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[nct-l] Introduction

Hello all,
I am a soon to be college graduate and I am fairly new to long distance
hiking (usually my trips are about one week). Beginning in the summer/fall
of 2002 I would like to begin a long distance hike of the North Country
Trail beginning in ND and hiking to MI. The NCT appeals to me because I
love the northwoods and their solitude. Also, being from Wisconsin will
make it a lot easier for my wife to visit me while on the trail. 

I have a few questions for some of you. In looking at all of the National
Scenic trails I have noticed that the NCT does not seem to get as much
attention as the three major North-South trails. Why is this trail less
popular than the CDT, PCT and AT? Why isn't the NCT included in the triple
crown? Is the NCT endless miles of "green tunnel" in most places and not
considered scenic enough because there are no mountain views? If hiking a
long distance is it possible to resupply in towns for the entire trip or is
it necessary to mail myself drop boxes? How often can I expect to ressupply?

Thank you in advance for you responses,
Robert Maly

P.S. How active is this list?