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    Anybody out there from 1971? There were 22 people who did the trail that year. I was the last one to finish on Ocober14. David Odell

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskadave View Post
    Anybody out there from 1971? There were 22 people who did the trail that year. I was the last one to finish on Ocober14. David Odell
    Alaska Dave sorry i can't help you find your friends
    just wanted to say congrats on the hike,would of been cool to see the trail back in the day!
    again congrats :-)

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    Hi Dave.

    I almost feel like I know you since you were so prominently mentioned in Leitzell's account of his hike.

    I agree with the sentiments expressed by CrumbSnatcher. There was a discussion years ago on Trailplace about the pro's and con's of a thru hike back when you did yours. Almost everyone thot that such a hike would be a miserable experience because of the absence of the current social scene and they would not want to do a thru back then. I disagree. While the social scene has some definite advantages, I too wish that I could have experienced what you did back in the day.

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    I was going to send you a link to a journal from 1971. But turns out it was yours.

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    Congratz!!! Are you contemplating doing it again??
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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    Hi Dave.

    I almost feel like I know you since you were so prominently mentioned in Leitzell's account of his hike.

    I agree with the sentiments expressed by CrumbSnatcher. There was a discussion years ago on Trailplace about the pro's and con's of a thru hike back when you did yours. Almost everyone thot that such a hike would be a miserable experience because of the absence of the current social scene and they would not want to do a thru back then. I disagree. While the social scene has some definite advantages, I too wish that I could have experienced what you did back in the day.
    I agree. Would be cool to do it back in the day with little "social scene" However I believe the CDT is just that opportunity to do so, before it gets too popular and crowded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    There was a discussion years ago on Trailplace about the pro's and con's of a thru hike back when you did yours.
    I think a hike in 1971 would be very interesting for sure.

    I think the only way to create that experience now is to do some of the more obscure trails (Allegheny Traiil, Cohos, Grand Enchantment) and so on.

    Even the CDT has a small bit of trail culture now, esp where it coincides with the Colorado Trail.

    Have to find that journal Rick mentioned.

    And, Dave, welcome!
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