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Quik
04-21-2019, 13:59
I have decided to do a third thru-hike this year, this time SOBO. 2010 NOBO, 2018 Flip-Flop. This is what happens when I have too much free time on my hands. Starting on July 4th from Katahdin.

Astro
04-21-2019, 16:35
I have decided to do a third thru-hike this year, this time SOBO. 2010 NOBO, 2018 Flip-Flop. This is what happens when I have too much free time on my hands. Starting on July 4th from Katahdin.

Picking up at Garfield (Whites) on June 19th, look forward to crossing paths you somewhere in ME.

iceaxe56
04-22-2019, 16:39
Damn,,do you not work or have a family,,I guess if you were homeless like ,,why not.

fiddlehead
04-22-2019, 21:58
After a while, it becomes the norm.
You wait and work in the winter to get ready for next year's journey.
I did it for 16 years.
Got a bit lonely and so..........got married and had a kid.
Now I'm waiting for him to get old enough so I can do another long one.
Good luck and Have Fun!

Quik
04-23-2019, 08:06
Damn,,do you not work or have a family,,I guess if you were homeless like ,,why not.

Retired, I see my family in AZ every other month for a couple of weeks at a time, been working all winter on the house I bought last spring and I have the time to go hiking

Quik
04-23-2019, 08:09
Picking up at Garfield (Whites) on June 19th, look forward to crossing paths you somewhere in ME.


Will you be finishing the trail with this outing?

Astro
04-23-2019, 14:09
Will you be finishing the trail with this outing?

Yes, that is the plan.

JPritch
04-23-2019, 14:53
The thought of doing a large portion of a thru during the Fall sounds appealing! Best of luck!

Quik
01-24-2020, 01:11
I forgot about this post, I finished my SOBO in 132 days. After completing a NOBO in 2010, Flip 2018 and SOBO 2019, Iím calling the AT done. Hope all of you 2020 hikers have fun and wish you luck.

4shot
01-24-2020, 08:33
I forgot about this post, I finished my SOBO in 152 days. After completing a NOBO in 2010, Flip 2018 and SOBO 2019, I’m calling the AT done. Hope all of you 2020 hikers have fun and wish you luck.

Quik, I am a 2010 hiker (NOBO) as well. We met on the trail (an't remember where or when) although my rail name is not what I use here. Anyways, I am thinking of another thru and will probably revisit the AT again just due to the logistics being easier (closer to home). Can you compare/contrast your experiences on a flip hike vs SOBO?

JNI64
01-24-2020, 08:45
And what next?

stephanD
01-24-2020, 09:07
Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other trails? The triple crown?

colorado_rob
01-24-2020, 10:29
Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other trails? The triple crown? I was going to ask the same thing.... Yeah, the AT is super-cool, and I'm kinda doing it a second time in big pieces for my wife's benefit, but there are a lot of options out there for some really cool hiking the PCT or CDT spring to mind. There are pretty cheap flights from Atlanta to San Diego (PCT) or Tucson (access for CDT). I do understand the appeal of repeating trails, I do it all the time, I'm just sayin'.

Quik
01-24-2020, 15:01
Quik, I am a 2010 hiker (NOBO) as well. We met on the trail (an't remember where or when) although my rail name is not what I use here. Anyways, I am thinking of another thru and will probably revisit the AT again just due to the logistics being easier (closer to home). Can you compare/contrast your experiences on a flip hike vs SOBO?

I enjoyed the different directions in this order Flip-Flop, SOBO, NOBO, simple answer fewer people and milder weather. Other than that I don’t recall too much difference in flip vs SOBO as far as hiking goes, less $$$ on transportation to from start/end.

Quik
01-24-2020, 15:05
Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other trails? The triple crown?

Completed the PCT 2013, CDT 2015. Maybe the AZ trail and/or CO trail in 2021. Iíve done sections of both but not competed either. I do not have any interest in the Florida trail.

JNI64
01-24-2020, 16:10
Hey no fair I asked first. :D. :) impressive resume there you are acquiring.

Quik
01-24-2020, 18:27
Hey no fair I asked first. :D. :) impressive resume there you are acquiring.

Sorry about that, I clicked your comment too but it didnít show up. Itís just walking :rolleyes:

JNI64
01-24-2020, 18:59
Thanks, just playing, all good in the woods.

RockDoc
01-25-2020, 23:31
Good for you, the trail will be different SOBO and you'll see the other side of the trees.

4eyedbuzzard
01-26-2020, 00:21
Good for you, the trail will be different SOBO and you'll see the other side of the trees.I think he already did.


I forgot about this post, I finished my SOBO in 132 days. After completing a NOBO in 2010, Flip 2018 and SOBO 2019, Iím calling the AT done. Hope all of you 2020 hikers have fun and wish you luck.

Crushed Grapes
01-26-2020, 17:41
Completed the PCT 2013, CDT 2015. Maybe the AZ trail and/or CO trail in 2021. I’ve done sections of both but not competed either. I do not have any interest in the Florida trail.
Amazing, congrats on all the finishes.
Also I probably passed you at some point this past year on the trail!

turtle fast
01-29-2020, 03:30
You have many other options like the 1200 mile Ice Age Trail, or be one of the truly few that hiked the whole North Country Trail. ...I tip my hat to a Triple Crowner. Nice that you did the AT granddaddy of all the trails in different ways. It truly gives a different perspective each time.