My friend Chris and I decided on last year's opening day of trout season to hike the Appalachian Trail. So I saved some money, bought a tent, took a couple of "practice run" overnight backpacking trips, and generally prepared myself for a really, really long walk.
On this blog I'll record the journey for all my loyal readers (Mom, I know you're out there). The 2,190-mile trail runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Most thru-hikers take five to six months to complete the trail.
For my first post I included an Excel spreadsheet of all my gear (see below).
I hope you enjoy this blog. I'll upload videos, photos and words when I can. Launch date is March 15.