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  1. A Question About Mail

    Is there an exact science to sending/receiving mail? I've got a rough estimate of when I'll be reaching certain cities/towns/hobbit holes, but other than that I don't know what else there is to do.

    I guess what I'm trying to ask is:

    Is there any other planning that needs to go into getting mail other than ETAs?


    - Razor Burn -
  2. Inception!

    ...was a terrible movie.

    BUT I am starting my journey through the Appalachian Trail on Saturday. I couldn't be any more excited. I'm leaving my job, leaving my friends and family, and leaving the area I've come to accept as "home" for the last 9 years.

    I know the trip isn't going to be fun all the time, I know it's not going to be easy, and I know it's not going to be comfortable.

    And that's what I'm most excited to get away from - comfortable. ...
  3. Training for the AT- Hiking with a Pack

    Today was my first weighted pack hike. I weighed down an old back pack with 25lbs of weights and 2L of water, for a total weight over 30lbs. I headed out along the roads, which here in backwoods Pennsylvania means that all the roads are VERY hilly. For a first time, I am pretty proud. Here are my results. 5.49 miles in 1:53:36 hrs burned roughly 885 calories. (According to my fitbit)

    This makes for an average of roughly 3.0 mph. So for a 15 mile day I will be hiking for 5 hours and ...
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  4. Section Hike Daleville ---> Harpers Ferry

    Starting May 7th at Dalville NB to HF.. anyone been through there recently? Just looking to get general trail info, pluses or minuses.
  5. My 50K walk with Multiple Sclerosis

    Most of us take walking for granted. It's just something we do. We pop out of bed in the morning, zip around during the day, and get off our feet at night. It's not something we think about until something happens that changes how we move.

    April 21nd, 2007 is an anniversary for me. On that date, I attended a 5K MS Walk. Having been diagnosed with MS a few years before, it seemed important to support others sharing the disease. After purchasing the MS shirt, I headed to the starting ...

    Updated 04-23-2015 at 20:50 by Buttercup01