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Next year around late Summer or early fall, me and a group of other beginner hikers excluding one person (we have all only day hiked before) are going to be hiking for two weeks along the Appalachian Trail, are goal is to hike for about 5-10 miles a day as we are looking more to enjoy our hike and possibly Geocaching along the way.
Any advice would be appreciated, as well as where we could possibly end up at the end of our 2 wk. hike. (that way we can arrange pick-up or possibly drop off a car at the ending location) We only have 2 1/2 weeks bc some work and our in college atm.
We are hiking with one experienced Hiker (my mom) who has hiked many trails, including overnight and week long hikes in California's National parks.
We are all from Lower Alabama, and used to temperatures of over 95, so heat might not be an issue. (but I could be wrong as weather tends to change and we will be carrying packs.) my main concern is altitude, best bets for food, miles to each shelter (although none of us are above camping in the middle of nowhere anyways).
Any extra advice is greatly appreciated, ALSO! I tend to hike in my five points (toe shoes) so any extra advice pertaining to them would be greatly appreciated.