So, I've decided to go southbound on the AT in 2018. It goes, literally, in the opposite direction of everything I believe in, but I will be joining the Dark Side in June of 2018. I'll be starting in Maine and heading southbound toward Springer Mountain in Georgia.

Now, I know what you're thinking, "Fluffy! How could you?! Southbounders are nothing but liars and cheats!" and you would be right. Southbounders are indeed liars and cheats. They are the bottom feeders of the trail — or at least that's how Peaunt, Joe Dirt, and I would describe SoBo's on the PCT. Most SoBo's are probably really nice people, but we only met the Liars. And. Cheats.

Now, let me be clear: I intend to lie about trail conditions and trail magic to every single NoBo I pass — the men, the women, the children, and even the infirm — as is the time honored tradition of SoBo's everywhere.

Liars and cheats, Unite!