I've done a very small amount of backpacking in the past pretty much exclusively while I was in Scouting. I have somehow lately decided that I really would like to start back up again and the more I think about it and talk about it doing a section hike of the AT seems like something i'd like to do.
I don't have any desire to get this goal accomplished quickly.. but think this would be something that some friends and I could do over quite a number of years taking maybe two trips a year.
on with the questions..
What would be the best way to approach this? I'm thinking that starting in GA would be the best for us because it is the closest end of the trail to us although I also hear it has some of the most difficult terrain in it.
Are there any posted lists of the possible different sections to hike at a time? Or maybe a list of the different landmarks and shelters along the trail and the distances between them?
Or maybe my post will display the fact that I know pratically nothing about the AT and I'll get the help I really need.