Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: Class of 2019

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-27-2015
    Location
    Ernzen, Luxembourg
    Posts
    1

    Default Class of 2019

    Hey! It's never too early to prepare and plan ahead. I'm Luxembear from ... Luxembourg/Europe. If everything goes according to plan, you'll see me on the trail starting Feb/March 2019. I already put in for my leave and I was hoping to start a threat for next year. I did a few long distance trails in Europe, but nothing exceeding 150 miles. I've also been on the AT for a few day hikes already. But the time has come to get real about a thru hike . I've started this threat in hopes of getting to know a few people who are committed to hike the AT in 2019 and who can help each other out with planning and staying on goal.

    PS. As far as I know, I may be the first person from Luxembourg ever attempting a thru hike. Or does any of you ever met another fellow hiker from our tiny Grand-Duchy? (No, it's not Germany)

  2. #2
    Registered User luckythirteen's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-02-2017
    Location
    Murrieta, Ca
    Age
    33
    Posts
    8

    Default

    Iím planning a late February 2019 NOBO thruhike

  3. #3
    Registered User Elaikases's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-26-2016
    Location
    Plano, Texas
    Age
    64
    Posts
    410

    Default

    Since the ATC defines through hike as 12 month period, I'm planning to do a section in October and then start March 1 of next year.

    That lets my wife and I work our own hike our own way. So we will be 2019 as well.

  4. #4
    Registered User methodman's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-23-2015
    Location
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Age
    72
    Posts
    141

    Default Class of 2019

    My plan is to start my thru hike the last week of February. Hope to see you then.

  5. #5
    NOBO Mar '21 BowGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-26-2018
    Location
    Ontario, 🇨🇦
    Age
    55
    Posts
    108

    Default

    I’m hiking NOBO second week of March. 9 months and counting.
    We donít stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking.
    - Finis Mitchell


    https://lighterpack.com/r/6yyu2j

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    05-31-2018
    Location
    Pittsburgh, pa
    Age
    43
    Posts
    1

    Default

    I plan on starting my NOBO hike on March 1st. Hope to meet you on the trail 😃

  7. #7

    Default

    I am planning on starting sometime in the second half of March. Exact date unsure at this time. Hoping to see a good crowd! Where is everyone in your planning process? Anything you've found useful so far? I'm just doing a lot of prep hikes to dial in my gear. Luckily, I live in Atlanta, so I've spent a lot of time on the GA section and have spoken to many thru hikers this year beginning the journey.

  8. #8
    NOBO Mar '21 BowGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-26-2018
    Location
    Ontario, 🇨🇦
    Age
    55
    Posts
    108

    Default

    While voluntary, I registered my hike with the ATC. My start date is March 18.
    I also purchase out of country travel insurance for six months (I’m from Canada)
    We donít stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking.
    - Finis Mitchell


    https://lighterpack.com/r/6yyu2j

  9. #9
    Registered User kizzybean's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-02-2007
    Location
    Maine/Florida
    Posts
    86
    Images
    2

    Default

    Planning a thru hike for 2019. Flip flop starting Mid April, Northern Virginia. 2017 thru hike attempt stopped after the unexpected death of my Dad pulled me off the trail in the first week. That attempt was NOBO and I learned a lot in those few days, one thing was I am not a fan of the crowds starting late March. Flip Flop allows me to start a little later, avoid the crowded camp areas and can take some time off when I reach Maine my summer home before heading back SOBO early fall. Hope to see you all on the trail at some point. I'm slow and steady. "Ole Girl".

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    03-10-2017
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Age
    45
    Posts
    239

    Default

    Planning on NOBO 2019. Penciling in March 11 for my start date (also, not doing the approach trail).

    As far as planning, I'm nailing down my gear, just about done. Only thing I'm on the fence about is my tent, but I've got plenty of time to figure that out. I could take the one I'm currently using, but there are always lighter options

    Looking forward to meeting some people! Would also love to chat more as our dates get closer!

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-25-2018
    Location
    harrisonburg,va
    Age
    48
    Posts
    7

    Default

    me too! was debating starting after or from flip flop festival in HF or at Southern end of Shenandoah National Park and hiking to the festival then continuing on north from there. No trail name yet, maybe blazinraisin? we'll see.

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    03-17-2009
    Location
    Hadley Pa.
    Age
    64
    Posts
    397

    Default

    I'm looking at a start of 15 Mar 2019. Nobo.

  13. #13
    Registered User adam12's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-07-2013
    Location
    Beavercreek, Ohio
    Age
    55
    Posts
    18

    Default

    I am also planning a late February start. Newly retired!!! Can't wait.....

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    01-25-2017
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Age
    64
    Posts
    803

    Default

    Started a trail journal.

    http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/596552

    All preparation now.

    Wife registered us with the ATC.

  15. #15
    Registered User Conductor's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-14-2005
    Location
    Portage, Michigan
    Age
    65
    Posts
    47
    Images
    2

    Default

    Tentative start date March 13, NoBo. I'm going to start at the Visitors center this time and just drag my feet for a few months. Until then, just passing time with gear testing and new resupply strategies. Thinking of going stove-less this time, since it actually worked out fairly well during the last few hundred of 16.

    New trail journal http://www.trailjournals.com/conductor19 Looking forward to meeting a bunch of new folks.

  16. #16
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-19-2017
    Location
    Flowery Branch, Georgia
    Age
    25
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Starting Feb 1st! Attempted last year but messed my knee up.

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-06-2018
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Hey, Iím planning a nobo last week in February and really excited. Hope to meet some of you guys out there and maybe get some useful hints and tips prior to departure date!

  18. #18
    Registered User TMathers's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-07-2017
    Location
    Denver,Colorado
    Age
    62
    Posts
    46

    Default

    I will attempt a thru hike SOBO in early june of 2019.

  19. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-25-2018
    Location
    harrisonburg,va
    Age
    48
    Posts
    7

    Default

    I got a week of vacation coming up and was thinking of doing a short section in the Shenandoah as a warm up for my 2019 flip flop thru hike. was thinking about late September or first week in October. wasn't real concerned about trying to do big miles but more or less trying out gear and gettn dialed in a bit. Anyone out there interested, click on my name tag, add as a friend and send a private message. thanks and best of luck to all in your prep for next year. -blazinraisin

  20. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-19-2018
    Location
    Boise, ID / Baker City, OR
    Age
    41
    Posts
    1

    Default

    I'm looking at starting around mid-April. Hopefully late enough to avoid the overcrowding but still early enough to not contend with Baxter closing before I get there. I don't want to be in a hurry either.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
++ New Posts ++

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •