My brother hiked it in its entirety last year. He said it was a very spiritual thing and I was able to live it through his journal entries. 17 surgeries throughout my body would keep me from doing it. I have talked to the wife about us just doing some weekend hikes here in Kentucky. Nothing really challenging. When I asked my brother if he would ever do it again, without a thought he said, once was enough..Good luck to all that go after it.