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  1. first 4 days

    The first day has been surreal! Got lost on the way to the trail and only had made to make 3 uturns to get it right. The hug good bye to my father almost brought tears to my eyes.

    Off to the top of the springer for the first .9 miles was just an annoyance. I wanted to start what I had been planning for 5+ months.

    The view out from the top was and early morning fog and snapped some photos before taking off for the start! Made a phone call to someone special, then jotted ...
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  2. best dehydrated meals

    Recently bought a dehydrator and am looking for some good recipes. Suggestions?
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  3. driving down

    On our way down, going smooth can't wait to get to the hotel. Booked it for next week, keep thinking we are April 3rd still.
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  4. "Antici........pation ." Frankenfurter in Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Ten days left, and counting...The waiting is the hardest part...I think about, plan for, and buy for this thruhike about 80 to 90% of every day. Thankful to have a couple of people to talk to before departing...Thank you Shane & Evan for your conversations and support...Looking forward to meeting you both.

    The people closest to me in my life (I feel) really have no concept of what we are undertaking. I consider this a personal odyssey. I am thankful to the fellow nurse who planted the seed of
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  5. shoe freak out

    so freaking about what shoes to wear 2 days before I leave for Georgia! wore my innv8 315 light shoes today on a short day hike and had a lot of foot movement that wast good. So now im freaking out about what to wear, i can go with them, asolo boots which have never given me a blister but are heavy, VFF treks which have been great when i trail ran but offer little cushion or protection, or softstart 2mm running shoes. Might say **** it and just were my new balance 420 running shoes. Dont know ...
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