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I realize that this is going to be a combo topic. Part hike, part Expedition vehicle. This one is on my husbands "please let's do this" list.

We are headed to Costa Rica for 9 days in August. It just wets my appetite for the REAL deal.
 

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i drive over it twice a day in northwest jersey, does that count
 

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It sure does NEPA! I know that we will have to invest at least 6 months of our time AND have a HUGE support team. At least the FJ will be on the support team!!!
 

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let me know if u need a place to take a break,sleep in a real bed ,shower ect....
 

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We are definitely looking at this one!!! I could sure use a nice long walk.......
 

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Spanning fourteen states, this 2000+ mile trail runs from Georgia to Maine.

One of my life goals is to hike the Appalachian trail end-to-end. I plan to begin my trek the day after I retire from my daily job.

I plan to have my sister mail boxes of food and other supplies in my name to "general delivery" at post offices along the way at prearranged intervals. The post office will hold the boxes for me for up to one month. That way I can hike non-stop without having to worry about when and where to replenish my cache of food, clothing, maps, etc. I can carry only what I need for each particular section of the trail...and mail back anything I determine I don't want to carry as an unnecessary burden or additional weight.
 

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thru hikers on the trail are a breed apart . from the guy that carves walking sticks and leaves them on the trail. and the different areas of the trail being known by different names. Like my state of Pa. is known as the place where boots go to die. if you look into doing this good luck and post up .
 

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I have nothing but admiration for anyone who attempts these 'ultra-marathon' trails.

Don't forget to visit us when you are done, for the longest hiking trail in the world.

The Trans Canada Trail - 12,000 miles!

- Solo
 

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I have done parts of it. the Virginia section when I was stationed in Va.
And being from Maine, I have hiked the 100 mile wilderness. From Monson ME
to Katadin. That was rough, summit (3 ) 3k ft. peaks in one day. I was just trying to get from shelter to shelter, being that at the time, the only open fire allowed was at the shelters. I was doing 10-12 mi a day, the thru hikers were twice that. It's called the 100 mi wilderness, cause once you start, it's finish or turn back unless you get lucky and flag a trucker on the iron works rd.(think that was the name)
Highly recommend it if you like to hike. :bigthumb:

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My buddy and I hiked all of Vermont last summer. That took a little less then a month so if you are planning to hike the whole thing be prepared for a very long hike. I think the whole trail is about 2000 miles. Also have the right equipment and do a bunch of small weekend hikes before you set out to get prepared for full days of hiking.
 

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I plan to hike the trail starting April 2116. That is a month or so after I retire from the military. At my last base, an H-60 would fly us north from NY to Maine or New Hampshire, hoist us to the ground, and come back 5 or so days later. Living in Virginia Beach area I get the itch at least once a year to do something on the AT. A few weeks ago a couple friends and I decided to do Mt. Washington in NH before all the snow and ice melted and the climb became "easy". At the summit it was 70+mph winds and -15 deg F. Totally awesome. Since then, the shakes have settled down a bit.
 

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One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. A very entertaining story about hiking the Trail.

Bill Bryson's
"A walk in the woods"

Anyone read it?

I've read it and listened to it on audio tape multiple times.
 

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One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. A very entertaining story about hiking the Trail.

Bill Bryson's
"A walk in the woods"

Anyone read it?

I've read it and listened to it on audio tape multiple times.
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Oh yes

I still laugh whenever I think of Katz showing up with ring bologna...
 

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I'd like to take an FJ down the trail. :jester:

I guess hiking it would be alright too. :indifferent:
 

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