View Full Version : Lizincali has a trail name!!!!!!

Mad Hatter 08
03-06-2008, 09:29
hey everyone, well I have had a really slow start to my hike. Just barely made it to woody gap yesterday and I started on the 29th but all of those details will be on my journals but I am now known as "Mad Hatter" now. :sun:sun:banana:banana

03-06-2008, 09:41

03-06-2008, 17:53
congrats on the trail name. How'd you get it?

Mad Hatter 08
03-06-2008, 22:27
The General gave it to me because my bucket hat has a bunch of Polka dots and circles on it.

Survivor Dave
03-06-2008, 22:31
Mad Hatter on the bottom right of picture!;):D


03-06-2008, 22:56
Hi Mad Hatter,
I am following your journal.

Is your pack weight excessive or are you doing okay?

Be patient with yourself, you will get stronger and stronger and in 3 weeks things will be much easier.

Maybe my friends and I will see you on the trail.

Take good care and enjoy your "vacation"


03-07-2008, 00:54
MH its not a race. Go for it and take your time. You will enjoy it much more.

03-07-2008, 02:16
MH its not a race. Go for it and take your time. You will enjoy it much more.No one ever says they wish they had done it faster.

PS. Cool hat.

03-07-2008, 02:49
Take it as slow as you can, then go slower. A once in a lifetime experience can only be summed up in , well, a lifetime. You can never truly express the Trail to those that have not experienced it.

03-07-2008, 09:38
cool hat!!! the name is fitting... enjoy your hike and take it slooooooooow

Mad Hatter 08
03-07-2008, 19:41
I am enjoying it and meeting some great people. The pack weight hasn't been too much of a problem although it is definitely contributing to my slower days. My main learning curve is food. I had way too much starting out and that was after sending almost 8 lbs on ahead to neels. So I ended up with two days off instead of one because I was expecting a package yesterday that didn't get here until today and I wouldn't have made it to Neels in one day. But I got my package today and I am more than ready to get back out tomorrow in the lovely snow, and I should have some good company at least starting out. Maybe Mame and V8 can help me keep up my pace.

Lost My Mind
03-07-2008, 19:52
I met you on the trail Sunday as you were coming down from Springer. Stopped and talked for a minute. (I was heading up from the service road to meet my son, Zak, to take pictures as he started his hike, too,)

Good luck and enjoy the journey. Great trailname.

03-08-2008, 16:40
Liz, since you're not "inCali" anymore, I guess your name change was due.

Happy hiking.

Christopher Robin
03-08-2008, 18:10
Hi Mad Hatter 08, hope you enjoy youeself. Will see you around N.Y. I'm SOBO.
God speed. P.S. love the name.

03-12-2008, 08:47
its the journey Liz..............;)

Almost There
03-12-2008, 09:14
Sorry to hear you got off the trail, just get back out there when the time is right!

Mad Hatter 08
03-13-2008, 21:48
well I don't technically need to be considering going back to work until May so I may end up deciding to get back out there (I definitely still have the itch.) The main part was I kept feeling like I should be spending time with my family and then when I got back here to Texas I found out my brother is getting a divorce, and he really seems depressed about it. He is going to volunteer to go to Iraq for the rest of his inactive reserve time with the Marines.