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devil_dog
02-01-2013, 12:46
Hey just a shout out to see if there's anyone planning a 2016 thru hike yet I'd go now but I gotta ride out my contract wit the USMC first... Hope to see u guys on the trsil!

slow mind
02-01-2013, 13:09
I may, however, I have no class.

hoozurmama
02-01-2013, 14:25
It's nice to see someone else out here that is years away. I'm planning on 2018 when I plan on retiring. At least for 6 months while I hike the AT. Just joined the forum to start learning.

devil_dog
02-01-2013, 15:14
Thts good to hear hooz ur retiring and ill just be starting !

linder
02-02-2013, 16:10
I was planning on 2014, but I am just starting a new job that I had been trying to land for awhile. I will probably have to wait before asking for a leave of absence!! I will plan for 2916, that will give me time to really try out my own dehydrated foods and ultra lite gear. I'm an older woman, so the less weight on my back the better. I'm super excited about this hike!! Until I get on the AT I
Will be hiking a lot in the Sawtooth mountains in Idaho.

tds1195
02-02-2013, 17:40
If I get fired and get a divorce then I'm in! Rah!

Old Hiker
02-02-2013, 20:37
If I get fired and get a divorce then I'm in! Rah!

Just tell your boss and/or wife that you ARE going on the Trail in 2016, so they can just shut their pie-holes. Guaranteed that you will be fired and divorced with the added bonus of losing everything, so you don't have to be worried about a lot of gear, as your ex- will have taken everything. :eek:

Just kiddin' - I'm in for 29 Feb 2016 - try #2. Gear getting bought and gear weight is coming down - bills getting paid - wife coming to grips with the 2nd attempt - boss already notified and agreed to it.

Keep in touch everyone.

Annabellewc
03-01-2013, 02:15
2016 is my plan. Waiting until i graduate to head out.

marshbirder
03-20-2013, 18:15
Either 2016 or 2017. I just started grad school again, but I *should* be done in three years instead of the four I thought I would be in for. It may mean a later start in 2016 or holding off until 2017.

CELTIC BUCK
03-25-2013, 13:45
I'm southbound out of Maine plan is Aug 1 redo the Big K and then keep going till Christmas Eve or Springer Mountain .Looking forward !

aimeekg97
08-21-2013, 07:18
Hey just a shout out to see if there's anyone planning a 2016 thru hike yet I'd go now but I gotta ride out my contract wit the USMC first... Hope to see u guys on the trsil!


I am planning to thru hike in 2016.

aimeekg97
08-21-2013, 07:21
I assume you mean 2016? If so, that is my goal as well. My son is graduating high school in 2015 and it is my plan to hit the trail the year after. So I do not consider myself "older" but I guess I am not really a spring chicken either. Please email me if you are interested in keeping in touch to prepare to start around the same time. aimeekg97@gmail.com

CELTIC BUCK
11-03-2013, 08:14
1000 DAYS to start date ; that is Aug 1 2016 Celtic Walker my Black Lab {currently 17 weeks old}& I will start in Maine heading south. He already has done 4 milers in Maine

WolfCBP
11-03-2013, 09:15
SOBO 2016 here.....see you all on trail.

squirrely
11-09-2013, 18:17
I'll be there!

erieite
11-09-2013, 23:01
I can retire in Sept 2017 so I plan on attempting a thru-hike in the spring of 2018!

aficion
11-09-2013, 23:04
Looking like SOBO 2017 here. But you never know. 2016 may happen...happy either way.

Kron
01-08-2014, 08:27
I was planning on a 2017, but I just found out I'll be graduating in December of 2015. So hopefully I can make it in 2016! Can't wait!!

Hot Flash
01-08-2014, 12:52
It's 2016 for me as well, since this year is out of the question and next year is the JMT. Leaning towards SOBO but might have to do NOBO because of starting/ending date convenience.

dbright
01-08-2014, 14:40
I am going in 2016 Starting in early march. Trail name will be Safeway

he.who.forgets
02-19-2014, 19:25
As long as the wife and I don't have a new child I'm planning on and April 1 NOBO in 2016.

