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  1. 02 April 2010

    02 April 2010, Franklin
    We made a trip to Wal-Mart to get some resupplies. Then when evening came we went to the Sapphire Inn for the free hiker feed and live music. I met a lot of people I already knew and met a lot of people I did not know. There were many people that I did not know but they knew me from WhiteBlaze or from the Trail Journals web site. It was nice meeting everyone.

    I did not stay late because I was tired and I had had enough drinks and knew when to ...
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  2. Start date

    I will be boarding a Grayhound in Columbus on the 5th, April and heading as close to the trail as I can. Harrisburg Pa. is the closest place, maybe take a cab to start point from there. I have made some serious weight reductions to my pack and have presorted so many times that I cant think of anything else that can be done. I have the best gear that I can affort and lets just say that old school works just fine. Yeah it a bit heavier but it works and thats what counts.

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  3. Getting Started

    Hey all, This is my basic introduction. I am not new to backpacking or hiking but I am new to the App. Ever since I was little and heard about the trail I have always wanted to do any part of it. Sometimes life gets in the way of dreams and now that I am 45 its time to live it. The oppourtunity has presented itself and I'm going. Dont care how long it takes or where I end up.
    My plan is to start in Central Penn. and head south to Springer Mountain. Who knows I may even end up doing the flip ...
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  4. 01 April 2010

    01 April 2010, Franklin
    I ran into thru hiking couple from Maine yesterday, it is such a small world. This couple lives on the same street in Brunswick that I grew up on. They live two doors down from the house on Magean Street. Their names are Jim and Elaine.

    Ron Haven invited me to make his morning bus run with him to Winding Stair Gap. When we were just two miles from Winding Stair Gap the bus broke down. Ron called two of his van drivers to pick up the occupants ...
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  5. General Advice - Monson to Katahdin

    I plan on hiking from Monson ME to Katahdin this summer starting +/- July 12th. My plan is to leave a car somewhere around Katadin and find transportation to Monson where I plan to start my hike. Does anyone know of a transportation service (guy with car for hire) in this area. Also, there appears to be several areas to park around Katahdin, any suggustions which one might be the best option?
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