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Turtle Feet
01-28-2010, 01:18
I started thinking about this while making dinner tonight....

I'm going to really, really miss (besides my family of course!) fresh fruits and veggies. Dehydrating's just not the same. It's going to be tough going for days on end without :( ...

What will all of you miss the most???

RollingStone
01-28-2010, 18:44
On every single one of our LD trips we always miss the simpleness of a hot shower every day. That's it.

The joy of being on a trail or trek somewhere trumps the idiocy of our modern electronic lives.

Mountain Wildman
01-28-2010, 19:07
Ice cream, Chocolate Candy

Turtle Feet
01-30-2010, 00:28
Ice cream, Chocolate Candy

I have a piece of Dove chocolate at bedtime almost every night! :cool: ... think I could get away with packing that for the first few weeks, after that it may just get too warm. Of course, giving that up for a few months won't hurt my waistline any!


I thought of another thing though .... I go thru this on every trip actually. Ice. I use ice in all my drinks (even milk!). The thought of ice waiting for me in town will no doubt be enough motivation to get me thru those long days.

Mountain Wildman
01-30-2010, 00:56
Once you get to the White Mountains you can find ice if you look, We came across snow and ice while removing soil from a large pile. If you dig or look under rocks you can find ice even in July and August.

dan213
01-30-2010, 03:17
ESPN. It's gonna be brutal.

Maddog
01-30-2010, 09:10
ESPN. It's gonna be brutal.

and internet porn! :)

traildust
01-30-2010, 11:37
and internet porn! :)

Really? Interesting.

RichardD
01-30-2010, 12:09
Cotton clothes!

hikingbear
01-31-2010, 00:58
I will have to say my annoying (but I can't seem to stop watching) reality show.

Turtle Feet
01-31-2010, 11:46
and internet porn! :)

DUH! Of course!!! Why didn't I think of that?!? :eek:

Turtle Feet
01-31-2010, 11:49
ESPN. It's gonna be brutal.

You sound like my husband Dan!

JohKnip
01-31-2010, 20:49
my computer...im a hardcore gamer ._.

10-K
01-31-2010, 20:59
I love hiking, camping, and the outdoors but I do miss my bed when it's time to go to sleep.

Turtle Feet
01-31-2010, 21:19
my computer...im a hardcore gamer ._.

aaahhhh - well then, it's a darn good thing you're going to be getting on the trail!
;)

Turtle Feet
01-31-2010, 21:23
I love hiking, camping, and the outdoors but I do miss my bed when it's time to go to sleep.

exactly! ....precisely why I'm rigging myself up a hammock :cool: ... the ground does not hold any appeal to me anymore, and the thought of laying in mice-ridden shelters is sort of disgusting. :eek: I've got a year to get it all figured out, but so far so good.

KnittingMelissa
02-06-2010, 05:51
Fanfiction. I just love to sit down and read a long, well written, angst filled story. I'm going to really have to wean myself off of it before the hike begins, or I'll never last the first week. Thankfully I'm bringing two books with me to get me through (Good Omens and Watchmen).

RollingStone
02-06-2010, 07:25
My daughter loves fan fiction as well. I'm going to experiment with an Archos 5 Internet Tablet that is 3.5 X5 inches and 7 ounces. I want an electronic method to keep my journal, but also wanted to be able to keep some documents and things I make up here at home to have for reference.

One of the abilities of this will be to allow for electronic reading if needed, like fan fiction! ;)

Nevermind
03-02-2010, 13:19
#1 - girlfriend (of course)
#2 - food gluttony. eating pasta and packets of chicken/tuna just can't match to the indulgence of "hm, i'll go grab a burger" (or burrito or caesar salad) on a whim. But it'll be THAT much better in towns.

Turtle Feet, what kind of hammock are you using?

