton. When I came through you sold me a pair of Keens. I still wear them and they are the greatest. The little Esbit stove works great too. Thanks for the knowledgeable and friendly service. By the way, i enjoyed the bunkhouse too! (and showers, and laundray and FOOD!) 🙂

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