View Full Version : 'MoonPie' begins long journey over Pacific Crest Trail - Chattanooga Times Free Press

05-25-2008, 00:50
<table border=0 width= valign=top cellpadding=2 cellspacing=7><tr><td valign=top class=j><font style="font-size:85%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><br><div style="padding-top:0.8em;"><img alt="" height="1" width="1"></div><div class=lh><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/2-0&fd=R&url=http://timesfreepress.com/news/2008/may/25/moonpie-begins-long-journey-over-pacific-crest-tra/&cid=0&ei=CPA4SJKaEozaywT2q-XcBQ&usg=AFrqEzfVcy1_CTDVHqiQP0hpKMJmRVnZUw">&#39;MoonPie&#39; begins long journey over Pacific Crest <b>Trail</b></a><br><font size=-1><font color=#6f6f6f>Chattanooga Times Free Press,&nbsp;TN&nbsp;-</font> <nobr>35 minutes ago</nobr></font><br><font size=-1>I earned the <b>trail</b> name MoonPie during my <b>Appalachian Trail</b> through hike in 2004, and will be hiking with the same <b>trail</b> name for the PCT. <b>...</b></font></div></font></td></tr></table>

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05-25-2008, 11:48
I met Moonpie atop Springer Mountain when she started her thruhike on Leap Year Day '04. We spent the first night at Stover Creek Shelter along with my hiking partner Northern Harrier and Wildcat, both of whom also thruhiked that year. I still remember that first morning awaking in the shelter how Moonpie was so enthusiastic, she was practically singing when the sun came up.

She dubbed us the "3 Old Farts" and of course, we were honored.

09-24-2008, 09:23
If anyone's interested, MoonPie's nearly finished with the PCT...sounds like she's having a great time.


09-24-2008, 11:31
This Chattanoogan hopes to follow in her footsteps someday. My last office was right behind the Moon Pie Bakery. When the wind blew right, it smelled nice. :sun When it blew wrong, the smell of the sewage treatment plant wafted over my office. :eek:

Pedaling Fool
09-24-2008, 11:41
I met moonpie somewhere in the south on top of some mountain as I sat on some rocks recovering from the climb, she showed up and introduced herself. She has a very funny story of her bout w/ Giardia(sp?) during her AT thru-hike.