We’ve finally set a date for the thru-hike! We’ve been talking about this hike for 6 months now, its about time we finally get a date set and start planning a detailed itinerary.
We’re estimating 5 to 6 weeks on the trail. We plan to leave September 19, putting us at Jockey’s Ridge sometime between October 24 and 31. We had to aim for later than the busy season at our jobs, which puts us in the fall. But we wanted to leave early enough that the weather will still be nice. The weather almanac says average highs should be mid-60s to mid-70s and average lows should be 40-ish to mid-50s.
6 months and counting until we set out from Clingmans Dome 🙂