Hey guys, I'm just new to the forum and I thought I would introduce myself. My name in Ben MacInnis and I am a 23 year old Marine Biology from New Brunswick, Canada. It has been a dream of mine to hike the AT ever since I first climbed Mt. Katahdin in 1990. I joined this mailing group to get information and an idea about what is involed in doing a thru hike (I'm starting to catch on to the terms).