I have a reservation at hikers hostel for Mar 19th & will start from Amicalola on the next morning.
I've been hiking most every day lately with a pretty full pack but will be hanging for the FIRST time this weekend. Having invested in all the gear I sure hope I take to it the way all the enthusiasts on this site have.
Not a Thru, but I am going to try and finish my last 1300 miles this year. IF all the IFs get out of the way, I'll be starting at the James River crossing in VA around the first of April. Catch me if you can!!!!!!!!
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Son and I are planning on starting in late March. Probably around 20th. BTW, we'll be leaving MD a few days before with room for a few riders in the RV. If anyone needs a ride, and I have the room, I'd be happy to pick you up on the way.
I'll only be on the trail for a week then I've got to pay the bills.
Reading all these start dates sure does make me jealous. Good luck everyone. Remember, the juice is worth the squeeze.
A few years ago, I would have loved to have an AT thru hike start date, but for now because of my proximity to plenty of the AT, section hikes are just fine. BUT, if I had the opportunity to thru hike a long trail, without a doubt, it would be the PCT.
However, I wish a happy hike and best of luck to the potential thru hikers of the AT Class of 2012.
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I'm planning to leave for Georgia on the 27th of March and spend the night near Dalton. I will begin my NOBO on the morning of the 28th of March. I am so excited! There are so many things I need to do...I'm driving myself insane!
Beginning on the 4th of March, heading NOBO.