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    Was JP. Trail name TBD this time. NOBO 2nd shot...

    Was JP. Trail name TBD this time.
    NOBO 2nd shot at thru hike.
    Will head north 25MAR2020
    Already did the Approach in 2018. Am getting a shuttle from Gainesville on 24th.
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    Sticky: Have to pullout and put everything back to 2020....

    Have to pullout and put everything back to 2020. Had a workplace accident in late October which put me in the hospital for a few days and i'm still dealing with weekly checkups and physical therapy....
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    Sticky: JP NOBO Hopefully March 6th or 7th. The 15th at...

    JP
    NOBO
    Hopefully March 6th or 7th. The 15th at the latest.
    Did the Approach last time and don't really see a need to do it again.
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    From Stroudsburg, PA you can get a b us to the...

    From Stroudsburg, PA you can get a b
    us to the Port Authority in MidTown. As you go further up trail, once you reach High Point State Park and the AT crosses Route 23 make your way NW a few miles to...
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    Howdy all. Having taken care of a ton of...

    Howdy all.

    Having taken care of a ton of personal things and dealing with medical bureaucracy, examinations, and all i finally got the word on the situation and what can be done about it. As it...
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    I'm pretty sure i know my injuries and...

    I'm pretty sure i know my injuries and capabilities a whole lot better than you do. Say for example about 9 years ago i tore the absolute hell out of a tendon in my knee. Needed surgery then. Didn't...
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    It would have sufficed back then. The timings...

    It would have sufficed back then. The timings are long blown and money/supplies have been reassigned.

    Unless you happen to know the services of a time machine.
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    No can do. It took enough to schedule things...

    No can do.

    It took enough to schedule things this year and it's going to be an even worse hassle to get going next year. As things are at the moment i'm looking at two separate procedures on the...
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    No can do. It took enough to schedule things...

    No can do.

    It took enough to schedule things this year and it's going to be an even worse hassle to get going next year. As things are at the moment i'm looking at two separate procedures on the...
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    What's the problem? Even going back to the high...

    What's the problem? Even going back to the high school days, players were given pain killers on the sidelines. You'ed take anything to get up and back into the game. Quite a number of guys on the...
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    For starters i have knee braces i've used for...

    For starters i have knee braces i've used for rough days at work for the last few years. They make a hell of a difference and i debated if i should bring them along but since i hadn't had any horrid...
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    Physically i was doing fine all things...

    Physically i was doing fine all things considered, i started off very late from Springer and still made it to Hawk in good time. Cardio wise i was locked in just like i was back at work. I'm going to...
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    I spend a lot of time thinking about the AT....

    I spend a lot of time thinking about the AT. Basically am mad as hell about the whole affair. In hindsight i should have used some top quality knee braces and pharmaceutical assistance. You can damn...
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    The hassle was in trying to get a lift. Got in...

    The hassle was in trying to get a lift. Got in contact with one, who was occupied for some hours and so gave me the number to another who was quite clueless despite a rather clear and detailed text...
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    To be brutally honest, i could care less if...

    To be brutally honest, i could care less if making it to Katahdin takes 5 years off my life. As long as my body could have functioned enough to make timely miles i would have stayed on the trail,...
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    If anyone knows terrain in North Jersey that can...

    If anyone knows terrain in North Jersey that can serve as a stand in for the East Ridge/Approach trail, i'd be happy to train on it. Doing slope/streets in North Bergen is easy by comparison. I also...
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    Back at home and made a few calls. Going to the...

    Back at home and made a few calls. Going to the hospital tomorrow morning to begin the process. Much to my surprise, i apparently pretty much have it made treatment wise. I just might be able to go...
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    The will power I'm used to observing is the...

    The will power I'm used to observing is the ability to go beyond certain limitations and thresholds. As of this moment, the AT is my absolute , impassable limit. An impossibility.

    This might be...
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    I went up the East Ridge trail. It was quite...

    I went up the East Ridge trail.

    It was quite crazy, sorta reminded me of an assault course with a stretch that is a perfect preview of Pennsylvania. It's a geological dream up there.

    Pack...
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    Ok, I better comment. I have what is called "a...

    Ok, I better comment.

    I have what is called "a rude good health " I've never really gone to gyms or anything similar but have gotten quite a workout over the years with various blue collar jobs...
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    Short But Enlightening Experience.

    My time on the AT was laughably brief. Approach Trail on Wednesday, off trail today.
    I have a few long nagging physical condition/injuries that I've been long overcome by learning to live with...
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    Poll: I also subscribed out of sheer curiosity but you...

    I also subscribed out of sheer curiosity but you are right, it does seem like a setup for a reality show.
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    Scoutmaster started off in February and has been...

    Scoutmaster started off in February and has been making good miles despite some zero days. Last video I saw of him he was up among the ponies hiking through snow.
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    Finally picked up a proper rain jacket and two...

    Finally picked up a proper rain jacket and two pairs of pants for the trail. A colder and hotter weather set which i'll switch out.. Got a first aid kit from Walmart and various odds and ends.
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    I'm using both the Nat Geo maps and the AT Guide....

    I'm using both the Nat Geo maps and the AT Guide.

    The maps are in 4 sets that i'm swapping out by mail drops. IIRC...

    1-Springer-Damascus
    2-Damascus-Maryland
    3-PA-NJ-NY
    4-CT to Katahdin. ...
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