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JustinNorris
06-25-2009, 03:03
Looking for a few people or group who are hiking North starting in March. This will be my first attempt at thru hiking the AT. As of now, beginner hiker...getting ready in my spare time. I am from Tampa, Fl. Don't want to walk to Maine by myself.

Maddog
06-25-2009, 05:14
i'll be leaving on march 1, 2010! you wont be alone! see ya on the trail!

World-Wide
06-25-2009, 05:35
i'll be leaving on march 1, 2010! you wont be alone! see ya on the trail!

Like he said...if all goes as planned, I'll be leaving 1 March 2010 also! :D Only need to post the same subject once versus thrice!!

Fueled
06-27-2009, 12:00
we'll all be there!

butlah
06-28-2009, 21:46
yeah, im planning on march 1st as well!

bigcranky
06-28-2009, 22:06
You'll meet plenty of hikers in Georgia in March. You won't be walking by yourself.

takethisbread
08-12-2009, 08:56
I will be happy to hike with you, but I am planning to leave Feb 14.

JessieRvnsmk
08-12-2009, 11:47
I'm leaving april 5th

BigPaw
08-13-2009, 21:49
Ill be leaving by the first week in march maybe even sooner

llano
08-14-2009, 16:03
I'm starting on the 17th, but I will probably be hiking at a slower pace than you.

theb1440
08-15-2009, 04:10
I'm starting on the 17th, but I will probably be hiking at a slower pace than you.

your starting on saint patricks day? you must not be irish lol. im starting in march also but i am waiting till after saint patties haha

58starter
08-15-2009, 07:46
I am not going all the way but will be section hiking Thru NC and as far as I can make it in 3 weeks, I plan on starting around March 19th.
See you on the trail

Panzer1
08-15-2009, 11:56
Looking for a few people or group who are hiking North starting in March. This will be my first attempt at thru hiking the AT. As of now, beginner hiker...getting ready in my spare time. I am from Tampa, Fl. Don't want to walk to Maine by myself.

If you start in March you won't be by your self. There will be many others starting at the same time.

Panzer

Mishap
08-15-2009, 14:55
I live in Tallahassee, Ill be starting mid march probably.

jbrecon2
08-25-2009, 02:22
you should link up with my brother nomaderwhat. he is living in tampa right now and we are planning a nobo through hike in march

JoshStover
08-25-2009, 02:40
I will be heading out sometime the last week in February. Im sure I will see you some time along the trail....

Brian (aka Skippy)
08-25-2009, 06:16
you should link up with my brother nomaderwhat. he is living in tampa right now and we are planning a nobo through hike in march

"Nomaderwhat" - verry nice!!

Was out this past week at Roan, TN. Hornets, rain, fog, heat, lost, 55 pound pack, and exhausted (not really)...and I still want to do it. Worst thing about it was how bad my shoes stunk. Had to keep them away from the tent.

58starter
08-25-2009, 07:55
I am section hiking the trail. I will finish up GA and enter NC in Oct of this year.
I hope to do 2-3 weeks in March. I will start again from Deep Gap in NC.
See on the trail I will be the 59 yr old with 2 trek poles going slowly.

Spokes
08-25-2009, 09:34
You'll have a "Trail Family" in no time. Good luck with your planning!

Jim Adams
08-25-2009, 18:22
I'm starting on the 17th, but I will probably be hiking at a slower pace than you.

St. Patrick's Day is a great time to start. Chicken Man and I started on St. Patrick's Day in 2002 after a case of Guinness at the trail head campground.:sun

geek

Nomaderwhat
08-31-2009, 13:27
Like my bro said, I'm in Tampa too! I can't wait to hit the trail in March.

gratefullyhiking
08-31-2009, 19:36
i am also looking for a fellow hiker or group to hike north leaving in mid march. my email is hottysnakes@yahoo.com
, i also have a face book.
i am a male 18 year old that has never attempted to thur hike before. i am very interested in a reply.

llano
09-01-2009, 18:49
St. Patrick's Day is a great time to start. Chicken Man and I started on St. Patrick's Day in 2002 after a case of Guinness at the trail head campground.:sun

geek

Actually having a Guinness or two sounds like a great way to start such a journey!

Llano

Cool AT Breeze
09-01-2009, 19:01
St. Patrick's Day is a great time to start. Chicken Man and I started on St. Patrick's Day in 2002 after a case of Guinness at the trail head campground.:sun

geek
Then you miss the St Patty's Day Party at Low Gap.

expat2005
09-02-2009, 17:42
61 yr old WM NOBO seeking @ least 2 thru hiking pard's (close to my age :) Leave GA on/about 4/5/10. Contact Billy @ expat2005@yahoo.com.

