The GET will finally have a southbound attempt this year: Shepherd and Star Left will be leaving soon. It'll take them awhile to reach the Great Eastern Trail; they are beginning at Niagara Falls! When they reach Moss Hill Lean-To and the official northern terminus, they'll already be hiking machines.
Shepherd's Trail Journal can be found here. Star Left's Trail Journal is here.
I will so enjoy following their journey and I hope you will too!
Godspeed, Shepherd and Star Left, and don't forget to carry a rock out of Pennsylvania and bring it to Maryland. ;)