From June 15 2005 through November 11 2005 I walked the AT from Maine to Georgia. Just about 2,200 miles. It was a wonderful journey that taught me a lot about long distance hiking. Lessons such as: why carry 8 days of food when there is a town stop 3 days away? Lessons such as: why carry a misquito net, a stove, and waterproof gear during a drought (in August) in the middle atlantic states? This trip also taught me about how to "yogi" food from unsuspecting day hikers, how to hitch a ride to town, and how to "stealth" camp for free. I learned that the worst days of hiking can only lead to the best days of hiking. The journey is indeed the adventure. I also learned about how hard it is to reaquainte oneself to the busy, money driven 21st century after spending five months in the woods. I learned the joy of success as well as the stress of ending a trip with less than $100 to my name!