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Old 10-21-2009   #1
 
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Im missing a season of boating to thru hike the appalacian trail..

I have decided after much thinking that i'm going to thru hike the appalacian trail starting in march..cant wait...

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So you are actually going to fly to South America to be with your mistress, right!

Sounds like a cool plan, how far are you going and how are you going to do it?
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Well its a hike that is over 2,000 miles long it starts in goergia and goes to maine..It takes 6-9 months to complete depending on speed and health..ah you walk the whole way well hike actually with everything you need on your back.
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should be a life-changer. i had plans to do the PCT 6 years ago, but i let a couple of things get in the way and never did the trip. good luck. go light. eat plenty.
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What I mean is are you going to cache supplies (doubtful) or just plan on where you can resupply. To tell the truth, I have never looked into the trail but I assume you can get supplies on route.
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have fun. beautiful trail.
beware the packrats
bring lots of peanut butter
fond memories of the lemon squeezer in Harriman (NY)
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Good for you! I've hiked the end - Mt. Katahdin in Maine - and started the thru hike many years ago from the southern terminus, but bailed due to poor planning. There are a lot of great resources out there to help you do it right.
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There are huge failure rates for those that start. Plan it out well to make the initial effort worth your while. I used to live about a mile from the trail in PA. PA is considered the worst section because of the ankle breaking rocks and constant elevation gain/loss Most most thru hikers I saw were incredibly depressed and malnourished on the trail.

That being said, I hiked the trail regularly and enjoyed the trail and the many views if offered.

So have fun!
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Definatly look around for info on the internet. There are a lot of differnet ways to do things...some better than others.

I know some ultra light thru hikers that are crazy but they have good ideas and know what works well and what doesnt.

Good luck and have a great time
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There are huge failure rates for those that start. Plan it out well to make the initial effort worth your while. I used to live about a mile from the trail in PA. PA is considered the worst section because of the ankle breaking rocks and constant elevation gain/loss Most most thru hikers I saw were incredibly depressed and malnourished on the trail.

That being said, I hiked the trail regularly and enjoyed the trail and the many views if offered.

So have fun!
I have hiked the At in PA as well becuse i lived like and hour from it it does have so terriable awfull rocks but i cant wait i have done my research and have read many AT book and have read the guide covere to cover I should be ready..lol
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