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mountain squid
08-05-2019, 15:56
Who is ready to go for a hike ... in 2020? Make it official now!

Trail Name
Direction/Start Location (if other than either terminus)
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).

Lots of bear activity on the trail in recent years. Take appropriate, responsible actions with your food bag.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

ATStrong!

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)

Pagemichael
08-07-2019, 14:30
Trail name TBD
NOBO
4/3/2020
Yes to approach

TwistedCF
08-07-2019, 15:43
Trail name Twisted
NOBO
March 1st 2020
Yes to approach

House On My Back
08-07-2019, 18:44
"Outback"
NOBO
4/15/2020
Approach Trail: Yes
houseonmyback.com (blog)

bkflex55
08-07-2019, 19:20
We are a couple:
Me: Flex
NOBO
4/20/2020
Yes Approach

Her:
Deb, No Trail Name Yet
NOBO
4/20/2020
Yes Approach

OzzieChick
08-09-2019, 06:45
Trail Name - TBD
Flip flop - VAME-VAGA / Starting Rockfish Gap
4/17/2020 (Hopefully)

tomlinson
08-10-2019, 17:07
Trail Name TBD
NOBO
March 1
Yes to Approach

lsu4ester
08-12-2019, 15:42
Trail Name: TBD
SOBO
As close to June 1 as Baxter Park allows
Hunt trail up and down

l0ngterm
08-12-2019, 17:17
l0ngterm
NOBO
Marchish
Approach = Yes

Been section all my life waiting on retirement. Thats in February 2020. Yay!

SkeeterPee
08-14-2019, 22:24
Trail Name rockflipper
Direction/Start Location (if other than either terminus)NOBO
Estimated Start Date Feb 10ish
Approach Trail - yes or no maybe

Spotter
08-18-2019, 10:26
Trail name: Spotter
Direction: SOBO
Start date: June 1st

Giving it another go after having to come off trail this year.

Lifersol
08-18-2019, 13:11
Frosty
NoBo
March 1st
No approach trail

mhamby
08-18-2019, 18:36
Random
Northbound
Feb 16
Maybe

Remy
08-19-2019, 09:10
Trail Name: TBD
SoBo
I think mid-June

MightyMeerkat
08-20-2019, 01:03
Trail Name: TBD
NOBO
March? April? too soon to tell.
Yes to approach

Tarasewicz
08-20-2019, 07:42
Trail Name TBD
Direction/Start Location SOBO from DWG to GA/NOBO from DWG to ME
Actual Start Date March 15
Approach Trail - Why not

:)

Nanny Ogg
08-24-2019, 07:27
Enjoy your retirement!

Nanny Ogg
08-24-2019, 07:30
Trail name: Bumblebee
NOBO
March 19
Approach trail: What's 8.8 more miles? Drop in the bucket, so ya.

Tabasco
08-25-2019, 11:00
Tabasco
NoBo
March 8
Yes to the approach

Purpose
08-27-2019, 11:23
Trail Name: Purpose
Direction/Start Location: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: 3-23
Approach Trail - Questionable

Blog: www.thepurposefulhiker.com
Journal: https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/about/22182

Jim T
08-30-2019, 10:39
Trail Name TBD
SOBO
Middle of June
Approach yes

Laurie527
08-30-2019, 14:58
Trail name TBD
NOBO
early-mid April
Approach trail yes

Canít wait!

AriT
09-04-2019, 10:20
Ari, Trail Name TBD
Flip Flop, NoBo HF to ME, then SoBo HF to GA
Starting end of April after college exams
Approach Trail - Maybe at the end, we'll see how sick of walking I am lol

Utah Hikes
09-05-2019, 19:16
Utah
NOBO
Late Feb/Early Mar, per weather outlook
Approach trail likely

kriellian
09-06-2019, 13:35
10G Pilgrim
NOBO
March 17th
Yes

combat_veteran
09-09-2019, 14:04
Trail name: TBD
NOBO
Registered to start February 1, 2020
Approach Trail: undecided

SierraHotel
09-09-2019, 16:57
Trail Name: Coach
NoBo FlipFlop Harpers Ferry
Est Apr 15

09-12-2019, 18:54
No trail name yet, nobo end march, approach trail, yes

El JP
09-14-2019, 23:17
Was JP. Trail name TBD this time.
NOBO 2nd shot at thru hike.
Will head north 25MAR2020
Already did the Approach in 2018. Am getting a shuttle from Gainesville on 24th.

aaerlevsedi
09-18-2019, 20:49
Trail Name - None yet!
NOBO
Estimated Start Date April 4th, 2020
Approach Trail - yes!

