The mud is horible here. I am in my hammock and the rain is beating down. I am assuming we will get another couple of inches of rain tonight. I broke one of my trekking poles this week sliding down a section of the trail in the mud. I am with a great group of people right now and they are wanting to end the hike on 09/09/09. Everyone says you end on average 30 days from Hanover which is where I will be tomorrow. I could finish earlier but I have plenty of time to decide.