Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr
I think I'm in for this trip. I've checked my schedule and cleared it with the wife. For some reason, I feel like I'm forgetting something but I'll get over it.
What day did you want to depart? Friday or Saturday is fine with me. Did you want to carpool?
I'm thinking that's awesome!
There are a couple of ways to do this.
2Question's suggestion above would have us camping near the southern terminus on Friday evening, hiking to near the midpoint the next day and finishing up at the north end on Sunday. This would be 2 days of 15-16 miles each. Most of the trail accounts I've seen have started in the north, but as 2Questions points out, the south end of the trail is the least scenic.
I was thinking more like spreading the mileage over 3 days of hiking but the trail is supposed to be well graded so this might not be so bad. The added benefit is having Columbus Day at home. What do you think?
If we carpool, we'll have to arrange for a shuttle (~$40). Not a bad deal seeing as we'd spend more than that in gas on a round trip. If not, then we get to park a car at each end. Let's see if others join in before we decide.
It would be nice to have a small group. You've been more active this past year - see if you can convince others to join.
I'm looking forward to this!