Starting at the end of September, I'll be taking a month or slightly more to do a trail that's been on my mind for a little over a year. The New England Trail consists of several trails that don't seem to be used as one network as far as I know:
The Cohos Trail
Several White Mountains Trails
a roadwalk from Plymouth to Sunapee
The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail
The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
The Metacomet Trail
The Matabesett Trail
The Quinnipiac Trail
In all, this will take me from the Canadian border in New Hampshire down to the coast of Connecticut. By my most recent calculations, this is just shy of 600 miles, with about 70 miles on the road.
I haven't put a lot of thought into the gear yet, but I think I'll be sub-10 pound, even with some warm clothing for the nippy weather in the Whites. Most of my planning time so far has gone into figuring out the logistics, since I'm not sure if this has been done before.
If anybody wants to join for part or all of the trail, I certainly won't stop you. Here's a little blog I'm putting together for the trip, although I don't expect many people to read it, since I'm not web savvy at all: