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mweinstone
08-02-2006, 19:14
youve won 356 million dollars .how and does this effect your planned 2007 thru hike.

only jesus riding on a white horse comming in the clouds effects my hike.

no effect.

blindeye
08-02-2006, 19:30
not one bit!!!!!!!!

Gray Blazer
08-02-2006, 19:33
I might get that new sleeping bag and a tent that won't blow away on the mountaintop. I do need a new pack. Other than that, no effect.

strebor
08-02-2006, 19:49
It would be about 6 months longer GA to ME then ME to GA then GA to HI or CANCUN:banana

Blissful
08-02-2006, 20:03
Uh...I don't play the lottery.

But hubby just got a big bonus check today from all his hard work this past year, so that helps with the 2007 finances!

Pennsylvania Rose
08-02-2006, 20:07
It means I could actually thru in 2007, with my family traveling along in an RV or something.

Doctari
08-02-2006, 20:13
It means I could actually thru in 2007, with my family traveling along in an RV or something.


Ditto I'm sure! :D


Doctari.

swift
08-02-2006, 20:25
I'd hire some sherpas

corentin
08-02-2006, 20:55
Don't play the lottery but it wouldn't change my hike plans anyway, just my after hike plans.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
08-02-2006, 21:01
Hmmm... Are llamas allowed on the AT? I would likely get one to carry my gear. I'd also have a small camper custom built for the male dino and me with a solar heated water reservoir on top so we could have a hot shower and bed waiting at road crossings. Finally, I'd have a tent custom made for us - something a bit bigger than Shires Rainbow II, but similar in design.

I'd also use some of the money to purchase land to help make the Great Eastern Trail a reality.

minnesotasmith
08-02-2006, 21:13
I'd have someone pave the eastern third of the AT in Pennsylvania, for starters, bulldozing and blasting a gentle level (WRT side-to-side)switchbacked path through all the rock escarpments. I'd hire someone to put blazes at every single trail intersection in advance of my hike. Helicoptering all the shelters more than 0.2 miles from the AT and putting them within 100 yards of the AT is another. Drilling wells by every shelter (where it's geologically feasible) that has no reliable water source within 0.2 miles is another. And, putting up a sign (high enough in the air to be nearly vandalism-proof) by each shelter that groups of 5+ must camp in their entirety is one more. Lastly, putting in shelters (that hold at least 12 hikers, with skylights, screens, and bear boxes) anywhere along the Trail where there is over 12 miles between them (starting with the Whites and the Cumberland Valley) would be one more improvement I'd make. Screw asking the ATC for permission first, either. I figure they'd be so shell-shocked, that they'd never get around to negating the improvements before everyone became so accustomed to said improvements the ATC would never dare destroy that work.

Almost There
08-02-2006, 21:41
I would be able to thru, and my wife could follow along in a kickin' RV. Oh, yeah, and I would probably call my buddy and tell him he's hikin' for sure and I'll take care of the finances! I'd put him on the "payroll" and tackle the triple crown over the next few years!

ed bell
08-02-2006, 22:27
I'd have someone pave the eastern third of the AT in Pennsylvania, for starters, bulldozing and blasting a gentle level (WRT side-to-side)switchbacked path through all the rock escarpments. I'd hire someone to put blazes at every single trail intersection in advance of my hike. Helicoptering all the shelters more than 0.2 miles from the AT and putting them within 100 yards of the AT is another. Drilling wells by every shelter (where it's geologically feasible) that has no reliable water source within 0.2 miles is another. And, putting up a sign (high enough in the air to be nearly vandalism-proof) by each shelter that groups of 5+ must camp in their entirety is one more. Lastly, putting in shelters (that hold at least 12 hikers, with skylights, screens, and bear boxes) anywhere along the Trail where there is over 12 miles between them (starting with the Whites and the Cumberland Valley) would be one more improvement I'd make. Screw asking the ATC for permission first, either. I figure they'd be so shell-shocked, that they'd never get around to negating the improvements before everyone became so accustomed to said improvements the ATC would never dare destroy that work. Having another go in 2007? Too bad your money probably ran out somewhere during the 3rd or 4th sentence.:D

Frolicking Dinosaurs
08-02-2006, 22:32
In the spirit of MN-Smith, I'm putting a sky-lift up Katahdin.

corentin
08-03-2006, 00:50
You could always just hire someone to hike it for you...

fiddlehead
08-03-2006, 02:26
The Lottery is the governments way of getting back at those who didn't listen in math class.
Of course it would change my hike. I would stay in the best hotels when i did get to town and order the best meals. I would have someone meet me in towns and do my laundry for me, pick up any mail drops, give me my bounce box, cold beer, pot, and probably some beautiful women too.
who wouldn't?
but then again, i won't play the lottery so i'll just keep having close to just as much fun in life anyway.