Myrick
10-03-2019, 09:14
Im starting Feb 1st as well.

Myrick
10-03-2019, 17:41
combat_veteran , Hey i'm starting February 1st as well. This is 2nd attempt i got injured this year 1/4 the way in Va.

Myrick
10-03-2019, 17:44
Trail name: TBD
NOBO
Start February 1, 2020
Approach Trail: undecided

codespace
10-04-2019, 23:11
Trail Name: Shepard
NOBO
Starting March 2nd, 2020
Yes to Approach Trail.

Isa23
10-10-2019, 11:47
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: February 15th
Approach Trail: Yes (but from the top of the falls)

Wasatch
10-10-2019, 13:28
Trail Name: T-bone
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: Late March / Early April
Approach Trail: Yes

blackmagic
10-11-2019, 17:24
Trail Name: Black Magic
Direction: NoBo
Estimated Start Date: mid-March
Approach Trail: first 1,920+ miles

Nanashi
10-13-2019, 10:28
Hoping to stay on track to do this thing! Its now or never I feel. We will see where life takes me over the next 6 months. I am almost certain it will take me to the trail head though.

Trail Name: Tiny Dancer (Got this during section of 100MW; I've already summit-ed Katahdin once)
Direction/ Start Location: NOBO, Amicalola
Estimated Start Date: April 23rd; my Birthday.
Approach Trail: Yes

Eugeneflyon
10-14-2019, 13:11
Starting June 1
SOBO

mountain squid
10-15-2019, 14:07
The spreadsheet is ready for viewing. Find it here: Class of 2020 (https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/2008/2020.htm). You can also find it from the HomePage, left pane click on 'Appalachian Trail', then click on 'WhiteBlaze thru hikers (AT)', then on 'Class of 2020'.

Let me know if I have made any mistakes or if you have updated anything. Just think ... by this time next year will you likely have summitted Katahdin (there are probably quite a few climbing today, if the weather has still been cooperating!)

See you on the trail (next year),
mt squid

neversink
10-16-2019, 05:23
Trail Name - Neversink
Direction NOBO, starting at approach trail
Estimated start: March 15
I will be accompanied by my nephew Jesse, who does not have a trail name as of yet.

liminoid_space
10-16-2019, 20:53
Trail Name: Daniel
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 27
Approach Trail - Yes

Beachbash
10-17-2019, 16:00
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NOBO
Estimated start: March 1
Approach trail: Yes

Ironbutt62
10-22-2019, 11:13
Trail Name: Detox
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: 10APR
Approach Trail - yes
57 YO. Retired. Live in Steamboat Springs, CO. Been wanting to hike AT for last 10 years. See y'all out there!

Spotter
10-23-2019, 20:29
So awesome you are putting a spreadsheet together!
Just to update, my trail name is the same as my username. It was left blank on the spreadsheet.
:)

WazoAZ
10-30-2019, 13:02
Trail Name : Wazo
Direction/Start Location (if other than either terminus): NOBO
Estimated Start Date 03/08/2020
Approach Trail - yes or no: Yes

WesleyCBruce
10-31-2019, 13:36
Trail Name: Maverick
Direction/Start Location: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: May 7
Approach Trail - prob not, starting late in year.

Jammin Jenny D
11-03-2019, 15:21
Jammin Jenny D
NOBO
March !st or thereabouts
Yes to approach

pdub61
11-06-2019, 10:05
Trail Name: TBD
NOBO
March 15
Yes to approach trail

This is a bucket list adventure that I have been waiting a long time for and that I have put off for way too long now. Looking forward to what lies ahead!!

