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Graham Sims
(Jenner) - F
Start date on 12/13/2007 08:12:14 MST Print View

for The Long Trail? I would think maybe June 1st? most likely would go NoBo

george carr
(hammer-one) - F - MLife

Locale: Walking With The Son
Aaaaaaahhhh, make them go away!!!!!! on 12/15/2007 07:45:56 MST Print View

If you start around June 1 the blackflies will probably be out in fullforce and it's usually pretty muddy. Then July is skeeters. If I had a choice I'd go in mid August or early September. It'll take the average hiker about 3-4 weeks (give or take)to complete the Long Trail.

Jon Rhoderick
(hotrhoddudeguy) - F - M

Locale: New England
Re: Aaaaaaahhhh, make them go away!!!!!! on 12/15/2007 07:49:34 MST Print View

Thats a good point, I was thinking of heading out around that date as I graduate May 31, maybe still worth bearing through though...

John Haley
(Quoddy) - F

Locale: New York/Vermont Border
Re: Start Date on 12/15/2007 08:18:13 MST Print View

I started July 30th this year on my NOBO thru. Almost no bugs and resonable temperatures. Warm to almost hot in the southern part during the day. The low I encountered the northern section was 40F at "Puffer". The next few nights were also about the same since the capsites are all at higher elevations.

The only deterrent to this time frame is the "bubble" of AT hikers, both NOBO and SOBO in the joint southern 100 miles.