The foothills Trail

  • October 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM

I am looking to do a through hike on the foothills trail in the fall. Sending out an invite to see if anyone wants to join me. I plan on asking for a week off from work. the trail can be done in five to six days.

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  • Jason H.

    Hope you guys are out there enjoying it!

    October 9, 2013

  • Susan

    Congratulations, Jason! How many days did it take you?
    Hoping the weather will be equally nice next week...

    2 · October 1, 2013

    • Jason H.

      Hey Susan. This was the third time doing it and I wanted to try and step it up. It took 4 days, 8 hrs, 49 mins. Not that I was counting or anything. :) I have got to make some changes with my gear. Started out with a 40 lb pack with food and water. I know of some changes I can do to lighten the load, just have to put forth the effort, or the money, and do them. Thanks! Hope the weather is great for you guys too!

      October 1, 2013

  • Jason H.

    Finished with my solo. The weather was perfect. However, the spiders thought so too! I must have walked through 5000 spider webs. They are tiny little guys but were quite aggravating. Maybe they will be gone by Sunday and maybe you guys will pass at least one hiker. If you do, haul tail before they can rebuild them. :)

    September 30, 2013

  • Susan C

    Just finished 31.4 miles on the Gorges section of Foothills trail. That was enough for me. I hope you guys have fun. I you have any questions that I can answer I will be glad to help. Also, I still have our agenda where we were planning our food drops and distances for each day for a FHT through hike.

    September 27, 2013

  • Hester E.

    Any thoughts on taking a child on a through hike? She is 6

    July 16, 2013

    • Hester E.

      We have the eno double nest with bug net.....we had to break out the emergency blanket the first night.....ugh! One call to grandma and we scored a sleeping bag! Much better sleeping. With a little heater girl helps too!

      September 26, 2013

    • Christopher H.

      yeah now should i take my two person tent or the one person?????? Decisions Decisions Decisions !!!

      September 26, 2013

  • Susan

    Woot!

    September 26, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    Its getting close!!!! I am getting super excited!!!

    September 25, 2013

  • Susan

    I have never hiked this distance before, but might be up for the challenge. Food for so many days would be particularly difficult. Are you planning for anyone to meet us at a road crossing to reprovision?

    September 18, 2013

    • Christopher H.

      Yeah or leaving a car with suppys in the trunk.

      September 18, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    I am trying to get everything organized a head of time so anyone that is coming can you please email me, call, or text so we can get everything in order. email is [masked] or cell#[masked]-3024. Thanks in advance.

    September 15, 2013

  • Mike A.

    Have to back out due to work conflict, but luckily I'll be going in early Dec :)

    September 12, 2013

  • faye

    I would like to do this. I would need help with packing. Anyone willing to help me pack?

    April 19, 2013

    • Christopher H.

      if your still wanting to go i am willing to help in any way.

      September 11, 2013

  • Colleen

    Any additional info on this trip yet?

    September 6, 2013

    • Christopher H.

      Trying to get all the info and planning worked out as we speak.

      September 11, 2013

  • Colleen

    I would like to join the trip, but I may have to meet up with you somewhere along the trail on the second weekend, not sure if I can get the week off.

    July 29, 2013

  • Robert R.

    I would love to go and will ask off from work. I have through hiked it 2 times and is a beautiful trail with lots of different terrains.

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • Erin

    We would love to do that but that week won't work for us unfortunately.

    May 6, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    Yes i am still planning on doing it.

    April 28, 2013

    • Nancy G.

      If I dont have anyone sign up in September I will go with you in October

      April 28, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    Christopher are you still planning this ???

    April 28, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    Faye i could help you with anything you need just let me know.

    April 21, 2013

  • Thurman B.

    Conflict schedule for me I will be on vacation 1-5 the Oct so I can't go 6 the 13

    April 14, 2013

  • Kat M.

    That week sounds good to me!

    April 14, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    I would like to do it the first full week of October. The way my work is i would have to start the hike on Sunday the 6th and would have to go back to work on the next Sunday on 13th. would that be ok with everyone?

    April 13, 2013

  • Susan C

    Let me know the date in October so my husband can arrange to handle the household while I'm gone. Basically any week should work for me. I think the earlier the better warm days cool nights.

    April 13, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    Ok Guys and Gals i would love to setup a meet up time to discuss planning the trip could everyone let me know what day they will have free in the next week or two so i can try to set it up to meet and make plans in stone.

    April 7, 2013

    • Nancy

      I'm open to doing the hike in Oct.

      April 8, 2013

    • Delina

      I'm a bit south of yall (Charleston) so if someone can just post details about what the plan of attack is I'll plan accordingly :)

      April 11, 2013

  • Jason H.

    I would like to do the trail in October, however, I plan on hiking it solo. No offense to anyone. If you've ever been out in the woods for an extended period of time by yourself, you know what type of medicine it is and how good it is for you. I will however be glad to help anyone out that may have questions. If you guys do it in October, I would be more than happy to join you for a night on the trail. Let me know if there's anything I can do. Thanks.

    3 · April 9, 2013

  • Kat M.

    Hi Christopher, I am in Charlotte and so it might not be so convenient for me to meet, but just let me know what you all decide. I am pretty wide open for the fall. Thank you! Kat

    April 7, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    i was thinking of September or October. But i am also willing to try and work with everyone wanting to go.

    March 24, 2013

  • Thurman B.

    I am already off first week in October for a family vacation what month will we try to do this in the fall.

    March 24, 2013

  • Jason H.

    Thank you for posting Chris. I am thinking about doing the trail in October. Did it a couple years ago in October, and two years before that in October. Seems to be tradition now. If you guys set it up soon, I might meet you guys on the trail somewhere for an overnighter.

    March 24, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    Everyone who wants to go we need to meetup soon and try to make some plans so everyone can get time off and so we all can be on kinda the same page.

    March 22, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    Yeah i was thinking about taking a week off and starting on sat and planning on being done by end of day on Thursday. I plan on taking it in and not flying through it.

    March 22, 2013

  • Thurman B.

    so when is the timeframe on this one? and will we start on a saturday and go til we get done ?

    March 22, 2013

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