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attroll
01-26-2004, 13:33
I put this list together of all the people that I read that were starting thier thru-hike this year. Click on the 2004 button below to view the list.

<a href="2004.php?$session[sessionurl]"><img src="/forum/images/buttons/top_2004.gif" alt="top_2004.gif" title="2004 WhiteBlaze Thru-hikers" border="0" vspace="8" /></a>
"] ("http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/2004.php?$session[sessionurl)

DeBare
01-26-2004, 13:42
put me down for late March early April, depending on the weather :banana

attroll
01-26-2004, 13:49
put me down for late March early April, depending on the weather :bananaUpdated just now.

chris
01-26-2004, 14:47
Ganj is starting PCT thruhike in April. He's got a journal at www.trailjournals.com/ganjpct

attroll
01-26-2004, 14:56
Ok added Ganj also. He is not doing the AT but I made a note of that in the list.

attroll
01-26-2004, 15:07
Ok added your journals Tracyam. I went to look at them and there is nothing in them yet. You only got less then two months left to get them started. LOL

TJ aka Teej
01-26-2004, 16:34
I put this list together
I see some May, June, and July dates - are these southbounders?

dgodwin7
01-26-2004, 16:47
You can add me to your list too - Southbound June 8th '04 - Dave

http//:www.trailjournals.com/daveandjill

MadAussieInLondon
01-26-2004, 17:21
MadAussie -> bloody cactus http://trailjournals.com/cactus

i'm off feb29 on approach trail, march 1st on the start of the real designated trail.
yay for the leap year :) a days rest without a days rest! hahahahah

ChicagoRob
01-26-2004, 18:02
You can change me to an April start. I'll get that journal thing going, just got to find a transcriber.
Thanks.

Mike Drinkuth
01-26-2004, 18:18
MadAussie, you sound like fun...I hope I catch you this year. I'd like to meet you! Mabye i'll run into you at trail days. I'm only going to be a month behind you...hehe

jackiebolen
01-26-2004, 19:25
Hello...I've got a trail journal at: www.trailjournals.com/jackieb

highway
01-26-2004, 19:47
Attroll:
Great job on above info for those fortunate enough to attempt a THRU but how about us lowly SECTION hikers?

At heart we are really just "wannabe" THRUs but cannot, for some reason or another :bse

Thomas
01-26-2004, 21:20
You can add me to the list for the last week of February 2004.

cburnett
01-26-2004, 21:26
atTroll --- thanks for the list

www.trailjournals.com/cburnett

cburnett

Flash Hand
01-27-2004, 00:25
Hi ATTroll


I noticed that lil allen was on the list.. it was orignally ME before we changed to Flash Hand. So, you can take Lil Allen off the list..

Yes, the plan stay the same, April depature.

Thank you and great idea to post up the list!

Flash Hand :jump

attroll
01-27-2004, 01:21
OK. Just updated all the previous corrections. Let me know if there is more I need to add or change. I included notes on those that I know are SOBO's but I forgot to track that info from the posts.

komodo
01-27-2004, 02:34
I'll be leaving in March. :)

alpine
01-27-2004, 09:20
I'm leaving in feb o4. Put me down

chris
01-27-2004, 10:36
I suppose that my entry, like Ganj's, should be qualified. I'm either hiking the AT or the CDT, depending on what my job situation is next year.

Mini-Mosey
01-27-2004, 12:55
Anyone heard anything about Diolanitz(sp?)? He's supposed to have started in December. I really enjoyed perusing Rocket's and Bono's journals last year at this time; I'm wondering about the Diolanitz(sp?)guy.

Megabite
01-27-2004, 14:30
starting mid march - when i get my ass down to GA :)

www.walkingnorth.com

Andrew - possible trail name: spyder

Happy
01-27-2004, 14:58
http//www.geocities.com/dionalaniz/at/

and while you are there check out this triple crown attempt by barkeater,
he left Springer on New Years Day.

http//www.geocities.com/barkeater04/

How do I highlight these like some of you, so it is a direct link??