Tremor
11-07-2019, 22:45
Trail Name - Tremor
direction- nobo
start - April 9th
Approach - yes ( no stairs - already climbed them)

Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2015 - I have wanted to do this a long time / going to show Parkinson's i'm still in charge !!

UpstateHikes
11-09-2019, 17:15
Upstate
NOBO
Mid April
Yes
100 days or bust

Ironbutt62
11-21-2019, 15:40
Had originally planned on 10APR start, but recently learned that #1 son sked to graduate Ranger school at Ft Benning on 03APR which means I will start on the 4th or 5th.

Detox

MuadDale
11-22-2019, 07:40
Had originally planned on 10APR start, but recently learned that #1 son sked to graduate Ranger school at Ft Benning on 03APR which means I will start on the 4th or 5th.

Detox

Why not start earlier and have a meet-up on the trail while he's training in GA and then hang out with him until graduation? You could say he ambushed you or something and it's a total coincidence!

I'm sure the instructors would have no problem at all with that lol!

Arm & Hammer
11-22-2019, 08:38
Trail Name:Arm & Hammer
Direction:Flip Flop from Harperís Ferry
Estimated Start Date: April 1st
Approach Trail: Iíll be finishing there, so yes.

Booty2015
11-22-2019, 13:02
Trail Name - Boots
Direction/Start Location - NOBO/Amicalola
Estimated Start Date - 27 Feb 2020
Approach Trail - Yes

coyote9
11-28-2019, 12:00
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 4?
Approach Trail: yes
Iíll be hiking with my 2yo Australian Shepherd
https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/625044

WazoAZ
11-28-2019, 19:41
Trail Name: Wazo
Direction/Start Location: Flip Flop starting Harpers Ferry. HF -> ME HF->GA
Start date: April 26, 2020

NOTE: This is a change is itinerary and in start date than initially posted.

QuietStorm
11-29-2019, 19:31
Trail name: Quiet Storm
Direction/start location: NOBO, ME 27, Stratton, ME
Start date: June 18, 2016

188.2 miles to go baby.

maltbyd
12-05-2019, 19:43
Trail Name: Pinto
Direction NOBO /Start Location: Hot Springs, NC (flip-flop)
Estimated Start Date: March 15, 2020
Approach Trail: maybe SOBO, in September, if I am lucky and strong, after flipping back
any additional info that you want the world to know: Twitter @maltbyd, IG PintoHikes

blackmagic
12-06-2019, 16:58
Trail Name: Black Magic
Direction: NoBo
Estimated Start Date: mid-March
Approach Trail: first 1,920+ miles

My update:

Estimated Start Date: March 17
Approach Trail: Yes

Axis
12-09-2019, 17:17
Axis
NOBO
Approx 4/1/20
Yes to approach

kombiguy
12-13-2019, 17:56
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
NOBO
4/3/2020
Yes to approach

H.R.
12-19-2019, 16:49
High Risk Andrew
NOBO
4-24-20
Yes
PCT 17, CDT 19
Hello, first post on WB, I think.

Rando
12-24-2019, 20:11
TBD
NOBO
Feb 1 2020
Yes to approach

Cartapouille
12-25-2019, 14:10
Trail Name: Cartapouille (I hope)
Direction/Start Location: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: April TBD
Approach Trail - Probably

Coming from Europe, lots of uncertainties so far, but got the Visa and I don't see myself not doing it

oldmanofthemt
12-29-2019, 17:26
Trail name : TBA
Direction: Nobo
Starting: 14 Feb
Approach Trail: yes
Channel name: Two Mikes Hike the Appalachian Trail 2020

goforet
01-05-2020, 21:23
Trail name goforet
NOBO
Start: 4/01/2020
Approach Trial: YES

Hiking with my son,
Trail name TBD

From: Atlantic Canada !

