Trail Name: Don't have one yet
Estimated Start Date : Sometime in March. I am getting out the Navy and jobless so whenever I feel like it
Approach Trail - yes
Trail Name: AT /TBD
Estimated Start Date: March 1st-7th
Approach Trail: You betcha
Just got clearance from my wife over the weekend, starting the planning. This is HUGE, have been dreaming about this for five long years now. Will the 7 months go slow/fast????
Trail name--none yet
Approach trail--not sure, probably
Originally think of a flip flop but now headed NOBO which is what I had always envisioned during the past 35 years of waiting.
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."-Theodore Roosevelt
Trail Name: Boliche
ESD: 10 March
Approach Trail: Yes
I am a retired Air Force officer. I live in Marietta, GA. If you are flying into Atlanta, with sufficient notice I can meet you at MARTA (Metro Atlanta Regional Transit) North Springs station and ferry you to a start point. It will need to be hard surface road as 4 wheeling is not on my to do list. Good luck to all.
Trail Name: If I'm gonna go by something for 6 months, I'm gonna work hard to earn it once the adventure begins!
Start Date: Mid-March, looking like March 15
Approach: plannin' on it!
Trail name: I'm waiting to see what happens and what fits
Start Date: Early April
Approach: For sure
I'm trying not to let myself get to excited until after Christmas.
I forgot to mention that If anyone NOBO needs a ride to Springer just get in touch with me. I live 1/4 mile from a MARTA station and am more than willing to help out the people I'll be sharing this with.
Trail Name: "I've got my Master's degree and this is what I'm doing with it!" (or whatever someone gives me)
Estim. Start Date: March 27th, 2009 (I have to wait for my wife's b-day the 25th)
Approach Trail: Fir sure!
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." ~John Burroughs
"...follow the day and reach for the sun!" ~ Polyphonic Spree
ok... so plans for Marje and I have changed due to a little financial inadequacy by this point in the year. We were supposed to have the money saved up for the trip already, and had some major bills paid off. Maybe because we took to much time off to do some conditioning hikes, I don't know... but it looks like a NOBO end to end will not happen in 09, but more likeley we will be heading SOBO from Katahdin between april 1 09 and may 31 09 and sectioning for I think 754 mi... I don't know but we're gonna do the trail in 3rds first maybe can do all 3 in 2 years, then go for the gusto, but financially right now, although super optimistic about it... might not be viable and that's unfortunate. Stay in school kids
Trail Name : Homer&Marje
Direction : SoBo
Start Date: April 1 - may 31? Tentative.
Finishing in Stormville NY 755 mi.
Well, last week at work erased any hope of a leave of absence... as well as any guilt over quitting! I'm toying with the idea of the PCT or CDT... it's a tough call, but I do feel way more familiar with the AT from both research and personal experience. I'm a lot more connected to the AT so for now the plan is still that I'm going to start with the AT and take it from there.
Trail name: I'm just going to going to go by my real name (Angela) unless I stumble across one; skinny minnie is just a nickname of mine and I'm not especially attached to it.
Start: some point in April, probably early
Approach trail: yes.
I guess its time to make this official
Trail name: Samore
Start Date: March 2
Approach: fo sho!
The physician heals, nature makes well
Trail name: This is my first real hike in a long time, but Shovel I guess?
Start Date: April Fools Day
Approach: I'd like to, if money permits.
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Trail Name: 2Thumbs...for now
Estimated Start Date: 26 March
Approach Trail - absolutely!
I have already stopped eating oatmeal, mac n cheese, and peanut butter until the big day! gotta go in fresh...
Trail Name: .......probably something with slow in it!! LOL
Direction: NOBO ( but may do a flip flop...still out on this)
Estimated Start: March 1
Approach Trail: probably not
Trail Name: RadioFreq
Estimated Start Date: I will join the parade the first week of March...probably 3rd or 4th
Approach Trail? yes
"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute--and it's longer than any hour.
That's relativity." --Albert Einstein--
I am sitting here in N'Djamena, Chad, planning my 2009 thru-hike of the A.T. after 20 years of dreaming of it...how surreal is that?!