I understand that it requires a certain amount of insanity just to think about doing a thru-hike, and much more insanity to actually do it. I am surrounded by insane people here. However, I still seem crazy, even relatively.
I am planning on starting my thru hike in Georgia on New Years Eve, 2006/January 1st 2007. It's also my birthday on the 31st, so double trouble.
How do I plan on hiking in winter? I'm quite experienced. I've done overnight winter hiking in the white mountains (including a summit of washington) but I've never been out for more than 3 days/2 nights -- granted those 2 nights were -25 farenheit. It will mean going a lot slower, and carrying a lot more gear (2x the fuel, a 0 degree sleeping bag, 4 season tent, warmer clothing, snowshoes, and a lot of chocolate).
So I was just wondering if
a) Anybody here is crazy enough to try it with me, since I don't like the idea of going completely alone
and b) Am I tooo crazy? Is this completely impossible?