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Heater
01-04-2008, 08:22
On his way to springer?!! this early?!!

Nooooo! He didn't.
(Checks TrailJournals)
Yes he did.

Good luck and have a great time, Sgt Rock. :)

take-a-knee
01-04-2008, 08:27
He posted the other day that he was taking a few 4-day passes (commanders have the authority to give individual soldiers a four day weekend that isn't chargeable leave) and getting started on his hike, so that may be where he is.

Heater
01-04-2008, 08:51
He posted the other day that he was taking a few 4-day passes (commanders have the authority to give individual soldiers a four day weekend that isn't chargeable leave) and getting started on his hike, so that may be where he is.

Yeah, it is in his latest entry trail journal and in his profile info at the top of his posts.

travis71
01-04-2008, 09:08
I tried to get a reader acct on trailjournals, but there isnt a button to press for it. Do I need to just make a regular trail acct to sub to keep up with Rock or other folks who are hiking the AT?

Tumblerats
01-04-2008, 09:10
Been lurking for a while...but I just noticed on SGT Rock's info area at top of his posts it says:

Join Date: 09-03-2002
Location: Maryville, TN
Age: 40
Year of thru-hiked: 4 January 2008 (see who notices)
Posts: 10,121

Is he on the trail?

Heater
01-04-2008, 09:14
I tried to get a reader acct on trailjournals, but there isnt a button to press for it. Do I need to just make a regular trail acct to sub to keep up with Rock or other folks who are hiking the AT?

You don't need any account. Just click on currently hiking or type a name in the search box and start reading.

Heater
01-04-2008, 09:15
Been lurking for a while...but I just noticed on SGT Rock's info area at top of his posts it says:

Join Date: 09-03-2002
Location: Maryville, TN
Age: 40
Year of thru-hiked: 4 January 2008 (see who notices)
Posts: 10,121

Is he on the trail?

About 09:00 a.m. he will be. :D

Hooch
01-04-2008, 09:23
Wow, way to make a command decision, Rock! Probably see you at SoRuck, best wishes for a happy and successful thru-hike til then. Happy Trails, my friend. :D

greentick
01-04-2008, 09:36
Nice stealth infil. Rock on dude!

rafe
01-04-2008, 10:25
never ever done it but it felt so right... leavin' louisiana in the broad daylight.

Tin Man
01-04-2008, 11:05
Rock begins his NOBO BMT/AT hike today (January 4th) and is taking 14 zeros to finalize his retirement plans and attending SoRuck before he starts hiking in earnest beginning the 26th/27th.

Go Rock! :sun

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=6399

Crazy Larry #1
01-04-2008, 11:07
Where is Sgt. Rock? He is not here...........

He is there. Don't ask me how I know this but I know....................

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-04-2008, 11:14
Guess the cat is out of the bag.... Rock is indeed beginning his hike today.
:dance:clap:banana:clap:dance

Tin Man
01-04-2008, 11:17
Guess the cat is out of the bag.... Rock is indeed beginning his hike today.
:dance:clap:banana:clap:dance

Um, Rock let the cat out of the bag. Does that qualify as a cat outing? ;)

Marta
01-04-2008, 11:17
Yeehaw!

RITBlake
01-04-2008, 11:18
good Luck Rock!

chili36
01-04-2008, 11:31
Hike on Sgt Rock! Enjoy, bro.

Smile
01-04-2008, 11:39
Way to go SGT! have a great hike out there :)

Mags
01-04-2008, 11:42
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA , GEORGIA ON MY MIND, etc.. etc..

All come to mind. :)

Good luck Rock!

double d
01-04-2008, 11:52
Good luck Rock, achieve your dreams!

Hooch
01-04-2008, 11:52
See SGT Rock. See SGT Rock start his thru in stealth mode. Hike, Rock, hike. Go, Rock, go! :banana

envirodiver
01-04-2008, 11:56
Rock on Bro Rock

:clap :clap

dessertrat
01-04-2008, 12:03
Um, Rock let the cat out of the bag. Does that qualify as a cat outing? ;)

Cat? Isn't that Jim the Geek's thing?

AT-HITMAN2005
01-04-2008, 16:21
all those zeros is going to bring his mileage average waaaaay down!

dixicritter
01-04-2008, 17:05
That's OK. He was driving me CRAZY!!! ;)

Seriously... yes SGT Rock is indeed on the trail. As of 11:06 am he hiked away from the parking lot of FS42 and my puppy and I drove back home. Here's a link to the picture I took of him right before he hiked away... http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=20847&catid=member&imageuser=511

He was totally ready to start! :sun

FatMan
01-04-2008, 17:08
Rock on Sgt. Rock! And stay warm.

Lone Wolf
01-04-2008, 17:08
he's doing the BMT to Davenport gap, correct?

dixicritter
01-04-2008, 17:15
He's actually only got until Monday/Tuesday to hike this time, so he's not gonna make it all the way to Davenport gap this trip out. We have his car stashed for him about 50 miles up trail.

A-Train
01-04-2008, 17:22
Good for you Rock, you've certainly put in your time waiting for this hike. Hope it is everything you've expected and more. Feel free to contact me when you get up to my neck of the woods if you need some RnR

bigcranky
01-04-2008, 17:29
Ooooh, love the tights. <grin>

I would so love to be on the Trail right now. Good luck, man.

dixicritter
01-04-2008, 17:35
Ooooh, love the tights. <grin>

I would so love to be on the Trail right now. Good luck, man.

Stylish ain't he? :eek: ;)

hopefulhiker
01-04-2008, 17:47
Is he going to sleep in that homemade hammock in these temperatures?

Blissful
01-04-2008, 17:52
That's OK. He was driving me CRAZY!!! ;)


He was totally ready to start! :sun

That's pretty funny. :)

He looked ready to go. And nice weather the next few days. Don't blame him one bit.

Kirby
01-04-2008, 18:01
Glad to hear Rock is starting his hike, the unofficial start to the class of 2008 whitblaze thru hiker season.

I wish himm all the best on his trip,
Kirby

dixicritter
01-04-2008, 18:12
Is he going to sleep in that homemade hammock in these temperatures?

Yes he's sleeping in the homemade hammock. He's already tested it. Yes I think he's crazy too.


That's pretty funny. :)

He looked ready to go. And nice weather the next few days. Don't blame him one bit.

Thanks... I try. ;)


Glad to hear Rock is starting his hike, the unofficial start to the class of 2008 whitblaze thru hiker season.

I wish himm all the best on his trip,
Kirby

Actually Kirby this is his official start and it is 2008 soooo.....

Roots
01-04-2008, 18:18
YEAH!!! I am glad to have someone elses journals to read!! Way to go Rock!! :clap :bse :banana

NICKTHEGREEK
01-04-2008, 18:19
That's OK. He was driving me CRAZY!!! ;)

Seriously... yes SGT Rock is indeed on the trail. As of 11:06 am he hiked away from the parking lot of FS42 and my puppy and I drove back home. Here's a link to the picture I took of him right before he hiked away... http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=20847&catid=member&imageuser=511

He was totally ready to start! :sun
Not a single piece of OD gear in view! The photo is probably on the wall in half the Staff NCO clubs in the Army by now. Good hiking!

mudhead
01-04-2008, 18:43
I will be interested in how the Yaktrax work for him.

