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..lolThere 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!
That's where the peanut butter comes in. I'm not familiar with any other product that offers the same cost/weight/calorie/protein content ratio of peanut butter. The ultimate provision for long distance eastern hiking.Most most thru hikers I saw were incredibly depressed and malnourished on the trail.
Most people make re-supply packages and have a friend send them to way points during the hike. It's a big planning effort to figure out how many days of supplies and what supplies to put in each box. There are places along the trail (or within a few miles of it) that will hold the boxes for a few days or a week.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.