Sarabass, I noticed you are going to graduate school. I have a MS in Geology from Texas A&M. Every time I'm outdoors I'm checking out the geology. The AT is a Geologist paradise. Their are a few movie about the AT and the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) you may like. A walk in the woods is about a couple of old guys walking the AT and the next movie is Wild. Wild is about a young women walking the PCT. Both movies are based on real life people.