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mountain squid
09-26-2018, 14:35
Wow! Has a year gone by already. I'm sure many of next years hikers are itching to hit the trail now. Just be patient, only a few more months ...

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).

Be Bear Aware and take appropriate, responsible actions with your food bag.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

See you on the trail,
mt squid

(https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?100363-2014-Norovirus-Awareness)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)

methodman
09-26-2018, 20:15
Methodman
Nobo
Yes
2/26/2019
I will be 70.

adam12
09-27-2018, 07:52
Car 54
Nobo
02/24/2019
Approach Trail is a maybe
I will be 53 also bringing dog Peaches (Austrain Shephard/Boder Collie Mix)

Thedude18e
09-27-2018, 09:34
Brian
NOBO
3-4-19
Approach trail-Probably not

Lady Lilac
09-28-2018, 16:10
Sonya - no trail name yet
NOBO
2-25-19?
Approach trail - undecided

pborowski
10-01-2018, 11:50
Peter & Louise
Flip-Flop (HF>ME, HF>GA)
May 1, 2019

luxembear
10-03-2018, 09:44
Luxembear (Eric)
Nobo
03/02/2019
Yes to the approach trail
Coming from Luxembourg/Europe.

AlbinA
10-04-2018, 15:31
Low Gear
NoBo
11 April 2019
Yes to the approach trail
Coming from Breckenridge, CO

tschuylers
10-04-2018, 21:49
Schuyler (no other name yet)
NoBo
March 4th, 2019 - maybe late February, though
Yes to the approach trail
Coming from Cambridge, Massachusetts

LoufromFWB
10-05-2018, 15:52
Lou- no trail name yet
NOBO
Saturday- March 09, 2019
YES on the Approach Trail

Arky
10-06-2018, 19:20
Wes (no trail name yet)
NOBO
First week of April
Yes to the approach trail

Civil
10-08-2018, 08:06
Brandon (no trail name)
NOBO
May 10th +/- a day or two
Yes

Crushed Grapes
10-08-2018, 14:29
Dave (no trail name yet)
NOBO
Mid March, but shooting for March 11th
No to the approach trail

Green Feet
10-08-2018, 19:00
Green Feet
NOBO
February
Undecided on approach trail

Forkandspoon
10-10-2018, 07:36
Hillary (No trail name yet)
NOBO
Early March
Undecided on approach trail

El JP
10-11-2018, 01:43
JP
NOBO
Hopefully March 6th or 7th. The 15th at the latest.
Did the Approach last time and don't really see a need to do it again.

dadhad
10-18-2018, 06:41
None yet
Nobo
3/01/2019
Probably not

Two Paws
10-18-2018, 11:57
Trail Name: Two Paws
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: 2/20/19 or thereabouts
Approach Trail: Yes

I will be hiking with my two Labrador Retrievers, Chance and Fayte.

Derf
10-18-2018, 13:12
3_Mile
NOBO
02-09-19
Only if I have too

Toni doriot
10-22-2018, 02:43
Nocona
NOBO
first week in April
No

methodman
10-22-2018, 16:01
Change the date to 2/17/2019. Thanks.

Chrissie84
10-22-2018, 18:50
No Trail name yet
NOBO
First week in April
As of right now I am planning on doing the approach trail.

renais
10-22-2018, 19:51
Catnapper
NOBO
End of February
I've hike the whole trail already, and parts of it multiple times. I'm going to see how my body and mind respond to the hike this spring. I'd like to do the whole trail again this year if my body agrees.
I've had the pleasure of hiking a couple times on the approach trail; if I can avoid it, I will.

