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  1. Back on the AT 2010

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    Florida Roadrunner

    Hello. I am a relatively new user of this AT resource. I currently plan to return to my AT section hike on May 1, 2010, leaving from the Ironhorse Inn in Hot Springs, NC. I hiked from the Lodge at Amicaola Falls, GA to Hot Springs, NC during March 29 thru Aprile 28, 2009. I plan to get to Damascus, VA by May 14, 2010 for Trail Days and end this section of my journey around July 2 somewhere from Harper's Ferry, WV or Boiling Springs, PA. I would ...
  2. Spirits up

    What a great weekend I had. My spirits are lifted once again and I am very excited. I wish I could leave tomorrow. I am so very ready for this hike in so many ways.

    I worked off some of my “to do” list here at the house.

    I am down to under a month for my departure date to leave from Maine to take the Amtrak to Georgia.

    I turned in my final notice at work this morning. I already did this once before but they told me they wanted it ...
    2010 Pre Hike blogs
  3. Family visit

    I was in a slump last night. I am fine today. I think it comes from being too overwhelmed with everything going on in my life right now; being overtired sure did not help matters either.

    I am going to my parents today to visit. I want my mother to see my haircut; she has been on me about getting it cut since I started growing it long. I can now show here that my hair is short again and she can relax. My sisters will be my parents too and I want to see her. We were at each other’s ...
    2010 Pre Hike blogs
  4. Countdown: 26 days to GA->WV '10

    New PRW post:

    I've already booked a bunk for the first hostel on the NoBo AT: Hiker Hostel, near Dahlonega, Georgia.

    For $70 you get the thru-hiker special: Shuttle from the airport/train or bus station in Atlanta, stay overnight, breakfast and a shuttle to the beginning of the AT.

    Look soon for a "What's ahead in Georgia"-type post.
  5. Tattoo

    Well, I did it. I got my tattoo and a haircut. I don’t feel like a new man though. My friend told me that I would be a new man. I still feel the same, old.

    I went to Brunswick today and hooked up with Shiloh, a WhiteBlaze member. Shiloh thru hiked in 2008. We sat and talked for 2 ½ hours. It was great to see his eye light up when he talked about his thru hike. I know I will feel the same way when I tell my tale of my thru hike. He showed me many of his photos from his hike. ...
    2010 Pre Hike blogs
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