I am planning on starting out alone to thru-hike next season. Hitchhiking, especially alone, makes me very nervous. I understand that sometimes towns can be far out from the trail and hitch-hiking in is necessary. I have never hitchhiked and was hoping I might get some advice.
Some of my questions are:
How often did you have to hitch-hike on the trail? Did you usually hitch-hike alone? Did you ever say no to a ride? Are there areas to avoid picking up a ride?