It's looking more and more like I will begin a section hike next May. My plan is to be away from home a couple of weeks per month with 10-12 days hiking, then go home a couple of weeks per month. Hopefully I can knock out 120-140 miles per trip.

Is there a guide of sorts that lists usual weather and bug conditions by month and by state. For example, from what I gather hiking in Maine in May, June, early July is likely to be wet and buggy. By late July through early September is cool weather with minimal bugs. By October or November winter conditions are setting in.

I realize each year is different and of course will check immediate weather reports. But some general information may prove helpful for planning. I plan on going generally southbound as this will make each drive shorter and easier as I get closer to my Florida home. However I don't need to do each section in order and will go where the conditions are most enjoyable. Day temps in the mid 50s should result in minimal black flies and mosquitoes and would be awesome hiking to me.

My initial thought is to hike a section in CT-MA in May, perhaps NY in June, then ME (Katahdin sobo) the second half of July and August, continue working south in September and October as weather permits. Nothing is set in stone.

Thank you.