Just putting it out here. I am planning a 2013 thru hike starting in march from Crown Point to ND. Going solo spare a partner or two for less than 300mi. A few questions I have concerning the trail
1. why so far south in Ohio. By cutting along the northern section of the buckeye trail you can save almost $45 on maps and it adds to the "northcountry" part of the trail. Unforutunatly it shaves almost almost 350 miles off the trail.
2. Is it still considered a thru hike if i canoe the borderlands trail and if i were to cut across the northern bit of ohio? seeing as there are only 3ppl that -have end-end it I am not looking for something that can be held against my attempt.
If anyone else is planning an end-end post back and we can get in touch and exchange beta. Insight into my q's also much appreciated.