I am planning to do a flip flop thru hike of the AT starting on March 11th. My plan is to go SoBo from Harpers Ferry to Springer, get a ride back to Harpers Ferry and then go NoBo to Katahdin. My question is does anyone know why this kind of flip flop is not commonly done?
My reasoning is that I would prefer to miss the bubble of hikers starting on Springer in March. I’ll pass them eventually as I make my way south to Springer but the number of hikers should be less as some decide to leave the trail during those first couple of months. And secondly, I want to finish on Katahdin.