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Happy44
02-25-2014, 13:23
on Saturday i will be headed to springer mt. to do a short 4-5 month hike :) wish me luck! :eek:

Teacher & Snacktime
02-25-2014, 13:28
Best of Luck.....but more importantly....best of fun.

saltysack
02-25-2014, 14:45
Damn im jelou


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Sierra2015
02-25-2014, 14:47
Tell me more!

What's your gear list? What's your budget? What's you plan? How much time do you think you'll spend alone? With a group?

HikerMom58
02-25-2014, 15:42
I wish you all the luck in the world Happy44! Let me know when you pass through Daleville VA, I'm here for ya if you need anything.

This makes me HAPPY!! :D

kayak karl
02-25-2014, 17:00
Tell me more!

What's your gear list? What's your budget? What's you plan? How much time do you think you'll spend alone? With a group? he started 18 threads. he may of answered your questions.

good luck, happy

GreatDane
02-25-2014, 17:10
Of course we wish you luck . . . and strong legs and healthy knees and clear, sunny days! I'm grinning from ear to ear thinking about how excited you must be!

geomaniac
02-25-2014, 18:57
Hey Best of luck Happyh! I am a couple of weeks behind you!

Happy44
02-25-2014, 20:50
ya i got your number

4eyedbuzzard
02-25-2014, 20:55
Luck is wished to you!

Happy44
02-25-2014, 20:58
gear wise im good, im NOT AN ULTRA LIGHT HIPSTER though , ive hiked over 500 of the AT before , so this NoBo thru hike is coming with experience , only thing i might need is a Down jacket , which ill make that choice at neel gap!

rafe
02-25-2014, 21:28
Have fun and stay warm and safe.

Ken.davidson
02-25-2014, 21:36
Fair weather, supportive friends and a happy hike are sure to follow you on your hike. May
Your guardian angles watch over you. HYOH.

whisper walking
02-26-2014, 05:50
How excited are you? Best of luck with your hike.

takethisbread
02-26-2014, 07:58
, ive hiked over 500 of the AT before , so this NoBo thru hike is coming with experience , only thing i might need is a Down jacket , which ill make that choice at neel gap!

if you are leaving Saturday I'll save u the trouble of freezing for three days and paying extra for a warm coat. you are going to be very cold for much of the next month. you'll be making breakfast in 25 degrees often . grab a coat


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Sierra2015
02-26-2014, 08:08
he started 18 threads. he may of answered your questions.

good luck, happy
There's a whole big thread here to be used. No harm asking.

Happy44
02-26-2014, 09:28
if you are leaving Saturday I'll save u the trouble of freezing for three days and paying extra for a warm coat. you are going to be very cold for much of the next month. you'll be making breakfast in 25 degrees often . grab a coat


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i live in Cleveland OH, where i dont even have a coat, 25 seems warm to me, im a very warm hiker but cold sleeper, i have a 15 degree bag so i should be good!

Happy44
02-26-2014, 09:30
There's a whole big thread here to be used. No harm asking.

dont let people bully you around on WB.... its a great question

Sierra2015
02-26-2014, 09:31
dont let people bully you around on WB.... its a great question
Shh, I make a great victim. ^_^ haha

Happy44
02-26-2014, 09:35
Shh, I make a great victim. ^_^ haha

so do i, but i stand up for myself now, and i dont let people with {tree names} bully me!

Sierra2015
02-26-2014, 09:39
so do i, but i stand up for myself now, and i dont let people with {tree names} bully me!
Haha, I enjoy a little bit of victimization. Makes me feel validated and superior when I take the high road. ;)

On a more serious note, bullied is as bullied feels. At least, that's what Forest Gump's mama would have said.

martinb
02-26-2014, 10:00
Have fun. Looks like it's going to be a chilly start.

Marmaduke
02-26-2014, 10:25
Hey there happy! Fellow Ohioan here! Good luck!!!!!!

Sara
02-26-2014, 10:27
Good luck and maybe I'll run into you at Trail Days! :sun

Marmaduke
02-26-2014, 10:27
i live in Cleveland OH, where i dont even have a coat, 25 seems warm to me, im a very warm hiker but cold sleeper, i have a 15 degree bag so i should be good!


