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    A couple of other 50ish year olds and a sixty six...sweet....I'd hate to be the only grumpy old man out there next year.....
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    Well, I can't believe that I'm actually considering doing the whole thing again. What am I thinking? I will definitely opt for a mid to late April start.

    litefoot 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz48843 View Post
    Well, here I go -- count me in if all goes well in the homefront! All I can think about is hiking! I started a thru-hike in 2009 and ended up with a stress fracture in my foot after 400 miles. It has taken me this long to just be on my foot any length of time. I will be conditioning for the next year!

    I look forward to seeing you all on the trail. I hope for a mid-March start.
    That makes me so nervous - the idea of a stress fracture! How disappointing that had to be for you!!! Happy to hear next year will be another start. What are you planning as far as conditioning?

    Are you in the LP or UP? I'm about a mile from the WI/UP border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by litefoot 2000 View Post
    Well, I can't believe that I'm actually considering doing the whole thing again. What am I thinking? I will definitely opt for a mid to late April start.

    litefoot 2000
    Why the heck not? Life's too short, right?? I initially thought April 2, but I know I'm going to be getting a slow start (slow & steady win the race, right?), so I'm giving myself a padding at the beginning. Thinking around mid-March. I'd like to be at Fontana Dam on the 31st. Our wedding anniversary (#25) is on 4/1 I'm planning right now to meet up with the hubby there.

    You know, if for some reason I couldn't finish the hike this year, I would definitely try and try again....but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LockJaww View Post
    A couple of other 50ish year olds and a sixty six...sweet....I'd hate to be the only grumpy old man out there next year.....
    I'll be 51, turning 52 on the trail - the baby boomers are gettin' their hikes on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Ashworth View Post
    im look into 2011 or 2012 somewear in that area its the first thing i want to do when i turn 18
    Good thinking! Go for it now, before 'settling down' get in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle Feet View Post
    That makes me so nervous - the idea of a stress fracture! How disappointing that had to be for you!!! Happy to hear next year will be another start. What are you planning as far as conditioning?

    Are you in the LP or UP? I'm about a mile from the WI/UP border.

    I am doing strengthening exercises and stretching -- also increasing my intake of calcium -- both as a supplement and dietary.

    I live about 30 minutes from Lansing.
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    [QUOTE=buzz48843;971826]I am doing strengthening exercises and stretching -- also increasing my intake of calcium -- both as a supplement and dietary.

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    I w/o nearly everyday, but I have hip 'issues' (take Celebrex for arthritis). I want to up my walking over this year. If I can get myself up to some reasonable mileage 4-5x/wk I should be in good shape. I'm ok as longe as I keep moving, it's when I stop that it becomes a problem!
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    I'm still trying to convince myself that quitting my job isn't a really bad idea in the current economy, but I'm definitely leaning toward hiking next year.

    Single, no kids, living in a town I only sort of like and working at a job I mostly don't like, but it pays the bills. No time like the present, right?

    Should be leaving ~March 1st as I'll have a free ride then.

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    Tried in 09. Made it to Front Royal before I got sick and hurt myself trying to keep hiking while I was weak. Planning on hiking out of Damascus from Trail Days 2011, because Virginia was one illness and injury after another, and finishing what I started.

    See yall out there!

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    Ooh, I'm so excited - first hopeful sign hubby may let me do a modified southbound hike in '11. Need to get VA done though so that part is completed (and I won't be away from home base too long). Of course also have to see where my work stands. But it would be ME to Penn Mar, PA and then Damascus to Springer (with Penn Mar to VA finished up this year). Can't do a true thru but close.







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    i and another friend NoBo. march 2011.

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    I'll be 52, turning 53 on the trail next year. My 16, turning 17 yo will be hiking with me.
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    hooooyaaaa! turn eighteen in Feb. leaving in mid march. itching to get started.

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    add me to the list of AT NOBO's for 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obscura View Post
    I'm still trying to convince myself that quitting my job isn't a really bad idea in the current economy, but I'm definitely leaning toward hiking next year.

    Single, no kids, living in a town I only sort of like and working at a job I mostly don't like, but it pays the bills. No time like the present, right?

    Should be leaving ~March 1st as I'll have a free ride then.
    Where in the UP are you? I'm in the Watersmeet/Iron River area.
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    So far I count 21ish (I may have counted someone twice)
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    #22 NOBO starting in April. Wish I could leave right now, but graduating from college comes first, damn priorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle Feet View Post
    Where in the UP are you? I'm in the Watersmeet/Iron River area.
    Sault Ste. Marie, but I definitely feel the central/western part is the "better" part. I've spent quite a lot of time in your area.

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    Im retiring next Feb. Heading to Springer 1st week in March. Count me in!

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