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mountain squid
09-22-2017, 13:16
You've been planning and planning and planning ... now it is time to make it official! (Section hikers can sign-up also!)

Trail Name
Direction
Estimated Start Date
Approach Trail - yes or no
any additional info that you want the world to know

I'll compile all the data into a spreadsheet which will be available for viewing in the articles section (https://whiteblaze.net/forum/content.php/28-whiteblaze-thru-hikers).

ATC also has a registration page. Check it out here (http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/explore-the-trail/thru-hiking/voluntary-thru-hiker-registration).

Good Luck and Have Fun!

See you on the trail,
mt squid

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how to hike (https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?73587-how-to-hike)

Derf
09-22-2017, 13:46
3Mile
NOBO
Feb.3rd
Oh, hell no already did it.

DownEaster
09-22-2017, 15:07
AT
NoBo
February 28th (Approach Trail), March 1st (AT proper)
Yes

TTT
09-22-2017, 17:12
........
NOBO
March 1st
naaa....
modest in nature and incredibly good looking

krazyk
09-24-2017, 00:49
Krazyk
NoBo
March 6th
Maybe

jjozgrunt
09-24-2017, 11:31
Ok not a thru hike to some people but I'm coming back next year to start where I dislocated my hip this year. Just short of mile 317 near Sams Gap. Big cost to repeat this but I hope to see the early starters and the speedsters.
Moose
Nobo
6th April
No

Fireplug
09-24-2017, 19:49
March 12th NOBO. No approach trail did that this year. Made it to mile 770. Had to get off the trail for a serious foot injury.

FIREPLUG

fithiker
09-25-2017, 11:50
Rico
NoBo
April 25
Yes
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Mulungu
09-25-2017, 16:24
Ian and leslie hurst (Springbok and Dandelion) will be starting 4 April NOBO We live in STELLENBOSCH South Africa. The trail has caugh our imagination and after completing two large section hikes (Springer to harpers ferry and Delaware water gap to Monson) we now want to do the thru hike - proper. We have just fallen in love with the trail and the people we have met there.
Of of course we are looking forward to meeting more people and renewing some friendships with others.
The z pack tents and sleeping bags are driving next week, osprey back packs are bought. The rest of our gear will the same as we used on our section hikes.

Khs777
09-25-2017, 21:58
......
NOBO
Feb 22
probably not

Scars
09-26-2017, 02:59
Scars (thru) and Elle (section)
O/A 14 Feb
NOBO
No

Sovi
09-26-2017, 21:07
AT
Unknown yet ( will likely go with Sovi)
NOBO
Feb 11th 2018, will be hiking from Gainesville, Ga, as that's as close as I can get with public transport. So might hit the trail on the 12th or 13th.
Yes going to do approach as it's my first time thru

Speakeasy TN
09-27-2017, 20:57
Speakeasy
NoBo (another attempt)
Mid /Late April
God I hope not, I hate the approach trail!

articulategrim
09-28-2017, 02:24
Trail Name: Not sure yet, might let the trail decide.
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: 4th March 2018
Approach Trail: Still not sure about this, if I arrive a day earlier than initially planned I might do it. But I hear it's awful.

Wiklet
09-28-2017, 13:21
Trail Name: Haven't been given one, but Wiklet would work
Direction: NOBO, but may flip-flop
Estimated Start Date : March 27th
Approach Trail - Nope-- starting from Springer
Any additional info that you want the world to know: Going solo, so would welcome a shout-out from anyone else starting that day. :)

timtheturtle
09-28-2017, 20:30
Snuffy
SOBO
June 24 ish
And of course

kibs
09-28-2017, 20:44
Kibs
NOBO
May 15
flip flop HF
Already ready

gbolt
09-28-2017, 21:17
gbolt
NOBO
March 16th
Approach Trail yes if able to on the 15th
www.Trailjournals.com/gbolt18

Dex
10-01-2017, 14:08
Grumpy
NOBO
Feb. 14th
no

2Sleeps
10-02-2017, 21:48
2 Sleeps
NOBO
March 1
Yes, as of now:)

El JP
10-03-2017, 23:36
JP
NOBO
March 21
Yes

Question
10-04-2017, 20:19
Alright, I've finally convinced myself to commit to a round 2. Get ready, guys.

