Today I bought my Amtrak ticket for Pittsfield, MA. I plan to thru-hike the LT this summer in 13 days. I'm about as confident in my ability to reach Journey's End in that timeframe as I am confident this will be a formidable challenge! In other words, it's a stretch and I believe in myself. In my previous hikes I used the trail as a metaphor for my life and that's what kicked my ass.
I still haven't decided if, to cut down on time in trail towns and keep me focused, I'm going to hike it like that dude from GoLite did some years back where he carried all his food. Any thoughts?
(Just like my FT/AT thru-hikes of 2005, I'll be leaving the stove back in the kitchen.)
For more info and to follow along, take a look at the first entry of my trailjournals below.
Maybe I'll see you on the trail -- August 2 - 15, NOBO.