VA Mtn Hiker
10-23-2018, 06:33
Perk
NOBO
Between 1st and 15th of February
Not Likely

sydreichert
10-23-2018, 18:25
Sydney/Syd (no trail name yet)
NOBO
Shooting for March 15th
Undecided on approach trail
Coming from NYC

Gnosci
10-30-2018, 07:30
Gnosci
SOBO
Mid-July

Oneway
10-30-2018, 23:29
Oneway
NOBO
03-20-19
Approach trail - yes

AlaskaHiker
10-31-2018, 19:45
Buzz
NOBO
1-29-19
Approach yes

Simpers
11-06-2018, 18:40
Sara
None yet
1st match 2019
NOBO

Sloph
11-06-2018, 20:07
Sophie (No trail name yet)
NOBO
March 5th or 6th
Yes to approach trail

AP_Hill
11-07-2018, 15:20
Trail Name: none yet
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: Friday, 15 March 2019
Approach Trail: yes

Slogart
11-07-2018, 15:22
Christine - no trail name yet
NOBO
02/15/19
Yes on the approach trail

Slogart
11-07-2018, 15:23
Correction on the date. 03/15/19

gatsby
11-07-2018, 20:12
Gatsby
NOBO
03Apr
No
Redemption hike for 2018

Octopus
11-09-2018, 11:37
Karma
NOBO
March 21
Approach Trail - yes

[I'm a repeat offender. 2013.]

DLL
11-09-2018, 14:33
Deb (no trail name yet)
Flip Flop (HP>ME/HP>GA)
April 28th or 29th, 2019
Probably Not

Ethesis
11-12-2018, 14:18
D20 and Happy. Still playing around with dates. Already did approach trail. Since a through hike is completing in 365 days my wife decided we should do Springer to the NOC and then go back to the NOC in March. So in theory Iíve started and am taking a long zero. :).

Trail Lady
11-13-2018, 11:36
Trail Name: Artemis
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: 2/10/19
Approach Trail - yes
Follow my YouTube channel as I hike, gear reviews and tips at: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtemisontheTrail or my Blog at: https://www.artemisonthetrail.com/backpack/

Cheers

abcfab
11-17-2018, 13:43
Hi.

Trail Name Crash
Direction Northbound
Estimated Start Date Early Feb.
Approach Trail - yes or no. No
age, 66

TheErked1
11-25-2018, 22:24
FreeRider
NOBO
February 23
Yes to the approach trail for now.

Jill_so_ill
11-26-2018, 17:59
Jill
NOBO
February 22
Undecided still

onlylearning
11-27-2018, 09:15
No trail name confirmed yet, in the meantime I'm Scott
NOBO
March 20th
Unsure of approach trail
I'm from the UK, anyone else?

williamgymnst
11-29-2018, 16:28
Will - No trail name yet
NOBO
3/25/19
No Approach Trail

C4web88
11-29-2018, 21:02
None Yet
SoBo
June 2nd
Might as well if I make it there

Astro
11-30-2018, 14:26
None Yet
SoBo
June 2nd
Might as well if I make it there

Yeah, it will be down hill for you! :)

Crushed Grapes
11-30-2018, 15:25
None Yet
SoBo
June 2nd
Might as well if I make it there
ah, a fellow 757'er (even though I did move a few hours north :) )

RoadRunnerTX
11-30-2018, 16:14
Steve
- No trail name
NOBO
3/1/19
Approach Trail - leaning heavy towards NO

skywalker19
12-02-2018, 16:32
Forget-Me-Not (unless something more appropriate comes up :D)
Flip-Flop (HF>ME, HF>GA)
April 15, 2019
Yes. Even if I was NOBO.

Noseeum
12-03-2018, 02:33
None, yet. The trail gives the trail name, right?
NOBO
Feb 12
Yes.