Trail name: I'll let what happens happen.
Direction: NOBO
Start date: Early March
Approach trail: I've done it too many times already

Yo yo yo, I'm a 25 yo piece of hiker trash from 'Bama, nice to meet y'all. If anyone leaving early March is looking to hit the trail hard while also having a frickin' delightful time due to my endearing, yet incorrigible self, feel free to pm me.

Happy trails! See you guys out there.

Mareekie
10-04-2017, 23:52
Northbound, goal is second week of April. Trigger is 10 miles daily for 5 days. Plan to do approach trail. I was Reekie until I started grade school, Birdie since high school, see if I pick up another nickname once I'm hiking

Solemnity
10-05-2017, 09:24
Sharkbird, Basically, I'm deathly afraid of sharks and apparently i bob my head when i walk. Given to me in Tortel in Chilean Patagonia.
NoBo
February 26, 2018
Yeah it's my first time so might as well do the approach
Weight be damned I'm bringing my plastic mini guitar. It's black and has stickers. Hope to see ya'll out there.

Power_Queer
10-09-2017, 21:50
Cas - no trial name atm
North Bound
March 7th-21st
Wherever the REI Shuttle drops me off is where I start.

Ages
10-11-2017, 14:36
Ages
NoBo
Early March
I certainly hope to

mountain squid
10-11-2017, 18:29
The spreadsheet is available for viewing now: https://whiteblaze.net/forum/2018thruhikers.php

You can find it from the homepage, left side, under 'Departments'. Click on 'Appalachian Trail', then 'WhiteBlaze thru hikers', and then 'Class of 2018'.

Let me know if I've made any errors or if you've made any changes. Check out atcamp.org (http://atcamp.org) to register with ATC.

See you on the trail,
mt squid

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TTT
10-11-2017, 19:37
My departure date is confirmed as the 2nd March and not the 1st. Many thanks.

gbolt
10-11-2017, 20:42
The spreadsheet is available for viewing now: https://whiteblaze.net/forum/2018thruhikers.php

You can find it from the homepage, left side, under 'Departments'. Click on 'Appalachian Trail', then 'WhiteBlaze thru hikers', and then 'Class of 2018'.

Let me know if I've made any errors or if you've made any changes. Check out atcamp.org (http://atcamp.org) to register with ATC.

See you on the trail,
mt squid

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This is is awesome! Thanks for your efforts!

gb

AussieT
10-12-2017, 02:21
Trail Name : not yet but have been called many names in the past : Cement boots (late arvo I slow right down), Rainman (love maths & numbers) but mostly Twang (I bounce right back)
NOBO
March 17th or 18th
Gotta see that waterfall in person - so yes.
Flights booked but wife's health may change my plans.

bamadog
10-12-2017, 12:45
Bamadog
Nobo
February 15th
no

miamick
10-12-2017, 13:05
Physio
NOBO
Mar 18
Nah been there done that once is enough

NateLoftis
10-13-2017, 19:10
Trail Name - Not yet. Real Name Nate Loftis
Direction - NOBO
Start Date - March 15 2018
Approach Trail - Yes
I will be doing this thru-hike with my cousin Harvey and his girlfriend.

Mountain Wildman
10-13-2017, 19:22
Trail Name - I may pick one or let the trail provide
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - March 16th
Approach Trail - Possibly

LAF
10-13-2017, 22:07
LAF
NOBO
April 5th
been there, walked the stairs, once is enough

SwathHiker
10-14-2017, 01:14
"U-Turn"
NOBO
April 12 (official/ATC registered date) but I may come out early to knock out some miles and tweak my gear (no shelters reserved yet)
I wouldn't miss the approach trail although I may slackpack it to split the difference.

I also go by Swathhiker because I hike large swaths of the trail, much bigger than a section but not a complete thru (until this one). I have done Harper's Ferry to Hanover so many times at this point that often I can recognize parts of the trail by just a close up photo of a switchback. Sad.

I can't wait to see, and sure hope to see, some of my old-timer friends out there bumping around. I tore my MCL (knee side ligament) getting off the sofa, so I'll be the one cruising at .5 mph, which is why I may unofficially start in March to knock out some miles and fine tune my lightweight strategy.

