Did you know there are lonely "trail angels" along the way who will take you in for the night, do your laundry, feed you and then
use you for sex?
When I was up near Mt. Katahdin two years ago we went out to The Blue Ox bar, which is a great place and a kid comes in
alone who had just finished the AT earlier that day. I bought him a couple of beers and sort of interviewed him. He was a very
different breed of cat, but was really intelligent and happy to talk about his experiences.
Among other things, he told me that he was polyamorous , had several "trail wives" during his journey (and showed me pic evidence of them)
and that one night he had a threesome with one of them at the home of a trail angel who was more than twice his age. And a consensual, good time was
had by all.
I don't know how much of this stuff you've heard, but he, not the bragging type at all, just said that it's non-stop sex when you aren't hiking
and what happens on the AT stays on the AT.
Hope that doesn't discourage you from trying it, but I thought you should know before you invest a lot of your time.