I just had a thought. If you started hiking from the Mexican border right about now, you'd make it to the Sierras (or the Rockies) as the snow was melting and the high passes could be done without much problem. Somebody ought to throw a party.
Sad I'm not there; I had a blast at the last 4 ADZ's. I hope NITRO and the mantourage are having fun. Best of luck to this year's hikers, especially Gazelle, Marlow, and Team Bad Wizard on the CDT.