Gone Rogue
10-15-2017, 06:09
????? ????
NoBo
February 23, 2018
No
Age 45 - 20 year dream finally being fulfilled - Hiking with the blessing of my wife and 10yr old daughter who will visit me often - Other life is as fulltime RVers

Worn Miles
10-16-2017, 14:54
Worn Miles
NOBO
early April
probably
may flip flop. Harpers Ferry-Bennington completed

jgil
10-16-2017, 17:22
don't have a trail name yet
SOBO
beginning of September
yes
going to finish before December

TTT
10-17-2017, 18:43
I used an internet link and got a registration number and an order number. What is the purpose of 2 numbers? Why do I need to print it out? Do all numbers begin with the letter T? Does this mean when I get my backpack weighed, I hand in my registration number and off I go? Thanks in advance

Drkshdw
10-19-2017, 23:43
Si
flipflop starting at harpers ferry
first week of may

Cathole
10-20-2017, 11:51
Chip
NOBO
Classified (registered with ATC)
Yes, might slack pack the cursed stairs

justageorgiaguy
10-23-2017, 14:17
No Trail Name yet, but Youtube Channel will be "JD on the AT"
NOBO
Feb 17th
Yes
Other channel to follow is IG - @jdphoto

Fireplug
10-24-2017, 19:59
Update on my start date. I'll be starting March 20th.

tipcar
10-26-2017, 11:50
I will also be starting out on the 11th.

tipcar
10-26-2017, 11:55
NOBO February 11th you can follow me on Instagram @noroadsigns I have already hiked from Springer Mountain, GA to Hot Springs, NC so I might just start out in Hot Springs and head to Katahdin.

Chris_Cates
10-26-2017, 20:47
No trail name yet, I'm old school and will need to earn one, probably by doing something stupid. Shouldn't take long. :D
NOBO
Feb 15
Yes on the approach trail.
Registration Number: T486

I am proceeding as if this is guaranteed but there are two things, one personal and one professional, that will have to happen in the next 3 months to pull this off in '18. I'm a little pessimistic about both right now but I'm willing to start late and flip flop if things come together a little late. I may end up going in '19 and just doing a few short sections in '18.

FromSeasToTrees
10-27-2017, 19:27
No trail name yet
NOBO
March 8 (flexible )
Yes approach trail

Recently retired from serving 22 yrs in the US Navy! Liberty Call!

slyuthgielhsa
10-30-2017, 12:00
No trail name yet

NOBO

February 14(flexible)

Yes to the approach trail

I'm taking a semester off from college, so I'm hoping to finish mid August!



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slyuthgielhsa
11-01-2017, 11:54
No trail name yet

NOBO

February 14(flexible)

Yes to the approach trail

I'm taking a semester off from college, so I'm hoping to finish mid August!



Sent from my SM-G930VL using TapatalkAccidently put the wrong date! Heading out on February 17th! :)

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Leviticus
11-02-2017, 06:35
Trail Name: Vicious
Direction: NOBO (Hopeful YOYO)
Estimated Start Date: 22 Mar
Approach Trail - Yes

ringo
11-09-2017, 16:11
Ringo
NOBO
Feb 18th
No

reinuandscott
11-09-2017, 16:39
Posting for wife...

TenaciousRei (pronounced "Tenacious Ray")
NOBO
March 15
Nope, she slack-packed it last year in 3 hours, 15 minutes.

T339 is her registration number. Our 5 year-old twins and I (hubby) will be leap-frogging from campground to campground as she hikes, so if any of ya'll need a little support, just ask.

reinuandscott
11-09-2017, 16:48
My wife is starting March 15th, and we'll be in the area for at least the week before then, so if you need a lift to trail drop us a PM - maybe we can help.

Butch Cassidy
11-10-2017, 23:49
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
NOBO
March 23
No
Wild Bunch plus one , Calamity Jane

Chipper Wood
11-15-2017, 00:22
Chipper
NOBO
March 23
Yes

KarateKid
11-15-2017, 16:24
No Trail Name Yet
Flip-Flop (NOBO then SOBO)
June 1st (Delaware Water Gap or thereabouts)
Approach Trail - probably; already did it a few times

I'm so nervous just thinking about it! Meant to go in 2015 and have been meaning to fix that.

csb1985
11-18-2017, 07:55
Chris
NOBO
1st of March
No approach trail

Which Way
11-18-2017, 22:26
My wife, This Way, and I are starting April 15th. Will probably hike the approach trail. NOBO. Almost all equipment acquired or ordered.

