We are starting this blog to document our planning, preparation and to give updates of our 2013 northbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail.
Sassafras is in the seventh grade and will be 13 years old when we start in Late March of 2013. She loves hiking and backpacking. In the last 4 years she has section hiked all of Maine (much of it 2 or 3 times), northern New Hampshire, Southern Georgia and the southern part of Virginia.
We have meet Parent/child teams each year thru hiking and she has wanted to do a thru hike for the last 3 years. With the support of my wife, her school and my work, we are able to attempt this adventure.
We will be doing gear reviews and planning updates in the future.
Please go to our youtube channel to see video's of our past hikes and video updates from our thru hike.
mainebob6363 youtube channel