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  1. Getting To/From Each End of NY (Section Hike Transportation Help)

    Hi all -

    One of the things I am still struggling with as far as planning my NY state section hike is getting to/from each end back to my hometown.

    Ideally, I would like to start right at the...
  2. Water scarcity is something I am concerned about....

    Water scarcity is something I am concerned about. Iím planning to keep 2 liters on me until the next fill-up opportunity. Is that realistic, or am I going to run out of water? Would you say you found...
  3. NY Section Hike...Necessary Gear or No?

    So I am planning to hike the NY section of the trail in one trip this summer, and below is some of the gear I am still debating about to save cost vs. whatís necessary. Any thoughts?


    Personal...
  4. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for...

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the awesome advice! I appreciate it and am looking forward to doing the entire 90 mile section this summer. It can be intimidating getting into...
  5. And also, Iíll be able to take up to 2 full weeks...

    And also, Iíll be able to take up to 2 full weeks vacation from work if I need to. So no worries about time crunch being bad (at least I hope not!).
  6. Also to everyone suggesting the overnights, using...

    Also to everyone suggesting the overnights, using all gear thoroughly beforehand, a few weekend trips...thank you! And I plan on doing all of this before I set out for my ďgoal tripĒ towards the...
  7. Well originally, I wanted to do state line to...

    Well originally, I wanted to do state line to state line in NY (the entire 90-mile section), but then everyone around me started telling me I was an idiot for thinking I could do something like that...
  8. So now Iím starting to feel silly, but I guess...

    So now Iím starting to feel silly, but I guess thatís why I asked. I know for experienced backpackers, my first goal trip IS nothing. For me, it will be an accomplishment and a good point to start...
  9. Thank you, all! Iíd like to go as early as July...

    Thank you, all! Iíd like to go as early as July possibly...but I think while I had a reasonable amount of smart caution, my family is now fearmongering me and making me feel like Iím setting some...
  10. Newbie multi day backpacker...is my goal reasonable?

    Hi all!
    I am 27 years old and female from Upstate NY. While I grew up camping and hiking and often do long day hikes, Iím a newbie when it comes to multiday, longer backpacking trips. I am in...
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