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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    nah. chances of 1 makin' it are slim. 3 together is really slim. thems just the facts
    oops, he IS human.....
    Fear ridges that are depicted as flat lines on a profile map.

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    They were in Monson August 7, which means they probably will be summitting by the weekend or early next week.

    Open http://appalachiantrail2010.blogspot.com/

    for recent blogs

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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.
    A prophet!

    Congrats, folks.

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    Thanks for the boost of confidence!!! We need more believers like you!

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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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    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.
    Nothing wrong with your "guideline" I can see. Best of luck

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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.
    dont mind lonewolf. he enjoys being skeptical towards other folks' goals to make himself feel better

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Covetree View Post
    That's ok with me. Along as it's a job that I enjoy.
    The best advice someone gave me is this Start slow then go slower give you feet, mind and soul the time to adjust. Then anything and everything will work out. The number one reason for failure is attitude, second is injury, have the right first one will also prevent the second one. When you get to maryland send a note trail magic will happen.
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    That mail drop schedule is totally screwed up. Franklin, but no Fontana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_russian View Post
    That mail drop schedule is totally screwed up. Franklin, but no Fontana?
    I thought the same thing! Franklin is an oasis compared to Fontana (or maybe the film crew will set up a buffet line at the Hilton?).

    Better re-think that one....

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    Well I do indeed wish you guys all the best, but I hope you have realistic expectations.

    For example, lose the overly romantic expectations; in that first link one of your party talking about "living entirely off the land like Native Americans did."

    Well, OK.

    But the reality is this is not what you're gonna be doing for the next few months. You won't have time to hunt, fish, trap, or farm, and in order to survive, you're gonna have to hitch on a highway into a town every three to five days to find a market so you don't starve. You're gonna be entirtely dependent on town/city folk whi have and use automobiles, even if you don't.

    So have a great time. But this "Dances With Wolves", being one with nature thing, I'm not so sure about. There are people every year who swear they'll be "living off the land" etc. during their thru hikes.

    Usually, the acorn/toadstool/chipmunk diet gets real tired after the third day but maybe you'll find another way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    Usually, the acorn/toadstool/chipmunk diet gets real tired after the third day but maybe you'll find another way.
    But those little chipmunks are soooooo tasty roasted over an open fire. Much better than shelter mice, anyway.

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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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