Streamweaver
01-27-2004, 15:14
Happy, when you post a reply look >^ right about there for a icon thats a small globe with a chain link underneath. Click on that icon and enter the name for the hyperlink and click ok then enter the url and click ok and it will insert a hyperlink into your reply. Streamweaver

The Solemates
01-27-2004, 15:55
Leaving in 5 days!! Feb 1st.

yogi clyde
01-27-2004, 18:53
April 18th for me.

The Mailman
01-27-2004, 19:52
March 30th for me.

richardpax
01-27-2004, 20:39
Hey Attroll
March 1 departure date.www.trailjournals.com/packrat
Richardpax aka packrat

attroll
01-28-2004, 01:30
I updated it again. Keep them coming.

Peak-a-Boo
01-28-2004, 09:26
Go ahead and add me to the list! I am leaving March 15th. MY journal is at www.trailjournals.com/crystal

Thanks!

The Solemates
01-28-2004, 23:06
Hate to be so picky, but its "The Solemates," as in the sole of your boot, not the soulmates. 4 more days! And I love this site! Thanks for all the advice.

attroll
01-29-2004, 01:22
Woops sorry.

powderfinger
01-29-2004, 16:39
you can add me too. i'm leaving sometime in march.

Lilred
01-29-2004, 21:21
I'll be in the Smokies on March 21st playing the part of a trail angel. Hope to see some Whiteblazers that day.

shaggy2004
01-29-2004, 22:40
I'm heading down to Springer on the 28th of FEB!!! and can't wait... :clap

Chef
01-30-2004, 00:59
I'll be starting from amicola early-mid march, still unsure of exact dates.

Matt Pincham
01-30-2004, 08:48
Hey AT Troll,

EXCELLENT idea with this. Nice to see the names of people. Can't believe there's so many just on this website. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately...who knows) my girlfriend and I will be starting in March now. Hopefully the 24/25th.

Also I was meaning to ask you...is there room on the WB site to have a database like this one of all users. I expect it would be quite an undertaking but I was thinking there could be fields for every member to fill out. Personal details such as name, contact etc but also gear lists etc.

Just an idea, but let me know if it's feasible.

Thankyou so much for this site. Without it I doubt my dream of hiking the AT would have ever come true. See you all in a few months.

Matt

DeniseL
01-30-2004, 10:34
I had to put off my hike to 2005. Unless I hit the lottery in the next eight weeks or so...

ga>me>ak
01-30-2004, 13:24
Troll,
Unless something drastic happens(I still haven't sold my house), it looks like I WILL NOT(damn it), be a 04 thru. I needed to sell it (for extra money) to carry out other plans after the thru. I will be at Springer the last week of March to help a friend start her thru hike. Man it hurts to write this and say I won't be in the class of 04. :(

attroll
01-30-2004, 13:41
I added a column for direction. I put the direction as NOBO for everyone that had a start date between Dec and April. If I am wrong let me know. Also I left anyong From May on with out a direction. Becuase that could be either direction. I am am wrong wrong on some of them let me know.
--
DeniseL

I took you off for now. I plan on doing this again next year.
--
ga>me>ak

I left you on the list for now. When you know for a fact you can not do it this year let me know and I will remove it.

Zzzzdyd
01-30-2004, 14:09
You can put me down for NOBO this year leaving Springer Feb 29th.

Offically a short-timer today, 30 days and counting. Other vets might understand this ?

I am so excited even though I have hiked on the A.T. several times over the last six years.

Anyone know what the Farmers Almanac is predicting this year in the way of rain ?


btw. Zzzzdyd = lazy days drew, I wish !! lol

smokymtnsteve
01-30-2004, 14:12
Zzzzzyd...the bush adminstration has WARNED us about folks who read Farmers Almanac ....be careful who you deal with ..I'm sure wingfoot would not want you to look at something evil like the Almanac.

attroll
01-30-2004, 14:38
The list is gotten to big for this format. I will have to move it to it's own button at the top of the page like I did last year. For now I will leave it here. Keep posting me of corrections and changes though.

