One baby step at a time
Tomorrow starts our first day on the trail. We are going to section hike as far as we can in 8 days in Georgia. Cynthia, Andrew and I are very excited to start on our adventure.
I'm about as far from an all-year hiker as you can find. I definitely don't long hikes in the winter, and I don't even like to backpack in early spring or late fall.
So how do I ensure that I'm ready for the rigors of The Trail after many months of avoiding it?
I presently have a three-step process to test everything:
Step 1) One night camping at a state park just a few hours from home. I force myself to use ONLY that stuff that I've placed in my backpack,
Updated 06-18-2015 at 22:31 by GoldenBear
Originally Posted by Eddi
Hello all, my daughter and I are doing a short hike on the AT for the first time. We are going to hike in Pennsylvania from Port Clinton to Lehigh GapBreak. Does it make a difference if we hike north to south or south to north? this my seem like a stupid question I just didn't know if there is preferred way to go for first trimmers. thanks or all your help
This summer I plan to continue my section hike from Standing Bear Farm to Damascus VA. Videos of my previous sections can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/rockwalker01. 14 Days on the trail for this section. This will be the longest hike I have ever been on. I'm gonna get to do some mail drops. Which is also a first for me.
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