Originally Posted by jeffmeh
I am pleased to report that Achilles summitted Katahdin yesterday, and my wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to join him. Here is the final chart. He was slowed down toward the end by injury and by tragedy, but he persevered. We are very proud of him.
Lastly, if anyone likes the chart and is interested, I would be happy to pass along the Excel spreadsheet I used to put it together.
Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej
Your first stop for info: Baxter State Park
The name of the mountain is Katahdin, the summit is Baxter Peak.
The AT is called the Hunt Trail from Katahdin Stream Campground to Baxter Peak.
The ATC has begun a registration program for those attempting AT thru-hikes. A very useful tool for planning and distributing information. Please visit: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/hiki...e-registration
Share - the bus ride, the shuttle, the campsite - save $, make friends.
I think you can probably tell from my previous posts that if I’m a gram weenie I’m a pretty crappy one. I AM concerned with minimizing the weight of the house on my back, I do the research, I compare, and then I spend a whole crapton of money on the gear I intend to use. I go out hiking and camping and test it, and if it doesn’t work for me I make adjustments. That goes for just about everything in my pack.
About the only exception to this rule is electronics. For my entire professional
I joined the US Navy in 1978, right out of High School. I did boot camp at NTC San Diego (where my twin uncle had boot camp), then Basic Electricity and Electronics school (also in San Diego), and then Electronics Technician Class 'A' school in Great Lakes, Illinois. One of my classmates in ET ‘A’ school was a guy from Montana named Steve Hudecek, who would become my best friend.
Steve and I had ET ‘A’ school together, and we would have had Navy Nuclear Power school together as
Originally Posted by mostlysunny
Hello and thank you for your reply.
I am seeking advice on a section of the AT which I plan to hike starting mid JULY over 5 days. In a perfect world some or all of the following would exist.
Big viewsSafe for solo female hikerHigh likelihood of meeting thru HIKERS passing thruWithin 3-4 hours from Boston airport (not a must)Ability to stop and resupply and an overnight in nice town
I realize these things might not all be possible but you get
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