I’m a 30-yr-old female living in NJ, planning a 2010 thru-hike. Of course I’d rather go with a friend, but at this point in life none of my chums can swing it. I’d like to befriend some folks before hitting the trail in 17 months so that not everyone at Springer is a stranger. If you’re in the same boat, please get in touch. And if you live close, perhaps we can arrange some weekend hikes.