It has been a crazy few weeks with all my hike preparations. To change it up, a few of my buddies and I decided to see how quickly we could cover 2000 miles, exactly how the actually AT hike WONT be!
The gear required for this effort was considerable, my wife was going! Everyone else had similar issues to resolve but we managed to pull it all together. We headed out on Oct 10th as planned, minus 1 friend who was stuck making repairs before he could begin his trek. He actually did manage to catch up and was only 4-5 hours behind at the start. We had excellent weather which is always a good way to cover some ground and enjoy it.
Anyway, I just wanted to give a quick update to say that actual preparations are going well for the real trek. It’s nice to take a break now and then with good friends to enjoy other parts of this fantastic life!
See you soon on the AT.