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    Default Someday and HillBilly Bart thru hike

    I'd say the trek of Bart and Joanna deserves its own thread by now. They are keeping up a great journal on their own blog site http://www.gethiking.net/

    Check out both the video and the text stories (different content) on http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headli...195798361.html

    (The text added an extra zero to its length)

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    Yes thats a great story and i hope they make it, i have also been thinking about that trail maybe next year i would be the third person to do it.

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    News story from Knoxville paper, passing through Cumberland Gap at right angles to Dan'l Boone: http://www.knoxnews.com/photos/galle...eastern-trail/

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    Done with Pine Mountain Trail segment http://timbelcher.wordpress.com/2013...l-thru-hikers/

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    Deep into West Virginia, the hardest section logistically, made easier by our connections to the area. A highly geeky picture made it on the front page of the Charleston Gazette recently. The online version is at: http://www.wvgazette.com/Outdoors/201303280195 We're darn near halfway. The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming. Life is good.

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    The progress across southern WVa seems more like Julius Caesar returning from Gaul than the average thru-hike. Glad you're enjoying it.

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    Looks like they're making good time. Already on the Tuscarora Trail and looks like they'll be in the Sleepy Creek area this week.
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    Finally something novel in the hiking community, on a par with Earl Shaffer in '48, but there sure is quite an echo in this here forum discussing it.

    They've already done all the not-really-existent parts of the GET, with all functional trail (mostly the PA rocks) to go. Looks very good to make history this year.

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    They are now in Maryland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmitchell View Post
    They are now in Maryland!
    On the east route GET at Hancock, probably in PA before one even had a chance to post.

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    Gotta like their description of the trail in SGL 124. I suspect I would find it a lot less pleasant in the heat than the times I've been up there in spring or autumn.
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    Default Someday and HillBilly Bart thru hike

    That area is one of the rockiest - how do you think it stacks up vs. Cove or Stone Mts on SST?

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    I would say a bit rockier than Cove Mtn, slightly less so than Stone Mtn (the southern half, as I've still not gotten to the part north of the Pole Trail).
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    Seems like they've discovered the Throne Room, would have been a beautiful day to be up there.

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    An opportunity to meet them this Saturday:

    You can hear more of Houck and Swanson's tales from the Great Eastern Trail at their presentation on National Trails Day (culmination of PA Hiking Week too), June 1st, 1:30 pm at the Woolrich Outlet Store, 39 Boardman Dr. Woolrich, PA 17779

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    Saw them both near Butler Knob fire tower on the Standing Stone Trail late Saturday afternoon, May 25.
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    I heard you told them about the secret shelter on MST

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    News coverage of visit to Woolrich

    http://www.lockhaven.com/page/conten...id/545695.html - people on this forum will catch the confusion of Harrisburg for Pearisburg

    http://www.sungazette.com/page/conte....html?nav=5011

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    Quote Originally Posted by ki0eh View Post
    I heard you told them about the secret shelter on MST
    Hmmm! I would never divulge such a secret . (I imagine they found better information from the MST maintainer folks then met when they hopped over to the Midstate via the Greenwood Spur.)
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    New boot breakin + rain + rocks = http://www.gethiking.net/2013/06/blog-post_10.html

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