whatsahill
11-18-2017, 23:27
TBD
NOBO
March 23 (flexible)
Yes

Athos19
11-21-2017, 10:58
Name - n/a
Direction - NOBO
ESD - late march/early april
Approach - yes

ADhikes
11-22-2017, 16:19
I do not have a trail name yet.
NOBO
March 24
Yes, I plan to do the approach trail unless something changes.
Follow me on Instagram, adam_wandering, if you would like. Posting hikes, gear, and other updates as I prepare.

plodalong
11-25-2017, 22:22
Plodalong and Grandma Shortie
NOBO
Feb 20
Yes
(Find us on FB @ wickedlonghike - Youtube to follow soon. Hiking for Team Fox/Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)

AverageCampers
11-29-2017, 19:52
Average Campers
NOBO
March 1st
Yes Approach Trail

Midlife crisis-Some people buy a Corvette and some people take a walk in the woods

TimOnWhiteBlaze
11-30-2017, 13:46
:-? Trail name: still thinking about it.
SOBO from up and over the Knife ridge
June/July 1-4
What Approach Trail? :D

Doug67
11-30-2017, 22:08
No trail name yet, pick that up along the way.
NOBO
Feb 22
Approach - no

I have been waiting a long long time to for this post. :)

Hiking Engineer
12-02-2017, 06:54
Trail Name - N/A
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - 4/4/2018
Approach Trail - yYes

Goingforalittlewalk
12-03-2017, 15:26
I'm just in the planing stage...
Trail Name - Treeline 《 that's a possibility
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - 4/2018
Approach Trail - ? I'm just finding the way from my front door first

Chris_Cates
12-03-2017, 22:03
No trail name yet, I'm old school and will need to earn one, probably by doing something stupid. Shouldn't take long. :D
NOBO
Feb 15
Yes on the approach trail.
Registration Number: T486

I am proceeding as if this is guaranteed but there are two things, one personal and one professional, that will have to happen in the next 3 months to pull this off in '18. I'm a little pessimistic about both right now but I'm willing to start late and flip flop if things come together a little late. I may end up going in '19 and just doing a few short sections in '18.

Well, I'm pretty much out. I'm definitely not making my planned departure date and the way things look I'll be lucky to get a week at a time for some small sections in '18. I'm still collecting gear and day hiking locally just in case I become ridiculously productive and knock out 6 months of orders in 2 while not getting any more orders in but since they come in as fast as I can knock them out I don't see it happening.

I'll be following those of you who vlog so get some nice views for me to envy.

Legacy
12-04-2017, 08:49
Hey Wiklet I am arriving March 27 and am starting on Springer the next morning. Going solo also. See you out there.

Legacy
12-04-2017, 08:51
.....
NOBO
March 28
Don't think so

Takemetothewoods
12-04-2017, 22:22
don't have a trail name yet
SOBO
6/16/18
not sure what approach means :-)

Chris_Cates
12-04-2017, 23:12
don't have a trail name yet
SOBO
6/16/18
not sure what approach means :-)

It's asking if you're going to hike the approach trail, not applicable for sobo.

LAF
12-05-2017, 08:52
Need to modify my start date to 2nd week of April. Now planning to do the Pinhoti so this will be my "approach" trail. Not sure of actual date to be on Springer (but shooting for 11th or 12th)

DBOW!
12-05-2017, 14:34
Paceman
Nobo solo
March 15
No approach trail for me
Slow

Notrix14
12-05-2017, 16:51
Notrix
NOBO
March 14
Yep

JEgestad
12-06-2017, 09:04
Viking
Nobo
March 30
Yep

hiked Springer to Paerisburg in 17, had tons of fun but injury pulled me home
had so much fun i simply just start at beginning again and not where i left

Hiker62
12-06-2017, 15:02
NOBO March 1st No

WazoAZ
12-08-2017, 09:49
Trail Name: Wazo
Direction: Flip from NY-->ME, NY-->GA
Estimated Start Date June 16th

Flakes
12-10-2017, 23:17
No name as of yet
AT
NOBO
March 14th
Yes on the approach trail

LazyLightning
12-12-2017, 12:53
no trail name yet
NOBO
march 9th
yes Approach Trail

was thinking early march but that was determined the other day... see Bob/Phil at Radio City march 2nd-3rd - one last overnight or 2 night backpacking trip near home - rent car and drive to GA