Katelp
03-03-2014, 23:01
I am planning a Feb/March NOBO in 2016.


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matt8404
05-16-2014, 19:22
I am going March 21st by the way Semper Fi coming from a FMF Corpsman.

Feral Bill
05-16-2014, 21:51
I'm likely for 2016. Working my kid's way through college now.

Jake2c
06-09-2014, 13:29
Wow, I at first thought that stating to plan this far out would be seen as strange. I guess if it is, I at least have company. I will be retired. In my case my wife is very supportive though when I asked her if she wanted to hike it with me, she asked me how far. I said 2000 miles and change to which she replied " You're crazy, I don't even want to drive that far". In any case, I am aiming at March 2016 start, give or take a couple of weeks depending. I will start slow, partly because I am no spring chicken and partly because I know myself, if I don't pound that into my head I will start trying to go too fast, get hurt, and start planning all over again.

HelloNeiman!
06-09-2014, 14:45
I am planning a 2016 northbound thruhike. I promised the wife I wouldn't go solo, so would love to connect now with anyone interested in coordinating/hiking together. Doesn't literally need to be side by side, but something that puts worried wives minds at ease. PM me if interested!

HomeSchool
08-13-2014, 11:20
I'll be hitting the trail sometime early March in 2016. I graduate in December which gives me a couple months to prepare mentally. I can't wait, it's all I think about. All I'm doing from now until then is learning as much as I can about the trail.

CottonTop615
10-28-2014, 17:56
Hey just a shout out to see if there's anyone planning a 2016 thru hike yet I'd go now but I gotta ride out my contract wit the USMC first... Hope to see u guys on the trsil!

I am planning a NOBO 2016 thru-hike and like you I am just waiting for a contract to end with the USN. I get out early FEB and plan to start my hike at the end of FEB. Have to finish before hopefully starting college in the fall!

Dinendir
10-29-2014, 10:13
I'm planning to leave late March 2016, finishing university is first on the list, and then working at my current student-job for a few months to get the necessary funds. Flights to the states are so expensive, it just adds another month.

JaketheFake
10-29-2014, 10:40
2016 is my plan... let's see how that works.

KimmyWasHere
12-12-2014, 16:01
2016 is my plan! Hope to catch you guys! :clap

JaketheFake
12-13-2014, 00:03
2016 is my plan as well...!

Bigfoot86
12-16-2014, 18:56
I was gonna go in 2017 but now im thinking 2016

fluffkitten
12-16-2014, 19:49
Fingers crossed for heading south June 2016 and seeing how far I can go.

Wiki
01-05-2015, 05:28
Planning a 2016 NOBO attempt. Gathering gear now, no date picked yet.

Cotton Terry
01-05-2015, 11:10
I am hoping to go in 2016, start date TBD.

samb.
01-05-2015, 13:30
If I get fired and get a divorce then I'm in! Rah!
Marine?


Hey just a shout out to see if there's anyone planning a 2016 thru hike yet I'd go now but I gotta ride out my contract wit the USMC first... Hope to see u guys on the trsil!

Where you stationed? I am in Lejeune with 3/2 EAS in Nov this year. Planning on starting mid March.

ryjohnson09
01-05-2015, 23:40
I'm starting my NOBO hike a bit later in the year probably around mid May 2016 after I graduate from grad school.

dbright
01-06-2015, 09:55
I sent you a PM

dbright
01-06-2015, 09:58
I am planning a 2016 northbound thruhike. I promised the wife I wouldn't go solo, so would love to connect now with anyone interested in coordinating/hiking together. Doesn't literally need to be side by side, but something that puts worried wives minds at ease. PM me if interested!

PM sent to you

Silkies
01-11-2015, 15:45
Killer,

I am also going to hit the Trail in 2016, at least that is the plane as long as the Corps retiers me that is. I am hiking with my service dog and would look forward to hiking with some brothers from the Corps. Hit me up and maybe we can meet up on the trail.

