Dick Evans, of the Benton Mackaye Trail Association, gave an interesting talk at the SoRuck about the newly completed 290 mile BMT. His talk left many of us chomping at the bit to start a thru-hike ASAP.
One of the most particularly interesting things he mentioned was his estimate that in between 200 and 300 hikers (250 was his number) have ALREADY thru-hiked the BMT. I'm not sure where he got his numbers from, but as a trail monitor specialist I know these numbers are difficult to gather in such a short amount of time.
So I want to know: Have YOU thru-hiked the BMT? If not, have you hiked any of it? Or, do you plan to or not?