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  1. Why do you use Trail Names? Why Dreamer?

    (Blogpost from December 4th, 2012 tntonthetrail.blogspot.com)

    Dreamer here,


    Ok, Ok… I have been asked a few times, I suppose I should fill you in on where the name “Dreamer” came from. But before I do, allow me to take a step back and explain what a trail name is, and why most everyone that thru hikes the Appalachian Trail (AT) obtains one in a reasonably short period of time.


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  2. Lessons from the Trail, are simply Life's Lessons!

    (Blogpost from December 2nd, 2012 tntonthetrail.blogspot.com)

    As a section hiker, “Earl L. High” took from 1973 – 1985 to complete the Appalachian Trail, but, looking back, it is obvious to him hiking helped him in his life. He is now 82 years old and still enjoys hiking. In addition to the health benefits, he believes there is much to be gained from long distance hiking that is sometimes overlooked. The tasks may be more specific, but the situations encountered ...
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  3. "Terri's reasoning for wanting to Thru-Hike the AT!"

    (Blogpost from December 1st, 2012 tntonthetrail.blogpost.com)

    (Repost from March)

    Terri here-
    I knew at some point and time, I too, would have to put into words "WHY on earth would I want to hike this trail?" I've put some considerable thought into it and want to share those publicly... to 'seal' the deal, so to speak. If I put it out there...it becomes more real and thus I become more accountable.Not in any particular order..
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  4. "Tom's Answer to the Question, Why Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail?"

    (Blogpost from December 1st, 2012 tntonthetrail.blogspot.com)

    (Repost from March)


    Tom here...

    Everyone asks the same question after you tell them what thru-hiking means. "Why would you want to do that?" Very few people say, "Wow! That sounds interesting. I would sure like to do that!"

    So, why do I want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? (In no particular order. This list will evolve over time.)
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  5. A Day in the LIfe of an AT Thru-Hiker

    (Blogpost from November 29th, 2012 tntonthetrail.blogspot.com)

    Greetings,

    There are literally hundreds of videos on YouTube about the Appalachian Trail. Most are very good, some are funny, others are serious, for the most part they are real, (shot with poor to average equipment and edited uniquely) but at times I find one here or there that really says it nicely. This is one of those...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f8DVZnMFBk&sns=em

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