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  1. Baltimore Jack's Shelter Journals

    Quote Originally Posted by -Rush- View Post
    Jack was a rare and unique individual. A hiker trash king, educator, and master of banter. He will be missed.
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  2. Justification to Thru Hike

    Quote Originally Posted by -Rush- View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by goldielocks View Post
    So, I guess my main question : How do you justify quitting your job and/or responsibilities to take half a year to thru hike the AT?
    You have to let go of everything temporarily to do it. That's part of the allure. If you're lucky - aka in the right statistic percentile - justification will manifest while you're on the trail and you may go on to complete it.
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  3. “I'd like to have two armies…” and two blog-sites

    When I was a student at the Un-College in the early 70s, I took an elective course called Revolutionary Warfare. The intriguing book “The Centurions” by Jean Lartéguy was required course reading. It contains the oft quoted passage, “I'd like to have two armies”.

    Likewise, I’d like to have two blog-sites: one to contain pithy posts of other bloggers and anecdotes like my “Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable” that are not specifically part of my hike. The other would be ...
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  4. "Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable”

    I mentioned over breakfast last Friday that there was an outside chance that I might not be able to attend a planned family gathering in July, 2017. Because, I added, in February 2017 I intended to hike in the woods for a couple of months - and that I had been planning the trip since March, 2016. (That pre-dated the scheduling of the family event by at least four months.) I told them that I had created a blog to let interested folks follow my adventure. I backed up in the narrative to note that ...

    Updated 11-29-2016 at 08:59 by MadRanger

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  5. Entry on 2017 Thru-Hike Registry

    Quoted for reference to his departure date in early February 2017. Might meet him along the way. Found on 2017 Thru-Hike Registry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doors1Fan View Post
    No trail name yet - my nickname is Lizard

    North to South Approach trail yes. Start as early as Feb. weather depending...

    I just found out I am getting laid off from the TELCO after 20 years. Always said I would hike the AT if I ever got fired or laid off LOL

    Updated 11-27-2016 at 10:21 by MadRanger

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