SGT Rock
08-03-2006, 03:57
Id buy some land near the AT. Put up my own secret shelter with connecting trail, and then do a flip flop from that spot. The rest of the money would be for something else. I don't plan on changing my hike because of a little money.

minnesotasmith
08-03-2006, 06:51
In the spirit of MN-Smith, I'm putting a sky-lift up Katahdin.

At least nonhiking family and friends could see you put your hand on the sign and take a pic of you placing your Springer rock on the pile atop Katahdin.

Time To Fly 97
08-03-2006, 10:04
I picture this hiking entourage with music, sherpas, camera crew and hiker groupies coming over the crest of a hill like that scene in Caddyshack with Rodney Dangerfield. Cringe!

I saw something like this on the PCT. A Japanese family was taking a packtrain (Horses and mules carry you and your camp) vacation. They were spending $35K and had about 20 mules carrying everything from a portable generator to a color TV. It was absurd.

LOL!

TTF

FanaticFringer
08-03-2006, 10:30
I'd do some serious hiking in Iran. I hear they love American hikers.:D

Footslogger
08-03-2006, 10:35
Well ...I didn't have a thru planned for 2007 but all things considered I'm pretty sure I'd be hiking somewhere instead of working for the man.

'Slogger

Just Jeff
08-03-2006, 10:38
How would it change my hike? I don't have a thru planned until after retirement. If I won the lottery, I'm pretty sure I'd hike in 2007 or 2008.

I only play the lottery when it's over 100 million. I'd be eating some serious good food on town stops.

Jaybird
08-03-2006, 10:40
youve won 356 million dollars .how and does this effect your planned 2007 thru hike.only jesus riding on a white horse comming in the clouds effects my hike.no effect.





Pure B.S. mweinstone!

you'd have to hire a hoard of body guards just to get the "leeches" off you (trying to get to your money)!

The Solemates
08-03-2006, 11:00
I'd have someone pave the eastern third of the AT in Pennsylvania, for starters, bulldozing and blasting a gentle level (WRT side-to-side)switchbacked path through all the rock escarpments. I'd hire someone to put blazes at every single trail intersection in advance of my hike. Helicoptering all the shelters more than 0.2 miles from the AT and putting them within 100 yards of the AT is another. Drilling wells by every shelter (where it's geologically feasible) that has no reliable water source within 0.2 miles is another. And, putting up a sign (high enough in the air to be nearly vandalism-proof) by each shelter that groups of 5+ must camp in their entirety is one more. Lastly, putting in shelters (that hold at least 12 hikers, with skylights, screens, and bear boxes) anywhere along the Trail where there is over 12 miles between them (starting with the Whites and the Cumberland Valley) would be one more improvement I'd make. Screw asking the ATC for permission first, either. I figure they'd be so shell-shocked, that they'd never get around to negating the improvements before everyone became so accustomed to said improvements the ATC would never dare destroy that work.

I almost vomited after reading this garbage!:mad:

MOWGLI
08-03-2006, 11:00
youve won 356 million dollars .how and does this effect your planned 2007 thru hike.



Well, I don't have a thru-hike planned - but if I hit the lottery I'd start planning a PCT hike immediately. I'd also be SUPER-DUPER generous to all of my friends and family (plus select charities) so I wouldn't have to hear any crap about doing another long hike.

And I'd run out and purchase a new butt - 'cause mine has a crack in it. :banana

Mother's Finest
08-03-2006, 13:26
matty, i would sell my store and be right out there with you in 2007....

StarLyte
08-03-2006, 14:34
Well, I don't have a thru-hike planned - but if I hit the lottery I'd start planning a PCT hike immediately. I'd also be SUPER-DUPER generous to all of my friends and family (plus select charities) so I wouldn't have to hear any crap about doing another long hike.

And I'd run out and purchase a new butt - 'cause mine has a crack in it. :banana

Mowgli you're about as funny as someone holding their hand in warm water when they have to pee bad. ha ha ha ha !!!!!!

If I hit the lottery.......I'd hike all over the world.

After spending a week in Amsterdam in a hash bar (always wondered what that would be like).

MOWGLI
08-03-2006, 14:43
After spending a week in Amsterdam in a hash bar (always wondered what that would be like).

After the week was over - you still might be wondering. :-?

RadioFreq
08-03-2006, 14:58
Ditto!.....I would go in 2007 instead of 2010.

Lone Wolf
08-03-2006, 15:00
youve won 356 million dollars .how and does this effect your planned 2007 thru hike.

only jesus riding on a white horse comming in the clouds effects my hike.

no effect.
If I won that much $$$, hiking the AT would be on the bottom of the list of trails and things to do.

minnesotasmith
08-03-2006, 15:38
I almost vomited after reading this garbage!:mad:

You don't think trail intersections should be blazed, that the AT should actually be a TRAIL, that the shelters are ideally sited close to the Trail, and that it's preferred for shelters to have water sources?

mweinstone
08-03-2006, 17:28
i would build a lex luther hide out near the trail . within eyeshot of it. but so stealth that no one fines it.
you walk around a certin tree and push a certin place and enter a special sequence of odd signs and patterns. after a retna scan and an automatic scan of the surrounding area,... the smart door opens to an underground lair unequalled. it would be so low tech once past the security as to exsist like a great labrinth of cave and with all the stored goods food and water needed for a whole year. it would contain libraries and weapons for learning and hunting.it would be used only in the event of world wide catastopic economic collapse. and it would be sittuated so near the AT as to be able to resque ,join with, or provide for ,..people who survive and find themselves on trail for the porpous of remaining stealth as the world will be a wilding riotous place and the trail relitivly less so.
from here i would teach and learn self relience and refine my nomadic wandering hunter gatherer thingy.

MOWGLI
08-03-2006, 17:34
You don't think trail intersections should be blazed, that the AT should actually be a TRAIL, that the shelters are ideally sited close to the Trail, and that it's preferred for shelters to have water sources?

What trail are you complaining about? Surely not the AT?! The superhighway of hiking trails? With that attitude - you'll never make it. I suggest you buy your bus ticket home today.

frieden
08-03-2006, 20:18
youve won 356 million dollars .how and does this effect your planned 2007 thru hike.

It would affect me a great deal. I would pay off all of my debt, quit my job, and spend all of my time getting in physical shape for the trail. I would also buy the gear I'm missing, most notably a decent sleeping bag (made in this century), and an extra pair of footwear.

Mouse
08-03-2006, 20:28
I'd get one of those really light but expensive down bags. I'd probably buy dinner for every thruhiker I ran into in town and always bring Trail Magic along to share. Other than that, not too much.

mweinstone
08-03-2006, 20:41
im reading your funny post and laying in bed with two new marmott bags. the one i bought in feb to thru with this year,...a col eq -20 900 fill down fortress. and my new,.. because hotel marmott as it became known weighsn 5 lbs and sucked to carry,....15 degree helium eq 850 fill down little brother,....motel marmott.

last night i zipped one set of zippers together and put one foot in each foot section and went to sleep with the ac set at 66.

sorry. what epoch is your bag from?early pennsylvainian?

frieden
08-03-2006, 20:46
It seems like it, mweinstone! Actually, it is square, so we completely unzip it, and use it as a quilt.

Sly
08-03-2006, 20:58
What trail are you complaining about? Surely not the AT?! The superhighway of hiking trails? With that attitude - you'll never make it. I suggest you buy your bus ticket home today.

He's probably just mad because a liberal/socialist thought of the idea and volunteerism and public funds built it. Talk about liberals tearing down traditions grown on public soil... :rolleyes:

fiddlehead
08-03-2006, 21:04
I think my first choice would be Bhutan.
And then i'd think of a way to get a visa (long term) for Myramar.
Possibly do the AT for a warmup for these.

StarLyte
08-03-2006, 21:35
I think my first choice would be Bhutan.
And then i'd think of a way to get a visa (long term) for Myramar.
Possibly do the AT for a warmup for these.

That sounds very interesting Fiddlehead.

ed bell
08-03-2006, 22:24
Talk about liberals tearing down traditions grown on public soil... :rolleyes: I don't care who you are, that's funny.:D

Frolicking Dinosaurs
08-04-2006, 06:57
Talk about liberals tearing down traditions grown on public soil... :rolleyes:Darn you, Sly. I shot my morning coffee out my nose when I read this.

I'm hiring big brass bands to live on the crest of Katahdin and Springer. They will play you song of choice as you complete you journey. The male dino and I will arrive to "When the saints go marching in"....

Footslogger
08-04-2006, 08:29
[quote=Frolicking Dinosaurs]I shot my morning coffee out my nose when I read this.

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Now that's quite a visual !!

'Slogger

Crazy Larry #1
08-04-2006, 10:14
Darn you, Sly. I shot my morning coffee out my nose when I read this.

"....you didn't waste that coffee did you.................?

