all i can buy is pretend beers ,hey im a tight a.. hiker saving for the trip lol
now a more personal question.if im hiking out of the bubble of other hikers,what chances might come about that i find a little comfort with a lady hiker if only just to talk?keep in mind im 50 ,and invisible to younger women.
I'll offer a bit of advice, although I haven't thru hiked before so take it worth the price you paid for it.
If you haven't already, toughen up your feet. No need to have them tough as cow hide but if they are able to withstand the daily pounding your going to be putting them through before you start it will make your journey more pleasant.