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    Yes, congratulations. I see this as one of life’s great accomplishments.


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    A premature congrats, lol.
    Ain't over til it's over...

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    Congratulations!
    Let me go

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    THIS IS RAIN MAN DAY!! And in honor of you and your accomplishment I share these important fotogs!!

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    Rain Man on the BMT in Moss Gap (with Randy)

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    Taking a needed break after pulling State Line Ridge and down the Brookshire!

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    Tending a fire on the lower part of the Brookshire trail.

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    Still Life with Hammock.

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    Preparing to shove off with Patrick Patman Patmananda

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    Stopping on the South Fork Citico trail for some pics.

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    Rain Man's 85 lb pack---ginormous for a 3 day trip. What the heck is he packing???!!!

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    The lonely walk of a forlorn soul . . . . or me behind trying to catch up to him.

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    Washing out MY underwear for me. How thoughtful. Just kidding, gathering water by Citico Creek.

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    Nashville meetup trip into the Citico wilderness and on the South Fork trail.

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    Two girlie men in headnets with a Strong Woman Ain't Afriad of No Stinking Bugs between us. Left to right---Uncle Rain, USMC vet Sarah, and Uncle Sphincter.

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    Rain Man crossing the big muddy, old man river, old blue, the great Misi ziibi---actually its just South Fork Creek in the Citico.

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    Climbing the South Fork Hell Nut.

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    All trips must end---this one ended tragically . . . . just kidding.

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    Way to go, congrats!
    2000 miler......long sections Summited July 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipi Walter View Post
    THIS IS RAIN MAN DAY!!
    Oh man oh man, what memories! Can't wait to make some more!
    ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: ... Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit..... Numbers 35

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    Congratulations in advance!
    AT: 471 mi

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    You're committed.

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    Congratulations! I passed 1300 miles finished this month, hoping for the same celebration in 2020--my guess is that I will finish in NY/NJ.

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    Congratulations! Awesome accomplishment Rain Man!

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    One heck of an accomplishment. So few who try actually win. You've won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickjd9 View Post
    Congratulations! I passed 1300 miles finished this month, hoping for the same celebration in 2020--my guess is that I will finish in NY/NJ.
    Because I summitted Katahdin in '04 when I drove up to pick up my thru-hiker daughter, that was out as a finish point for me, so I had to select where I wanted to finish otherwise should I keep on and complete the trail. Harpers Ferry seemed a logical place for me, so I skipped the section from Bears Den to HF on purpose, for that purpose. Not that it's all that important where someone finishes, of course.

    When asked over the years if I planned to do the entire thing, I always said "no, I simply intend to keep hiking the AT as long as I'm enjoying it." Well, I kept enjoying it (mostly)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Because I summitted Katahdin in '04 when I drove up to pick up my thru-hiker daughter, that was out as a finish point for me, so I had to select where I wanted to finish otherwise should I keep on and complete the trail. Harpers Ferry seemed a logical place for me, so I skipped the section from Bears Den to HF on purpose, for that purpose. Not that it's all that important where someone finishes, of course.

    When asked over the years if I planned to do the entire thing, I always said "no, I simply intend to keep hiking the AT as long as I'm enjoying it." Well, I kept enjoying it (mostly)!
    How about making this your only SOBO hike and finishing at Bear's Den? ( I know, I'm a woman of low morals to even suggest such a thing! )
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Outstanding! Way to see it through.

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    Congrats, I hope to do the same in 7-10 yrs. I will likely also finish in HF. I almost would have been out there with you now but had to cancel an 8 day trip NB from Elkwallow due to a surprise son being born any day now. I am at 18.5% now and will make the one fifth mark in Dec. I am glad you posted this and letting us share in your accomplishment.

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    Congratulations Rain Man!
    Been following your trek for many years.
    Way to go!

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    congrats Rain Man. The emotions felt on the day of completion are beyond words. And, mixed in with everything else will be feelings of sadness I suspect. Somehow, someway deep down we just really don't want it to be over. Even though we question our own sanity at times during the journey.Well done sir.

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    congrats...................!

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    Ah Rain Man... Even tho I've never had the pleasure, it's been a pleasure! Especially grateful for those vital communications we had a few years back.
    I endured the 'post AT blues' twice. I can't imagine dealing with it 14 times! WHOA
    However, I join all AT hikers in extending my heartiest and sincerest congratulations.
    You sir, have done something extraordinary.

    See ya!
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    See ya!
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