Crazy Larry #1
08-04-2006, 10:20
if i were hiking in 2007 i'd just slackpack all the way, there would be a feast waiting for me and the hikers i have met for the day at the shelter, or campsite, or hotel that i decided to stay in for the evening....at least once a week depending on my location there would be a bluegrass concert......i would partake of the local cuisines and activities in the town along the trail i came into........and i would bring back the original crew of hobocentral.com, in fact i would give them a salary just to be who they are and create a bonafide group of blue blazin, white blazin, and yellow blazin hiker trash......it would be set up like a mafia of sorts...........

Ewker
08-04-2006, 10:22
I don't have a thru-hike planned but if I won I would

gr8fulyankee
08-04-2006, 10:42
I would hire Lion King as my Sherpa, Baltimore Jack for conversation
"enterainment", and and purchase 1/4 acres of land every 50 miles along the trail, and plant a "garden", Just to make sure the trail always yielded a little green the whole way.

The Solemates
08-04-2006, 11:17
You don't think trail intersections should be blazed, that the AT should actually be a TRAIL, that the shelters are ideally sited close to the Trail, and that it's preferred for shelters to have water sources?

The trail is blazed. Actually, put more truthfully, the trail is overblazed. Second, the AT is a dang sidewalk. Thirdly, the shelters are close to trail, with many being too close. And lastly, most shelters have water sources.

zacker
08-04-2006, 14:44
First off, It would effect it because id quit my job and be able to get out more.. secondly, id be able to get all the new gear (photographic) i want, and then id be able to buy a house somewhere near one of the Nat'l Parks... that would be cool.

minnesotasmith
08-04-2006, 15:47
The trail is blazed. Actually, put more truthfully, the trail is overblazed. Second, the AT is a dang sidewalk. Thirdly, the shelters are close to trail, with many being too close. And lastly, most shelters have water sources.

You either haven't hiked much in PA, have very selective (e.g., poor) memory, or have incredibly low standards of expectations for a trail. I just finished hiking the whole state a few days ago as part of my currently-underway thruhike attempt, and none of those perception degraders apply to me.

An amusing (and IMO witty) haiku I found in a shelter register in N. VA:

Trail comes to a fork
Virginia did not blaze it
flip a coin and pray.

Sounds like an overblazed trail had to have inspired that one, huh?:rolleyes: :-?

swift
08-04-2006, 20:32
My memory is that people who were crying about trail conditions in PA never made it out of NY, it doesnt get any easier than PA. I sure hope you do. It's another whole kinda trail coming up pretty fast and whiners can't handle it.

mweinstone
08-04-2006, 21:20
if there is public so called soil,.....what grows there? and who does the planting?can i help or is it kind of like majestic 12? or george nory and art bellien. grown on public soil,...humbug. tearing down,.....right on minnisota smith!

mweinstone
08-04-2006, 21:29
define crying like your in a courtroom. site exsamples to support your,.............oh wait a minute,...............wow......................... .........................oh my god!,............................................. ....................................diei,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,ng,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,d,,,,,,,,,,,di,,,,,die ,,dien,,dieng.,dieing of bordom!!





an old prostitute with a hunchback and elephantitis once told me," people with names like swift are trouble makers."that old whore knew alot.about things that suck. like your comment. take it back. now. or else. or else i will shut down the eastern seaboard grid.we see . maby i be nice. nap time now. goodnight moon,...goodnight sky,.....goodnight minnisota smith. and even goodnight to the nasty posters.night.

SGT Rock
08-04-2006, 22:19
You either haven't hiked much in PA, have very selective (e.g., poor) memory, or have incredibly low standards of expectations for a trail. I just finished hiking the whole state a few days ago as part of my currently-underway thruhike attempt, and none of those perception degraders apply to me.

An amusing (and IMO witty) haiku I found in a shelter register in N. VA:

Trail comes to a fork
Virginia did not blaze it
flip a coin and pray.

Sounds like an overblazed trail had to have inspired that one, huh?:rolleyes: :-?

Sounds like someone can't navigate.

minnesotasmith
08-05-2006, 06:46
Sounds like someone can't navigate.

With blazes in some sections of E. PA appearing to be 10-20 years old, when they're present at all, I'd say the situation is that some of the local clubs can't bring themselves to properly blaze the Trail on a regular basis. They may be financially destitute, and have reduced themselves to only "too old for Geritol to work anymore" membership, but if they have one member who can still hike, I don't see why he can't hike their section of Trail with a bucket of white paint and a brush once a year. As far as navigating goes, the AT goes all over the place WRT compass direction. If one is alone in a 50'+ wide sea of essentially soil-free/foliage-free anklebusters or (often much wider) boulder field with nothing but blazes potentially available for navigation, and those are either few, last painted when Jimmy "Neville"/"runs from rabbits" Carter was President, or missing altogether, navigation is going to be a problem.

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Swift, saying someone did not do the job they agreed to do is not whining, it's holding them to their word of honor. Care to place a token bet I'll be in CT 2 weeks from now?

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Wolf23+, to start being specific: I know you screwed up an attempt to hike the Long Trail during cold weather about 10 years ago due to your gear choices being grossly inadequate for the expected conditions and someone had to come pick you up well ahead of your planned end point. It's not the only time you've had your gear be substandard to a degree it degraded your ability to continue a hike, either. I suggest that instead of continuing to spend your time on WB pretending that you have it together as a nonsummer hiker, that you go buy the gear you need, along with a backpack large enough to carry it, and start taking that gear with you when you go hiking. (You certainly hadn't done that when you were in the Smokies in in mid-March earlier this year, going by my own eyes what your pack size could hold compared with the weather that hit there not 5 days after we met.) Campmor, REI, Western Mountaineering -- there are lots of places to get reasonably-priced decent gear that will likely do the trick for you. Get cracking, guy, so that you're ready to do more than day hikes.

SGT Rock
08-05-2006, 09:18
With blazes in some sections of E. PA appearing to be 10-20 years old, when they're present at all, I'd say the situation is that some of the local clubs can't bring themselves to properly blaze the Trail on a regular basis. They may be financially destitute, and have reduced themselves to only "too old for Geritol to work anymore" membership, but if they have one member who can still hike, I don't see why he can't hike their section of Trail with a bucket of white paint and a brush once a year. As far as navigating goes, the AT goes all over the place WRT compass direction. If one is alone in a 50'+ wide sea of essentially soil-free/foliage-free anklebusters or (often much wider) boulder field with nothing but blazes potentially available for navigation, and those are either few, last painted when Jimmy "Neville"/"runs from rabbits" Carter was President, or missing altogether, navigation is going to be a problem.

Well since you don't mind carrying a lot, get that brush and bucket and fix them as you go along:rolleyes:

Otherwise you are starting to sound like one of those liberals you don't like that expects everything easy and done for them.

MOWGLI
08-05-2006, 09:22
Well since you don't mind carrying a lot, get that brush and bucket and fix them as you go along:rolleyes:

Otherwise you are starting to sound like one of those liberals you don't like that expects everything easy and done for them.


I guess the trail IS changing him. :D

SGT Rock
08-05-2006, 09:29
I was thinking the same thing. This is the same MS that speaks of self reliance and is now a shelter addicted hiker who wants the trail paved, extra shelters, and Ray Charles markings. Next he is going ask for special thru-hiker status for hikers in the huts and shelters as well as advocate more mandatory trail magic.

saimyoji
08-05-2006, 12:10
If I won that much in the lottery I'd use my first million or twenty to purchase a nice little island somewhere and equip it with all the capabilities to live in simple comfort (bungalows, storm cellar, fresh water, dock w/yacht w/helipad...etc.). Then I'd fly my wife's family somewhere on a vacation, not my island. Then I'd invest the rest and use the earnings
for philanthropic causes to make me feel better about being such a ***** all my life. After a while I think I'd get bored and want to buy the Red Sox. Nah, I'd buy the Yankees and run em into the ground.

Crazy Larry #1
08-05-2006, 12:47
If I won that much in the lottery I'd use my first million or twenty to purchase a nice little island somewhere and equip it with all the capabilities to live in simple comfort (bungalows, storm cellar, fresh water, dock w/yacht w/helipad...etc.). Then I'd fly my wife's family somewhere on a vacation, not my island. Then I'd invest the rest and use the earnings
for philanthropic causes to make me feel better about being such a ***** all my life. After a while I think I'd get bored and want to buy the Red Sox. Nah, I'd buy the Yankees and run em into the ground.you ain't right.................

saimyoji
08-05-2006, 12:50
you ain't right.................

on which point?

Not that I'm disagreeing with you.....

Crazy Larry #1
08-05-2006, 12:55
Then I'd fly my wife's family somewhere on a vacation, not my island. After a while I think I'd get bored and want to buy the Red Sox. Nah, I'd buy the Yankees and run em into the ground.on the first point, your probably right on the money........this is just downright funny.........:banana :D

saimyoji
08-05-2006, 13:07
on the first point, your probably right on the money........this is just downright funny.........:banana :D

Well, the Sox have been so kind to the Yanks over the years, I figure a little payback is in order.

