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Re: Hello

>O.k., I guess I should introduce myself. My name is George and I am fairly 
>new to backpacking. I am planning on doing a thru-hike in 97 (hopefully that 
>will give me enough time to make several more hikes, and learn a bit more 
>about what I am doing) and was wondering what is a good time to start. I am 
>thinking about setting off on March 1 so as to avoid some of the crowds, but 
>I am concerned about the weather. Any advice on this, or any other aspect of 
>doing a thru-hike would be greatly appreciated.

March is basically when most through-hikers start the trail, so if you're
hoping to avoid crowds, this aint the time to leave.  However, it is the
most logical time to start the trip......

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