Dinged ankle?

wrongway_08
01-04-2008, 18:44
Congrats on the start!! You the man!!

Kirby
01-04-2008, 18:50
Actually Kirby this is his official start and it is 2008 soooo.....

I said unofficial just in case there was someone from WhiteBlaze out there who has been lurking who hit the trail, but received a lot of information from this site.:):)

BUT, Rock is the first known one, so official it is!:banana

Kirby

rcli4
01-04-2008, 19:10
:D :D Lone Wolf what odds you given? :D :D

Clyde

Pedaling Fool
01-04-2008, 19:17
Dixie, I assume you drove him from your home in Maryville, Tn. How long/far of a drive is it to Springer? Will he be taking some time off when he gets close to home?

Skidsteer
01-04-2008, 19:19
I said unofficial just in case there was someone from WhiteBlaze out there who has been lurking who hit the trail, but received a lot of information from this site.:):)

BUT, Rock is the first known one, so official it is!:banana

Kirby

Stumpknocker is a WB'er.

He took off 1-1-08. 'Course he's done it before, too.

Tin Man
01-04-2008, 19:45
Dixi,

Better start the donation drive for all the extra server space Troll is going to need to support the Where's SGT Rock? thread. :D

Two Speed
01-04-2008, 20:06
Well, something's gotta beat The Thread for the most number of posts. :cool:

Happy Trails, Sgt Rock!

dixicritter
01-04-2008, 20:50
Dixie, I assume you drove him from your home in Maryville, Tn. How long/far of a drive is it to Springer? Will he be taking some time off when he gets close to home?

Yep... Let's see I left Springer at 11:10am and pulled into my driveway at 2:35pm, so that's a little over 3 hours with one pit stop along the way. Not too bad, but I'm tired this evening.

dixicritter
01-04-2008, 20:53
Stumpknocker is a WB'er.

He took off 1-1-08. 'Course he's done it before, too.

That's right I forgot about him. I suppose he gets to claim first dibs. (like Rock really cares...LOL) ;)


Dixi,

Better start the donation drive for all the extra server space Troll is going to need to support the Where's SGT Rock? thread. :D

We'll keep that in mind... could be a good marketing ploy. :D

Lone Wolf
01-04-2008, 20:55
:D :D Lone Wolf what odds you given? :D :D

Clyde

100% this Army Dog will tear the mofo up and finish. it's a given. he's ROCK solid

rafe
01-04-2008, 20:57
Where's Rock? He's prolly freezin his tuchas (yiddish, with a fricative ch) in dem cold dark Appalachian Mountains right this moment. Either that or dozin' comfortably.

Tin Man
01-04-2008, 21:00
100% this Army Dog will tear the mofo up and finish. it's a given. he's ROCK solid

No question. But will this thread beat The Thread?

peanuts
01-04-2008, 21:01
go rock...go rock..... love the tights..skinny little legs:D

Lone Wolf
01-04-2008, 21:01
No question. But will this thread beat The Thread?

no. he ain't gonna spend 9 months walkin'.

Hikerhead
01-04-2008, 21:05
And I doubt that Dixie will chime in 30 times a day with a bunch of jibberish crap that makes no sense at all.

Tin Man
01-04-2008, 21:06
And I doubt that Dixie will chime in 30 times a day with a bunch of jibberish crap that makes no sense at all.

Yes, but his fans just might. :D

Kirby
01-04-2008, 21:13
For those of us not in the know, what is "the thread"?

Kirby

Tin Man
01-04-2008, 21:14
For those of us not in the know, what is "the thread"?

Kirby

Minnesota Smith's epic journey on the AT.

http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13082&highlight=Minnesota+Smith

Dances with Mice
01-04-2008, 21:17
For those of us not in the know, what is "the thread"?

KirbyNot "the thread". The Thread.

You might not want to know (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13082&highlight=minnesotasmith+update).

Dances with Mice
01-04-2008, 21:25
Hey, this is the one-year anniversary of the death of The Thread!

We ought to have some sort of commemeration. Or celebration. Or both.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/lowcarbscoop/tombstonethread-1.jpg

ed bell
01-04-2008, 21:26
no. he ain't gonna spend 9 months walkin'.
Now that is funny.:cool:

Kirby
01-04-2008, 21:27
Certainlt hope I'm not the next victim.

Largest thread ever?

Kirby

ed bell
01-04-2008, 21:30
Good luck Sgt. Rock, this is a deployment you can actually enjoy.:sun

Dixi, hang in there and I hope all goes well for you on the home front. You are a super lady.:) Nice meeting you last year. ed bell

Hikerhead
01-04-2008, 21:33
Yes, but his fans just might. :D

I agree. I'm a fan of The Rock too. Here my first jibberish post, a song.

I met Rock in the land of twenty mile
We hiked to the barren ground at ninty five
Next morn we got on that ridge and hiked all day
Then headed down to where the dragons play

Rock's GPS sure came in handy
I thought we were goners, all cold and clammy.

Play us a song ol' Rock man you.
Play us a song you hoopy do.

(No, I don't know what a hoopy do is)

Alligator
01-04-2008, 21:54
Have you thrown out the itinerary yet Rock;) ? Best of health and don't overdo it.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-04-2008, 22:05
The countdown begins (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/lowcarbscoop/tombstone-rocksthread.jpg)

Kirby
01-04-2008, 22:20
The countdown begins (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/lowcarbscoop/tombstone-rocksthread.jpg)

I believe is should say 2008, not 2007, or am I missing the point, again:o.

Kirby

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-04-2008, 22:22
Whoops - slow Dino runs to fix this.... and it is done

Heater
01-04-2008, 22:41
Have you thrown out the itinerary yet Rock;) ? Best of health and don't overdo it.

He is burning it tonight as his first campfire... as we speak.

Pedaling Fool
01-04-2008, 22:58
He is burning it tonight as his first campfire... as we speak.
In March of 2006, in a campsite, just a little north of Neel Gap, I started a fire because it was soooo DAMN COLD. How cold was it? It was so cold I couldn't even feel the heat of the fire, I had to put my hands right next to the flame (almost touching) to feel the slightest warmth; it was accompanied by a wind that would blow right through you. All I could do was crawl in mysleeping bag, with all my clothes on, and try and survive the night.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-04-2008, 23:06
he hiked away from the parking lot of FS42 ..... a link to the picture I took of him right before he hiked away... http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=20847&catid=member&imageuser=511
I see London, I see France, I see Rock in his underpants....
Those aren't tights... Rock's hiking in his long underwear... the boy ain't right. :D

Kirby
01-04-2008, 23:07
In March of 2006, in a campsite, just a little north of Neel Gap, I started a fire because it was soooo DAMN COLD. How cold was it? It was so cold I couldn't even feel the heat of the fire, I had to put my hands right next to the flame (almost touching) to feel the slightest warmth; it was accompanied by a wind that would blow right through you. All I could do was crawl in mysleeping bag, with all my clothes on, and try and survive the night.

I would think these are the types of nights that break smei-fragile people(not you), and could easily account for the consistent sharp drop off every year by Neels Gap.

