In 2009, I set off to thru-hike the 2,178-mile long Appalachian Trail, which spans from Georgia to Maine.
I had done some backpacking before, but nothing to this extent. I thought I had it all planned out - from daily mileage to dates of arrival.
That was the first illusion to be broken: dates and daily mileage charts...
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