I'm in North Royalton! We have been getting the cold this year...........25 is warm!! I am so excited to hear a local hiker is headed to the AT. I'll be in SNP on 4/18 and in VT on the AT/LT in early august! Hopefully I can offer you some angelic assistance!

drifter
02-26-2014, 10:39
Hey Happy - good luck, west central Ohio here and still cold with snow here....+1 on buying a jacket before starting, it will be worth the weight to not be shivering for 3-4 weeks. Will be in the Whites and Maine in early August. HYOH !!

Happy44
02-26-2014, 11:21
i dont have anyone sending me items , im doing this completely solo so what i bring is what i bring for the whole trip! i have alrdy sent my own care package with my first 3 days supply's to make it 2 neel gap, i have 3 layers of clothes, which is more then i wear now , btw its 9 degrees here with a wind chill under -6 and snowing, march 2 temp for springer mt is

68 high

46 low

im more worried about chaffing not freezing , i have not felt 68 degrees in 7 months here in solon ohio!

Deer Hunter
02-26-2014, 11:22
Good luck Happy. Hope you have a great hike. Call me if need help when your in my area.

Oak88
02-26-2014, 12:03
Good Luck Happy:) from one of "them people". It is nice to have something to "cool down" in (a jacket) at the end of the day.

Praha4
02-26-2014, 12:14
just got home from Amicalola Falls SP to Neels Gap section hike this past weekend. Top of Springer was jammed with dayhikers on Saturday, first nice warm weekend in a while. Folks at Mountain Crossings said the logbook was signed by approx. 45 nobo thru-hikers as of this weekend. Hawks Mtn Shelter on Sat nite had approx. a dozen for the night. Water is flowing excellent up there in all springs and creeks right now. Best of luck to class of 2014!

Happy44
02-26-2014, 13:20
just got home from Amicalola Falls SP to Neels Gap section hike this past weekend. Top of Springer was jammed with dayhikers on Saturday, first nice warm weekend in a while. Folks at Mountain Crossings said the logbook was signed by approx. 45 nobo thru-hikers as of this weekend. Hawks Mtn Shelter on Sat nite had approx. a dozen for the night. Water is flowing excellent up there in all springs and creeks right now. Best of luck to class of 2014!


this post just gave me the feels, im very pumped up right now! 3 day

O-H-10 Lil Ohio
02-26-2014, 13:37
Good Luck, enjoy your hike, I am also planning on driving down from Charlottesville,VA on Sat.and meeting some old friends at Amicolola Falls. We are planning to do some hiking and provide some trail majic at woody gap. If anyone is going that way and needs a ride and willing to share gas money PM me. Tic Toc

CarlZ993
02-26-2014, 14:38
Good luck.

Remember, don't stop hiking north unless something is in a cast. Then decide if that appendage can tag along for the ride.

Toasted Toad
02-27-2014, 20:57
Have a great hike. Twenty seven more days till I hit the trail.


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HikerMom58
02-27-2014, 21:47
this post just gave me the feels, im very pumped up right now! 3 day

I'm pumped for ya Happy44!! :banana Tell all the Class of 2014 that we love them!! Woot!!

Hill Ape
02-27-2014, 23:37
29* right now, just a few miles from springer. might not want to wait until neels for that coat, no matter what kind of cold blooded yankee you are. happy trails though!

2015 Lady Thru-Hiker
02-28-2014, 00:27
Good Luck Happy!! Getting all goose-bumpy for ya!! Be safe and have fun :-)

takethisbread
02-28-2014, 01:16
i live in Cleveland OH, where i dont even have a coat, 25 seems warm to me, im a very warm hiker but cold sleeper, i have a 15 degree bag so i should be good!

I'm from boston, don't wear a coat at home either . mountain cold is different and wet mountain cold is another. wet mountain cold with mountain wind on the ridge is another. you are outside 24 hours a day, it's different, but have fun!


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Happy44
02-28-2014, 11:45
btw its was -6 here this morning and i went out side for 25+ mins in shorts and short sleeves was fine and didnt die, i have 3 layers and when MOVING I COULD WEAR NOTHING AT ALL ,nude hike'n at 29 degrees hahahahahaa thats like a heat i have not felt outside in 3 months but wet 29 doesn't sound to fun, i cant wait to meet some of you guys out there, im SO HAPPY

Happy44
02-28-2014, 11:48
29* right now, just a few miles from springer. might not want to wait until neels for that coat, no matter what kind of cold blooded yankee you are. happy trails though!


i from las vegas where 60 feels cold, but ive been in ohio for a year now!