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    I have decided to do a third thru-hike this year, this time SOBO. 2010 NOBO, 2018 Flip-Flop. This is what happens when I have too much free time on my hands. Starting on July 4th from Katahdin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    I have decided to do a third thru-hike this year, this time SOBO. 2010 NOBO, 2018 Flip-Flop. This is what happens when I have too much free time on my hands. Starting on July 4th from Katahdin.
    Picking up at Garfield (Whites) on June 19th, look forward to crossing paths you somewhere in ME.
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    Damn,,do you not work or have a family,,I guess if you were homeless like ,,why not.

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    After a while, it becomes the norm.
    You wait and work in the winter to get ready for next year's journey.
    I did it for 16 years.
    Got a bit lonely and so..........got married and had a kid.
    Now I'm waiting for him to get old enough so I can do another long one.
    Good luck and Have Fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceaxe56 View Post
    Damn,,do you not work or have a family,,I guess if you were homeless like ,,why not.
    Retired, I see my family in AZ every other month for a couple of weeks at a time, been working all winter on the house I bought last spring and I have the time to go hiking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    Picking up at Garfield (Whites) on June 19th, look forward to crossing paths you somewhere in ME.

    Will you be finishing the trail with this outing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Will you be finishing the trail with this outing?
    Yes, that is the plan.
    The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
    Richard Ewell, CSA General


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    The thought of doing a large portion of a thru during the Fall sounds appealing! Best of luck!
    While searching for that unknown edge in life, never forget to look home. For the greatest edge you can find in life is to stand in the protective shadow of those who love you.

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    I forgot about this post, I finished my SOBO in 132 days. After completing a NOBO in 2010, Flip 2018 and SOBO 2019, Iím calling the AT done. Hope all of you 2020 hikers have fun and wish you luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    I forgot about this post, I finished my SOBO in 152 days. After completing a NOBO in 2010, Flip 2018 and SOBO 2019, I’m calling the AT done. Hope all of you 2020 hikers have fun and wish you luck.
    Quik, I am a 2010 hiker (NOBO) as well. We met on the trail (an't remember where or when) although my rail name is not what I use here. Anyways, I am thinking of another thru and will probably revisit the AT again just due to the logistics being easier (closer to home). Can you compare/contrast your experiences on a flip hike vs SOBO?

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    And what next?

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    Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other trails? The triple crown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephanD View Post
    Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other trails? The triple crown?
    I was going to ask the same thing.... Yeah, the AT is super-cool, and I'm kinda doing it a second time in big pieces for my wife's benefit, but there are a lot of options out there for some really cool hiking the PCT or CDT spring to mind. There are pretty cheap flights from Atlanta to San Diego (PCT) or Tucson (access for CDT). I do understand the appeal of repeating trails, I do it all the time, I'm just sayin'.

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    [QUOTE=4shot;2263052]Quik, I am a 2010 hiker (NOBO) as well. We met on the trail (an't remember where or when) although my rail name is not what I use here. Anyways, I am thinking of another thru and will probably revisit the AT again just due to the logistics being easier (closer to home). Can you compare/contrast your experiences on a flip hike vs SOBO?[/QUOTE]

    I enjoyed the different directions in this order Flip-Flop, SOBO, NOBO, simple answer fewer people and milder weather. Other than that I don’t recall too much difference in flip vs SOBO as far as hiking goes, less $$$ on transportation to from start/end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephanD View Post
    Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other trails? The triple crown?
    Completed the PCT 2013, CDT 2015. Maybe the AZ trail and/or CO trail in 2021. Iíve done sections of both but not competed either. I do not have any interest in the Florida trail.

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    Hey no fair I asked first. . impressive resume there you are acquiring.
    Last edited by JNI64; 01-24-2020 at 16:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    Hey no fair I asked first. . impressive resume there you are acquiring.
    Sorry about that, I clicked your comment too but it didnít show up. Itís just walking

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    Thanks, just playing, all good in the woods.

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    Good for you, the trail will be different SOBO and you'll see the other side of the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockDoc View Post
    Good for you, the trail will be different SOBO and you'll see the other side of the trees.
    I think he already did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    I forgot about this post, I finished my SOBO in 132 days. After completing a NOBO in 2010, Flip 2018 and SOBO 2019, Iím calling the AT done. Hope all of you 2020 hikers have fun and wish you luck.

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