There is early season AT thruhiker that has met his match on the stretch of the AT between Kinsman Notch and Kinsman (near Mt Wolf). This is his second thruhike and his current daily mileage is impressive. It seems to be at least a partially car supported hike but haven't looked into the details.

He tried the same stretch the day before and had to turn around. Check out the first few minutes of yesterdays video and its surprising early conclusion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UztyYF55y7o

His plans for today is the Franconia Ridge, I expect he will be in better shape but expect the stretch from the low spot between Lafayette and Garfield to South Twin he will be going over in a day or two is going to be a gnarly one.

Given its Victoria day this weekend and Memorial Day the next I expect more than few folks are in for a big surprise with their hiking plans. The spring skiers on the other hand will love it.