Once again the stars have aligned and I get to do a rolling camping trip from Georgia to Maine. For a bushcrafter, it's really more about the ecosystems that you pass through rather than state boundaries. I say "get to" because I know that any day that I get to hike the AT is the greatest day of my life. Many times I have hoisted on my pack shortly after dawn (or the crack of noon) and surveyed my mountain kingdom and realized: I get to do this? Miraculous. My intention is to start slow in early March and stay out the entire season and be the last man to summit Katahdin on October 15, because as the saying goes, last man to Katahdin wins. I like to say "He who has the most fun wins". When I finished the PCT everybody automatically assumed I would go for the CDT next to finish the triple crown. I gave it a lot of thought, and the short version is: not this year, maybe next time. And there will be a next time as long as I can walk. I look at my first thru hike of the AT in 2015 as a practice run. This trip should be more fun because now I know where all the best spots are and I will have extra time to enjoy them. So, if you live near the AT, let's meet up and drink a beer. Or come out and hike for a couple days, you can set the pace, haha.