Allie.m.leonard
12-03-2018, 12:52
No trail name yet

NOBO

March 11th

Undecided on the approach trail at the moment


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Fossey13
12-04-2018, 12:57
Trail Name: Fossey
Direction: Flip flop (GA-PA, ME-PA)
Estimated Start Date: First week of April
Approach Trail: Absolutely!
Additional: I will be vlogging my journey! https://youtu.be/jn_kfaFOhug

brauda02
12-05-2018, 00:10
Dave (no trail name)
NOBO
May 24
Approach Trail

I'm a teacher, so I have my summer off. The idea of an AT thru-hike has slowly gained momentum over the last couple years. I've always thought I'd have to get extended time off to thru until I thought why not go for the entire thing in 70 days? I do not underestimate the difficulty of this undertaking, but firmly believe I'm up for it. I look forward to meeting many of you along the way, and if anyone wants to slog out mid 30s with me....

Bud64
12-05-2018, 10:38
I will be going from Harpers Ferry to ME also looking at April 15 start

NightLeaker
12-05-2018, 13:57
Jacob ( No Trail Name yet)
Nobo
March 22nd
yes
18 years old
Super hyped for the trail counting down the months. Even more excited to fellow hikers my all of my great puns.

mountain squid
12-05-2018, 19:27
Over 50 on the spreadsheet, so far. I am sure everyone is busy making their preps. If you haven't found the spreadsheet yet, here it is: Class of 2019 (https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/2008/2019.html)

You can also find it from the Homepage, left side under Appalachian Trail Department and then WhiteBlaze thru hikers, Class of 2019.

Let me know if I have made any errors or if you have changed anything.

Good Luck and Have Fun everyone!

See you on the trail,
mt squid

(https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?100363-2014-Norovirus-Awareness)some observations (https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?14493-observations-from-fs42-(advice-for-first-week-on-trail)&highlight=)

davidstokesjr
12-06-2018, 23:53
David - No trail name yet
NOBO
Feb. 17
Absolutely on the approach. In the grand scheme of things, it's only 8 miles.

El JP
12-07-2018, 01:13
JP
NOBO
Hopefully March 6th or 7th. The 15th at the latest.
Did the Approach last time and don't really see a need to do it again.

Have to pullout and put everything back to 2020. Had a workplace accident in late October which put me in the hospital for a few days and i'm still dealing with weekly checkups and physical therapy. Too many hassles going on so i've put everything off. New start date is March 1st 2020.

josh12
12-07-2018, 11:18
No trail name
NOBO
March 25th
yes...again

Luke87
12-10-2018, 12:02
Luke (no trail name yet)
Nobo
2-22-19 - 3-22-19
Yes I'm not gonna stress about 8 miles when trying to hike almost 2200 miles

Gaelen
12-10-2018, 12:44
NoName
SOBO
June 25

Fireplug
12-13-2018, 12:14
Fireplug
NOBO
MARCH 11th
no approach. Did that in 2017
in 2017 had a major foot injury at mile 770 had to get off the trail. Hope I make it next year
BPW 12.05 lbs

rmacdonald
12-13-2018, 22:53
Treeman
SOBO
April 1
Harpers Ferry => Springer; Khatadin => Harpers Ferry

Lorelei
12-18-2018, 18:10
Snowflake
NOBO
1st week of February
No

jimyjam
12-19-2018, 06:55
No trail name yet
NOBO
20 March
No approach trail, hiked it this year



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methodman
12-19-2018, 22:57
Do to unforeseen circumstances, I will need to change my start date to 3/4/2019. Sorry for the problem.

RollingJ
12-20-2018, 05:51
Mark. No trail name yet
3/4/19
Approach trail. Undecided
Age 59

ramdino
12-21-2018, 12:40
He yall,
I'm putting together a registry for vloggers bloggers ,instagramers,etc if you want be included so we can support you via social media send me a comment in the comment section of this youtube video. Good luck and were rooting for ya.

https://youtu.be/qhAz-DcMIa0


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Challenger
12-22-2018, 18:58
My wife and I (Challenger & Test) are
traveling NOBO using the approach trail.
Start date approximately 8 Jan 2019.

