Heading back out on the trail after last years fiasco (An Early End.). The same crew, Jason, Roberta and Emerson. Our plan is to do the remaining 138 miles of the OT in two sections. The first would be 88 miles in 7 days, averaging 12.6 miles per day arriving at Queen Wilhelmina Lodge on evening of March 10.
We will spend two nights at the lodge, getting a rest day and restocking our food before heading out to finish the final 51 miles. We could possibly finish this section in four days but the plan has 4.5 days at 11.4 miles per day.
The plan is easier than our attempt last year which had us doing 15-16 miles/day. Of course our biggest concern after last year is the weather. The long range forecast calls for highs in the low 60’s, lows in the mid 30’s with some short periods of rain. If this holds it should be perfect hiking weather!