Lib
12-17-2017, 20:46
Trail name: duo ( my son n I )
Nobo
Approx march 28
Approach trail

kibs
12-17-2017, 23:32
Hey Mountain Squid,
I was looking for your spreadsheet on 2018 through hikers. could you tell me if its available yet?
Thanks, kibs

gbolt
12-17-2017, 23:42
Hey Mountain Squid,
I was looking for your spreadsheet on 2018 through hikers. could you tell me if its available yet?
Thanks, kibs
Not Mountain Squid but here is the link to maybe save her some time and effort:


https://whiteblaze.net/forum/2018thruhikers.php

Dhayes
12-18-2017, 17:48
No trail name yet (David Hayes is my mundane name)
NOBO
March 15
No approach trail planned

Cap10nate
12-19-2017, 10:18
No name (Nate)
Nobo
February 21st
Approach Trail

Trey9238
12-20-2017, 14:05
None Yet
Nobo
March 9th
Yepp. Might as well.
Trey till i get a trail name.

pgvoutdoors
12-26-2017, 15:29
Slow Start! (not very fast moving in the morning)
NOBO
Start: March 2 (55th Birthday)
Approach Trail
Complete by: end of September, enjoying the walk.
Experienced Backpacker

E from Jersey
12-27-2017, 00:21
.............
NOBO
Weekend of Good Friday
Absolutely
Can make eggs better than you. 🤙🏽

PlebeAT2018
12-27-2017, 08:18
Plebe
NOBO
April 10
Yes

HootG
12-29-2017, 19:42
Hoot
NOBO
14 Mar 18
TBD on Approach Trail

show me the monkey
01-02-2018, 09:12
Vagabond Vince
NOBO
April 6, 2018
Approach trail? Nah. Done that and don’t see any value at this point in my hiking career.
This will likely be my last thru-hike (at least for the AT) and I plan to do things differently this time around in terms of daily mileage and town stays.

Big Puma
01-02-2018, 15:23
Big Puma
NOBO
February 11th (brrrrr)
Approach Trail - Why not? Not in a rush.

cfaulkn
01-02-2018, 15:42
No trail name yet, I'm old school and will need to earn one, probably by doing something stupid. Shouldn't take long. :D
NOBO
Feb 15
Yes on the approach trail.
Registration Number: T486

I am proceeding as if this is guaranteed but there are two things, one personal and one professional, that will have to happen in the next 3 months to pull this off in '18. I'm a little pessimistic about both right now but I'm willing to start late and flip flop if things come together a little late. I may end up going in '19 and just doing a few short sections in '18.

You shall be called "Old School" then!


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cfaulkn
01-02-2018, 15:56
Trail Name: Forceflex and Curly Turtle
Direction: starting NOBO may Flipflop at HF (we'll decide when we get there)
Start Date: Mid April (after grand baby is born)
Approach Trail: yes (we were going to skip it as we've done it before, but word is out that the other trail is taking a beating from too much traffic so we are now thinking about adding it to our miles)


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dbfl87
01-03-2018, 23:33
Trail name - No Trail name yet (joke name "Sir Limps-alot")
Direction - Nobo
Est Start - March 1st-March 4th
Approach Trail - yes

I'm from the Tampa Bay area (Florida) and I am looking for/to carpool. My father is willing to drive so if you need a ride OR you have a ride and want someone to pitch in for gas $, PM me. I've sent a few of you PMs already who are close-ish with similar start dates.

Old Hiker, your inbox is full.

Trail name was a joke from my NPT hike with RevHiker. I will need a proper name once on the AT.

Liljen536
01-03-2018, 23:38
Hi, Iím Jen! No trail name yet :)
Iím starting from Amicalola, NOBO, on April 6. But thereís a chance I could start a week earlier!

erinleah
01-06-2018, 21:31
Whats up Im Erin , Starting SOBO in June with Jesse and my dog Snook.

emilialovve
01-07-2018, 02:14
Emily
NOBO
March 25th ish
Yup!

Kentuckyhiker18
01-08-2018, 11:48
Michael
NOBO
February 22
Definitely
Canít wait for my first thru hike


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DanSmith_BYU
01-12-2018, 13:19
no trail name yet
NoBo
Feb 4
yes to approach trail

Who thinks it's possible to make it to Katahdin by June 1?

gbolt
01-12-2018, 17:28
no trail name yet
NoBo
Feb 4
yes to approach trail

Who thinks it's possible to make it to Katahdin by June 1?

Not out of the realm of possibilities... 116 Days has been done. However, it is a fast rate that can be impacted by environmental, physical and mental aspects. Works out to around 18 miles a day without zeros, fighting weather, bugs and poor trail conditions. If looking to minimize these factors and increase the chance of success, slide the start date back a Month or so. If wanting this challenge and June 1 cannot be altered, go for it. Not for me but HYOH.

gregp
01-12-2018, 19:11
No trail name
NoBo
Feb 11
No approach trail

KnightErrant
01-17-2018, 14:20
Trail Name: Waiting for one on trail

Direction: NOBO (although may end up teeechnically an unconventional Flip Flop, since I'm going to do a shakedown hike of 70 miles near home in VA right before heading down to Springer. During the thru depending on my pace I'll decide whether to repeat those miles or skip them. Has anyone else done something like this before?)

Estimated Start Date : April 16

Approach Trail - Why not?

any additional info that you want the world to know:
I'm keeping a blog at www.tefltrekker.com (http://www.tefltrekker.com), which also has a lot of photos and stories from the past few years teaching English overseas. (Morocco, Spain, Dominican Republic) I'll also be posting photos on instagram at @tefltrekker. You can also search fb for TEFL Trekker and follow there. [/end shameless self promo] (I'm hoping to transition from teaching to travel writing as a career in the next few years, so hitting all my social media bases!)

Barricade
01-17-2018, 17:54
Trail Name: Dr Pepper
Direction North bound
Estimated Start Date April 5th
Approach Trail - yes or no Nope...Already did it. Im starting at Unicoi Gap
any additional info that you want the world to know: Hurt my knee two years ago and had to leave the trail (at Unicoi Gap) so Im not going to try and hurry this time.
Slow and easy. This time I will be alone though. My son cant go. :(

Astro
01-18-2018, 00:34
I had a student (Koltrain to Maine) do it in 100 days, but he left in May.

Jennifer02325
01-18-2018, 00:55
Trail name: Funny story...I think mine is going to be Hit~N~Run and my husbands will be Crunch~N~Munch. Thatís because my husband is blind and if we see a bear Iím going to hit him and run! Then all I will hear is the bear going crunch and munch on him! Although we may get given different Trail names after we start. Boy this is going to be a fun adventure!

NOBO

Starting March 31st

Definently doing the Approach Trail!

Weíve been planning this for quite some time now! Looking forward to making new friends and enjoying our time on the trail!

heckyesnugent
01-19-2018, 12:49
No trail name yet
NOBO
Starting late March?
No approach trail

blu
01-19-2018, 19:58
Hi MS, here is my info

Trail Name - blu
Direction - northbound
Estimated Start Date - 15 March 18 +/- a few days
Approach Trail - yes

any additional info that you want the world to know - NA

Singto
01-20-2018, 09:44
No trail name
Flip Flop (SNP-NOBO)
Mid April (after Uncle Sam get's paid)
The last part of my flip Flop (hopefully). If I were NOBO from Springer, no way I'd do the approach trail.

sassywood
01-20-2018, 10:41
Crazy Legs
NOBO (Section hiking 4 weeks)
April 26th
Starting at Neel Gap
See you there!

Cathole
01-23-2018, 15:37
Update:

Chip
NOBO
February 20
Yes

2Sleeps
01-24-2018, 17:43
2 Sleeps
NOBO
March 1
Yes, as of now:)

**UPDATE**
2Sleeps
SOBO
March 1st
I've decided to get a little weird a lot big with it. Here is my plan:
+ March 1st: Hot Springs, NC to Springer Mountain, GA
+ April 1st: Springer Mountain to Fort Pickens (Pensacola), FL
+ June 1st: Cape Gaspe, Quebec to Mount Katahdin, ME
+ July 15th: Mount Katahdin, ME to Hot Springs, NC
+ January 1st '19: Pensacola, FL to Key West, FL

YOLO

mountain squid
01-25-2018, 09:33
Over 100 on the spreadsheet! Check it out here (https://whiteblaze.net/forum/2018thruhikers.php). Good Luck and Have Fun .... many will be starting soon!

