I left last Tuesday. I made it to Franklin from Russell Bridge and had to quit on Saturday due to ride situations at the end. I was VERY upset I couldn't completre the trail just 38 miles short. But I do intend to thru hike it completely in the near future. You were right about the maps. Overall, it was pretty easy to follow. But from Buckeye Creek to Wallace Branch (the road section) it was very difficult to follow. Only saw 3 or 4 yellow blazes on telephone poles the entire 14 miles. Luckily, a Trail Angel/Bartram Trail Society Member came by and showed me the way. I had to ward off several aggressive dogs on this section as well. Everything else was beautiful. I got a chance to sleep in the bus! That really surprised me. I was just hiking along and all of a sudden there was an old, beaten down bus in the middle of the woods on a ridgeline.HA. Oh, and my camera died 30 min into the trip, so I have about 3 pics to show for it. Not worth a trip report-will give a report next time I attempt a thru.