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Appalachian Trail, 2012 season March/April

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1. Posted by Helloello (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hi there,

My name is Elena, i'm 21 from Derbyshire, England, currently living in Canada.

My next ambition is to hike the Appalachian trail in the states, 2012 season. I love the outdoors, hiking is my passion and i am excited to take on the challenge that is all over 2,000 miles of the trail.

I feel this is a trip i cannot undertake alone though, for safety reasons etc and so i am looking for people,from whatever walk of life, to join me on this adventure, have fun and revel in the challenge and experience.

Have you ever been inspired to take upon the challenge of the Appalachian Trail or something similar? Are you physically fit and able? Are you available from March/April 2012? Are you eligible for a tourist visa for the USA? Are you prepared to go without home comforts?

I definately recommend reading 'A Walk In The Woods' By Bill Bryson too, if you are interested.

Feel free to ask any questions, I look forward to your replies!

2. Posted by Matt70_2 (Budding Member 50 posts) 5y

Just finished 'A Walk in the Woods' while on holiday last week. It is a inspiring book and sounds like a real challenge.

I take it you will be taking the same route i.e. south to north, would have imagined Maine would be cold in March to do north to south?

Good luck for the hike i am sure you will enjoy it, see some awesome views and find out quite a bit about yourself.

Hope you are no Chicken John!!!

Matt

3. Posted by Helloello (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

@Matt70_2- I know, i love that book, Bryson sure does make me laugh out loud!
Yes, i will be doing south to north, i know it is the most popular, but then i have heard many people preferring southbound.
Thanks!

4. Posted by JJimen16 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

I am planning my NOBO to start March 1, 2012! I know its kind of early, maybe I'll see on the trial.

Joseph Jimenez

5. Posted by JJimen16 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Oh and A Walk in the Woods was a great book...one of the reasons to inspire me to hike the whole trail... I have dont mostly all of GA, and the Smokey Mt. NP and I am in love with the trail! I never thought I would EVER do the entire thing.

After meeting some good people, and realizing how much I really wanted to do it...the decision was easy to plan a 2012 trip. I am so excited to hike the trail and I know it will be the experience of a lifetime! I have hike the trail before...many times, but only in sections, so I am new myself, so please feel free to reach me with anything that might be of help to me.

Joe

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8. Posted by benjaninja (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hey elena! Im thru-hiking the A.T this year as well. ill be at springer mtn april 30th. your more then welcome to join me on this epic adventure. -snip- hope to see you on the trail!

Ben Howell

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9. Posted by benjaninja (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hey elena! my name is ben. Im thru-hiking the A.T this year as well. ill be at springer mtn april 30th. your more then welcome to join me on this epic adventure. look me up on fb if you"d like. email is : benjaninja85 @ g m a i l.com thank! hope to see you on the trail!

Ben Howell