Curse or no curse, the Yankees are the Evil Empire.

[Death March from Star Wars plays]

Programbo
08-05-2006, 14:42
I`ve pondered this thought myself many times and often think of the people with menial jobs who win the lotto and say they will continue to work..Then it`s a week later and they are changing a light bulb and a bunch of dust falls in their face and they think, "What the hell am I doing HERE?".....So I must wonder if someone wins, lets say $350 Million in the MegaMillions game and is tripping up some steep climb in 90 degree heat with bugs buzzing their face will they continue on as they would had if they didn`t have the money?..Or will they say, "What the hell am I doing HERE?"...I know sitting before your computer reading this now the question seems silly to most of you but if indeed you did get all that money and were on that slope the answer may change.

mweinstone
08-05-2006, 14:49
listen to me. NOTHING BUT JESUS AND ANGRY HORDES OF ATTACKING ANGLES STOP MY HIKE. MONY CAN WAIT. SPRING WONT. IM LAUNCHING FEB 18TH COM HELL OR HIGH WATER. AND THEN IM WALKING TO MAINE. FROM THE SCALE AT THE PARK TO THE OLD SIGN ON TOP OF K MARTY GRAS.then ill come home an turn into a money loving splurdging, spender of dollars.

MOWGLI
08-05-2006, 15:45
After a while I think I'd get bored and want to buy the Red Sox. Nah, I'd buy the Yankees and run em into the ground.

Wise choice. The Red Sox implode regularly without any outside help. :banana

mweinstone
08-05-2006, 15:57
the resulting money grabbing will cause a seice fire

days later people looking for even more of the last lost dollars will continue to cause a seice fire.

by the time its all picked up and the streets prepared for war again,..... everyone will not want to kill more but instead would think it was some kind of trick by the americans to cause peace using dollars. so theyed come out in the streets and pretend to fight but not hurt anyone ,hoping the satilites would see and think there was fighting and so drop more dollars. see? easy as pie.

bizzaroworldmatthewski will be back after a trip to the outfitter for minnisota smith.

norfamericana
08-05-2006, 16:35
id get a sweet dog to join me & not stop early to go to grad school

Just Jeff
08-05-2006, 19:25
...seice fire...

WTH is a seice fire?

MOWGLI
08-05-2006, 19:55
WTH is a seice fire?

Translation = cease fire

Just Jeff
08-05-2006, 21:26
OOOOhhhh - now I get it. I was saying everything from "size fire" to "sleuce fire" and even "seize fire"...for some reason "cease fire" didn't click. Feel like an idjit now.

The Old Fhart
08-05-2006, 21:53
MS-"With blazes in some sections of E. PA ....whine, whine, whine-ad nauseam..."I'm amazed that anyone can finish the trail, let alone hike any of it, with the deplorable conditions you describe.;) I believe the saying that applies here is: "better to light one candle than curse the darkness". What have you done for the trail that is positive, besides staying off it recently?:D

mweinstone
08-05-2006, 23:17
he does work and is a help . he promotes good behavior in hostles and leaves information for other hikers more than most do.hes kind and conciderate and lets people be rude and keeps to himself around troublmakers. hes an all around plus for the appalachian trail and hikers of it. his political opinions attract comment and humer all in and around the trail raising interest in white blaze witch is even a bigger plus for the trail and us all. maby you dont understand just how epic this trail and the hikers is and are.things like hiking make life bareable.people like minnisota smith are the salt of the earth. your so negative its like your just kidding while drinking and fuccing with hikers on WB.
that would be fine and fun. but your serious. maby you could use this advise,... WB is a support system for appalachian trail hikers and the trail itself.SUPPORT IT .if minnisota smith was as fucced up as you say,...why would he be in love with hiking?only cool people love hiking. jerks love jerking.
oh yeah i forgot,.. you still think hes a poser.

i will say this in your defence,...it is kind of fun to lambast the crap out of you slowly from afar thru the meaningless action of typing on little plastic buttons with weird symbols on them. take these symbols detractors!

Heater
08-05-2006, 23:36
he does work and is a help . he promotes good behavior in hostles and leaves information for other hikers more than most do.hes kind and conciderate and lets people be rude and keeps to himself around troublmakers. hes an all around plus for the appalachian trail and hikers of it. his political opinions attract comment and humer
*snip*


cinse u seam too bea so infatshoeateit withim, an hes en yur area, you shuld jump owt in frunt of him widda weed wacker anu buckit of pant so as he donut git mo cnfuzed.

;)

fiddlehead
08-05-2006, 23:37
to attempt to get back on this thread's subject:
I would switch from instant coffee to Italian expresso.

