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  1. "Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable”

    I mentioned over breakfast last Friday that there was an outside chance that I might not be able to attend a planned family gathering in July, 2017. Because, I added, in February 2017 I intended to hike in the woods for a couple of months - and that I had been planning the trip since March, 2016. (That pre-dated the scheduling of the family event by at least four months.) I told them that I had created a blog to let interested folks follow my adventure. I backed up in the narrative to note that ...

    Updated 11-29-2016 at 08:59 by MadRanger

  2. Entry on 2017 Thru-Hike Registry

    Quoted for reference to his departure date in early February 2017. Might meet him along the way. Found on 2017 Thru-Hike Registry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doors1Fan View Post
    No trail name yet - my nickname is Lizard

    North to South Approach trail yes. Start as early as Feb. weather depending...

    I just found out I am getting laid off from the TELCO after 20 years. Always said I would hike the AT if I ever got fired or laid off LOL

    Updated 11-27-2016 at 10:21 by MadRanger

  3. 12 Miles in 11 Hours

    I came across an interesting 2009 blog with a remarkable entry on Day 18: 12 Miles in 11 Hours. It sure read like a tough going! As an aside, the look & feel of the blog was notable. Brad's son, Glen, designed the site.

    "We hiked hard today from 6:30am until 6:00pm, taking only 20 minutes for lunch. For all this effort we did 12.8 miles, starting at Bemis Mountain Lean-to, trail mile 137.7, and ending as the only occupants of Hall Mountain Lean-to, trail mile 250.5. We're ...

    Updated 12-01-2016 at 14:32 by MadRanger

  4. WordPress Blog vs. WhiteBlaze

    I activated this journal on 14 March 2016 and have posted but one blog since - a re-post of another so it would be handy. In the meantime I developed a plan to depart Springer in Feb 2017, and am confident it is workable - after all, I had adhered to my project management methodology. Triple constraints, etc., etc. And thanks to scores of folks with great ideas and to the Conservancy for its contributions. I am set.

    Well, I thought I was set until Dave, a friend that Scamper ...

    Updated 11-22-2016 at 13:53 by MadRanger

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  5. NH Hanover to Gorham NH

    by , 11-15-2016 at 11:44 (Katahdin to Kakadjo Road ME October 3-9, 2018 din)

    July 5-19/2016

    NH Hanover to Gorham

    With Bruce

    July 5

    Travel by Jet Blue leave at 6:30 am RIC arrive Boston 8:00 take bus to Dartmouth arrive lunch time (round trip plane fare $188) Dartmouth Coach leaves at 8:55 and 10:55; fare $38

    Day 1 7/6 Hanover 1742 to Moose Mountain Shelter 1755
Hiked 12 miles from Dartmouth Community Center down ...
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