Anyone have a preference to when they head off on these long hauls? I know if you want to hike the Apelachian Trail it is reccommended that you start in Georgia and go north at the end of March to mid May, the heat isn't quite as bad, and you arrive in time for fall in Maine. Is there something similar to crossing the country?
I was looking at doing an upper tier of the US from Saint Paul to Washington State, then south. The idea at the moment is to do the four corners. This is still in the planning stages.