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    Thumbs up 2012 hiker sightings

    We did some trail work today North of Hughes Gap. Kincora brought the following hikers along:

    Patches
    The Roaming Dude - dedicated hike for the free state project
    Mom
    Chef Beard
    Murdock
    B-Man
    Veggie

    Thanks to their help we were able to complete this long relocation, blaze it and open it. So, yes, this means the climb up Roan is now about 3/4 mi longer . . . not quite as steep, but longer.

    Also saw wandering by:

    Nor'easter (WB Sears)

    Good Luck everyone!


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    that is awesome! much rock work up there? I did hardcore last year and we did pond mountain, as I believe you remember

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    Yesterday, did some trail work N of 19E. The following hikers wandered by:

    Good Deeds
    Mellow Yellow
    Johannes
    Hobo
    Instigator
    Expediter
    Foster

    I'm sure they were all glad to be past the Roan Highlands. It has been cold the last couple of nights.

    miquest2012 - there wasn't too much rock work on this relo. The closer to Cloudland we get, however, there will be much rock work involved.

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    Last Thu saw the following hikers at Moreland Gap Shelter:

    Waker
    Easy
    Navigationally Challenged
    Darrell

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    saw Tolstoy today going up the hill to Dan's Pulpit near Hawk Mt. in PA. he started Feb 2.

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    Hiking north of Front Royal I met Lorax at Jim & Molly Denton Shelter, his start date was March 2nd. He's blazing the trail averaging 37 miles per day through Virginia.

    I also met Groundhog,another thru hiker who left Springer Feb.22nd at Mosby Campsite just south of the Denton Shelter.
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    Spent the weekend @ Pine Grove Furnace State Park and saw "Short Stop" near the AT mid-point while I was on an out-n-back to Toms Run Shelter (He was excited to have just passed the halfway marker) also saw "Groundhog" taking a zero to spend some time with the "hangers" in the park...... nice guy, very free with lots of info. Had a good time in their company, good luck guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybgood View Post
    Hiking north of Front Royal I met Lorax at Jim & Molly Denton Shelter, his start date was March 2nd. He's blazing the trail averaging 37 miles per day through Virginia.

    I also met Groundhog,another thru hiker who left Springer Feb.22nd at Mosby Campsite just south of the Denton Shelter.
    Hey..... I know that guy!
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    THANK YOU for everything you do! You absolutely rock!

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    if you see murdock again tell him Tbone said hey!! ran in to him at saunders shelter, good company.

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    Saw the following hikers at Cross Mountain Road, TN on Sun, 5/6:

    John
    Daffy Duck
    Sparrow
    Stray Bullet
    Blake
    Stone Kicker
    Baltimore Bill
    Old Time Ed
    Yeti (Thruhiker2012 WB)
    Just Jim

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    saw the following hikers Friday 5/11 between PA325 and Peters Mountain shelter (i was southbound):

    Noodles and No Problem - Noodles is starting a two year flip-flop and No Problem is finishing his thru:
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    Nor'easter - started 2/29:
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    Bomber and Henry (the Wonder Chicken) - started 3/15:
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    Pa Bert - started 3/1:
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    Greasy and Booza - started 2/27:
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    I'm wondering if anyone has seen Squatch and Tetris? They started NOBO on Feb 12. I started a section that day and he saw each other a lot. Couple good young guys to hang out with. Just wondering how they are..

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    pa bert! good company i ran im to him at lost mtn shelter

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    Sunday June 3 I ran into the following hikers near Hertlein Campsite in PA:

    Rockie (and Bodhi her border collie) and Woodchuck. Rockie started her flip-flop May 7 in Harpers Ferry and Woodchuck started early Feb. at Springer
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    Tarzan from CA started Mar 8
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    Timex is finishing a 2004 thru that was interrupted. just started in PA a few days ago
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    Domino gets on the trail with Timex a few weeks at a time
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    Jeff Davis started Mar 9
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    then on Monday June 4 I saw Sprite and Snag. they started Mar 15
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    Ran into Bomber a couple of weeks ago between Goose Pond & Rte 20. Day after he hiked from Hemlocks to Goose Pond in one day.

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    June 6 saw the following at Bake Oven Knob shelter:

    Achey Breaky from Frankfurt Germany started 3/7
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    Rafiki and Rocket Rick both started 3/11
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    Then on June 7 i hit the jackpot on my hike back to the vehicle, so between Bake Oven and PA309 i saw:

    The Dutchman started 3/11
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    Grok started 3/15 and Dr. Dave started 3/3
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    N.C. (Navigationaly Challenged) and Easy both started 3/8
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    Salt Bomb started 3/11
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    Duckie started 3/1
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    Scout started 3/21
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    Not So is finishing his 2009 flip-flop. in '09 he hiked HF-Springer
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    Weezy started 5/17 in Duncannon. he's going Duncannon-Katahdin then Duncannon-Springer and continuing to Key West then out to CO (whew).
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    at Windsor Furnace shelter i met August who is doing his second thru, first was in 2005 (i think).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whack-a-mole View Post
    I'm wondering if anyone has seen Squatch and Tetris? They started NOBO on Feb 12. I started a section that day and he saw each other a lot. Couple good young guys to hang out with. Just wondering how they are..
    I saw them both Saturday 6/9/12 1pm at the Stratton Mountain Summit in Vermont. Stopped to give them some extra food I had, wished them well and parted ways. They both looked like they were doing well and in good spirits.

    -Rich

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    ::Wayless Ways:: ???

    Just wondering if anyone has run into a buddy of mine.. I started the trail with him on 4/29 and did the section from the
    Approach Trail to Neel's Gap. His
    name is Caleb (Wayless Ways).

    He should be North of Mt. Rogers around the 500 mile mark. Last I heard, he was hanging with a small group of fellow thru hikers

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    There are hikers still coming through down here. On the 10th (Sun) saw the following hikers on Roan while doing some trail work with Konnarock:

    Wren (sarah1021 - WB)
    Spiral (frogfart - WB)
    Indian Brave

    The day before (Sat) there were a bunch of others but I didn't get their trailnames.

    Good Luck everyone!

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