3step
12-27-2018, 07:21
3step
NOBO
Approach trail: yes
Start date: April 20

OutdoorFrenzy
12-27-2018, 19:18
Trail Name: Aaron (None Yet)
Direction: NoBo
Estimated Start Date: March 1st
Approach Trail: Yes

SweetTea26
12-30-2018, 19:04
Trail Name: Sweet Tea
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: 1st of February
Approach Trail: Not doing the approach trail. Done it twice. not a fan.

FromSeasToTrees
12-31-2018, 00:17
Heather- no trail name yet
Nobo
March 8
Yes

BowGal
12-31-2018, 13:57
Nina - no trail name yet
NOBO
Apr 3
Undecided

Raeth
01-01-2019, 04:07
Tonya, Shawn and Jake
Flip-Flop (HF>ME, HF>GA)
April 28th , 2019

kjoubert70
01-03-2019, 09:35
Keith (no trail name yet)
NOBO
03/02/19
yes

foxinsocks
01-03-2019, 22:14
Nicole - no trail name yet!
NOBO
5/7
no; did it once already!

nealad
01-04-2019, 07:03
neal -no trail name nobo thruhike start feb 22

kgordon
01-07-2019, 12:35
Kevin - No trail name yet
NOBO
Around 3/9 or 3/10
Will do approach trail

Giuseppe
01-07-2019, 12:38
Giuseppe
NOBO
February 5, 2019
approach trail is a maybe

Crushed Grapes
01-07-2019, 13:24
March 1 looks....a little busy :eek:

44439

GeorgeHailey
01-08-2019, 17:35
No Trail Name yet! Sticking with George or Hailey for now
Going NOBO
Starting after April 15th
Yes to the Approach Trail
I (age 24) will be hiking with my father, poptimus prime (50ish), helping him to solidify his goal in quitting cigarettes

Susanin
01-08-2019, 21:57
Brooklyn
NOBO
April 9th
Yes to Approach Trail
Did a section hike in 2017 of 27 days 458mi, hope to thru hike this year.

JenB
01-10-2019, 03:58
No trail name yet - Jen
NOBO
March 20th
Yes to the Approach Trail
From the UK, hiking with my husband James

kombiguy
01-11-2019, 09:52
No trail name
NOBO
April 1st. Hopefully not a bad omen
Did the approach year before last.
Had to come off due to back surgery. Hoping this year is the one!

Ghost06
01-12-2019, 15:11
Emma
NOBO
18 March
Probably no approach trail
Coming from New Zealand

Bwana59
01-15-2019, 14:17
Bwana
NOBO
Estimated Start Date before April 15th
Approach Trail - yes
Class of 2019 is tentative. Getting a buyout from work, no release date yet, but planning like it is happening.

Tbrian
01-17-2019, 01:18
Brian and Madison (no trail name yet)
Nobo
no to approach trail
3/17/19

cep
01-17-2019, 17:01
Cocoa
NOBO
25 February
Absolutely the approach trail
Did approx 500mi last year over the first half to Harper's Ferry as a look-see; back this year for the thru

Lorelei
01-19-2019, 17:47
Bus ticket purchased, hotel reservation made, shuttle to Springer arranged (thank you, Mr. Brown) -- all systems are go for Feb 1st. Yahoo!!

StepOutTheDoor
01-20-2019, 23:15
Angel and J.J. (No trail names yet!)
NOBO
March 12th
Approach Trail : Yes.
From Florida. Temporarily trading swamps and beaches for mountains!

Jameshikes
01-22-2019, 13:19
James (no trail name yet)
NOBO
FEB 4
Approach Trail - yes
Come check out my trail vlog!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_kZ8ILzHimG6iADT6YwOig

Godistrolling
01-22-2019, 15:42
No trail name yet
NOBO
April 10th
Will start with the Approach Trail
From Sweden, planning to visit a lot of breweries along the way.

