For those of you following Macon... Daystar, you may be interested in some background information on the AT. Here's an article we found at weather.com:
No news to report from our happy hiker, which means no cell service. We think it's this week that she begins hiking the White Mountains. Thankfully all the winter gear that we'd mailed to the Mountain Goat Outfitters reached her, and she's sent her lighter weight things back home to Chattanooga. We'll post as we hear more. Stay tuned.