Kirby

take-a-knee
01-04-2008, 23:12
I see London, I see France, I see Rock in his underpants....
Those aren't tights... Rock's hiking in his long underwear... the boy ain't right. :D

Y'all are just jealous 'cause you know they become him.

rafe
01-04-2008, 23:18
I would think these are the types of nights that break smei-fragile people(not you), and could easily account for the consistent sharp drop off every year by Neels Gap.

Jan. 1 is pretty extreme for a start date, any way you slice it. I suspect most folks who drop off at Neels (regardless of date) never thought the thing through at all, and had little to no actual experience with the AT or with backpacking.

Kirby
01-04-2008, 23:21
Jan. 1 is pretty extreme for a start date, any way you slice it. I suspect most folks who drop off at Neels (regardless of date) never thought the thing through at all, and had little to no actual experience with the AT or with backpacking.

I was referring to John Gault's post, which I quoted in my post.

Kirby

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-04-2008, 23:55
Y'all are just jealous 'cause you know they become him.Busted!
::: Dino seen wishing she looked that good in her long undies :::

Javasanctum
01-05-2008, 00:06
Go Sgt. Rock! Do it!

FatMan
01-05-2008, 00:07
My guess is that he is staying at Bryson Gap tonight. Nice campsite between a couple of tall dicks:eek:...that would be Big John Dick Mtn. and Little John Dick Mtn. Sleep well and keep warm.

Tin Man
01-05-2008, 00:42
I would think these are the types of nights that break smei-fragile people(not you), and could easily account for the consistent sharp drop off every year by Neels Gap.

Kirby

Maybe Gault spends too much time in Florida and cannot handle a little chill in the air like you Maniacs or us in Nutmegers in CT. :)

Pedaling Fool
01-05-2008, 00:59
Maybe Gault spends too much time in Florida and cannot handle a little chill in the air like you Maniacs or us in Nutmegers in CT. :)
True, this is why I live in Florida:D ; but I also know it was COLD COLD COLD, because in the mornings, for the first couple weeks my water containers were frozen and a thick coat of frozen condensation was all over the inside of my tent.
That's why I would never start this early, Rock will have to put up with that for some time.

Tin Man
01-05-2008, 01:01
True, this is why I live in Florida:D ; but I also know it was COLD COLD COLD, because in the mornings, for the first couple weeks my water containers were frozen and a thick coat of frozen condensation was all over the inside of my tent.
That's why I would never start this early, Rock will have to put up with that for some time.

As long as your water containers were not in your sleeping bag, where they should have been, when they froze, then you should be okay. :)

A-Train
01-05-2008, 01:06
I suspect by the 3rd month of Rock's thru-hike people will stop pontificating about the frequency of his bowel movements. Either that, or they'll be betting on them :)

Heater
01-05-2008, 01:19
I suspect by the 3rd month of Rock's thru-hike people will stop pontificating about the frequency of his bowel movements. Either that, or they'll be betting on them :)

Sgt Rock's bowel movements are collected and used as fuel in nuclear reactors.

Led Zeppelin asked the devil to give them the greatest sound ever to be heard. The devil produced a recording of Sgt Rock's bowel movements. Fearing that the world was not ready for such wonders, Led Zeppelin wrote "Stairway to Heaven" to dumb it down a little.

rcli4
01-05-2008, 01:34
Sgt Rock's bowel movements are collected and used as fuel in nuclear reactors.

Led Zeppelin asked the devil to give them the greatest sound ever to be heard. The devil produced a recording of Sgt Rock's bowel movements. Fearing that the world was not ready for such wonders, Led Zeppelin wrote "Stairway to Heaven" to dumb it down a little.

We have Rock's version of Mathewski. Talking gibberish in circles. He does spell better though:banana :D :banana

emerald
01-05-2008, 08:19
I have but one thought on this subject.http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/ad/rockon.gif<!-- / message -->

Two Speed
01-05-2008, 08:24
We have Rock's version of Mathewski. Talking gibberish in circles. He does spell better though:banana :D :bananaWhew, that's a relief. Babblefish couldn't decipher some of Matthewski's stuff.

MOWGLI
01-05-2008, 08:52
Obviously, SGT Rock could kick Chuck Norris' ass.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-05-2008, 09:48
::: Dino calls crisis intervention and ask for psych evaluation of this thread :::

ed bell
01-05-2008, 11:37
Whew, that's a relief. Babblefish couldn't decipher some of Matthewski's stuff.I'll bet, in retrospect, Matthewski himself couldn't decipher those posts either.:D Oh, and Go Sgt.!:)

Bulldawg
01-05-2008, 12:00
I miss SGT ROCK on the board already!!

Hooch
01-05-2008, 12:03
Maybe we shold make this thread like Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?. Dixicritter could occasionally post hints as to where Rock is and whoever guesses right first wins a prize. :datz

Bulldawg
01-05-2008, 12:05
Maybe we shold make this thread like Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?. Dixicritter could occasionally post hints as to where Rock is and whoever guesses right first wins a prize. :datz
What sort of prize are we talking about?????:confused: :confused:

Hooch
01-05-2008, 12:07
What sort of prize are we talking about?????:confused: :confused:I dunno.....maybe something good like a new hammock or tickets to see the Tarheels play. :D Probably just a pat on the back, in all actuality.

Bulldawg
01-05-2008, 12:10
I dunno.....maybe something good like a new hammock or tickets to see the Tarheels play. :D Probably just a pat on the back, in all actuality.
Hammock I could take, Tarheels probably not! Let's just play the game anyway, he's in my neck of the woods right now, so I might have a chance.

saimyoji
01-05-2008, 12:17
I dunno.....maybe something good like a new hammock or tickets to see the Tarheels play. :D Probably just a pat on the back, in all actuality.


No, no: You have to head out to the trail, intercept him, get a photo and post it here. The prize is getting a picture with the Rock.

dixicritter
01-05-2008, 12:29
LMAO Y'all just ain't right.

I was gonna try and post like matthewski, but I just can't seem to get it right... Thanks for jumpin in there Austex.

I'm going to wager that he probably procrastinated getting out of that hammock this morning. Who's with me? ;)

Hooch
01-05-2008, 12:29
Hammock I could take, Tarheels probably not! Let's just play the game anyway, he's in my neck of the woods right now, so I might have a chance. Don't get all mad 'cause your team isn't #1 and undefeated. :p Just kiddin'.


No, no: You have to head out to the trail, intercept him, get a photo and post it here. The prize is getting a picture with the Rock. That's not a bad idea at all. Kinda puts those of us who live a distance from the Trail at a disadvantage though. Oh well, makes the adventure all that much more fun. Besides, I can be at the I-40 overpass in about 3.5 hrs. :D

Hooch
01-05-2008, 12:33
LMAO Y'all just ain't right.

I was gonna try and post like matthewski, but I just can't seem to get it right... Thanks for jumpin in there Austex.

I'm going to wager that he probably procrastinated getting out of that hammock this morning. Who's with me? ;)I always procrasitnate getting out of mine. :D I took an overnighter with Doctari to Red River Gorge earlier in the fall, I had worked night shift the night before, he had jsut got done working a 24 hour shift. We were both in our respective hammocks by sundown, around 1830. Neither of us was up and at 'em for breakfast until after 0930.

