Im 25 year's old, im planning on hiking the appalachian trail from start to finish, Im looking to start Next March to May, I have the means to be able to start from the north or from the south i was wondering if anyone had any ideas on from which direction would be best to start?
In order for me to do this not only do i need to plan this hike but in preperation for this journey i will be warping my body in to top phyiscal condition, Right now i am 25 years 325lbs and 6ft tall, come March 2013, i plan to be 100lbs lighter and will be 26 years old and ready to hike the trail, also for those that have done the trail what kind of cost are we talking to complete it from start to finish with minmal comfort would be? i was thinking between maybe 3,000 should cover it.(not counting gear)
Also if anyone is interested in maybe joining me on this journey i would not be akin to say no.