So the Appalachian Trail goes through New Jersey and its amazing how many girls hike it ALONE.... Yesterday I stopped at a local hot dog stand to chat with the owner and have some dogs... He has a picnic table set-up to sit down if you wish... About 100 yds down the road the Appalachian Trail crosses the road and he tends to get a lot of hikers stopping for a dog or two... Yesterday there was a girl sitting at the table enjoying a dog, so I asked her where she started her hike from... Georgia was her response... She started back in Feb. and hoped to finish in Maine before Aug. Now this trail goes through some very remote areas that are loaded with bears, rattlesnakes etc.. Talking to the hot dog guy he says its amazing how many girls pass through there hiking alone... Takes a lot of nerve... I know I wouldn't do it...