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    :banana Leap Day For the Win!

    I'm sure I'm not the only one starting on Leap Day! Who else is staring on the 29th?

    Anyone staying at the Hiker Hostel on the 28th?
    "... I know it is wrong, but I am for the spirit that makes young men do the things they do. I am for the glory that they know." --Sigurd Olson, Singing Wilderness.


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    Shouldn't you have at least waited a week to what the groundhogs had to say?

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    Starting on the 29th, staying at the hiker hostel the 28th. See you there?
    I've seen more spine in jellyfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK View Post
    Shouldn't you have at least waited a week to what the groundhogs had to say?
    Leap Day is Feb 29th, and Groundhog's Day is Feb 2nd!

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    should leap day be a legal holiday?

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    I started Leap Day in 2004 section-hiking with Northern Harrier who started his thruhike. He finished August 29. Met many other '04ers that day. Hike up the Approach Trail, spent the first night at Stover Creek.

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    I'm starting the 29th, see you on the trail

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    Leaving on the 29th but staying at Amicalola State Park and Lodge the night of the 28th. See you on the trail!

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    That's me! Mom's b-day, extra day for the attempt, unique day! See you at the Hiker Hostel!

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    Excellent! Normally I'd say I'm the one with the big beard, but that does not make stand out much in the hiker crowd.
    "... I know it is wrong, but I am for the spirit that makes young men do the things they do. I am for the glory that they know." --Sigurd Olson, Singing Wilderness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fireneck View Post
    I'm sure I'm not the only one starting on Leap Day! Who else is staring on the 29th?

    Anyone staying at the Hiker Hostel on the 28th?
    You might actually get your win(ter)

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    nice to see all who are starting on leap day. starting 29th dont know if staying at hostel yet
    Are you alive or are you living?

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    Default Nice!

    Best wishes, Fireneck and the rest of you starting out then. Looks like a great group. Cheers...Monk

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    I also plan to start that day. Should be booking my flight from Idaho tomorrow, and contacting the Hiker Hostel to hopefully get a reservation. See you guys there!!!

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    How we doing folks?! I'm wicked excited -- I bought my camera today. Was on the cover of the local newspaper on Sunday! My donations for the Chicago Fire Foundation have been rolling nicely AND my grandmother trail name, Weezie, will be summiting Springer with me to see me off!
    "... I know it is wrong, but I am for the spirit that makes young men do the things they do. I am for the glory that they know." --Sigurd Olson, Singing Wilderness.


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    What's up LYC (Leap Year Crew)?!?

    I'm so stoked to start my slow accent of the Approach Trail on the 28th. My ride needs to drop me off on Sunday night, unless anyone is coming from/ through the Asheville area on Monday?

    Can't wait to meet everyone

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    My anxiety level is slowly building, working on my mail drops right now. Pretty sure I've got everything else figured out though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miami View Post
    What's up LYC (Leap Year Crew)?!?

    I'm so stoked to start my slow accent of the Approach Trail on the 28th. My ride needs to drop me off on Sunday night, unless anyone is coming from/ through the Asheville area on Monday?

    Can't wait to meet everyone
    I'm leaving Winston-Salem on the morning of the 28th and starting the Approach Trail on the morning of the 29th. If somethings falls through, PM me.

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    Wishing all the best to the thru-leapers of 2012.

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    The Legend of the Thru-Leapers. They started hiking the Appalachian Trail on February 29th but at midnight they all disappeared without a trace. Rumors say that every four years you will find them slowly making their way towards Mt. Katahdin.

    Good luck!

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