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Thumper 2006
10-18-2005, 00:25
Is anyone starting northbound @ springer in '06 around April the 1st? If so I would like to have a hiking partner. If anyone is interested let me know

Cheesewhiz
10-18-2005, 18:03
I am a 25 at time of start male departing the 22 of march

Thumper 2006
10-18-2005, 22:16
We will keep in touch Cheezwiz. 5 months and counting.

lilmountaingirl
10-18-2005, 23:39
I'm starting April 15th. :clap If you decide to go later, let me know!

Cheesewhiz
10-19-2005, 21:07
I have 154 days

sparky2000
11-10-2005, 13:53
I'm looking for a part-r to Ma. Could consider join-g u at Clarks Ferry, Duncannon, Pa about Jun-- after I'm done after school babysitting the grandchuldren.

PartnerShip
11-10-2005, 18:39
We are leaving around end of March or early April
First time and excited but lots to do to prepare physically
Live in Asheville at present time so we are near AT in Hot Springs 35 miles away so can partial hike at times.Also live near Mtns to Sea trail on Parkway Just getting started - any suggestions on things to get in shape
also Debbie has fear of heights to some degree to overcome

the goat
11-10-2005, 18:42
Is anyone starting northbound @ springer in '06 around April the 1st? If so I would like to have a hiking partner. If anyone is interested let me know

don't worry, you'll have hundreds of hiking partners.

april2006
11-11-2005, 16:44
I'll be starting that weekend as well. Can't wait!!

Old Spice
11-11-2005, 22:42
I'm starting April 15th. :clap If you decide to go later, let me know!

I just decided to start that day too! Best way to avoid not getting my taxes done on time I guess. Hope to see you out there.

Kerosene
11-11-2005, 22:52
While it is nice to hike with someone you know, you should realize that there will be a lot of aspiring thru-hikers starting north from Amicalola or Springer every Saturday morning. Inevitably you will find someone who matches your pace and personality as you move north with the "herd".

strnorm
11-12-2005, 12:51
do they start the hike on Sat.mostly. how many people are on the trail yearly?I am 64 years old hope to start in spring but i will do it in sections,any ideals where i should start was goind to do TN. then PA. with a friend up there,will do TN.alone

HarleyHogPit
11-12-2005, 13:05
Is anyone starting northbound @ springer in '06 around April the 1st? If so I would like to have a hiking partner. If anyone is interested let me know

I'm interested in a hiking partner. I don't want to lock myself into anything with a partner but I hope to meet another hiker that shares my expectations for the trail and hikes around my same pace. I'm going to be super slow to start. I have heard of a lot of people starting northbound on or around April 1st. I am planning to start around that time as well. I don't have a partner either and I was concerned that I would not have anyone to hike with but I have a feeling we will not be the only people looking for a buddy at that time. We should have no problem finding someone else to hike with. I don't quite understand how it works though. Do many hikers stay at a hostel the night before and set out together or do people just hope that they will run into other hikers at the end of the day at a shelter? If anyone knows what the deal is I would love some input. I have no idea what to expect.

Lone Wolf
11-13-2005, 11:53
I've been to Springer Mtn. every spring since 1986 between the 2nd week of March thru the 1st week of April and rest assured you'll have PLENTY of folks to hike with. "Partners" rarely work out. Best to do your own thing.

PROFILE
11-13-2005, 12:03
do they start the hike on Sat.mostly. how many people are on the trail yearly?I am 64 years old hope to start in spring but i will do it in sections,any ideals where i should start was goind to do TN. then PA. with a friend up there,will do TN.alone

We have found that the majority peolple start on #1 sunday #2 saturday and #3 monday. The slowest seems to be thursday. As far as total on the trail starting at one time. We figure (and it is kind of a guess) on the 3 busy days about 20+ a day start on the other days some where around 10+ are starting

cassyr
11-27-2005, 16:22
hey everyone, I am looking to start in mid-april (shocker) and am looking for a partner to help plan, even if we only end up hiking together for a few days or whatever.

neo
11-27-2005, 20:38
hiking alone is the way i love to hike:cool: neo

Ridge
11-27-2005, 20:47
My suggestion is to just plan on meeting people on the trail or at shelters. Everyone has a different pace, starting time, and quitting time.

Rbubb
12-03-2005, 17:35
I am planning a trip the last week of April going north form 321 in NC to the start of the Shennandoah National Park. I plan on taking 30 days and would like partner to hike with. (wife does not want me to hike alone). Send e mail if interested to rodger.bubb@clubcorp.com

wolf
02-09-2006, 21:02
i am going on a 17 day hike from williamstown to bear mtn brige, so if anybody is looking to go let me know its 189 miles,im am53 years old in good shape:clap
wolf

Thumper 2006
02-10-2006, 00:40
Thanks for responding everyone, but it looks like I have to start at a earlier date. I wish all of you the best of luck on the trail. No matter how bad things get out there they could never be as bad what you have to do to be on the trail thanks for your response.

Zip
04-02-2006, 21:59
I'm planning on leaving Springer on the 14th, headed to NOC. I am lplanning on about 14 day.