Though there are only three states remaining, there are big miles to cover in these states. For Vermont, the state I’m entering today, the trail covers 150 miles. New Hampshire has about 161 trail miles and there are more than 280 miles of the trail in Maine.
And these miles are notoriously more difficult than all of the miles already completed. That’s especially true for New Hampshire and the southern part of Maine. The trail there is so difficult almost every hiker decreases his or her average miles per day.
To be sure, I still have a long way to go.