Of course, I've been reading a lot about the AT lately. Well, for a few months I have been. Today I stumbled upon a couple of Zach Davis' older blog posts. For those of you who don't know, Zach Davis wrote the book "The Appalachian Trials", which is also the name of my favorite AT hiking blog that he created.
Yesterday, at Salt Pump, I met his intern, so that was cool
This is a really neat article that he wrote last year about reasons why he loves backpacking. Most of these are the same reasons I've been loving rock climbing, or even just taking my puppy for walks. If these things sound good to you then I highly suggest you start hiking. I haven't even started officially "backpacking" yet, and all the things he mentioned are my favorite parts of hiking and climbing.