Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Default When is the herd done with Georgia?

    I've got a couple of AT sections in Georgia I want to finish this spring before the heat of summer hits.
    When are most of the thruhikers done with Georgia?
    I don't want to add to the 'herd' around the limited shelters.

    Thanks,
    StoveStomper

  2. #2
    Registered User Peaks's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-04-2002
    Location
    Marlboro, MA
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by StoveStomper
    I've got a couple of AT sections in Georgia I want to finish this spring before the heat of summer hits.
    When are most of the thruhikers done with Georgia?
    I don't want to add to the 'herd' around the limited shelters.

    Thanks,
    StoveStomper
    Looking at the survey done in 1989 by Roland Mueser, and published in his book "Long Distance Hiking,", 90% of the thru-hikers start by April 15. The latest any thru-hiker started was May 6. Considering that it takes about a week to get to Bly Gap, the trail in Georgia should be clear of thru-hikers by mid May.

  3. #3
    Section Hiker 500 miles smokymtnsteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-30-2002
    Location
    Fairbanks AK, in a outhouse.
    Age
    60
    Posts
    4,545
    Images
    33

    Default

    which sections stove stomper?
    "I'd rather kill a man than a snake. Not because I love snakes or hate men. It is a question, rather, of proportion." Edward Abbey

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smokymtnsteve
    which sections stove stomper?
    I still have Neels to Unico Gap and Dicks Creek to NC to go.
    I figure a couple of long weekends will get it done. The drive up and back is the hard part for me.

    I was hopeing the large groupings would be over mid April. It's Spring down here on the coast right now.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    09-05-2002
    Location
    Lakewood, WA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,885
    Images
    118

    Default

    On my section hike in 2002, I started on May 1 at Springer and saw a few thruhikers in Georgia. The biggest clutch was at Gooch Gap, where there were maybe 8. I saw only one of them ever again. Most of the time I was in Georgia, I saw only a few weekend hikers. At Stover there were three others, Gooch the eight, Blood one other, Low three, Tray two, Plumorchard zero. And, I wasn't passing tents either. May seems to be a good time to start as the heat hasn't arrived in full yet and the cold has (mostly) gone home for the summer.

  6. #6
    Registered User Dances with Mice's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-20-2003
    Location
    North Georgia
    Posts
    3,974
    Images
    147

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by StoveStomper
    I've got a couple of AT sections in Georgia I want to finish this spring before the heat of summer hits.
    When are most of the thruhikers done with Georgia?
    I don't want to add to the 'herd' around the limited shelters.
    You could be asking one of two questions here, I'll answer both.

    If your goal is to stay at uncrowded shelters, then late April - mid May.

    If your goal is to avoid overcrowded campsites, then hike anytime. You can't walk a single mile in Georgia without passing good campsites. There's no need to join the herd around the shelters.

  7. #7
    Registered User hacksaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-06-2002
    Location
    Big Canoe, GA.
    Age
    72
    Posts
    301

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dances with Mice
    You could be asking one of two questions here, I'll answer both.

    If your goal is to stay at uncrowded shelters, then late April - mid May.

    If your goal is to avoid overcrowded campsites, then hike anytime. You can't walk a single mile in Georgia without passing good campsites. There's no need to join the herd around the shelters.

    Yeah, I agree with what D W M said.

    Hacksaw

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •