I've never had the chance to hike for weeks or months. I still harbor a dream of trying a long hike when I retire. Whether that ever happens is still some years away.
In the meantime, I found this website a few years ago. It's called Trail Journals. It's a site for people to post their trail diary entries for families and friends to follow. There are journals from hikers on many different trails, the Appalachian, the Pacific Crest, the Long Trail, and more.
Every year I pick a hiker on the Appalachian, deliberately reading the opening entries in a number of journals, and I follow one of them. I look for someone with the ability to write, to tell their story, and for someone who looks like they are in it for the long haul. This year I am following a hiker with the trail name Dirt Time.
He's past the Delaware Water Gap and into New Jersey. He is 1300 miles into a hike that he started on the last day of February. I'm rooting for him to make it to Maine.