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    Default What happens when you put a lawyer, an ivy grad, and a city chick on the AT?

    Find out by following our adventure as we attempt a 2010 thru-hike:

    http://appalachiantrail2010.blogspot.com/

    Check out the blog and then the link labeled "official site"

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    youll all make it. i know these things. good blog. yup. your makein it. as sure as i never will. youll all summit.
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    Thanks for the boost of confidence!!! We need more believers like you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    youll all make it. i know these things. good blog. yup. your makein it. as sure as i never will. youll all summit.
    nah. chances of 1 makin' it are slim. 3 together is really slim. thems just the facts

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    the itinerary listed will go out the window in the first week

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    The itinerary is not rigid but more of a guideline. It just helps to give me a better idea of my daily mileage possibilities. It's good to have a template when you are trying to meet a deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Covetree View Post
    The itinerary is not rigid but more of a guideline. It just helps to give me a better idea of my daily mileage possibilities. It's good to have a template when you are trying to meet a deadline.
    thru-hiking the AT is not about deadlines and schedules. it turns inta a job.

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    That's ok with me. Along as it's a job that I enjoy.

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    That mail drop schedule is totally screwed up. Franklin, but no Fontana?

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    Good luck! I hope you find the fame you are looking for.
    I'm not really a hiker, I just play one on White Blaze.

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    This will be fun to watch as the miles drag on. A thru hike always sounds like a great idea when you're well rested sitting in a warm dry living room with all the comforts and a full belly. Good luck and enjoy your hike!
    That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. Henry David Thoreau

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    Wolf's right, he's walked and studied the trail more than 99.99% of people who have set foot the AT.
    But he's just messin' with ya too
    Starting out knowing everything causes the most disappointment and failure, because the trail has to unravel the knots in you before you can even start.
    Starting with a group is a good idea if you lack some of the basic skills -you can all learn together with some psychological support.
    But, the group is not your hike.
    You have to put on your own frozen shoes of the mornings.
    Strength of iron, stay flexible.
    Always alone, never alone.

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    So, I'm assuming that you're starting March 1st?
    2010 AT NoBo Thru "attempt" (guess 1,700 miles didn't quite get me all the way through ;) )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShelterLeopard View Post
    So, I'm assuming that you're starting March 1st?
    no. march 9 http://sites.google.com/site/athike2...rail/itinerary

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    Gotcha, thanks. (I'm terrible at navigating blogs- figured since one entry said "just over a month from now" on Jan. 29, it meant March 1.)
    2010 AT NoBo Thru "attempt" (guess 1,700 miles didn't quite get me all the way through ;) )
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    Good luck. Follow the trail where it leads on it's terms and timing. Keep your schedule as a template, but do not let it dictate your progress. Be flexible, have fun and be happy.

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    Since this is supposed to be like Survivor with filming, I think Emily Ginger will be the first to quit and the whole thing is over before Harper's Ferry. But good luck!

    Also, don't forget to get the necessary film permits.

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    The Lafuma bag is pretty much junk. Not warm under anything under 50 degrees (and this comes from my hubby who uses it) JFYI
    Hope you can keep your weight below 40 lbs.

    And true, itineraries are fairly useless. Hope you can find the time to enjoy the trail.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Appalachian Tater View Post
    Since this is supposed to be like Survivor with filming, I think Emily Ginger will be the first to quit and the whole thing is over before Harper's Ferry. But good luck!

    Also, don't forget to get the necessary film permits.
    Survivor is a bunch of BS anyway. People don't seem to realize that those people are not alone wherever they are. (Yep, the film crews are invisible and they'd really let these people die in the woods? Ridiculous)
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    Survivor is just pretty boys and barbie dolls anymore. it used to be good when they had real people on it

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