To repeat what others have said awesome thread man.
I've done around 120 miles over 4 trips (65 miles, 5 days being the longest). I've always wanted to do the smokies in one outting, but my outdoor trip this year is gonna be Rainier in Seattle. Maybe next year?
Great thread! I am considering doing the Appalachian Trail in batches starting this Summer starting with Georgia. I can only do it in June and July, though. Is it "possible" to do it during these months in Georgia in respect to weather? I work the rest of the year and wanted to do a state at a time. Note that I'm used to Mississippi Summer heat.