Just Jeff
01-05-2008, 12:39
What sort of prize are we talking about?????:confused: :confused:

Tickets to Trail Days?

The Scribe
01-05-2008, 12:40
LMAO Y'all just ain't right.

I was gonna try and post like matthewski, but I just can't seem to get it right... Thanks for jumpin in there Austex.

I'm going to wager that he probably procrastinated getting out of that hammock this morning. Who's with me? ;)

Dixie, I would worry about you if you posted anything like matthewski. His posts, while entertaining, should have the disclaimer that: "Closed course. Professional driver. Do not attempt at home."

Best of luck to Rock. I will be keeping track of him on TJ's.

And kudos to you for supporting him.

Hooch
01-05-2008, 12:40
Tickets to Trail Days?That's just mean. :eek:

Jan LiteShoe
01-05-2008, 12:49
Obviously, SGT Rock could kick Chuck Norris' ass.

And his bowel movements too! ;-)

The adventure begins.
I'm sure it's a relief to finally be walking.
Enjoy the journey, Rock. You're not hiking alone. Clearly.

Heater
01-05-2008, 12:49
LMAO Y'all just ain't right.

I was gonna try and post like matthewski, but I just can't seem to get it right... Thanks for jumpin in there Austex.

I'm going to wager that he probably procrastinated getting out of that hammock this morning. Who's with me? ;)

Hey, I do what I can but Matthewski, well... there is no substituski. :D

(BTW, I noticed that there is a Chuck Norris joke for almost any subject)

Hooch
01-05-2008, 12:54
(BTW, I noticed that there is a Chuck Norris joke for almost any subject)
Who would win in a fight? Chuck Norris or Mr. T?

Footslogger
01-05-2008, 13:03
Who would win in a fight? Chuck Norris or Mr. T?

======================================

No idea SUCKA ...

But Chuck might loose his toupe`

'Slogger

Hooch
01-05-2008, 13:05
======================================

No idea SUCKA ...

But Chuck might loose his toupe`

'SloggerAin't got time for your gibba jabba sucka.........:D

dixicritter
01-05-2008, 13:07
Who would win in a fight? Chuck Norris or Mr. T?

Chuck Norris of course.... Mr. T has all that bling to weigh him down. ;)

Hooch
01-05-2008, 13:07
Ok, who would win in a fight between Chuck Norris, Mr. T and SGT Rock? :D

dixicritter
01-05-2008, 13:09
Ok, who would win in a fight between Chuck Norris, Mr. T and SGT Rock? :D

Tough to beat a Rock... ;)

Tin Man
01-05-2008, 13:12
Who would win in a fight? Chuck Norris or Mr. T?

I cannot believe I looked this up, but according to imdb.com they are both 5'10". Chucky is 67 yo and Mr. T is 55.

I have to imagine that all that gold would slow down Mr. T enough for Chucky to get him quickly. ;)

Hooch
01-05-2008, 13:14
Tough to beat a Rock... ;)Was thinking the same thing. Mr. T ain't no spring chicken and Chuck is a senior citizen. :D

Bulldawg
01-05-2008, 13:18
No, no: You have to head out to the trail, intercept him, get a photo and post it here. The prize is getting a picture with the Rock.


Ya know, I am about 15 minutes south of Blood Mountain right now.....wonder if he has come through Neel's yet??

Two Speed
01-05-2008, 13:19
I dunno.....maybe something good like a new hammock or tickets to see the Tarheels play. :D Probably just a pat on the back, in all actuality.Nah, you'll get drafted to the next Easy Company reunion.

Hooch
01-05-2008, 13:27
Ya know, I am about 15 minutes south of Blood Mountain right now.....wonder if he has come through Neel's yet??Does the BMT go that way?

generoll
01-05-2008, 13:31
the BMT doesn't go over Blood Mountain. It crosses Ga. 60 several miles north of Woody Gap and doesn't rejoin the AT until GSMNP.

ed bell
01-05-2008, 13:33
Nah, you'll get drafted to the next Easy Company reunion.The ol' 2 handled cross-cut saw treatment.:sun Good times.

dixicritter
01-05-2008, 13:39
Ya know, I am about 15 minutes south of Blood Mountain right now.....wonder if he has come through Neel's yet??


Does the BMT go that way?


the BMT doesn't go over Blood Mountain. It crosses Ga. 60 several miles north of Woody Gap and doesn't rejoin the AT until GSMNP.

Thank you for answering that generoll! My answer was going to be a lot more simple. :D

Hooch
01-05-2008, 13:48
Thank you for answering that generoll! My answer was going to be a lot more simple. :DOne can only speculate. :D

bigcranky
01-05-2008, 15:55
What sort of prize are we talking about????


First prize is a week hiking with SGT Rock.

Second prize is two weeks hiking with SGT Rock.

No, wait, I think that's backwards....:D

Bulldawg
01-05-2008, 16:01
the BMT doesn't go over Blood Mountain. It crosses Ga. 60 several miles north of Woody Gap and doesn't rejoin the AT until GSMNP.


Oh yeah, I forgot about Rock doing BMT deal. Sorry!

dixicritter
01-05-2008, 19:09
I got a spot report about 5pm from Survivor Dave. He got to see SGT Rock at Martin's Dixie Depot and have a cup of coffee with him. SD says Rock is in great spirits, hiking strong and has plenty of food.

Oh yeah there was also something about duct tape holding a seam together, but I'll let Rock explain that one later, since I didn't get the whole story. ;)

Kirby
01-05-2008, 19:12
I got a spot report about 5pm from Survivor Dave. He got to see SGT Rock at Martin's Dixie Depot and have a cup of coffee with him. SD says Rock is in great spirits, hiking strong and has plenty of food.

Oh yeah there was also something about duct tape holding a seam together, but I'll let Rock explain that one later, since I didn't get the whole story. ;)

Go Rock:banana!

Kirby

Survivor Dave
01-05-2008, 19:22
Yepper!

I went to see him just as a long shot. He had his pack on and ready to head down the road to the Trailhead. I walked toward him and said "I know you!". He squinted and he said "Survivor Dave!".

This was the first time I've met him. We had coffee and shot the breeze for a while. He is in great spirits and hiking strong. I dropped him off at the trailhead and was stoked about finding camp for the night.

Good luck Rock!

SD

Sly
01-05-2008, 19:24
Where'd you see him Dave?

Survivor Dave
01-05-2008, 19:31
Where'd you see him Dave?

Actually, I was headed back from Neels and made a right to go to Martin's Dixie Depot instead of left to go home. I got a little insider info that he might be there, but not sure of the time.

The store is about 15 miles North of Woody Gap.

Just Jeff
01-05-2008, 19:34
Mr T has a Night Elf Mohawk on his side. Chuck has a mean Roundhouse. But Rock has DIXI. Rock wins. No question.

Sly
01-05-2008, 19:34
Is he hiking the BMT to Davenport Gap then the AT?

Survivor Dave
01-05-2008, 19:38
I'm going to throw that one over to Dixiecritter.

I know he is picking up the AT in the Smokies where the Trails meet.



Is he hiking the BMT to Davenport Gap then the AT?

Kirby
01-05-2008, 19:44
I'm going to throw that one over to Dixiecritter.

I know he is picking up the AT in the Smokies where the Trails meet.

