I am really really close to committing to this trip. Have to train for it though.. gotta be able to carry 35 lbs over 13 miles.
Also found the outfitter REI is using, we can create our own customized trip that's not as strenous, for beginner backpackers, be cheaper, as in just 2 nights and 3 days. If we also stay the night before and the night after the trip, just camping in the state park, that will be a 4 night and 5 days trip.
Otherwise if I can't get enough people then they have a women's trip that I'll do:
So chime in if you're interested! I'm looking at sometime between the last weekend of Sept to Early Nov.