View Full Version : First thru's for 08

03-15-2008, 01:31
I ran into Trek just south of gathland state park thurs. afternoon. He started mid January, and he thought that he was the first one to Harpers Ferry this year- does anyone know if anyone is ahead of him?

03-15-2008, 03:34
Tabasco claimed he was one of the front runners but I saw him in SW Virginia (Thomas Knob shelter near Damascus) on March 7th. Trek is already in Maryland? Wow.

03-15-2008, 10:18
I thought that was pretty impressive to make it that far already, although he did mention this being his 6th thru hike. I stopped at the ATC, and they said one other had been through before Trek, but I am not sure who?

03-15-2008, 10:21
Didn't Trek go real early last year? Or maybe '06? Seemed like he was first then, too, him and Ghost? Can't remember.

03-15-2008, 10:26
I am not sure, this was the first time I met him, (really cool guy, btw), but he did mention that he likes to hike early to avoid the "crowd".

03-15-2008, 12:11
He went really early in 06 last year as well.

03-15-2008, 13:25
Is there any snow on the trail up there right now?

03-15-2008, 13:52
No snow at all. It was beautiful the last couple of days.Trek said that so far the only snow he has had to deal with was 6 to 8 inches in the smokies. He said va was snow free while he was going through.

03-15-2008, 13:54
I doubt there is any at Harpers Ferry, their low yesterday was 46, they had a little rain yesterday, Loundon Heights isn't that much higher in elevation than Hapers Ferry if I remember the topo right