View Full Version : I'm off!

06-02-2007, 10:14
Thanks to everyone at Whiteblaze for so much advice! I've been lurking anonymously ever since I decided to thru-hike, and all of your information has helped me get my pack weight down to about 35 pounds with 9 days of food, minus water. I suppose it could be lighter, but it could be much heavier, and I feel comfortable/safe with my gear list.

I have a whopping four nights of backpacking experience under my belt. I am a big dayhiker, though, and I'm no stranger to the terrain of ME/NH/VT. I'm completely prepared to be the newbie everyone jokes about, but I'm stubborn as hell and ready to learn and I know I can do this.

I head up to Maine today, hike Katahdin with my parents tomorrow, and head south on Monday.

I really hope I get to meet some of you, and thanks again for all the information.

I've wanted to use the dancing banana since I joined whiteblaze, so here goes:

TO MAINE! :banana :banana :banana

06-02-2007, 10:17
Have a good hike aframe!

mountain squid
06-02-2007, 10:38
Welcome http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/happy0184.gifto WB and Good Luck on your hike. I'm going to add you to the 'Class of 2007' list.

http://www.smileyvillage.com/smilies/happy0159.gif <insert out-of-breath mountain climbing smiley>

See you on the trail,
mt squid

06-02-2007, 10:46
Good luck & we'll see ya when you get down DisWay...

06-02-2007, 12:29
Good luck and hope to see you on my SOBO!

06-02-2007, 13:09
Have a great hike

06-02-2007, 14:04
I'm sooooooo jealous!

Have a GREAT hike.

06-02-2007, 14:23
Way to go Aframe, that's a light pack. You undoubtedly will be a success. Be careful. -SunnyWalker