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  1. Planning to make the hike by 2021

    I'm recently back from my first actual steps on the trail. a 6 mile day hike in the snow from Newfound Gap to Charlie's Bunion (almost). I've known of the AT, I've read about the AT, and in my work as an over the road truck driver, I have exhausted the collection of audiobooks about the AT which are available on amazon. I am totally smitten with the thought of making a 5 month journey of over 2000 miles and standing triumphant on a mountain top in personal victory.
    Now the real work begins. ...

    Updated 03-10-2016 at 22:50 by Funhouse

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  2. Prep and test entry

    I'm Bill, headed to Harper's Ferry to Flip Flop starting the 17th of April. I have 95% of my gear and I'm finding myself in a AT cloud....dreaming and thinking about the trail more than I'm in the present moment. My profile pic is of Ahuna Mons, a mountain on the dwarf protoplanet Ceres, it appeared to be an empty cat hole mound even though it is four miles high. Maybe someday there will be a trail that summits it.
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  3. 2 weeks 6 days out

    I think that I'm more anxious than excited. I'm 1 week past my final day at work and I feel like I've been completely removed from thinking about my next 6 months on the trail. We just went through a move at home. Some unfortunate events happened with the move that set us back financially, slightly.

    Long story short, our moving truck was stolen from the gas pump as I aired the tires in my M3. Luckily, the truck was empty of household items but unluckily, my new iPhone 6s Plus ...
  4. Day -10 Neptune Beach, FL

    I'm excited about getting started. Weather on the trail looks very good for the next week, with warm days and very mild nights. Would be nice if it will hold for my start on the 17th.

    My preps are pretty much completed. Trying to get my load down to around 25lbs without food or water added in. Close, but still need to loose about another pound. My biggest luxury is a Kindle Paperwhite, I enjoy books way too much to leave that behind.

    I thought about ditching some of ...
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  5. Second Training hike done

    So yesterday was my second training hike and my first with my new pack. I loaded about 80 percent of my gear in the pack that took it to just at 20 lbs and set out for the trails in Gloucester. I put in just short of 7 miles in 2 hours with a short stop for a snack and to take a bunch of pictures. Felt great, no issues with the new pack once I got it adjusted. Feeling really positive right now and cant wait for April.
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