Barricade
01-23-2019, 13:16
Trail Name: Dr Pepper
Direction: North bound
Estimated Start Date: May 1st!!
Approach Trail - nope....Im punching in on the northern side of the smokeys where Hwy 40 intersects the trail.
I did the Approach Trail in 2016. Exited due to injury at Unicoi Gap. Last year I picked up an Unicoi and pulled out at Davenport.
The weather was nuts. I hadnt planned on snow, sleet and 19 degrees in April. So this year I pushed it back a few weeks.
Im trying to do 3-4 weeks a year. I cant take off work 6 months so Im going one jaunt at a time. ;)

mkroberts96
01-24-2019, 13:56
None yet
SOBO
June 1st

C4web88
01-24-2019, 20:43
Yeah, it will be down hill for you! :)

Amen brother, I hope I make it.

jimyjam
01-26-2019, 12:08
I put my details above on an earlier date. I just wanted to leave my social media links....

Youtube.com/user/indyjimyjam
Instagram.com/james_on_the_at



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Kulliman
01-26-2019, 20:24
No trail name yet
NoBo
April 8th
Doing approach trail
Will be 58
From Cincinnati (originally from Wisconsin)
Hiking solo

rmacdonald
01-28-2019, 22:26
Treeman
SOBO
April 1
Harpers Ferry => Springer; Khatadin => Harpers Ferry

Changing trail name to Sideshow Bob

Ol Sarge
01-29-2019, 10:14
Rudi - No Trail Name Yet
NOBO
3-15-19?
Approach Trail - Undecided

TexasTea
01-30-2019, 17:11
Kegger
NoBo
2-3-19
Hopefully Not

Grumper
01-30-2019, 20:48
Grumper
North Bound
March 18, 2019
Of course I am. If you don't do the approach trail your not really hiking the AT just looking for a short cut.

RamblenOn
02-02-2019, 19:52
Trail Name- RamblinMan
Direction NOBO
Estimated Start Date Mid March -10-17th
Approach Trail - Undecided but more then likely yes
Age 55

AndrewR
02-05-2019, 02:27
Andrew (No trail name yet)
NOBO
March 20th
Approach Trail - yes

If I finish the AT and time, energy and desire to keep hiking are still with me I'd like to hop over to Vermont and SOBO the 168 remaining miles of the Long Trail to Rutland.

Dingholio
02-09-2019, 20:48
Easy Company
NOBO
April 28 + or - 1 day
Yes want to
Long Ash Section Hiker. Gonna go as far as I can till Memorial Day weekend .

kibs
02-10-2019, 11:09
Trailname: kibs
Direction of travel: SOBO Harpers Ferry,WVa
Start date: April 1, 2019
note: my goal is to finish the remaining 1700 miles left over from last year after being forced to stop after breaking my ankle in 2 places near Bennington, Vermont. If I finish, I hope to be setting a new AT record as the first upper extremity amputee to hike the entire AT at age 66!!

Dingholio
02-11-2019, 22:24
My good friend trail name, Slow Moe, asked me to post that he will also be starting with me . Around April 27 , NoBo, he's not sure if he's going to do the approach trail
though

stephen_
02-12-2019, 12:52
Name: Stephen (no trail name)
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: Approach trail on April 8
Approach? Ya

trailmercury
02-12-2019, 14:05
Grumper
North Bound
March 18, 2019
Of course I am. If you don't do the approach trail your not really hiking the AT just looking for a short cut.

not true! HYOH... please don't throw negative vibes at the folks who bypass the approach, not good trail karma.

I wish you the best on your journey however!

RuthN
02-12-2019, 19:51
Trailname: kibs
Direction of travel: SOBO Harpers Ferry,WVa
Start date: April 1, 2019
note: my goal is to finish the remaining 1700 miles left over from last year after being forced to stop after breaking my ankle in 2 places near Bennington, Vermont. If I finish, I hope to be setting a new AT record as the first upper extremity amputee to hike the entire AT at age 66!!

Best of luck! Kudos for your accomplishment so far!

