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    Default Any May Starts!?

    I will most likely be taking my trip in late April - early May. I was wanting to see who else might be leaving a little late next year!

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    I'm targeting a start during that timeframe. I was originally thinking May 1, but I've been juggling dates and most likely have settled on April 17.
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    may is not really "late" it still gives you 5 and half months..... maybe more depending on when katahdin closes... I hear they are going till late Oct or maybe even nov 1st this year

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    Masonormous - I'm in the same boat as you. My last day at work should be Friday, 4/24/14 (not that I'm counting down or anything). The trail departure date will then be a trade off between spending a little time with my family and wanting to hit the trail. My guess is that I'll be looking to start some time the following week (i.e., 4/27-5/1).

    From what I've been reading, if you're not pressed to get back for the start of a new school year, heading out a little later can be really pleasant. Sure there's great things to say about all approaches, though!
    NOBO planned for 2015. Check out my blog at www.thebusquestion.com!

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    may 1st is a Friday... I personally would go like the 27th/28th or wait till 5th or 6th. mid week.... a lot will start may 1st and Saturday the 2nd...... not near many that will be starting april 1st but still..... I was planning on going may 10ish when I finished Grad school, but now its looking like it will be the following year before I get a chance to go back...... I hope yall enjoy your trips.... the AT is an awesome experience... don't plan too much out, just go with the flow and enjoy the ride.

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    I had been planning to do a SOBO this year, but I've had a change of heart and would like to get started as soon as I can. It is nice to see others that will be starting in May! I'll be making my way up the approach trail on or around May 8. See you guys out there.

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    See ya then, John!
    NOBO planned for 2015. Check out my blog at www.thebusquestion.com!

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    NoBo and planning to start mid to late may!

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    I know it's a bit in the future...but I'm set on a late May NOBO start in 2016. Can't come soon enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryjohnson09 View Post
    I know it's a bit in the future...but I'm set on a late May NOBO start in 2016. Can't come soon enough!
    I will see you there!! NOBO class of 2016. May 14(ish) start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by masonormous View Post
    I will most likely be taking my trip in late April - early May. I was wanting to see who else might be leaving a little late next year!
    I will be planning a 2015 hike, for end of may. I stealth hiked the trail in 2009 - almost all night hiking maybe 80% - I love night hiking, skipped most shelters and hostels. Bath in the rivers, streams, rain etc. I avoided people. But I think this time I'll be trying to be a more social creature. I will be doing a NOBO this time, and would love some company if anyone is starting off Springer around May 20th.

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    Starting the approach trail on May 1st. See y'all out there!

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    My friend Anna and I will be starting our NOBO expedition in early May! Hope to see you on the trail!

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    Hi,
    I'm in grad school and my last week of classes is the last week of April so I'd be looking to start late April/early May. I'm looking for a trail partner/partners that are close in age and skill level!

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    Hi,
    I'm in grad school and my last week of classes is the last week of April so I'd be looking to start late April/early May. I'm looking for a trail partner/partners that are close in age and skill level!

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    Hello to all May Starters! I am going to be starting on May 1 (hiking the approach trail the day before) so will be right up on Springer to touch the first blaze and head north. I going as far as Harpers Ferry-my boyhood home, so every step will be one of "walking home".

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    Hi there Masonormous. I am from Stafford County as well. Hopefully we will see each other on the trail at some point.

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