So after doing my first 3 day 2 nighter I've learned a couple of things. After doing 5 miles the first day, 15 miles the second day, and 5 more on the last day, I learned that a good pair of boots are worth their weight in gold. I thought I had a good pair, but was wrong. We did the AT and it was pretty. Finally the old saying "ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain" is really true. All in all a great experience though I will definitely be doing it again. Although the canoe camping trip seem like they would be right up my ally, may be giving one ago this summer.