I actually did no trail planning today and focused mostly on work. I did take my lunch break, though, and walked the Muddy Creek Trail (plus the little extension at the end) to get in 6 miles. If chopping and splitting firewood counts as exercise, then I'll lump that into my physical preparation.
I found a handful of videos on YouTube.com this evening and watched those. The best so far has been this one:On a Thru-Hike - Appalachian Trail 2010
Updated 02-08-2012 at 22:50 by bgood360
After much agonizing, I finally decided to leave my trusty REI Half Dome (purchased in 2000 for a climb up Kilimanjaro) at home and go with something new. The Half Dome has served me well on Kili and all over Texas (Big Bend, the Big Thicket, Dinosaur Valley State Park, South Padre, Caprock Canyons, Palo Duro Canyon, Guadelupe National Mountains, etc. -- you name it) and I could set it up half asleep, in the wind, in the rain, in the dark, and on occasion under all four conditions at once on the
Updated 02-08-2012 at 22:51 by bgood360
Originally Posted by Entropy2012
Trail Name: ?
Start Date: March 1st to 7th (it'll depend on flights/travel arrangements etc.)
Approach Trail: Yes
Aaaaagh, I'm so damn excited it's ridiculous! I've never done anything remotely like this before, so I'm literally shaking with anticipation. :
NOBO April 25 from HFY. Because half of the group sdd Springer to HFY last year and wantr to complete.
planning a section hike late may with son, (son is graduating from college)
was looking at different stovesstove to use. made one out of water bottle to use with denature alcohol, but didnt know what would be best is there one you can buy thats light weight and dependable?
if you have sugestions please reply here or email, @ firstname.lastname@example.org
I just weighed my pack the old fashioned step on the scale with your pack on, step on the scale without it, then subtract the difference. My pack weighs 22.5 pounds sans food and water. That's much lighter than I thought it would be! I have a few more items on their way but the total weight of them should not be more than a pound combined. I will try to post a finalized gear list soon.
I can't wait to start this journey!
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