So huge change of plans for the summer my two week trip just became a 3 month adventure. Was hanging around the local outfitters today celebrating my birthday just the way I wanted, oogling gear. While standing there I was recruited to test some gear on a long hike. Figuring 2 weeks wasn't enough time for an accurate test, I agreed to ask the Mrs. if I could go for the summer. So gave the head of house a call and she said to go for it, gotta love that woman. So starting May 18th I'll be going North on the AT until August 15th. Leaving from Damascus and figuring to cover somewhere around 800 miles. Will be rocking gear I've never used before, picking up a couple weeks early to get a few weeks out with it. Probably working on some gear revisions of my own along the way, mostly fumbling with different filter setups. Depending on what I'm to test, I may not be hanging.