My parents own a cabin down in the Shawnee just outside of Alto Pass. I'll be spending the weekend there with my wife and daughter and my sister and her family as well. I too have been looking to do the R2R trail sometime in the not too distant future. I believe a fall hike would be absolutely gorgeous, both with the leaves turning, the few bugs, and the brisk nights. I'd love to do it thru. IF only I could get the time off to do it one shot.
A full thru hike will have to wait for me also. But a long weekend on along a scenic bit, that's definitely in the cards.
have a great weekend (trying to get the small fry out of your Explorer)
ahh, it brings back memories. r2r its a wonderfull trail. i miss illinois..
"A womans place is on the trail"