See you on the trail,
mt squid

some observations (https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?14493-observations-from-fs42-(advice-for-first-week-on-trail)&highlight=)
how to hike (https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?73587-how-to-hike)

twitter (https://twitter.com/mountainsquid04)

Rnice
01-25-2018, 12:50
Solemnity:
I am a MI guy starting on 2/26. Hope to see you on trail. Interested to know your planning as I may be of some help.
Rob/ no trail name yet.

Rnice
01-25-2018, 13:07
No trail name yet
NOBO
Feb 26
No approach trail
Quite the novice hiker, 62, extra 20 lbs, metal in knee, asthma, a fib, and there is no way I should make it to Maine.

Beachsurfer139
01-26-2018, 23:58
easy breezy or breeze or who knows?
nobo
April 4-5
Oh yeah

lukejmills
01-27-2018, 18:55
Trail Name: None yet
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: May 6
Approach Trail: Unsure

ArcherWeps
01-27-2018, 23:54
Trail Name: Marbles
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: ~Feb 15
Approach Trail: uh uh

slyuthgielhsa
01-29-2018, 15:25
No trail name yet

NOBO

February 14(flexible)

Yes to the approach trail

I'm taking a semester off from college, so I'm hoping to finish mid August!



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***Update***

Due to a stress fracture in my foot, I have to push off for a couple more weeks :(

No trail name yet

March 1st

Yes to the approach

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Fizzle
01-29-2018, 16:04
Fizzle
NOBO
3/7(ish)
Approach trail- probably

Goingforalittlewalk
01-29-2018, 17:24
Trail Name: Haven't been given one, but I like Treeline
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date : Fly into ATL on March 10th
Approach Trail - think so... depend on shuttles and getting supply's
Any additional: new to instagram! #goingforalittelwalk #treeline

nottherealscienceguy
01-29-2018, 17:36
Trail name: Science Guy
Direction: NOBO
Start date: April 5
Approach trail: Why not?!

Singto
02-02-2018, 01:25
Update:
No trail name
NOBO Flip Flop
April 28-29 (Harpers Ferry)
Hopefully the last part of my hike.
If NOBO from Springer, I wouldn't do it.

Reverse
02-03-2018, 23:08
2 of us Reverse and Rev starting March 22 FlipFlop

Liljen536
02-05-2018, 01:04
Hi! Iím flying into Atlanta at 9am on the 23rd, looking to share a ride if possible to Amicalola SP. Let me know if youíre interested!

Mapquest
02-05-2018, 21:11
..... (no official name yet... have been given Mapquest elsewhere but we'll see...)
NOBO, hopefully won't have to flip flop
Late April
Approach Trail: Probably
I am super excited to go, but not really a "gear junkie" like most of the people probably here... I am basically having one of my friends be my buyer. I'm not a big planner - carpe diem right?! I will explore the other forums about people's thoughts on how much to ship ahead, plan, etc. I have done a few section hikes and met a couple that actually planned all of their resupply's from the shelters on their phone!

Pritch
02-06-2018, 22:13
Trail Name - Pritch
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date February 25th
Approach Trail - No

rcmcwill
02-10-2018, 13:08
Trail Names: Strider and Grit
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 18
Approach Trail: Yes

some random name
02-11-2018, 13:47
Yolo. Direction nobo. Feb 16-20 yes. Good luck to us all. Peace

Chofu73
02-11-2018, 23:15
No name yet
NOBO
Feb 26
no to approach

Richter.k@gmx.net
02-12-2018, 17:59
KR so far
NOBO
March 9
Yes
Weikersheim, Germany

Bud64
02-15-2018, 11:23
Bud (probably)
NOBO
March 27
Yes

DRRouner
02-15-2018, 12:05
Dave and Abbie (dog)
Nobo
Feb 26
Nope

TheMidlifeHiker
02-15-2018, 19:08
Trail Name: None yet, partial to Midlife
Direction: NoBo
Estimated Start Date: Early April
Approach Trail: You bet!

Hope to see you on the trail!

michaelsp
02-15-2018, 22:48
Trail Name: Not sure
Direction: North
Estimated Start: April 10
Approach Trail: Yep

Can't wait!!