Jim Adams
09-02-2009, 18:01
Then you miss the St Patty's Day Party at Low Gap.

Yeah, Guinness is a GREAT way to start the trail! The party at Low Gap arose as a reunion of that 2002 SPD start.

geek

ohmeringue
09-02-2009, 23:08
Justin - You won't be hiking by yourself.....this trail is too popular, but leave during the week, not on the weekend. We are hiking in 2010 and will be leaving the 15th if all goes well.

See you on the walk north....

Ham

Diamond Diggs
09-02-2009, 23:47
but leave during the week, not on the weekend.

Ham

Why is this?

DapperD
09-05-2009, 00:52
Why is this?I believe the rationale is there is less of a crowd then on the weekend.

girl81
09-05-2009, 04:35
Looking for a few people or group who are hiking North starting in March. This will be my first attempt at thru hiking the AT. As of now, beginner hiker...getting ready in my spare time. I am from Tampa, Fl. Don't want to walk to Maine by myself.
Are there any good hiking trails near Tampa?

StaceyS
10-04-2009, 22:17
Also heading NOBO sometime in March. Sounds like the 1st is the best day to catch most of you guys. Is anyone interested in in a practice hike around the end of October? I'm in FL, but would like to start the practice hike in GA. My e-mail is stacey@umcoa.com

muddy2010
10-05-2009, 21:26
I am starting at Springer on February 28. Happy Trails.

gravy4601
10-05-2009, 21:59
i'll be there mid march with the other 1000 or more seeya on the trail

NellieInez
10-06-2009, 17:18
Hope to see every one there. I plan on leaving in march early as well. If I haven't saved the money by then I'm selling my car so I can go. :D

Hobbot
10-07-2009, 21:33
The date isn't definite yet, but it is looking like I will be leaving on March 3. I will probably take Amtrak down, arrive in the morning of March 2, and spend the night somewhere in Gainesville before heading to the trail. I don't know how I will be getting to the trail yet. Anyone else with similar plans?

Cutty
10-07-2009, 22:09
hi billy,
i am a avid hiker, mostly on the white b. i have been throughly exposed to the trail by
section hiking here and there. i will hit the big 67 mark at the end of this month. looking
forward to hiking at my on pace and ending the day with other hiking affectionotos. i am
slow and over weight but have maintained my aerobic capicity through the years. hike a
lot hills now. looking forward to meeting all the dudes that are hell bent for maine. i might
last 3 weeks. and then rest a well and get back on.
see you out there,
cutty

Diamond Diggs
10-09-2009, 09:37
I am getting more anxious by the day.... having trouble staying focused on my work, walking the trail is all I seem to be able to think about..... I deffinately have a bad case of springer fever going on!!!

Just in case.... yes leaving in march, with a 92mi. approach trail! :) !!!!! Not sure yet if I am going to start my approach trail on march 1 or try to be at springer BY march 1. either way...... I am on pens and needles - cant wait for MARCH baby!!!!!

Thin Mint
10-28-2009, 01:19
I'm not sure about the date yet, but I'll be hitting the trail between March 1st and 15th. I section hiked Springer to Damascus in 2006 and can't wait to get out there again. Spring can't come fast enough!

Holy Smoke
11-01-2009, 17:18
You are not alone.. :sun

Jack Tarlin
11-01-2009, 19:51
You start any day in March you'll have company, and this is especially true if you start on a Saturday or a Sunday, as most folks get dropped off at Springer by parents, friends, girlfriends, whatever. If you want to hike your first few days out with a few less people, then start at mid-week, tho truly, if you start anytime between 10 March and 5 April it really won't make that much difference.

JonnyWalker
11-04-2009, 12:10
Sign me up for a March 01 start also. Hope to see some of you at springer as well as Kathadin.

bearbuddy
11-04-2009, 14:39
I'm heading NOBO in March as well, don't know the exact date yet.. Find me! I'd love company

TroutEhCuss
11-04-2009, 17:00
JustinNorris - If you leave any weekend (F-Sun) in the month of March or April it is impossible to hike alone! Although, I don't know from first hand experience yet, everyone says is. The only thing you might do alone is travel to Springer - you might try and get someone to travel to Springer and share a shuttle cost or driving cost. Good Luck and have fun!