Zzzzdyd
01-30-2004, 14:49
Zzzzzyd...the bush adminstration has WARNED us about folks who read Farmers Almanac ....be careful who you deal with ..I'm sure wingfoot would not want you to look at something evil like the Almanac.


LMAO..............

smoky you don't know me well, but well enough I would think to know I could care less what Wingy or G. double U thinks ... thanks for the laugh !!

and be WARNED ... I will read the Almanac first chance I get.... lol

Got a $25 gift card as a X-mas present for barnes & noble, hell I just may buy me a Farmers Almanac.....but I want Horace's book more....

attroll
01-31-2004, 00:13
Hey JayBird are you out there. I was looking on Trail Journals. It says you are doing a 2004 thru-hike. Can I put you on the list in the first post of this thread?

attroll
01-31-2004, 00:22
Here is another couple that are not on the list but I saw them on Trailjournals, bearbag hanger, HippieLongstockings. Can I add you two to the list I created in this first post?

Red Hat
01-31-2004, 13:17
I put this list together of all the people that I read that were starting thier thru-hike this year.
I, unfortunately, will not be doing a thru this year as much as I would like to. It will be another section this June. Wish I could get my husband to be supportive about me hiking for six months, but I must be too good to him.

LWOP
01-31-2004, 16:41
Thanks for the list. I've changed my start date to February and have a journal at Trailjournals.com/Lwop. Getting close!
Lwop :banana

bearbag hanger
01-31-2004, 17:24
Bearbag Hanger
NOBO
starting Feb 27th, 2004
www.trailjournals.com/bearbaghanger

stickat04
02-04-2004, 15:04
Financial problems have come my way. This is what I have been doing since Sunday when I relized my mistake. :datz My Fault. But might work out better since I wont have to pay for a apartment while I am not there.

dgodwin7
02-04-2004, 17:22
could you please add a link to my journal - thx

http://www.trailjournals.com/daveandjill

Burn
02-04-2004, 17:31
march 1st www.trailjournals.com/burn (http://www.trailjournals.com/burn)

Gobo73
02-04-2004, 23:06
Hello all, as you can see my name is Gobo and I will be beginning my adventure in late February. During my hike I will be having to come home for a few days at a time. Hopefully this will enhance my adventure by letting me travel with many different people. Hopefully I will get to meet you if your reading this. I'm a 30 year old retired correction officer, due to injuried in the line of duty, from the state of New Jersey. The point of my adventure is to prove to myself and to others that the injuries that I have accumalated during my military and law enforcement careers can be overcome. I'm sure everyone has there reasons for embarking on this adventure and I hope to speak to as many of you as possible about these reasons:welcome . During our adventures we will all have our times of doubt, just try to remember that which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Dan Morris
02-05-2004, 17:05
I'm planning a SOBO thu hike as soon as Baxter state park opens. Have to go to a fish cannery to pitch fish to earn up enough money. I'll shower before I leave lol

A-Train
02-06-2004, 01:11
I'll be thru-hiking the Long Trail this june. Not sure of direction as of yet

DeniseL
02-16-2004, 15:58
I had to put off my hike to 2005. Unless I hit the lottery in the next eight weeks or so...


Well, I didn't win the lottery. But I did just find out I'm getting "downsized". Even though I have no experience, no equipment, and little money, the phrase "now or never" keeps going through my mind. Put me back on the list, tentative departure date April 1.

I have a feeling I'll be posting a lot of questions here in the coming weeks...

azchipka
02-16-2004, 17:53
Please Add me to the list as well

April 1st Start Date
North Bound
Journal: http://www.trailjournals.com/cdtrangeradventure

Trail Name: Digital Ranger

ezdoesit
02-16-2004, 18:18
:) ATTROLL you mind as well put me down to. Start April 4 2004 and number 4. You know I just can't seem to stay off the trail when spring comes around. Thank God for retiring at an early age. :clap

lowthesd
02-16-2004, 22:26
I am planning a SOBO trip for 2004 start July 15th ish...

