I love the trip reports I read on here, especially the photos.
My whole life has been in the Southeast, including my hiking. I've been other places, of course, but since my wife and most of my Florida buddies don't hike (or are fair weather hikers), a trip to Colorado, AZ, Utah, Texas, Montana, etc for a hike has been a dream.
Well, a friend of mine called and said he's tired of wishing and ready to plan a Summer 2010 hike! He's serious this time!!!!!
I figure 10-15 mile days, about 5 days' duration, with good water sources, and views/wildlife would be essential. I've handled a few 16 mile days in the Carolina mountains, and he has to get in better shape, FWIW. He's dedicated, though, so I'm not overly worried. He mentioned June, but that may be flexible. Neither of us are accustomed to altitude as of today. As for navigation skills, I'd prefer on-trail.
Where would the experts recommend? Thanks for your advice.