Yes, that is Davenport Gap, the end of the Smokies.

Kirby

dixicritter
01-05-2008, 19:58
Is he hiking the BMT to Davenport Gap then the AT?


Yes, that is Davenport Gap, the end of the Smokies.

Kirby

Correct. Only this trip out he's only doing roughly 50 miles up trail to his car. :)

dixicritter
01-05-2008, 19:59
Mr T has a Night Elf Mohawk on his side. Chuck has a mean Roundhouse. But Rock has DIXI. Rock wins. No question.

Awww how sweet of you to say that.


psst... I'll pay ya later. LOL

mudhead
01-05-2008, 20:21
No, no: You have to head out to the trail, intercept him, get a photo and post it here. The prize is getting a picture with the Rock.
Just don't paparrazzi him.

SD says Rock is in great spirits, hiking strong and has plenty of food.

Oh yeah there was also something about duct tape holding a seam together, but I'll let Rock explain that one later, since I didn't get the whole story. ;)

All good. We do need a picture if he blew out the seam of those spiffy tights.

Duct tape racing stripes.

Smile
01-05-2008, 20:24
Obviously, SGT Rock could kick Chuck Norris' ass.

Chuck Norris heard that, but has reconsidered coming up there since it's Rock.... Chuck got a hold of an AT dictionary and looked up SGT ROCK, he found only a blank page with text that says “Removed for your Safety.”

Phew.

:)

jlb2012
01-05-2008, 20:25
All good. We do need a picture if he blew out the seam of those spiffy tights.

Duct tape racing stripes.

well that's better than what I was picturing - long johns for men usually have a fly opening that just might be better if duct taped closed when one is not wearing any shorts over the long johns

Kirby
01-05-2008, 20:34
Awww how sweet of you to say that.


psst... I'll pay ya later. LOL

I'll look for my check in the mail as well:D:D:D.

Kirby

dixicritter
01-06-2008, 20:33
Just got off the phone with SGT Rock. He's stopped at a restaurant having some dinner right now before he makes camp for the night. He did 16.5 miles today and says he has a little over 12 to do tomorrow to get to his car.

He's laughing and having a great time. He told me more about the pants failure, it was his old rain pants that he's had for Years. They have finally bit the dust. I'll still let him explain exactly how he killed them because he tells it so much better. LOL.

The only other gear failure he's had was a mile in at the shelter on Springer. He pulled his "Light My Fire" spoon out of his food bag and it broke on him. All we can guess was the weather was just too cold for the plastic or something. Really odd.

Marta
01-06-2008, 20:38
The only other gear failure he's had was a mile in at the shelter on Springer. He pulled his "Light My Fire" spoon out of his food bag and it broke on him. All we can guess was the weather was just too cold for the plastic or something. Really odd.


Uh oh. No spoon. That is a desperate situation. Reduced to gnawing on food like an animal....

dixicritter
01-06-2008, 20:42
Uh oh. No spoon. That is a desperate situation. Reduced to gnawing on food like an animal....


Oh yeah, guess I should've mentioned he got a temporary replacement when he stopped at Martin's Dixie Depot yesterday huh? :o Silly me leaving out an important detail like that... sorry about that. Although it does conjure up some pretty funny images doesn't it? ;)

Pedaling Fool
01-06-2008, 20:44
A good spoon and TP, pretty much the most important things on the trail.:D

Hikerhead
01-06-2008, 20:47
Oh yeah, guess I should've mentioned he got a temporary replacement when he stopped at Martin's Dixie Depot yesterday huh? :o Silly me leaving out an important detail like that... sorry about that. Although it does conjure up some pretty funny images doesn't it? ;)

I had to get a spoon from Martins also when I forgot mine. I carved a spoon out of wood but it just didn't work as good.

mudhead
01-06-2008, 20:53
Just got off the phone with SGT Rock.
He's laughing and having a great time.

Good stuff.

envirodiver
01-06-2008, 21:51
The ladies that work at the Dixie Depot are great. Filled all my water bottles and were very concerned that I didn't eat all my food fast enough. Really liked that BMT hikers were coming through there.

Blissful
01-06-2008, 23:24
The only other gear failure he's had was a mile in at the shelter on Springer. He pulled his "Light My Fire" spoon out of his food bag and it broke on him. All we can guess was the weather was just too cold for the plastic or something. Really odd.

Yep - Those things are useless. Paul Bunyan broke two on our hike. A 79 cent lexan spoon is all one needs. Mine lasted the entire hike.

Heater
01-06-2008, 23:27
Yep - Those things are useless. Paul Bunyan broke two on our hike. A 79 cent lexan spoon is all one needs. Mine lasted the entire hike.

Heeeeeeeey ya!

mudhead
01-07-2008, 07:31
Yep - Those things are useless. Paul Bunyan broke two on our hike. A 79 cent lexan spoon is all one needs. Mine lasted the entire hike.

.79 for a lexan spoon? You was robbed!

I suppose that it was worth the additional .29 at the time!

Sly
01-07-2008, 08:09
Light My Fire spoon?

Features:


Heat resistant PC material - doesn't get soft in hot/boiling water
Teflon-friendly - won't scratch precious nonstick titanium cookware
Machine washable - but don't wash your fragile down sleeping bag in the same load
Extremly durable - doubles as a tent stake, catapult, and LNT poop trowel (dual use in the latter function at your own risk)
Six colors - red, yellow, blue, green, orange, pinkMachine washable and doubles as a tent stake, catapult, and LNT poop trowel? Gimme a break!!

dixicritter
01-07-2008, 08:12
Just don't let em get too cold, that's when the problems start....LOL

Sly
01-07-2008, 08:16
Just don't let em get too cold, that's when the problems start....LOL

Not good for cold water washing, check. Do you recommend a front or top loader? :D

dixicritter
01-07-2008, 08:28
Not good for cold water washing, check. Do you recommend a front or top loader? :D

Front loader definitely. :sun

Gray Blazer
01-07-2008, 09:54
I'm gone for 2 weeks and look what happens. Have fun, Rock. Good luck, Dixi and kids. I'll try to sneak up on him and get a candid shot so you can hang it on the wall with your other AT pics.

SGT Rock
01-07-2008, 20:13
Howdy all, gee I never knew I was so loved LOL...

This is sort of why I stealthed out - it just felt right.

OK, short SITREP on my hike - I'll get the photos and details up in a bit...

