I started planning my upcoming attempt to thru-hike the AT almost 2 years ago. I want to say thanks to all the great people here at HF for their help and support. This isn't a trip report per say but an announcement that you can follow my blog if you want the "full report."
I did the full load out of my gear tonight. The pack weighed 19.4 lbs that included 6 pounds of food (for the first 3 days). I fly to Atlanta Saturday morning and start hiking Monday morning.
I just noticed that weight doesn't include my small point and shoot digital camera and the guide book I will be using. Camera was charging and I hate destroying books so I'm waiting until the last minute to rip the book into sections.