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  1. Honest -- I was NOT trying to prove my thesis! (Part 2)

    The mere seven miles I had planned for Day Three were, I THOUGHT, going to be all downhill. I should have checked Guthook, as it was a 1400 foot climb to start my day. But it was at the START of another day with high dew points, so I survived the climb and began the trek downhill, back to Standing Bear. That went fine UNTIL I heard the thunder, followed by some rain (a little of that is actually refreshing BUT it was), followed by a downpour, and then followed by lightning flashes. It never ceases ...
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  2. Honest -- I was NOT trying to prove my thesis! (Part 1)

    More than once over the years I’ve made the point that, if you ride in a car to the A.T., then your risk of dying from that activity is greater than your risk of a fatal bear attack.
    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/sho...t=#post1979837

    For those who, unlike me, have a life, feel free to skip this paragraph.
    For those interested, the latest stats are as follows:
    Auto fatalities in 2017 were 1.16 ...

    Updated 07-16-2019 at 15:41 by GoldenBear

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