Day 1 - I got to Springer at about 1130 and thee temp was about 20F. I signed the register and got my rock with a few pics, then got off that cold place to go to the Shelter and use the privy and get some lunch. I broke the LMF-POS pulling it out of the food bag. After a short lunch (wasn't very hungry yet) I walked up and started the BMT. It was a good hike, getting to Long Creek Falls ahead of schedule, not feeling like stopping I hiked on further. Total milage was about 8.6 + the 1.1 "approach" for the BMT/AT thru-hiker. That night it was 18F as I smoked my Cuban cigar, toasted with a small drink of bourbon, and burned my 4 sheets of paper for my itenerary - the only fire I have had on the trail as there is still a burn ban. I went to bed and was sweating fairly quickly - hammocks can work for the prepared in the teens ;)

Day 2 - late start as I didn't want to get out of a warm place for a cold place. The temp was around 20F. Packed up and got moving. On the hike down to Toccoa bridge I saw the first real snow - up until then it was all dust. On the hike down it was ankle deep ontop of thick fallen leaves and the trail was a steep down hill - so it ended up being like dancing on greased ball bearings. On one of them I started to fall, so I buckled my knees to go backwards instead of forwards and I ripped my rain pants I was using as a wind blocker. The rip was from the bottom of the waste band to just above the knee. I just hiked like that until I got to the Dixi Depot where I taped them together and got a disposable spoon as they didn't sell either of those things there. I spent and hour catching up about that poor girl with the ladies that worked there. Then as I walked out to leave the owner comes out and unloads a 30 round magazine from an AR15 so I had to stop to watch. After we talked I was walking away when Survivor Dave showed up, so I ended up spending another hour there hanging out with him. Finally I did get back on the trail - and the lunch, plus the straight upness slowed me down so I finally called it quits at 11.5. More on that night in my journal to come...

Day 3 - I planned to get up early and hike far to make up some miles - it didn't work out exactly as I planned. But I did get a 16.3 mile day in by dreaming of good food. I made it into the Aska bridge area after dark and got a big old dinner. Then I went off and stealthed with the hammock nearby. In this case the ground was not good for a tent and a hammock was the perfect way to stealth.

Day 4 - got off early for a 3 mile road walk then over Rocky and Rich Mountains. The slopes today were more like AT walking so it was a little easier. Then back to another road walk for a few more miles before I got a dog sent after me by a little old lady. I just kept my cool and everything turned out fine. I ended up making it to the car at about 1400 after a 12 mile day. But, since I wanted to explore I did some shot slacking of the trail in the area and bumped it up to a 13.6 mile day.

So now I am at 50.1 on the BMT.I should be back on the trail next weekend and I'm thinking about a 58 mile section then.

AAR comments -

1. I brought too much food for that section. That part of the BMT presents a good oportunity for chow at 17.9, 36.5, and 48.5. A good hiker can have a hot meal every day if they hike it right. Add to that I am not in hiker hunger mode yet - so in 4 days I have eaten less than 2 days of my rations.

2. The hammock system works. Don't screw with it.

3. Actually had too much clothing. I was thinking I would be more cold natured than I am. But with temps in the teens I have things I haven't even worn yet in my clothing bag to keep warm with. I'm not sure I am ready to give them up. Big winner was the field jacket liner - that with a wind shirt are kings of staying warm in most weather.

4. Globe stove was not used. Not only because of the fire ban, but because I just haven't found a reason to fire it up even if I could. I dumped it.

5. LMF Spork POS. I will not get another one based off my experience and Blissful's reccomendation. I have an old plastic one with hundreds of days use on it somewhere around here.

6. The Provent pants were great - until they ripped. The cut was not good for someone active as I have had some issues with them in the past. Based on that I am thinking Frogg Togg pants as a replacement. But I will explore other options.

That is all for now.

Pennsylvania Rose
01-07-2008, 20:24
Sounds like you had a good time. Can't wait till you go out again so I can continue my hike by proxy.

Kirby
01-07-2008, 20:26
Hey! Rock's back? So tell me, did you see any lions, tigers or bears?;)

Glad to hear you had a good time, by the time you start on the 27th, you will almost be thru the Smokies at your current place, or close to the start of them.

Kirby

Cookerhiker
01-07-2008, 20:30
I'll be looking for you in Northern VA, MD, PA.

SGT Rock
01-07-2008, 20:35
No lions, tigers, or bears. I did see some prints that looked like maybe a bobcat- but who knows.

I plan to be at Reliance, TN at the end of my next section next weekend. The weekend after that I plan to be at SORUCK, so most likely I will be starting from Reliance on the 27th.

Bulldawg
01-07-2008, 20:55
Awesome Rock, glad to have you back for a few days. Good luck in the future!!:banana

Roots
01-07-2008, 21:04
Glad to hear you had a great trip!! Can't wait for more journals! Good luck and see ya at the ruck!:)

envirodiver
01-07-2008, 21:18
I mentioned that dog from my trip also. He really wasn't very friendly.

SGT Rock
01-07-2008, 23:46
Journal updated. Something odd is it says I am averaging 87.69 miles per week - but I have only walked 50.1. I wonder where it got that LOL.

Bulldawg
01-07-2008, 23:52
Journal updated. Something odd is it says I am averaging 87.69 miles per week - but I have only walked 50.1. I wonder where it got that LOL.


Some great pics on your journal Rock!!

ROCK ON!

Trillium
01-08-2008, 00:06
I got a spot report about 5pm from Survivor Dave. Yeah! someone who doesn't post that O-hundred crap for time. :banana :p

Tin Man
01-08-2008, 00:18
Journal updated. Something odd is it says I am averaging 87.69 miles per week - but I have only walked 50.1. I wonder where it got that LOL.

You hiked for less than 7 days, so it must have taken your average miles/day and filled in the blank days for you. Now you can skip the next 37 miles. :D

berninbush
01-08-2008, 00:23
I'm going to wager that he probably procrastinated getting out of that hammock this morning. Who's with me?


Day 2 - late start as I didn't want to get out of a warm place for a cold place.

She knows you well. :D

Thoughtful Owl
01-08-2008, 00:25
Hay Rock, when you hit Central Virginia area, down the road and need anything have Dixicritter pm me and I will find ya.

Trillium
01-08-2008, 00:29
Journal updated. Something odd is it says I am averaging 87.69 miles per week - but I have only walked 50.1. I wonder where it got that LOL.I'm guessing it was extrapolated from your average daily hiking rate over 7 days.

Skidsteer
01-08-2008, 00:33
I'm guessing it was extrapolated from your average daily hiking rate over 7 days.

I've always liked that word. Extrapolated. Sounds like a successful surgery and expensive pancake syrup all rolled into one.

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 09:11
I've been extrapolated? Oh hell.:eek:

I was laying in the bed this morning thinking about the fact that I now have 2177.5 miles to go. I still have further to walk than the AT thru-hiker.

But it is worth it.

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 09:12
Day 2 - On one of them I started to fall, so I buckled my knees to go backwards instead of forwards and I ripped my rain pants I was using as a wind blocker. The rip was from the bottom of the waste band to just above the knee.


Are you sure you just didn't let some wind go and that is how your pants got ripped?

It can happen you know....................:banana

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 09:16
Not that time. But at the end of the 3rd day my gas could have done it. It was so bad I almost got out of the hammock just to get away from it. But I think it worked in with my stealth plan as no one would want to investigate that sort of smell up close.

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 09:18
I know what you mean........get use to that gas, its a good thing too..........means everything is working properly and your body is removing the bad stuff as well...............

I truly hope your hike is the best you ever have!

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 14:18
New rain pants aquired today - Patagonia Shadow. Damn expensive too, but if you are going to be out in winter they better work.

I found that spoon too, so all is good on the gear end.

Marta
01-08-2008, 14:28
New rain pants aquired today - Patagonia Shadow.

Wow! Seriously, though, you can't hardly wear out that Patagonia stuff. It's hurts to pay for it on the front end, but 15 years later it turns out that the cost/use is not too bad at all.

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 15:28
I hear they have a killer waranty too.

dixicritter
01-08-2008, 15:32
I hear they have a killer waranty too.

