I have been toying with the idea to do another thru hike in 4 years when I turn 70. I know I donít want to go NOBO again. What I have been thinking is starting in August from HF heading SOBO and getting to Springer in late Oct. I would then continue the next year starting in late April from HF heading north and finishing in July. This would essentially be two LASH and give me a chance to recover over winter between sections and still technically be considered a thru. I have never heard an alternative hike like this discussed. I would think that someone else has already done this.