GolfHiker
01-24-2015, 17:50
Retiring in April 2016, going NOBO, but have not set a departure date. I'm good on gear, just need to maintain fitness until then.

ryjohnson09
01-27-2015, 22:40
Went ice fishing in Maine this past weekend and was able to catch a glimpse of Mount Katahdin...see you in 2016!!29770

Jake2c
01-27-2015, 23:45
I'm leaving in early 16 on a NOBO. Also after my retirement from the service. Probably start in late Feb or early Mar.

Hoofit
01-28-2015, 07:32
finishing up in 2016, from new york state to Katahdin....after having to end my 2010 thru hike early due to a certain Tick ......don't forget the Deet!

Jake2c
01-28-2015, 10:20
finishing up in 2016, from new york state to Katahdin....after having to end my 2010 thru hike early due to a certain Tick ......don't forget the Deet!

Ticks, probably the one thing I am most concerned about. Small, hard to see if in an out of the way area, and can have serious affects.

RumpusParable
02-22-2015, 22:58
NOBO prepping here!

been on here for years and trying to get my hike going a few times over it. At this point it looks like life has aligned to make 2016 the year!

Wiki
02-23-2015, 00:46
Does anyone know when WhiteBlaze will post the Class of 2016 Subfourm? Will be nice to move our once counting into our own space.

Old Hiker
02-23-2015, 07:44
Does anyone know when WhiteBlaze will post the Class of 2016 Subfourm? Will be nice to move our once counting into our own space.

Mountain Squid will start it sometime 2015.

Whoops !!! That's NOW !!!

Towards the end, I'd expect.

dbright
02-23-2015, 10:23
Any 2016 thru hikers doing any practice hike on the AT. I have one planned for the end of May.

ryjohnson09
02-25-2015, 09:44
Any 2016 thru hikers doing any practice hike on the AT. I have one planned for the end of May.

I'm hoping to hit up shenandoah national park as well as some parts of Maryland throughout the spring and summer...maybe even thru hike the long trail in the fall. I'll be starting my AT thru hike probably in March 2016!

Wiki
02-26-2015, 01:09
Late July and August I'm looking at doing the Presidential Traverse and Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway as shakedowns in NH.

If anyone wants to come along, the more the merrier.

climbingbear
02-26-2015, 01:14
Yes! I'm planning a flip flop, starting in front royal, va late April 2016

hayeskw
04-09-2015, 19:28
I'm saving up....going as soon as I can, hopefully 2016. Either going NOBO starting late April, or flip flopping Erwin to Springer, Erwin to Maine starting in early April

ManuWue
04-14-2015, 02:05
Hi all out there!
I am planing on a Thru-Hike in 2016. Saving up at the moment for leaving end of March here in Switzerland.
Really hope to see some of you on the Trail next year, an thanks to all for all the information that can be found here on this site!

Regards from Switzerland :)
Manuel

2000miler
04-20-2015, 14:29
Any '16ers have their blogs up and running yet? I'd love to read about people preparing for the trail and doing shakedown hikes. I've got mine set up on Wordpress and a few posts done.

Looking forward to seeing you all out on the trail, the current plan is to leave last week of March / First week of April.

Wiki
04-26-2015, 11:22
My blog is up, but all that's contained there right now are AT Book reviews (as well as other book reviews) as I'm still in Afghanistan and haven't told my family about my intentions to hike yet. Content will pick up as I get home and move closer to my start date. The Url is : www.going-big.com (http://www.going-big.com)

Goatgas
09-21-2015, 20:48
Starting last week of Feb 2016.

palamountain
12-30-2015, 23:01
My plan is a flip starting mid april 2016 at Damascuss Va. Anybody starting there?

ajcajonel
02-24-2016, 01:33
I'm starting a flip from Harper's Ferry northbound in early May - probably starting 2 or 3 May.

climbingbear
03-28-2016, 14:54
Update, I'm starting a flip flop May 1st at Pen Mar, MD heading north.


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