I am thinking we will end up with a bit over 5000 taps on there. The woods is a rectangle shape with a steady west slope to the top of the mountain at around 2000'. It is about 1800' wide and 3000' long which makes for a relatively easy set up. The first thing we did is trade some work with a neighbor and have him build a road along old log roads to the top so that we can access the woods quickly. This is key during sugaring season since we will have three different woods this year. Luckily everything will run direct or be pumped to the sugarhouse.
We are moving away from the standard wet/dry system to a wet/dry line with boosters and all of out lateral lines coming in to boosters. We were able to locate the boosters on roads making it extremely easy to check for leaks. With the standard wet/dry it requires a ton of walking and takes much more time to check leaks than boosters. It is not possible to run a standard system along a road in this particular woods. Therefore to check for leaks we would be looking at a ton of walking and wasted time and energy, which we never have enough of during the season. Lateral lines are still running across the hill with semi rigid tubing running steep and fairly straight downhill.
I'll keep posting on our progress. Till then lets hope the weather keeps cooperating as it has most of the summer.