... about his boots! What kind of loads are you guys carrying? I've had enough crappy experiences with boots that I don't even have any these days ... but I've not done any backpacking in forever, either, and have fairly bomb-proof ankles.
Pack weight will probably be in the low 30's - not bad. Lots of backpackers now hike in trail runners but I need the heavy boots for foot and ankle protection.
Not a bad long hike weight!
Exploring the possibility of a PA AT adventure in the not-too-distant future (maybe next year) ... at this point I'm enjoying the planning, maps, and spreadsheets. I'll probably pick your brain at some point with a few 'from the trail' questions.
Sure - I'd be happy to help.