View Full Version : who's leaving in January 2010?

12-22-2009, 02:14
I might be out jan 1st...................

12-22-2009, 02:16
Good Luck to you and stay warm...

12-22-2009, 03:46
I might be out jan 1st...................

I'd LOVE to see your gear list, including clothing. (I think there's a thread for gear lists.) I'm contemplating being out there in early to mid-winter and I'm always wanting ideas for what to bring.

12-22-2009, 12:40
I have an odd hike plan. I am hiking in January.

I cannot get five months off from work so. I am trying to hike the whole thing in a year but only taking 3.5 months off from work.

November-January section hikes totalling 250 miles of AT

Feb15-May 1Springer mtn to New England

Sept1-October 10 Vermont to Katahdin.

Before I leave Springer I will have a huge chunk of Pennsylvania done, all of NJ, Ny, CT and Mass done. Totalling 250-350 miles.

The key is to get to Pennsylvania by May.

I will be hiking plenty in January, but all in the Northeast. So it will be much colder.

12-22-2009, 12:52
But we love the cold in the Northeast, don't we?

Look at the thru hike registry spread sheet, I know there are more Jan. starters than this. I think Petr from Mich is doing January, and there were a couple others...

12-22-2009, 12:53

Listed as Jan/Feb though, not just January.

12-22-2009, 15:17
I will work on posting the gear list. I started at Amicalola Falls on Jan 9, 2007; so, I know what I am getting into

01-03-2010, 10:45
21 January for me.

drifters quest
01-03-2010, 14:59
Wow, hard to believe people are starting their thruhikes already :) makes it feel so much closer for me... good luck to all the early, and cold, starters!

Del Q
01-03-2010, 15:05
Drifters Quest - you have that right! COLD! I spent a week in sub-freezing temps, not nearly as enjoyable as more resaonable weather. Plus - NO wildlife, plants growing, etc. Different experience. Shelters are always empty though. Could be a tough Winter this year!

drifters quest
01-03-2010, 15:13
I would be worried about everything even being passable at this point! I love the snow, but I too want to see more plants, wildlife, and worry less about storms coming in and bitterly cold weather. I imagine an early start would take quite abit longer

01-09-2010, 14:59
ah, but remember....look at all the frozen food possibilities you have. Personally Bertolli's meals beat them all

01-22-2010, 01:03
jan 26 for me if the rest of my gear arrives on time.(fingers crossed)

02-05-2010, 09:59
anyone know the status of the january 1st starters? specifically rocks and trek? i met them on new years eve on springer! :) MADDOG