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    Default What is Your Favorite 100 Mile Section of the AT?

    If you could only do one 100 mile section of the AT, what would it be and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spfleisig View Post
    If you could only do one 100 mile section of the AT, what would it be and why?
    very important question- do i have to do it all at once? i have never done the whites in one shot and dont think i'd want to.

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    Yes in one multi-day outing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spfleisig View Post
    Yes in one multi-day outing.
    i'll go with the smokies plus a little extra on both sides

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    The first 100 miles of Vermont. It "feels" like hiking should feel. To me it is the perfect mix of terrain, and is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James GAME2009 View Post
    The first 100 miles of Vermont. It "feels" like hiking should feel. To me it is the perfect mix of terrain, and is beautiful.
    i considered putting forth that as my choice as well, but i was thinking starting from the border up to bennington or so is kind of drab and then once you get down killington, drab again.

    looking at it now though, bennington to killington (rt4) is actually 90 miles (i thought it was maybe more like 70)... hmm i could be convinced to go with bennington to 10 miles past killington.

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    It depends on the time of year. Hot springs to Erwin in the spring. Anywhere in New England in the fall, narrowed down to how much effort you want to put into it. Summer time? I avoid doing any serious hiking during the heat of the summer.
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    Erwin to Damascus in mid to late April. Not sure of the miles, but its close.

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    I'm planning a section hike in September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spfleisig View Post
    I'm planning a section hike in September.
    yeah, do bennington to killington.

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    100 mile Wilderness, again.

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    the 100 mile wilderness in Maine. No other section of the AT can touch it for its beauty and wildness!

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    The last 100 miles, of any trail I am hiking. It means I am nearly finished and I can check another trail off my bucket list. The things in between the start and finish are just icing on the cake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrogLevel View Post
    Erwin to Damascus in mid to late April. Not sure of the miles, but its close.
    I just did this section in mid-May this year. It's ~128 miles and I thought it was great. It was my first multi-day section, though, so don't have much to compare it to.

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    This question is too hard. I like the Roan Mtn area, and the Smokies, and the HMW. But Vermont was nice too, and Georgia, and Maryland, and Connecticut, and ...
    Is there a 100-mile section that I wouldn't enjoy doing again? Maybe Pennsylvania, maybe northern Virginia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNH View Post
    the 100 mile wilderness in Maine. No other section of the AT can touch it for its beauty and wildness!
    Well, almost any place in Maine... but the HMW felt a lot less wild the second time through.

    For toughness and jaw-dropping beauty, the Mahoosucs or Baldpate are hard to beat. (Or the Grafton Loop Trail.)

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    I love you guys!!! My flights are booked to do Vermont next month and northern half of Maine in September! That'll finish all of the AT for me (except for 19.9 miles into Harpers Ferry in October).


    Quote Originally Posted by James GAME2009 View Post
    The first 100 miles of Vermont. It "feels" like hiking should feel. To me it is the perfect mix of terrain, and is beautiful.
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNH View Post
    the 100 mile wilderness in Maine. No other section of the AT can touch it for its beauty and wildness!
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    For me it is the 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine. Besides the 100MW, i have only done MA and bits of Vermont so my experience is limited. The beauty is incredible. Even though there were a lot more people on the trail than I expected, the surrounding area is very remote and you get a feeling of being in the middle of now where. There is also a good range of terrain and water is everywhere! The are also many stealth spots to camp. All that combined makes the 100MW my favorite 100 mile section on the AT so far.
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    1a Whites
    1b last 100 miles Nobo
    honorable mentions:
    albert mtn to NOC about 50 miles
    albert mtn to Hot Springs not quite 200 miles

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    Another vote for Hot Springs to Erwin, in the spring or fall.
    It's all good in the woods.

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