New to the forums and looking to get back on the trail soon.
I grew up in the shadows of the White Mountains and the A.T.. Now some 30 years later, I find myself living close to the other end of the A.T. in the backyard of Springer mountain.
One goal of mine has always been to do a thru-hike of the A.T. but this is still a few years off. I need to get loose weight and get back in shape before attempting more than just a few short day hikes.
I'm also going to need new gear. I'm a minimalist by heart and travel light in general so my backpacking gear will probably be the same way. However, I don't have much cash to spare on some of the really high-end stuff so I am going to be keeping it on the cheap but not cheap in safety or quality.