He's been pretty excited about it lately. When he was in the UK, we did even did a little bit of warmup hiking to get him ready. It was really rugged.
We even made sure to wear our sturdiest hiking boots, just to be safe.
I was positively glowing after being proposed to [okay, maybe it was the flash], but all he could focus on was the poster in the background...
His current plan is stick to a strict budget (which wouldn't involve said "halt[s] at wayside inns for beer"), but we'll see how long that lasts :)
Come to think of it, the AT has been everywhere. Even when Z flew back to the 'States from his UK visit, the plane went right over Katahdin, the iconic final peak of the trail. Sa-weeeet! (although that snow doesn't look promising! Hopefully by July it won't be too much of an issue...)
Now, for your reading pleasure: 7 things you didn't know about the Appalachian Trail, via Time mag. (and Fact #2 has a relevant update, evidently)