I was trying to do some catching up tonight. After a couple weeks of an on-and-off (most off) Internet connection, I got everything to work, so I checked in on a few thru-hikers on the AT.
Also met a Southbound hiker who started last July, and is hiking bearfoot! Tyvek is his trail name – his cause is http://www.thelongwalkhome.org – check it out, especially if you’re a vet.
Apparently Ron Zaleski is back on the trail, but I can’t confirm that because his site is down.