Wilber
02-14-2019, 02:24
No trail name yet
NOBO
2/24/2019
Approach Trail - no

Crushed Grapes
02-14-2019, 16:12
Any updates from those on the trail already?

24 more days for me!

Slo-Moe
02-14-2019, 21:09
Easy Company
NOBO
April 28 + or - 1 day
Yes want to
Long Ash Section Hiker. Gonna go as far as I can till Memorial Day weekend .

What up Easy. You ready?????

hlmorris
02-15-2019, 11:23
Heather (no trail name yet)
SOBO
June 3
No

Ethesis
02-16-2019, 20:28
Well. I gave notice at work in January, my last day is March 15, plane tickets, a shuttle and reservations at the NOC for the 17th of March and we start north from there early March 18.

Did Springer to the NOC in October, obviously need to finish before then to get it 2k mikes within 365 days per the ATC.

Otherwise, did the approach trail once. Donít feel a need to do it again.

d20 & Happy. (My wife and I hike together).

We prepped with five section hikes hikes in the past.

Looking forward to it and excited.

(posted above #37, so this is an update, now with specific dates. But now instead of a dream that I was playing with to keep sane at work it is an actual plan).

Let me be honest. Iím surprised in a lot of ways it is really happening. Happy about it too.

But it it wasnít real until my boss at my annual review said if he could afford it he would retire and my wife said it was time to commit and not turn back.

catcampbell
02-20-2019, 12:26
No Trail Name yet!
Nobo
March 15
Yes (the 14th)

Slumgum
02-20-2019, 13:20
Trail names: Slumgum and Molly (father/daughter)
Direction: Modified SOBO (Doing VA first)
Start: First week of April
Approach trail: Yes, but for us it will be the "exit" trail

lahines25
02-22-2019, 18:05
Linda (G-PAC) and Chris (B-PAC)
NOBO
Sunday April 14, 2019
No on approach trail

yippoberry
03-10-2019, 21:49
Christine (No Trail Name Yet)
NOBO
Wednesday March 13th
Yes, Approach Trail

Hoofit
03-11-2019, 11:20
Best of luck.....average over 30 miles a day without zeros? Sounds like an injury waiting to happen...perhaps you should consider actually enjoying your journey more and doing it over two summers ..all the best to you either way.( sorry folks..somehow this became a new post, meant as a reply to the person, (brauda02),aiming to do a 71 day thruhike...)

katpusey
03-13-2019, 21:57
Don't have a trail name yet
NoBo
April 10
Undecided on approach trail

Angielu
03-14-2019, 13:10
Angie
I donít have a trail name yet
Starting my thru-hike NOBO May 9th
I know itís late but I couldnít start earlier!
Yes, approach trail

Tudz
03-15-2019, 14:59
Google
NoBo
April 7
Yes to approach

"Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

Trambo
03-26-2019, 21:51
Trambo, open to new
NoBo
April 7th
Maybe for Approach
Hiking with my two dogs, and am on a service project cooking bread for people this year.

City Dog
03-27-2019, 14:24
Name: Dominick, looking forward to getting a trail name
Direction: Sobo
Estimated Start Date: June 3rd

map man
03-27-2019, 19:53
Orange
SOBO
June 21, 2019

Astro
03-31-2019, 19:58
Orange
SOBO
June 21, 2019

Map man/Orange,
I am planing to finish my section hike of the AT starting at Garfield on June 19, so looking forward to crossing paths with you some where in Maine.

millipede
04-23-2019, 11:52
Orange
SOBO
June 21, 2019


June 21st is my start date, too. See you out there.

Civil
05-31-2019, 12:16
Update: I've decided to go SOBO, starting July 31.

kythruhiker
06-18-2019, 12:56
Name: Ed - no trail name yet
Direction: Sobo
Estimated Start Date: July 7th

Barryalkar
07-06-2019, 03:53
Been watching a few YT videos of people thru hiking the AT this year. Got me thinking of what stove I would carry if I ever did a thru hike. What would you carry and why?