The Old Fhart
08-05-2006, 23:57
mweinstone-"i will say this in your defence,...it is kind of fun to lambast the crap out of you slowly from afar thru the meaningless action of typing on little plastic buttons with weird symbols on them. take these symbols detractors!"Now if you could only type "on little plastic buttons with weird symbols on them" and make sentences, or even words!

mweinstone-"maby you dont understand just how epic this trail and the hikers is and are."If only you knew how pathetically funny that semi-sentence is!:D

mweinstone
08-06-2006, 14:27
what am i thousands of years more advanced than you!?in the cool ass future people wont be judged by spelling but by telling. im telling you,....im funny as shi*!i crack myself up! minnisota smith and instant coffie? the princess is in trouble luke! r2? R2!?

mweinstone
08-06-2006, 14:35
instant coffie is rude and nasty and tastes like a steamy cup of carmel coloring with molases.i carry little one pot bags of ground and make cowboy coffie with no straining save for tilting my msr titanium pot after boiling and setelling. the longer i settle the brew, the stronger. after ten minnutes its pritty much crystal meth.jokeing. i did an exsperoment last month with one of these one pot bags to see how many mornings i could make accseptably strong coffie on one bag without over weakening.the one and three quarter ounce bag made 7 mornings worth.because i was either allways carrying to much or buying pounds and filling hiker boxes the whole way. so next feb im startin with one little bag. more obsessive weight loss.

MOWGLI
08-06-2006, 15:10
what am i thousands of years more advanced than you!?in the cool ass future people wont be judged by spelling but by telling. im telling you,....im funny as shi*!i crack myself up! minnisota smith and instant coffie? the princess is in trouble luke! r2? R2!?

Matthewski.

1. You are funny. I enjoy your posts.

2. Your allegiance to your friend is admirable.

3. MS is just a hiker. Nothing more.

4. When ANYBODY starts demanding that the trail be changed to accomodate them - people will understandably get annoyed.

The Old Fhart
08-06-2006, 16:48
mweinstone-"what am i thousands of years more advanced than you!?in the cool ass future people wont be judged by spelling but by telling. im telling you,....im funny as shi*!i crack myself up!"When you say-"im funny as shi*!", I think you're half right.:D But you're not e.e. cummings or even archy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archy_and_mehitabel), although you may be similar to archy in persona.

Personally, if I were MS reading your posts I'd be thinking about Glenn Close in Fatal attractions.:eek:

rickb
08-06-2006, 17:00
Personally, if I were MS reading your posts I'd be thinking about Glenn Close in Fatal attractions.

Now that is funny!

(I hope)

swift
08-06-2006, 17:25
Hey good luck to you, I hope you do. I would not gamble against someone with a mission . What I am pointing out...the next section of your hike through New England has been hard on folks who got soft and cocky after going through very easy trail in PA. I've seen a lot get used to the trail magic and 20+ miles days . Then a short time before Harriman State Park you cant hitchhike, they take you over every boulder pile in the state, it is hot beyong belief, the skeeters have been tearing you up for a while now, and nobody has heard of or gives a shirt youre a thruhiker. It's a low point for many people, if you have complaints already you are gonna have a LOT MORE lol.
And the rocks never do go away.

Sly
08-06-2006, 17:42
I remember one of my toughest, most tiring days being in CT. Ten 500 ft climbs (and descents) in 20 miles.

MOWGLI
08-06-2006, 17:51
I remember one of my toughest, most tiring days being in CT. Ten 500 ft climbs (and descents) in 20 miles.

The convergence of the heat & bugs doean't help any.

Sly
08-06-2006, 18:00
The convergence of the heat & bugs doean't help any.

Or being hungover! :o

Heater
08-06-2006, 20:06
Now that is funny!

(I hope)

Can you fit a rabbit in a 1.9 litre pot? Hmmmmmm.... :-?

Topcat
08-06-2006, 20:29
If i hit the lottery, i would hike the trail like Stumpknocker does. His are the best journals and lifestyle i can imagine. I would try to triple crown, do Nepal, Inca trail, and anywhere else that I can walk and see interesting things and meet interesting people. I wouldnt want anyone to know i had it, but would love to be generous to those i meet along the way.

Seeing how i will never win the loterry though, i will just have to section hike for the next 6 years and, once the kids are out of the house, start my thru hike then, God willing.

Rain
08-07-2006, 00:28
If I won the lottery...

I'd still continue with my thruhike. But... my worries over leaving my family and friends would be nearly nonexistent. I'd hike easier, slower. I'd continue to other trails, other countries.

