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07-07-2009, 11:34
I realize a lot of people are high school graduates, but I'm talking ONLY high school grads. No college, no "real" job (as they say), etc. I graduated this year... and this is what I plan to do next. So far I've seen pretty much two things... college grads (or age) and my parent's age. I'm feeling a little alone over here! :( Any other youngins out there? :p
Also... this is a long shot, I know... "any other youngins out there" IN NEW HAMPSHIRE?? :D

07-07-2009, 11:58
I am gonna graduate highschool in '10 and am gonna start hiking sobo right when i graduate.. u going nobo?

07-07-2009, 12:17
Yes I am! NOBO in March of 2010. That's pretty awesome that you're planning it now! :)

07-18-2009, 22:51
Awesome, I'm planning to graduate early and NOBO in 2010 aswell!

07-20-2009, 11:58
You're graduating early, Bloc?? Cool! When are you going to leave? I'd love to have someone my own age to start out with (no commitments... what happens happens)... let's talk! :)

08-02-2009, 02:48
idk if i count but i thought id throw my name out there. I just graduated and im working at a retirement home till 2010 to afford to go. Im going to leave sometime from mid to late april.

08-02-2009, 02:48
idk if i count but i thought id throw my name out there. I just graduated and im working at a retirement home till 2010 to afford to go. Im going to leave sometime from mid to late april.

08-03-2009, 13:13
my plan has actually changed and im gonna graduate early too and go nobo instead of soboin '10

08-09-2009, 20:19
I think college means a different thing in America than it does in the UK...but I'm young! :D One month today and I'm 18 :) I'm starting next June (mid) and going SoBo :D Can't wait!

08-09-2009, 20:34
Me- I graduated in 2008 and have been trying to make some money for my thru since then, I'm heading out NoBo in February.

11-09-2009, 19:31
I am going NOBO and graduating in 2010 from HS. Anyone interested in starting the hike together in April/May??

11-17-2009, 19:46
I graduated in 09 and start my NOBO in March!

11-18-2009, 11:48
Well, I graduated two years ago, I think that counts for this thread though.

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11-29-2009, 05:02
I graduated in 2008 and decided I wanted to do it. I actually started last year, but Im gonna finish this year.

11-29-2009, 12:02
Hey Finny, did you leave at Neel Gap after starting NoBo? 'Cause I suggest starting right from the very beginning- I think three days isn't much to add on, and you'll feel much more complete about your thru when you get to Katahdin. Well, that's how I would feel. (Just figured, Neel Gap is a really good place to come through, if you have gear problems, and I personally might benefit from that being after a couple days of hiking.)

11-29-2009, 15:54
Yeah, last year I started in Amicalola and walked to Neel's Gap. (Took me 4 days because of that Approach Trail...) I've been thinking about starting over at Springer Mt. because I felt bad about hiking around Blood Mt. last time, but I haven't decided yet. I still have a lot of planning to do...

11-29-2009, 16:18
I graduated the 8th grade but have yet to graduate High school and I've been hiking the AT for 30 years.:confused:

12-03-2009, 22:41
Hey! I'm 19 years old and am thinking about starting NOBO in Feb/March. I don't really have any plans yet, but the idea has been floating around my head every since I got back from spending some time on the CDT. If you're thinking about starting up around then-or even a little later- and are looking for some company, lemme know!

01-02-2010, 01:31
Heya... I decided to poke my head out of hiding.

I'm also a HS graduate (per say.. does my GED count?). Though I also have 2 years-ish of college as well. I'm surprised to see so many "youngins" going this year.

I originally wanted to travel when I was 16 but other things got in the way (like worried parents).

If anyone wants a motivational partner who is hoping to leave late feb - late march some time feel free to contact me.

Plans change and plans fall through but currently those are my plans.

~ Sal

01-02-2010, 14:27
I'll be on the trail 20100301, planning on doing the approach trail 20100228. I'm 22, been planning this thing for two years now, would have been 20 at first thruhike. I've been section hiking, and dayhiking on the AT since I was 15. It's good to do it at our age, less hassle, less strain on the body. Plus we can ingest about any type of food and turn it into energy.

01-03-2010, 16:06
"any other youngins out there" IN NEW HAMPSHIRE?? :D[/QUOTE]

There are 5 of us in Alton who're planning a thru-hike, some arent sure if they'll have the money to go, but we're hoping! We plan on starting out in August (we graduate in June, and some are counting on the first monthish of a summer job for money)! We're going SOBO because we're obviously starting very late and are going to be racing the cold!

01-04-2010, 18:07
I'm graduating May 23, 2010 and I plan to leave ASAP. When are you guys leaving?

01-04-2010, 18:12
Im 15 and planning on going NOBO is 2013... So far away it sucks

01-04-2010, 18:59
I am gonna graduate highschool in '10 and am gonna start hiking sobo right when i graduate.. u going nobo?

chucktown southbound

sweaty yetti
01-05-2010, 02:22
i graduated in 08 and i plan on leaving march 2010

01-09-2010, 20:03
I'm 20 and im planning on doing the approach 2/28... It's pretty cool there are a lot of younger people planning on doing it this year

01-09-2010, 20:11
I was once 18, thought I knew more than I did and managed to hike the AT anyway. With the resources available today, I'd listen to people who have been there before.

Had what's available now been available then, listening would have spared me a lot of grief especially in 1st 500 miles.

01-10-2010, 15:32
I will be graduating early in April 2010 from high school and hiking nobo!

01-13-2010, 22:19
Anyone graduating in 2010 from high school, and planning to start their thru hike in late May/early June? Send me a personal message if you're in need of a partner!

01-20-2010, 14:13
hey dudes trail names spaceman and im 19 and graduated last year, headin north from springer around the 14th
im hiking with a friend of mine who recently garduated as well
if your cool and party message me and well try and start around the same time

01-28-2010, 15:07
thats my buddy dj up above me just graduated high school last semester we are NOBO starting march 10-14 hopefully would love to meet new people that love the outdoors and hiking as well

03-01-2010, 01:43
ill be getting on the trail march 7th NOBO from springer. im 17 and graduated early in november and plan on hiking until i run out of money. Im glad to hear of some more youngins on the trail!

01-21-2011, 22:27
Hey! I am a currently in 10th, and hoping to find someone to hike NOBO starting in Feb. 2013, if anyone is intersted my email is allstarcatcher75@yahoo.com

C Seeker
01-21-2011, 22:35
Graduating this June, and will be leaveing two days after I graduate. I graduate Friday of the 17th, then will be saying good bye to everyone on Saturday and hitting the trail doing a flip flop on the 19th.

If you actully decided to do a SoBo hike let me know when you eastimate hitting Harpers Ferry area. Depending when or if you all do I may be hiking south with you all. But the whole trail is a if, if you think about it. Good luck on your hike.

Glad to see people my age trying to do the same thing, I have been thinking i'm the only crazy one. But I think I am in my town.

03-06-2011, 09:40
you'll b fine i nobo'd last year starting alone as a high school graduate at 18 good luck to you though keep us updated