Sure hope so, since you're so rough on your gear... sheesh. :eek:

JAK
01-08-2008, 15:45
Sure hope so, since you're so rough on your gear... sheesh. :eek:You must be partly to blame.
Who cooked the Christmas dinner?

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 15:59
Jak, you just made the journal.

jlb2012
01-08-2008, 16:26
I was reading the AAR and was wondering if you considered using Flying Brian's approach of screwing short sheet metal screws into your shoes as an option for eliminating the Yaktrax? - basically putting metal studs into your shoes

JAK
01-08-2008, 16:37
Jak, you just made the journal.Thanks Rock. It's an honour and a privilege.
I guess if I ramble on enough I'm bound to hit something sooner or later.

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 16:37
I was reading the AAR and was wondering if you considered using Flying Brian's approach of screwing short sheet metal screws into your shoes as an option for eliminating the Yaktrax? - basically putting metal studs into your shoes
I have thought about it. I'm not sure he ever actually had to do it on the trail. As for my experience in GA so far, unless GA gets a bunch of rain I am not likely to need them in the next 4 day hike. Chances are that I'll not need them until I get somewhere wet like TN/NC where we got a butload of rain in the last 2 months. But it is something to think about.

On the other end of this - I was thinking about you HOI the other day when I was coming down Rich mountain and looking at some blow downs. They were some tricky ones - leaners, some soda straws, and a couple of end binders. I bet we could have a time clearing that mountain.

jlb2012
01-08-2008, 16:54
sounds like fun - any biggies over 14 inch?

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 16:55
Not really, just wierd leaners all over the place. Lots of widow makers.

Pedaling Fool
01-08-2008, 17:02
Not really, just wierd leaners all over the place. Lots of widow makers.
I saw a place in Maine like this; the leaning trees were all over the place. It's really scary walking under them, especially when the wind is blowing

JAK
01-08-2008, 17:12
I don't mind seeing the odd one, but a bunch of them in an area is disturbing.
I've never actually seen one come down though. This past weekend the trees were heavily laden with snow and there was snow and some small branches coming down with the thaw but nothing serious. There was one big leaner that kept me from doddling. :)

Pedaling Fool
01-08-2008, 17:30
Here's a pic of that section, does not do it justice. I took the pic after making it through, only because I made it through.
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=21037&original=1&c=528

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 18:32
Gee wiz Rock, you carry your puter with ya via satallite? Or are you taking a few planned zero's?

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 18:33
I'm on a zero man. Get with it ;)

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 18:37
I'm on a zero man. Get with it ;)
hahaha...........:D and i bet there will be quite a few more zero's as well, in fact i am going to do my part in helping you take a zero or two while your here.......................;)

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 18:37
hahaha...........:D and i bet there will be quite a few more zero's as well, in fact i am going to do my part in helping you take a zero or two while your here.......................;)
in town i mean.............

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 18:38
Well I got today, then tommorrow I have to DRIVE to Louisville, KY. Then the next day I get poked and prodded by some gov'ment doctors and the permission to drive home. Then Friday I get to go see another doctor about my hag problem. After all that I can get back on the trail.

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 18:44
So you getting discharged from the Army?

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 18:45
Retirement. I am so short I have to get a step stool to brush my teeth cause I can't see the mirror anymore.

16 and a wake up.

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 18:58
Are you happy? It's been a part of your life for awhile you know?

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 19:02
Happy? What?

Skidsteer
01-08-2008, 19:10
Happy was a dwarf.

I reckon he needed a stool to see the mirror as well.

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 19:30
Happy? What?
I mean, are you happy that you are retiring?

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 19:31
Yes, but there will always be regrets.

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 19:38
I know if my dad had it his way he would of stayed till they booted him out. But he says he had to get out for the family............

dixicritter
01-08-2008, 19:39
I tried to talk him out of it...

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 19:40
If I would have stayed in I would be an E9 Sergeant Major by now but would owe them at least 2 more years, probably would end up being 4 by the time it was all over. I would have stayed in but that also ment moving the family again. And they have been shuffled enough.

Add to that Hacksaw gave me some good advice about all this while I was in Iraq that I couldn't ignore. He is good people.

Tin Man
01-08-2008, 19:41
Yes, but there will always be regrets.

repeat this mantra during your hike...

No Sniveling and No regrets

No Sniveling and No regrets

No Sniveling and No regrets

SGT Rock
01-08-2008, 19:46
Well I am not Sniveleing, but there will always be things I wished I had done before getting out. I always wanted to actually form the Battalion and then do that Monty Python thing about the Sergeant Major.

-------------------------------

Edit: for you that have never seen "The Meaning of Life" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJ8ILIE780

ed bell
01-08-2008, 19:59
Well I am not Sniveleing, but there will always be things I wished I had done before getting out. I always wanted to actually form the Battalion and then do that Monty Python thing about the Sergeant Major.

-------------------------------

Edit: for you that have never seen "The Meaning of Life" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJ8ILIE780Hillarious. I would have loved to see that done by you and your men. Funny stuff.:cool:

Crazy Larry #1
01-08-2008, 20:49
Edit: for you that have never seen "The Meaning of Life" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJ8ILIE780
that was cool.......................

AT-HITMAN2005
01-09-2008, 06:50
that is totally a trail days skit waiting to happen!

Dances with Mice
01-09-2008, 07:09
... Then Friday I get to go see another doctor about my hag problem. ... What do you think he's going to recommend?

Crazy Larry #1
01-09-2008, 07:19
What do you think he's going to recommend?
He'll probably recommend that he take Prilosec for that bad gas he is going to experience while he is on his thru............

JAK
01-09-2008, 08:26
In a perfect world he would recommend a thru-hike.

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 09:04
Sleeping pills LOL.

Dances with Mice
01-09-2008, 09:14
Has it been a chronic syndrome or did symptoms recently develop?

warraghiyagey
01-09-2008, 09:21
Happy? What?
:p :p ;) :rolleyes:
Enjoy your hike.

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 09:31
Has it been a chronic syndrome or did symptoms recently develop?
In the last year or so.

Dances with Mice
01-09-2008, 09:37
Good luck with this problem. I have one too and haven't found a good solution.

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 09:42
They have been slacking off, this is the first one in about a month.

warraghiyagey
01-09-2008, 09:43
I saw a place in Maine like this; the leaning trees were all over the place. It's really scary walking under them, especially when the wind is blowing
Sounds like the stretch just south of the East Branch. Reminds me even more of the beauty of a trail as opposed to a sidewalk.:sun

Hooch
01-09-2008, 10:04
Retirement. I am so short I have to get a step stool to brush my teeth cause I can't see the mirror anymore.

16 and a wake up.
SGT Rock is so short he has to rappell out of bed in the morning.

SGT Rock is so short he has can sit in the edge of a dime and let his feet dangle.

SGT Rock is so short he can go skydiving off the kitchen counter.

SGT Rock is so short you'd have to dig a hole to kick his butt. (Not that any of us could. :D )

SGT Rock is so short he has to reach up to scratch a snake's belly.

SGT Rock is so short he can play handball on the curb.

SGT Rock is so short he does backflips under the bed.

SGT Rock is so short he makes the jockeys at Churchill Downs look tall.

