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01-31-2016, 22:11
Because of school i won't be able to start until May 9th. Is it possible to make it to Katahdin before it closes? Thanks for the help

01-31-2016, 22:29
Sure. You have over 5 months to complete. I was more than twice your age and finished in 150 days.

01-31-2016, 22:43
Alright, thanks soilman!

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02-01-2016, 08:35
I did't start until May 15 and I made it with five days to spare. You always have the option of flip-flopping at any point along the way. There are some significant advantages to starting late - no bubble/hoard down south; better weather through the Southern Appalachians; bugs and summer crowds are gone by the time you get to New England. Summer heat in the mid-Atlantic states is a real problem but you can mitigate this a bit by starting very early and finishing early.

02-01-2016, 23:16
Thanks for your input. I can't wait to get on the trail