In 2015, I finally convinced myself to attempt a solo thru-hike of the AT (after dreaming about it since I was a small child). Cue: a new-found independence, an amazing adventure, and ultimately - a stress-fracture that would force me to skip the middle section. Looks like I've got some more hiking to do!
With October rapidly approaching, and the last of the NOBOS making their way to Baxter State Park (well… hopefully - I do recall a few stragglers
Around this time last year - after all the gear had been bought, and all the logistics had been organized (or so I thought), I began to mentally