GankenBerry
02-17-2018, 11:26
GankenBerry
NOBO
Feb. 20th
I'm gonna approach via the approach trail.
"do or do not, there is no try"
it's apparently going to be in the 60s for at least a week :sun

Hess86NJ
02-23-2018, 17:23
Trail Name: None Yet
Going NOBO
Starting March 21
Doing the Approach Trail

I attempted to Thru hike in 2016 and completed a quarter of the way. Due to injury I was forced to get off for the season. I spent the time since to work and go through my gear. I have a facebook Fan Page for anyone who would like to follow me.
https://www.facebook.com/On-The-Trail-Mikes-Journey-505921889568658/

Dex
02-26-2018, 14:41
Trial Name: Grumpy
NOBO
Started February 14th

Had to get off after 63 miles with Ligament tears.

Wishing you all good luck and we will see you out there with Trail Magic and hiker feeds!

El JP
02-27-2018, 03:14
Trial Name: Grumpy
NOBO
Started February 14th

Had to get off after 63 miles with Ligament tears.

Wishing you all good luck and we will see you out there with Trail Magic and hiker feeds!

Was checking out your videos on Youtube.

A preexisting condition is something of a timebomb. I always have to take into account my shot knees and so braces are standard equipment for something like this. The odds tough but so be it.

powdermill
03-02-2018, 14:00
Earl Grey & wife (no trail name yet)
NOBO
March 7, 2018
Yes

DownEaster
03-06-2018, 03:12
Update: Instead of starting Feb. 28 on the approach trail, I'll be delayed 3 weeks until March 21.

maxinemachine
03-06-2018, 15:42
Maxine (no trail name yet)
NOBO
March 28, 2018
Yes!

Sophia
03-08-2018, 07:04
Sophia (not trail name)
NOBO
March 29/30, 2018
Yes

Sophia
03-08-2018, 07:09
land in ATL on March 28h, stay the night and do resupply and rei the next day, maybe someone wants to share a ride to amicalola in the afternoon?

BumperMcV
03-08-2018, 09:59
Old navy callsign is Bumper but might go with Blueliner
No set date. tieing up loose ends but probably late March early april
NOBO thru
Sectioned all of Georgia but starting over. No approach trail.

TheWalkingFed
03-12-2018, 05:36
Trail Name: don't have one yet (my real name is Federico)
Direction: NoBo
Estimated Start Date: April 4
Approach Trail: Probably not

I'm from Rome, Italy :)

kimdetroit
03-14-2018, 07:24
Mama Bear
March 25 NoBo
No

Rest Step
03-14-2018, 11:40
Trail Names: Reststep and Simba
Direction: NOBO
Distance: HF to ME
Start Date: May 7th

Being too young to retire and too old to quit my job, we are doing our thru-in-two! In 2017 we hiked 1032 miles from Amicalola Falls, GA to Harpers Ferry, WV. This year we will continue from Harpers Ferry and finish at Mount Katahdin, ME!

Hope to see you all out there!

Blog - https://reststep.wordpress.com/
Photos - https://www.instagram.com/reststep/
Video - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPrz03G05YDFcjc2TlE9loQ

ScoutAlpha
03-18-2018, 12:37
No trail name yet but my name is Jordan.
NOBO
April 11
Yes

greensleep
03-19-2018, 07:24
nobo from Delaware Water Gap April 4 on a flip flop. No trail name yet.
Greensleep

chriskory
03-20-2018, 12:40
land in ATL on March 28h, stay the night and do resupply and rei the next day, maybe someone wants to share a ride to amicalola in the afternoon?

I'm arriving in Atlanta March 28th as well. Looking for an REI stop and a ride to Amicalola on the 29th, getting on trail by lunchtime.

roaddiet
04-25-2018, 16:42
Trail Names: None yet (Corey)
Direction: Flip Flop
Distance: HF to ME, then HF -> GA
Start Date: May 28th

Though I've considered just going SOBO...

llamathrust
05-30-2018, 16:47
Puddin Keg
Harpers Ferry - Maine
Finishing hike from last summer
June 2

Meenkya
06-06-2018, 12:23
Father and Daughter
NOBO
HMW
Aug 30th (ish) to Sept 7th (ish)
First serious AT trek and we cant wait....

CamelMan
07-19-2018, 19:16
Camel
SOBO MEGA
Started on Katahdin on July 4th. I'm pretty much untrained so have just now reached Caratunk. I'm keeping a journal on TrailJournals.