[cdt-l] Thru-hike?

joseph beals bealsjw at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 17 18:30:38 CDT 2006


To clarify I just finished my AT thru-hike, and have
alot of land nav experience from hiking in alaska and
the military.  I can see where the concerns are coming
from though.  I have looked at some of the trail
journals, and found some information that was good to
know.  -Joe

--- William Tarantino <wjtara at wm.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I agree with Jonathan, try starting with trail
> journals.  When I was first starting out they were
> invaluble.  Jonathan's, as it happens, is one of the
> best (www.phlumf.com).  Read a few so that you get a
> number of perspectives.
> 
> Also, if this is your first long distance trail,
> depending on your level of experience, you should
> definitely spend the next couple of years building a
> lot of experience and comfort with the wilderness. 
> Especially if you are going by yourself.  Have you
> looked into the PCT at all?  It is more manageable
> and almost as incedible.  It also has a larger
> population, on my CDT hike I never saw a single
> person on eleven days (three in a row on one
> ocassion).  If you aren't used to being alone in the
> wilderness such days can be scary.
> 
> Will
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