Flippy
02-17-2004, 04:35
I will be leaving late March 04 NOBO. Great site by the way!

komodo
02-17-2004, 14:27
I didn't think I would be keeping an online journal, but, well, things change. I now have a journal at:

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=2016

I look forward to seeing some of y'all on the trail!

rambunny
02-17-2004, 15:45
Rambuuny reporting for hiking sir July AT SOBO Hike on

Red Hat
02-17-2004, 17:03
Rambunny, isn't that #4? Awesome!

Flash Hand
02-19-2004, 05:07
Hi ATtroll again!


I found a thruhiker companion for the northbound... so he will be leaving on March 22. Therefore I will hike in March instead of April. Can you please change that date.

Also, I will be registering in trail journal sometimes early March. I will then let you know after I am done with my trailjournal.

Thanks


Flash Hand :jump

attroll
02-19-2004, 20:00
OK. I think I updated everything. Let me know if I forgot anything.

KotzyMJ
02-20-2004, 14:59
Sweet list. You can add me as leaving March 2 NOBO. Thanx.

attroll
02-20-2004, 16:47
Sweet list. You can add me as leaving March 2 NOBO. Thanx.
Consider it done!

Footnotes
02-20-2004, 22:28
Please list me as starting Northbound on March 25th
Footnotes

Carsten010
02-22-2004, 05:17
Im starting NOBO on 8th April :-)

Footnotes
02-22-2004, 11:27
Nice to hear from you. Hope to run into you out there. Right now it looks like I will start on 3/25/04. I am going to adopt a new trail name. The one that is at the top of my list is "Pass/Fail". That will probably be my trail name for this hike. Good Luck.....Footnotes(soon to be ?)

Bob McCaw
02-22-2004, 13:36
Starting SOBO as soon as Katahdin opens.

lalee
02-22-2004, 15:55
I put this list together of all the people that I read that were starting thier thru-hike this year.

Actually, I'm starting from Springer 3 weeks from yesterday or today.

I just couldn't wait. :)

Frank

lalee
02-22-2004, 15:57
You can change me to an April start. I'll get that journal thing going, just got to find a transcriber.
Thanks.

Ask on the AT-L. There are folks there really wanting to transcribe for people.

Frank

Nightwalker
02-22-2004, 16:32
Actually, I'm starting from Springer 3 weeks from yesterday or today.

I just couldn't wait. :)

Frank

%^*$%*@#!

I'm not lalee, that's the wife. I had no idea that she was using my computer and had left checked the "keep me logged on" box.

Frank, again

Nightwalker
02-22-2004, 16:33
Actually, I'm starting from Springer 3 weeks from yesterday or today.

I just couldn't wait. :)

Frank

The date is March 14th, though I may change it to the 13th, as the waiting is getting very difficult.

Me

VaTechDC517
02-22-2004, 20:04
aatroll, please add me as well. April 28, NOBO

Thanks!

beatbox
02-22-2004, 21:01
Leaving in 22 days on the Ides of March (15th) from Springer. Thanks for putting up the list.

attroll
02-22-2004, 21:50
Updated. We have 101 people on our list of thru-hikers this year. Cool.

Rain Man
02-23-2004, 12:37
Updated. We have 101 people on our list of thru-hikers this year. Cool.

Rick,

Where is that list?

Am driving down this weekend and hiking up the approach trail to send off my daughter! :)

Rain Man

.

LBJ
02-23-2004, 12:50
Starting March 15th weather permitting.

steph
02-23-2004, 15:32
Put me down too! Starting late March 2004...

attroll
02-24-2004, 00:56
Rick,

Where is that list?