gregp
01-05-2020, 21:24
Jeep
NOBO
2-9
No approach trail

B22wilson
01-07-2020, 20:51
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NoBo
Estimated Start Date: April 5
Approach Trail: Yes

averykade
01-08-2020, 22:16
Trail Name: TBD
Direction/Start: Nobo from Springer
Estimated Start: 04/04/2020
Approach Trail: heck yeah

Give me a follow on Insta! @avegoneawol

MissingMike
01-10-2020, 07:58
Trail Name: 5 O'Clock
NOBO
03/17/2020
Approach Trail - yes

ChrisH900
01-14-2020, 19:32
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NOBO
Est. Start Date: March 25
Approach Trail: Yes

Additional Info: I live 9 miles from Blackburn AT Center in VA. Been day hiking on the AT since 2010. Started backpacking with the Boy Scouts in 2015 and decided then that I wanted to hike the AT one day.

KitNiec
01-14-2020, 23:28
Trail Name: KitNiec (pronounced Kitnic)
NOBO
Start date:March 20-23
I'm talking my mom into doing the approach trail with me, instead of having her drive 10 hours dropping me off and not doing anything. I hope to talk my sister and brother-in-law to come too. :-?

T-Rx
01-17-2020, 16:02
Trail name:Buck
NOBO
start date: 3/27/2020
approach trail:No

SkeeterPee
01-17-2020, 17:23
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NOBO
Est. Start Date: March 25
Approach Trail: Yes

Additional Info: I live 9 miles from Blackburn AT Center in VA. Been day hiking on the AT since 2010. Started backpacking with the Boy Scouts in 2015 and decided then that I wanted to hike the AT one day.
What a great place to live. Easy hikes from Blackburn Center north and the Rollercoaster going south. You'll hit the trail running.

Plouf
01-19-2020, 08:11
Trail name: TBD
Direction : NOBO
Estimated Start date: 26 february 2020
Approach Trail: No

Bwana59
01-28-2020, 12:05
We are a couple:
Me: Bwana
NOBO
Late March (i.e. 27th on)
Yes Approach

Her:
Beca - No Trail Name Yet
NOBO
Late March (i.e. 27th on)
Yes Approach

Bwana was supposed to hike 2019, got caught up in the sale of our house, didn't close until Mid-July. :(

lindadetlefsen
01-28-2020, 12:06
Trail Name: Phoenix
Direction: FlipFlop: Nobo until HF, WV; Sobo from Katahdin early July
Estimated: Feb 14
Approach Trail: Nope

liminoid_space
01-28-2020, 15:29
Trail Name: Daniel
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 27
Approach Trail - Yes

I've moved my start date to March 26.

Roy Dane
01-31-2020, 00:29
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: February 12
Approach Trail: Yes

Ethan McNary
02-02-2020, 15:41
Ethan McNary
Trail Name: Tectonic T
Direction: NOBO from Harper's Ferry
Departure: May 24th (as soon as I graduate)
Can't wait hit the trail - these last few months can't seem to go any slower!

nogetalong
02-04-2020, 22:35
Trail Name: TBD
Direction/Start: NOBO
Start Date: 1 March
Approach Trail - Yes

hobo a hikin
02-05-2020, 09:37
"One evening as the sun went down and the shelter stoves were a burnin,
Up the trail come a "Hobo a Hikin" and he said "Boys I ain't turnin,
Im headin for a place beyond the Big White Mountains,
Where the Bluebirds sings by the ,Cold Beer Spring
On a Mount they call Khatadin
Direction/Start Location (if other than either terminus)
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).

Lots of bear activity on the trail in recent years. Take appropriate, responsible actions with your food bag.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

ATStrong!

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)[/QUOTE]

City Dog
02-21-2020, 21:11
Trail Name: City Dog
Direction/Start Location (if other than either terminus): NOBO from Springer
Estimated Start Date: March 2nd
Approach Trail: Yes
any additional info that you want the world to know: I started the trail SOBO on July 15th, 2019, and completed 330 miles. Iím hoping to finish the rest of the trail by July 15th, 2020, for it to count as a thruhike.