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  1. Appalachian Trail Adventures: Hikes on the AT and other trails.

    I did two more hikes this past month: A section hike of the AT from Pearisburg, VA to Salem, VA. I had intended t go much farther, but unfortunately got sick and needed to come off the trail. After recovering a few days, I did a four day section on The Foothills Trail near my home in South Carolina. There are two new pages about these hikes on my blog.

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  2. Trail Talk

    I have been meeting a few hikers, as I take my short walks on the AT/LT. Some hikers stop and visit for a couple of minutes, others seem to be all business and just say "Hi". I ask, are you thru- hiking and most say yes or "Doing the LT". Whatever hike they are doing, I envy and respect their efforts and determination. I have been in the woods since I was about 10 years old, hunting with my father. I still go hunting, or I as I like to say, "take my rifle for a walk". ...
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  3. 10 Weird Things Hiking the AT Does to Your Mind, Body, & Spirit....


    1) I have to pull over when I'm driving past a mountain to keep from having an accident, since my mind is immediately shanghaied into imagining exactly how I would navigate the ridge....

    2) I can't look at a photo or postcard of beautiful, natural places without longing to be there.

    3) I seek out total strangers who could possibly understand this burgeoning obsession, because no one I know has a clue.

    4) I carefully weigh my clothing/footwear and gear
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  4. FINALLY finishing up Vermont

    Okay, I confess: in my last blog, I lied about doing every mile between Rockfish Gap and Hanover.
    The truth is that I've only gone as far north as Podunk Road
    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/entr...ou-live-Part-1
    and I deliberately skipped the two miles between the trail to Shelburne (or is it Sherburne?) Pass and the place where the A.T. crosses Highway 4, in order to ensure I didn't AGAIN miss the last bus into town.
    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/entr...ou-live-Part-2 ...

    Updated 07-10-2014 at 08:23 by GoldenBear (Add a couple of photos)

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  5. Trying to get the worst out of the way

    I've done pretty much all of The Trail between Rockfish Gap and Hanover NH. Thus, to continue adding to my miles, I have to hike either south of Waynesboro or north of Hanover. Also, my start and end points have to both be places (1) I can easily travel between OR (2) accessible by mass transit. And, as always, obligations invariably mean I can spend no more than five days hiking -- when my daily mileage struggles to reach even ten miles. All these considerations mean I end up looking for places ...
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