My dad and I are going to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in June. A couple of weeks ago I bought some boots and have been wearing them while walking to try and break them in. I got some additional stuff this weekend, and tonight I loaded up my backpack (36.5 lbs.) and hiked our three-mile bridge route. (From home up over the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, down to and over the Suspension Bridge and then back home.) I made it. My back is pretty sore, but I'm better off than I expected. I guess we'll see how I feel tomorrow.
I'm interested in any tips about hiking the trail if you have any info/advice.
Mike Mussina, Hall of Famer
3 months ago