SGT Rock is so short he could hang glide under a Dorito.

SGT Rock is so short he can run laps around the top of the toilet.

SGT Rock is so short he can go bobsledding on a a Frito.

SGT Rock is so short he's the last oen to know when it rains.

Hooch
01-09-2008, 10:07
He'll probably recommend that he take Prilosec for that bad gas he is going to experience while he is on his thru............Maybe change his trail name to "Backblast"?

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 10:07
All very funny. It is now 15 and a wake up. I'm about to drive to Louisville for my VA physical. The damn questionaire they give you is about stupid.

Hooch
01-09-2008, 10:08
All very funny. It is now 15 and a wake up. I'm about to drive to Louisville for my VA physical. The damn questionaire they give you is about stupid.Enjoy the drive up, Rock. Don't forget to get some good Kentucky bourbon while you're here. :D

Hooch
01-09-2008, 10:09
SGT Rock is so short he has to rappell out of bed in the morning.

SGT Rock is so short he has can sit in the edge of a dime and let his feet dangle.

SGT Rock is so short he can go skydiving off the kitchen counter.

SGT Rock is so short you'd have to dig a hole to kick his butt. (Not that any of us could. :D )

SGT Rock is so short he has to reach up to scratch a snake's belly.

SGT Rock is so short he can play handball on the curb.

SGT Rock is so short he does backflips under the bed.

SGT Rock is so short he makes the jockeys at Churchill Downs look tall.

SGT Rock is so short he could hang glide under a Dorito.

SGT Rock is so short he can run laps around the top of the toilet.

SGT Rock is so short he can go bobsledding on a a Frito.

SGT Rock is so short he's the last oen to know when it rains.

SGT Rock is so short he saw a shelter mouse and thought it was Sasquatch. (Ok, not as funny.) :D

dixicritter
01-09-2008, 10:19
LOL Hooch you're a hoot!

Two Speed
01-09-2008, 10:24
. . . The damn questionaire they give you is about stupid.Don't let on that's your opinion. They can always "improve" that sucker. :eek:

JAK
01-09-2008, 10:25
How 'bout

SGT Rock is so short he now hammocks from roots ???
and sleeps sideways ???

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 10:28
I'm so short I had to add a rope ladder to the side of my hammock so I could climb in at night.

I'm so short I use tent stakes as trekking poles.

I'm so short I have to stand on a rock to stir the ramen in my cook pot.

Hooch
01-09-2008, 10:28
LOL Hooch you're a hoot!I try. You should hear my repetoire of lawyer jokes. :D


How 'bout

SGT Rock is so short he now hammocks from roots ???
and sleeps sideways ???Good one! I like it. Maybe we should start a separtate thread for SGT Rock is so short jokes. :D

warraghiyagey
01-09-2008, 12:03
Looks like it's fixin for a winter storm for the early NOBOs this weekend.
Peace all.:sun

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 12:05
I just looked at it. It doesn't look too bad. The plan is to be on the trail Saturday thru Tuesday.

Marta
01-09-2008, 12:52
I'd muuuuuuch rather hike in some snow than in a driving rain. Snow is magic.

Ewker
01-09-2008, 13:07
I'd muuuuuuch rather hike in some snow than in a driving rain. Snow is magic.


ditto on that

JAK
01-09-2008, 13:39
I think both are magic. I love cold rain on the face.
Maybe not right in the face. That's a bugger.

Marta
01-09-2008, 13:53
I think both are magic. I love cold rain on the face.


You're crazy!

Although it depends on how much rain you're talking about. I'm considered weird for not carrying an umbrella to rush from the car into the grocery store. I always say that I'm mean, but not mean enough to melt in the rain.

JAK
01-09-2008, 13:56
"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!" LOL

Crazy Larry #1
01-09-2008, 14:06
Sleeping pills LOL.
melatonin works really good............

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 19:59
When I got back from Iraq (both times) I would go outside whenever it rained. Nothing like walking around your own yard in the grass bare-foot with a cup of hot fresh ground coffee playing with the dog in the rain. That is America.

Kirby
01-09-2008, 20:26
I hate rain where there is ice already on the ground, makes a simple walk to the coffee shop a battle for the ages, Slippin' and slidin' everywhere, and just when you think you have your grip on the ince, WHAM! And down you go.

Kirby

KirkMcquest
01-09-2008, 20:26
I don't know where Rock is now, but I heard he got into it with some guy from New York and he got slapped around pretty bad[ :

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 20:28
What???

KirkMcquest
01-09-2008, 20:32
Just the word on the street.

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 20:36
Ohhh, you're watching Sesame Street again. I hear today's letter is the letter R.

Survivor Dave
01-09-2008, 20:43
Ohhh, you're watching Sesame Street again. I hear today's letter is the letter R.

Does the letter "R" stand for the word of the day....Ripped pants? LOL Now that's funny! See you in a week Rock!

saimyoji
01-09-2008, 20:43
I think this is the begining of the violent takeover of WB. ;)

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 20:49
Ohh today's word is Coup D'Etat. Brought to you by Kirk McQuest.

Been listening to the Circle Jerks again.

I gotta meet you someday.

KirkMcquest
01-09-2008, 20:55
Circle jerks?? Nah, I've never been in the Army.

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 20:57
I know, wouldn't let you in. I heard the story already. It's on the street.

KirkMcquest
01-09-2008, 21:00
I'll keep my lobes to the pavement and let you know whats up out there.

double j
01-09-2008, 21:02
good luck

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 21:05
But seriously, you going to be around the AT this spring/summer when I get up around NY/NJ?

KirkMcquest
01-09-2008, 21:12
I will definitely be around. Let me know when your in the area, I'll be up at bear mtn. alot in spring

envirodiver
01-09-2008, 21:13
[quote=Marta Snow is magic.[/quote]

The sound of snow flakes falling through the trees in the mountains is pure joy. There is nothing like it.

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 21:17
I will definitely be around. Let me know when your in the area, I'll be up at bear mtn. alot in spring
Will do. Maybe a beer or something.

The sound of snow flakes falling through the trees in the mountains is pure joy. There is nothing like it.
I'd like to hear some. Just rain so far on the hike.

Blissful
01-09-2008, 21:23
Did you really have a nightmare about army guys and shots being fired or did you hear something in the woods? That kind of alarmed me when I read it in the journal. You can get vivid dreams out in the woods, I know. I once dreamt on the trail I was following white blazes through this huge museum.

Kirby
01-09-2008, 21:23
I'd like to hear some. Just rain so far on the hike.

I kick myself whenever I hear rain drops starting to fall on a hike, then i keep moving realizing there is nothing I can do.

Kirby

SGT Rock
01-09-2008, 21:32
Did you really have a nightmare about army guys and shots being fired or did you hear something in the woods? That kind of alarmed me when I read it in the journal. You can get vivid dreams out in the woods, I know. I once dreamt on the trail I was following white blazes through this huge museum.
I really dreamed it. It was a very very vivid dream.

I kick myself whenever I hear rain drops starting to fall on a hike, then i keep moving realizing there is nothing I can do.

Kirby
If it ain't raining, we ain't training. We used to joke that there was a sensor at the gate to the Motor Pool. As soon as you rolled out the gate someone switched the rain on.