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    Thumbs up Anyone Starting around June 20th?

    Just checking to see how alone or how lucky I may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appalachian.jackson View Post
    Just checking to see how alone or how lucky I may be.
    Not alone, Jackson! If the trend holds there'll be dozens and dozens of MEGAs already ahead of you.
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    I hope to be on the trail a couple weeks ahead of you.

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    Check out 2007 thru hiker's registry and 2007 SOBO's.
    I left on June 28th last year and had no shortage of hikers ahead of me, with me and behind me. Enjoy the trail. And the SOBO experience. And welcome to WB.
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    Well, I JUST joined WB and have every hope of starting around June 15 as a SOBO. See you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by appalachian.jackson View Post
    Just checking to see how alone or how lucky I may be.

    Are going NOBO or SOBO?

    I will be starting a seciton hike at Springer to ? (22-23 days) on June 14th. Was going to start on the weekend but you now have to stay two nights on the weekends.

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    I think your trail name should be Appalaction Jackson.
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    Hi,
    I'm planning to start my SOBO within a week after June 23.

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    June 26th for me.

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    I'll either be starting that weekend or the weekend before, not sure which yet.

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    :banana June 24th SOBO start

    I am starting June 24th. I know of another lad starting the same day and 2 starting June 25th.

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    there seems to be a lot of end june dates. is that common?

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    Im going around June 14, since that is the last week of school! Is anyone going around there? Because i have no one to go with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy18 View Post
    Im going around June 14, since that is the last week of school! Is anyone going around there? Because i have no one to go with.
    I think this thread was started for the 2007 season;

    However, I am planning to hike Maine, and Possibly NH/VT this summer, starting around Jun 21. My last day for school is Jun 16th. My departure will depend on the forcasted black fly crop. I understand this year wasn't too bad because of drought however when they are bad, it's best to wait till July.
    taking AMTRAK to ME from Savannah, GA.

    PM me if you're interested, I'll send my itenery when I have one,
    Also, I believe RedHat and a few others will be there shortly after your time.

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    Default SOBO's starting late June

    Quote Originally Posted by onicoe View Post
    there seems to be a lot of end june dates. is that common?

    Believe you me, this year's SOBO 'ders will be facing heavy black fly infestation, high water, blowdowns, mud mud and more mud....we have a heavy snow pack up here in the "One hundred mile wilderness" this winter. It will be interesting to see if Mt. Katahdin will be climbable by June. There is over 6+ of snow pack in K.I./Jo-Mary lowlands with the mountains having more. Add to this a rainy spring and flooding will occur. I try to keep updates in the spring on conditions up here as the hiking season starts....stay tuned...
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    Quote Originally Posted by appalachian.jackson View Post
    Just checking to see how alone or how lucky I may be.
    im starting in june. didn't pick date yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarstone View Post
    Believe you me, this year's SOBO 'ders will be facing heavy black fly infestation, high water, blowdowns, mud mud and more mud....we have a heavy snow pack up here in the "One hundred mile wilderness" this winter. It will be interesting to see if Mt. Katahdin will be climbable by June. There is over 6+ of snow pack in K.I./Jo-Mary lowlands with the mountains having more. Add to this a rainy spring and flooding will occur. I try to keep updates in the spring on conditions up here as the hiking season starts....stay tuned...

    thanks Boarstone, greatly appreciated,
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    im starting in june. didn't pick date yet

    I'm looking Jun 23 ish, out of school, dependant on the black fly crop, or I may say heck with it, and go anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarstone View Post
    Believe you me, this year's SOBO 'ders will be facing heavy black fly infestation, high water, blowdowns, mud mud and more mud....we have a heavy snow pack up here in the "One hundred mile wilderness" this winter. It will be interesting to see if Mt. Katahdin will be climbable by June. There is over 6+ of snow pack in K.I./Jo-Mary lowlands with the mountains having more. Add to this a rainy spring and flooding will occur. I try to keep updates in the spring on conditions up here as the hiking season starts....stay tuned...
    oh no! I know we'll have to see how things look to be sure, but is it possible a July start will avoid these problems?

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    People say those sorts of things about snow pack every year--I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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