Today marks 3 months until I begin my newest adventure: hiking the Appalachian Trail.
For friends of mine following my attempt, the Appalachian Trail begins at Amicalola State Park in Northern Georgia and ends 2,190 miles at Mount Katahdin, Maine. The trail passes through 14 states.
Last couple days of March will see John and I drive from our off-grid, deep in the bush cabin and drive 1,400 miles to Georgia. We figure it’ll take us about 3 days. We’ll have to hit a Wal-Mart and REI to stock up supplies that I couldn’t bring across the border like food and camp fuel.
And then, I’ll be on my own as John drives back home. From Amicalola I’ll begin the first of an estimated five million steps on my way to Maine. It should take between 4.5 to 6 months.
I’m well prepared. I have the right gear. I’m in decent shape. I have great insurance coverage. I won’t be alone on the trail as there are many hikers who attempt this particular long distance hike at the same time.