Am driving down this weekend and hiking up the approach trail to send off my daughter! :)

Rain Man

.
The list is in the first post of this thread:

http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showpost.php?p=30721&postcount=1

Dharma
02-24-2004, 01:17
Starting Feb 28
www.trailjournals.com/dharma

eldwayno
02-25-2004, 18:25
well its looking like it'll be around March 10th I'll be hitting the trail. I'll be keeping a journal at trail journals http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=1852

DeniseL
02-25-2004, 21:33
I think you missed me. I'm definitely going this year. NOBO April 1. Setting up a trail journal now, I'll update with a link when I get it.

attroll
03-08-2004, 00:27
I have moved the list of WhiteBlaze thru-hikers that are hiking the Appalachian Trail from the first post in this thread and gave it a button of its own in the header of the forums. It looks like this:

<a href="2004.php?$session[sessionurl]"><img src="/forum/images/buttons/top_2004.gif" alt="top_2004.gif" title="2004 WhiteBlaze Thru-hikers" border="0" vspace="8" /></a>

Jaybird
03-08-2004, 08:21
I put this list together of all the people that I read that were starting thier thru-hike this year. Click on the 2004 button below to view the list.<a href="2004.php?$session[sessionurl]"><img src="/forum/images/buttons/top_2004.gif" alt="top_2004.gif" title="2004 WhiteBlaze Thru-hikers" border="0" vspace="8" /></a>
"] ("http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/2004.php?$session[sessionurl)


Yo ATTROLL:


it would be interesting to see the percentage of these hikers (on the WhiteBlaze list) that complete their "THRU" this year (A.T.C. statistics state approx. 20% of Springer starters summit Katahdin)


good luck to all 2004 hikers!



hope to meet some of you "late starters" between Clingmans & Hot Springs
first week of May. :D


see ya'll UP the trail!

Flash Hand
03-15-2004, 14:17
Hey AT Troll

please add www.trailjournals.com/FlashHand

Thanks!

Flash Hand :jump

Kozmic Zian
03-15-2004, 14:32
Yea.....2004's. Best of the Season to you all, and when you get to VA or therebouts, give me a jingle at [email protected] , I may be able to shuttle or help in some way!

DeniseL
03-15-2004, 14:51
Hi, add my trail journal too. www.trailjournals.com/DeniseL/

Footnotes
03-15-2004, 16:44
ATtroll,

Would you please add www.trailjournals.com/footnotes to the 2004 list?

Foot Notes :clap

mpholcomb
03-16-2004, 00:20
May 15th (w/ my wife) if you are still updating the list.

attroll
03-16-2004, 01:55
May 15th (w/ my wife) if you are still updating the list.
Yes I am still updating it. I just updated the last four post to match the list.

Mouse
03-16-2004, 07:40
I'm on the list and now I know I'm starting at Springer 20 March

nlaing
03-16-2004, 09:15
I'll be at springer April 12th. See you all there!

mm2004at
03-16-2004, 15:20
So, just registered after lurking for a while.
Leave tomorrow to drop my car off...
on
the
Trail

March 21.

Can't wait. Work is a waste of time at this point (yes, I'm "working" straight until I leave)

attroll
03-18-2004, 13:58
I added a new category to the 2004 Thru-hiker list. I added "trail name". If your trail name is something other then your user name then let me know and I will put it in the listing.

NATALIE MEMOLI
06-07-2004, 15:56
hi

thanks for keeping on updating this list - appreciate it

i have finally set my start date to thru-hike SOBO on July 10th 2004..

spending July 4th with my family and my mom's b-day is july 6th..will take a day or 2 to drive up to ME with my dad..so the 10th sounds like a good date to start..nice round even number..also the KScampground is packed and i was able to request a lean-to for that night..

so a little late start but that's the best i can do - mom is happy, so i'm happy..and i hike pretty quickly, naturally anyways..

know of anyone else beginning around then??

please post my start date - thanks a bunch
nat

p.s - how do you do these trailjournals online anyway??

NATALIE MEMOLI
06-07-2004, 15:58
one more thing

i picked my trail name this past weekend

it's "AMAZING GRACE" - bec/ that is what i will need to make it thru this hike

please post it on your list

thanks
natalie memoli