Just a quick note to say I will be back on the AT some time in early May 2016, starting where I left off (or rather back slightly in Daleville, Virginia, around mile 725).
With a third of the trail already complete I am hopeful that the reduced time pressure will allow me to follow a more sensible pace and thus reduce the risk of injury, while a lower pack weight will take some of the strain off my biggest weakness: my feet.
To that end I will publish soon a breakdown of my changed gear list, showing the results of my efforts to reduce my pack weight by around a third, knocking off 3kg from around 8kg (18lb) in 2014 to 5kg (11lb) in 2016′s attempt on the remaining 1460 miles.
That’s it for now. Onwards and upwards…