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    Met a hiker up in southern New Hampshire (we were...

    Met a hiker up in southern New Hampshire (we were both heading SOBO) and when he got into the shelter - spent the next hour painting his fingernails pink with sparkles.
  2. A Debt of Gratitude for Spouses Supporting Hikers!

    The several times I have hiked the A.T., I have come to really appreciate the willingness of my wife to support me every step of the way. This forum has made several remarks about marriage breakups...
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    Stayed there in '08. It was beautiful. Thought...

    Stayed there in '08. It was beautiful. Thought the big red "Staples" button was kinda cool too. In the morning, the folks gave us sodas and fresh cut melon!
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    Funny thing... I got caught in a tropical storm...

    Funny thing... I got caught in a tropical storm in '08 and I was as happy as a lark to make it to Happy Hill Shelter!
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    This the spot where I literally "ran into a bull...

    This the spot where I literally "ran into a bull moose" chasing a female in heat. Ah, the memories!
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    Getting caught sleeping on the discus pad in the...

    Getting caught sleeping on the discus pad in the middle of the Dartmouth practice field instead of Velvet Rocks (where there is no water) So far, I have gotten away with it twice '02 and '08 but the...
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    Idaho Four!

    I hiked with them in 2002 - what a cool family that was! I always looked forward to reading their trail journal entries because of the artwork they'd draw depicting their family's latest ordeals on...
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    I have to tell you - I have stayed in a lot of...

    I have to tell you - I have stayed in a lot of places during my three journeys along the A.T. Your "Green Mountain Home" is at the top of my list of places to "zero." Why?

    1. The most beautiful...
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    Oh, how I regret not being able to meet up with...

    Oh, how I regret not being able to meet up with you before getting off the trail! Those first three months in New England were tough - constant storms, overflowing rivers in the 100-mile and the...
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    What happened to Spanky!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    An emailer (and fellow hiker) recently asked me this question: "hey spanky.... i heard that there is alot of yellow blazing going on w/ you!!! whats up with that man??? are you even a...
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    Opps!

    Didn't catch your stating you were leaving beginning of July! Oh, well... hope to see and hear from each of you on yer journey SOBO along the A.T.... maybe, if I stop long enough to take some pics;...
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    Amen on going light!!

    Just remember that you will be carrying more food at the 100-mile wilderness than anytime the next 450 miles... and don't count on the P.O. being open at Mt. Washington either!

    Hey, maybe we can...
  13. One thing missing on your "10 essentials" list...

    toilet paper
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    alone for 4 or 5 days at a time on the A.T....

    Just don't go SOBO! :) That first 30 days can be a real bummer if you need companionship!

    Spanky
    SOBO 2008 ME-GA
    SOBO 2003 NJ-PA
    SOBO 2002 ME-PA

    ...or, somewhere in between!
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    Let's hope all that warm air makes it to Maine...

    Let's hope all that warm air makes it to Maine before June 1st... at 5'5" tall; I would do an awful lot of "body hole" digging seeing the snow would be past my navel! :)
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    Southbound MEGA Wacky!

    I thought everyone already considered us SOBO'ers "whacky", "arrogant" or "all that."

    Starting June 1st, 2008 at Baxter... will wave at Kitahdin and the Black flies and start my long trek home...
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    SOBO... again!

    Trail name: Spanky
    Start Date: June 1, 2008
    End Date: November 1, 2008

    "I didn't come here to climb mountains... I came here to hike!"

    or

    "The only difference between hikers and bikers...
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    100 hundred reasons to resupply in the 100 mile wilderness!

    As WIN and I were SOBO'ing in 2002; we had the unique pleasure of being "resupplied" in the midst of the 100 mile wilderness by 14 French-Canadian women...

    Pecan Pie and fresh 12" subs were just...
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    Poll: Yep... I stay in shelters 80% of the time!

    I like knowing that bears sniff around tents before shelters folks...

    I like keeping company with mice, flying squirrels and all other nocturnal creatures...

    I like hanging my food sack only...
  20. Mt. Greylock and Beyond....

    Wow! I remember you guys! It clicked in my head when you said you were Savage Llama. I remembered laughing at the originality of your moniker back then too!

    (I actually had the joy of seeing my...
  21. Spanky hitting the E.C.T. on behalf of the American Father

    Hello hikers! I am making preparations to hike the E.C.T. from Canada to Key West, FL beginning May 1st, 2005. I am hiking on behalf of the American father and the role he plays in his family's life....
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    Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink!

    Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink!
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    I am always amazed at the many colorful dialogs...

    I am always amazed at the many colorful dialogs posted on this site. To those who "are not religious" I will point out: that your opinions on morality, Christian literature or art, preaching or other...
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    But... what about the mice?

    We seem to be getting all theological here folks! What about the mice? Don't they have a voice in all this?
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    That's cool...!

    That's cool...!
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