Turtle Feet
03-02-2010, 20:22
#1 - girlfriend (of course)
#2 - food gluttony. eating pasta and packets of chicken/tuna just can't match to the indulgence of "hm, i'll go grab a burger" (or burrito or caesar salad) on a whim. But it'll be THAT much better in towns.

Turtle Feet, what kind of hammock are you using?

Girlfriend - #1 ....good call! ;)

About 2 months ago I bought a Nano 7 & a WBBB. Thinking I could carry the Nano until I need the bug net, and then switch out for the BB, sending some of my heavy clothing home with the Nano to help balance out the weight difference.

Nothing's etched in stone, but so far that's the plan. Do you 'hang'? :cool:

1forcamping
03-04-2010, 13:35
Girlfriend - #1 ....good call! ;)

About 2 months ago I bought a Nano 7 & a WBBB. Thinking I could carry the Nano until I need the bug net, and then switch out for the BB, sending some of my heavy clothing home with the Nano to help balance out the weight difference.

Nothing's etched in stone, but so far that's the plan. Do you 'hang'? :cool:

About the bug net...
Would permethrin work?

johnnyblisters
03-04-2010, 13:47
I say keep chemicals away from sleeping areas (even if they're extracted from flowers). A piece of no see um mesh works great for my homemade speer type hammock, and I'll be hanging with ya'll in 2011.

Loneoak
03-04-2010, 17:39
Good cold milk while on the trail and family of course

Turtle Feet
03-04-2010, 17:57
Good cold milk while on the trail and family of course

Good cold ANYTHING! The toughest part of any hike for me is the lack of ice :(

Turtle Feet
03-04-2010, 19:16
About the bug net...
Would permethrin work?

If I wasn't being so anal about the weight, I'd carry the Warbonnet right from the get-go. Comparing the Nano to the Warbonnet is something akin to a VW Bug to a Lexus. The Nano will do the job, but who wouldn't rather ride (sleep) in comfort. There is so much room in the WBB, you could throw a party!

rapchizzle
03-10-2010, 12:58
I'm going to miss the summer fishing here in Charleston SC. Summer is the best tiem for being on the boat and fishing the saltwater and with me finishing up building my boat in time to go work at Philmont this year, I'll miss two summers in a row!

The_Saint
03-10-2010, 15:34
ESPN. It's gonna be brutal.


You won't miss that one bit.

acousticmonk
03-10-2010, 16:06
#1 for sure is my fiancee Megan.
#2 is fresh Pizza from the little joint down the road from my house.
#3 BIG FLUFFY PILLOW
#4 full sized acoustic guitar

wont miss:
#1 T.V.
#2 my small but ever present beer gut, I'll have to make sure that one never comes back!

Sassafras Lass
03-22-2010, 16:41
I imagine that I'll eventually miss my family and friends; if I feel the way I do now this time next year, that longing won't come for a month or two, I imagine! :D

I won't miss the daily grind, driving somewhere for my every need, and watching the clock and counting away my time.

mtnkngxt
03-22-2010, 16:44
Won't miss a thing. When I'm in town I miss the trail, and when I'm on the trail I miss, trail towns.

Roland
03-22-2010, 19:43
Won't miss a thing. When I'm in town I miss the trail, and when I'm on the trail I miss, trail towns.


......so you miss everything.

wicca32
03-24-2010, 20:43
I'll miss ice, fluffy bed & pillow.

Won't miss working, ringing phones, sirens, small town drama, being everyone's taxi service.

lstawick
03-27-2010, 12:54
From what I've read, I think I will miss falling asleep without pain and discomfort, although I think the whole thing will be worth it at the top of Katahdan.

Turtle Feet
03-27-2010, 14:31
From what I've read, I think I will miss falling asleep without pain and discomfort, although I think the whole thing will be worth it at the top of Katahdan.

....ahhhh, well, at my age, I have pain and discomfort every day anyway - but, I did decided to switch out of a tent to a hammock. I'm in love! I bought one this winter and left it hanging, just to go out and relax from time to time. I will, at the very least, sleep comfortably.