HIKER7s
08-07-2006, 08:17
Set up kids for college, pay off all debts of course, give family their share, set wife up with her dream craft / scrapbooking company THEN..

Hike from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to Nome Alaska to the PCT through Mexico and Central America in its east coast down through western Columbia then south all the way to Terria Del Fugeo. THEN I hire a boat to get me to New Zealand where I would extensively hike both Islands.

Then I would fly family out to Austraila for a 2 week vacation, fly them back say good bye again in Hawaii, where they would stay for a week and I would fly to Montreal to begin a two year Kayak oddessy that would see me wintering over in The Pas, Manitoba and eventually making my way to the mouth of the Yukon River.

Then I would go home write a couple o books and decide what to do next.:sun

H7s:sun

The Solemates
08-07-2006, 16:34
Well since you don't mind carrying a lot, get that brush and bucket and fix them as you go along:rolleyes:

Otherwise you are starting to sound like one of those liberals you don't like that expects everything easy and done for them.


Wow. well put.

The Solemates
08-07-2006, 16:35
OOOOhhhh - now I get it. I was saying everything from "size fire" to "sleuce fire" and even "seize fire"...for some reason "cease fire" didn't click. Feel like an idjit now.

Nope- just one of yet another instance we were discussing previously, Jeff.

The Solemates
08-07-2006, 16:38
Now if you could only type "on little plastic buttons with weird symbols on them" and make sentences, or even words!
If only you knew how pathetically funny that semi-sentence is!:D

I couldn't agree with you more. I just skip all his posts because it takes me 10 minutes to decipher his butchery of the English language. Simply pathetic.

AveMaria
08-07-2006, 21:56
I'd buy a deva60 and pay some big guy to carry it so my back would for sure be alright this time!(had to come home this year b/c my back wasn't strong enough. Next year hopefully will be a better go!)...as swift said "I'd hire some sherpas" lmao

mweinstone
08-07-2006, 22:06
but as an idiot i can say i like being dumb and funney equally.

mweinstone
08-07-2006, 22:07
would you try to be anything else ,...knowing that trying things is your weak suit.?

Just Jeff
08-08-2006, 00:37
matthewski, I assume you're talking to me in these last two posts. I was saying that I felt like an idiot for not seeing what's obvious after Mowgli pointed it out to me. I wasn't calling you an idiot.

But yes, I would try to not be an idiot.

mweinstone
08-08-2006, 18:24
ya see, im different cause i work hard to be. i dont like the whole world or anything in it except people. i like people. but stuff and smarts and thinking i am doing fine without. im an idiot for real . im not useing the usuall term. im a medical idiot. my brain can go slow not fast like others. things i do regularly include:holding a candle under the spiggot and waiting for it to light. putting a match up to my lips with no ciggerett. walking outside and looking down to see if my pants are on,and forgetting to sit when i eat. i stand alot for some reason. also i have been known to not do things others do. i havent had a shower in my house for 20 years. i dont have a shower head or curtian. i threw them out. i take baths. all my clothes in the world are three sets of work clothes. no one has ever seen me dressed up or out or with a friend or doing much of anything other than waiting for the end of the world and being an idiot. but i think i make people comfortable .and i love god. so im great!and if i won money i would give it away and keep enough to buy a life of thruhiking and stuff for my son.

Just Jeff
08-08-2006, 18:29
Like I said in the other thread - as long as you're comfortable with it, does it matter what others think? Be happy.

mweinstone
08-08-2006, 19:38
its a pun on somthing? its the word celular? some how the odd arrangement of letters are conveying,...see u later? its a reference to some popular iconic figure maby in movies? its meaningless and designed to weed out the inferior humans so the government can keep us contained ? allright were done here

Just Jeff
08-08-2006, 20:53
Now see here...
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16054

Wohelo
08-11-2006, 09:30
Sure if I won the lottery I would buy a bunch of new kick-ass gear, and outfit myself with the best of everything. I would still plan on thru-hiking the A.T. but I would also plan some long distance hikes in France, and elsewhere in the world.

You know what else I think would be fun to do with that money? I see so many posts about people having to drop out of the class of '07 because they can't finance a thru-hike. I think it would be great to have a contest and sponsor a few hikers who otherwise wouldn't be able to start their journey.

Now, it wouldn't be an easy contest. Maybe a hiking obstacle course? We could make it a backpacking spectators sport!

berninbush
08-14-2006, 10:32
Here's a bit of a cautionary tale for those who dream of winning the lottery. From everything I've heard, this is far more common than you might think.

The Misery of Juan Rodriguez (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4114610.html)