Well my son Brian aged 48 has been on the AT for almost one week starting in Duncannon PA and heading south for Springer mountain GA. It's roughly half way between both ends. He intends to take a train, bus etc. back to his starting point then proceed north for Mt Katahdin ME. He wants to be a through hiker and use what he experienced on the 2,160 mile trail when he resumes his job as a math and science teacher next Sept. Brian did receive the blessing,envy of the students, parents, faculty and administration. (some reluctantly). He has also been planning & training for this venture for over a year. Brian has been kicking over the idea ever since one haggard and weary soul stumbled into our camp site at the ft. of Mt Katahdin back in 74 and spun a few tales. He was just about to complete his dream and climb Katahdin in the morning.
Any body here do the AT straight through in one year Do you have any similar dreams ?