My 19yo was home on spring break and slept out there one night... he agreed, we're going to avoid ground-sleeping at all costs. Check out www.hammockforums.net (http://www.hammockforums.net) if you want to investigate the options.

FritztheCat
03-27-2010, 16:10
I've done several six month deployments in the Navy so being away from the family won't be anything new - never easy to leave them behind, but not new. I see a thru-hike as another six month deployment, but rather than being deployed on the ocean, I'll be deployed to the mountains.

What I'll miss the most is snuggling next to the wife at night. Sleeping next to one you love is much more than sex, it's the comfort you have of just lying next to each other in slumber. That is what I'll miss the most as that is what I've always missed during deployments.

RETCW4
03-29-2010, 09:00
I agree with you Fritz. When I retired form the Army I told my wife I had one more TDY (tempoorary duty) trip and it would be six months. My deployments were over a year.

Hope to see you all on the trail.

PS. Just did an 18 mile shakedown in PA this weekend. it felt good to be backl on the trail.

Tumbleweed.

MyName1sMud
03-31-2010, 17:32
My Great Dane!

I am praying my father will bring his camper and set up somewhere up along the trail a few times so Louie can come up and see me.

Considering him and me have been side by side since he was a small pup it's gonna be hard leaving him.... and also when you think about how short Great Dane's lives are..... makes me kind of sad to think I will miss a section of it.

ogmandoog
04-01-2010, 17:23
my instruments

Turtle Feet
04-02-2010, 10:20
My Great Dane!

I am praying my father will bring his camper and set up somewhere up along the trail a few times so Louie can come up and see me.

Considering him and me have been side by side since he was a small pup it's gonna be hard leaving him.... and also when you think about how short Great Dane's lives are..... makes me kind of sad to think I will miss a section of it.

Could he hike a little stretch with you???? :cool:

sidebackside
04-02-2010, 12:10
my instruments

I'd have to agree with you on that one.

Planeoljoe
04-09-2010, 01:19
i will miss my work. its the best part of my day. its the most rewarding and the most fulfilling. ill love being on the trail and ill miss it when im off it but there something about my job that will always be calling me no matter what. ill miss my music. ill be bringing some but you can only fit so much on one MP3 player. ill miss my bed but ill be happy to give that up for such a grand adventure. i could list a dozen things that i will miss but, im happy to say, im whilling to give them up to gain this experience. now, if i can only settle on some gear to get. :)

MattRamsey
04-10-2010, 17:02
The only thing I really will miss is my family and dogs, and the convience of being able to have whatever kind of food or beverage I want at any given moment.

I will miss my Adult Swim, but I think I will be able to deal with that

vauxy
04-12-2010, 15:48
I'm gonna miss family. duh.
and home cooked meals! mhmm I love food that needs more than just water added!

sidebackside
04-12-2010, 16:03
...
and home cooked meals! mhmm I love food that needs more than just water added!

So true...so true.

thepokerkid227
04-21-2010, 17:51
Going to miss my everyday flyfishing trips and the poker room at the casino gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

tortoise1
04-22-2010, 09:28
....ahhhh, well, at my age, I have pain and discomfort every day anyway - but, I did decided to switch out of a tent to a hammock. I'm in love! I bought one this winter and left it hanging, just to go out and relax from time to time. I will, at the very least, sleep comfortably.

My 19yo was home on spring break and slept out there one night... he agreed, we're going to avoid ground-sleeping at all costs. Check out www.hammockforums.net (http://www.hammockforums.net) if you want to investigate the options.
Thanks for that site turtle feet. This is Tortoise1. I have been sleeping in a hammock for years and swear by it. I am going to check out that site; hope to find a better one. I am brand new to this site. I will be joining you in 2011. looking forward to future correspondence. P.S. not sure if I'm responding to the correctly, but I'll figure it out. Stay well.
Tortoise1.

MapleLeaf
04-24-2010, 13:17
I'm gonna miss my friends and family obviously...my cat, my bed....my wine : p

Luddite
05-13-2010, 15:10
I've been sitting here for 5 minutes trying to find something that I will miss and I've finally come to the conclusion that I won't miss anything. Nothing at all.

Actually...the one little thing I'll miss is clean socks. The one thing I hate about hiking is my smelly feet.

Luddite
05-13-2010, 15:11
I'm gonna miss my friends and family obviously...my cat, my bed....my wine : p

http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/accessdetail.cfm?PRODUCTS__ProductID=PL275&code=GF1

;)

bluffhead
06-02-2010, 23:38
i was going to say ice but that got shot down, 13 months in iraq and al i really missed was ice cubes. i dont think i will miss much maybe my gf for a month or so.

RETCW4
06-03-2010, 10:04
Thank you for your service Bluffhead. I was there 2005-2006. Know what you mean about ice. The first thing I wanted se see (besides my wife and kids) was the ocean. Hope to see you on the trail.

Tumbleweed

solstice
06-03-2010, 10:32
For the first few weeks I'll miss my computer. Die-hard gamer, here!

But from the first footfall on the Approach Trail in Georgia to the last footstep in Maine, the #1 thing I will miss is my Dachshund, Peanut. :)

beautifulpoetman
06-04-2010, 12:10
I'm a minimalist, which is to say, I can get on few modern amenities if any. But I know I'll miss my wife.

bluffhead
06-09-2010, 02:49
RETCW4 (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/member.php?u=24820) your welcome. hope to see you on the trail too when are you starting? im nobo end of feb early march

RETCW4
06-09-2010, 10:23
Bluffhead,
I'll be leaving 1 April NOBO.

Tumbleweed

Luddite
06-09-2010, 12:08
For the first few weeks I'll miss my computer. Die-hard gamer, here!



What game are addicted to? I used to play Unreal Tournament every night for hours.

on_the_GOEZ
06-09-2010, 16:26
readily available Ben and Jerry's ice cream but of course I will gourge on this in trail towns! Besides that, my family and friends and German, but I will be bringing books along to combat this.. and not just German books, but many.

..And showers

Undershaft
06-14-2010, 08:23
I thought of another thing though .... I go thru this on every trip actually. Ice. I use ice in all my drinks (even milk!). The thought of ice waiting for me in town will no doubt be enough motivation to get me thru those long days.

Ice is one of the things I miss the most. When I did my section hikes it was the height of summer and nothing I drank was ever cold. Occassionally cool, but never cold. When I was slogging up some mountain in 95 degree sunshine sipping 85 degree water I would have the most luscious fantasies about ice cubes.

on_the_GOEZ
06-14-2010, 11:16
Ice is one of the things I miss the most. When I did my section hikes it was the height of summer and nothing I drank was ever cold. Occassionally cool, but never cold. When I was slogging up some mountain in 95 degree sunshine sipping 85 degree water I would have the most luscious fantasies about ice cubes.
I can really appreciate this. I will definately miss ice cold water and ice cream. Nothin' better than sippin on some ice cold drinks after a long hike! 8)

tortoise1
06-15-2010, 08:13
Turtle Feet, I just got back from the first annual Michigan Hang. Had a blast. Tons of hammocks there. I was going with a clark North American NX-150 for my thru, but now, wow, I think Ive changed my mind. I think I'll do a hybrid DIY w/a backwoods daydreamer 4 season tarp.

Tenderheart
06-15-2010, 10:42
I will definitely miss my little fat wife, and all my dogs and cats.

litefoot 2000

art gypsy
06-22-2010, 20:40
I will miss my husband and teenagers the most. I leave for 6 months every year now so it won't be all that different. I will miss my comfy pillow and fresh salads. Sleeping in the hammock will make it easier to part with my pillow.

Early Bird
06-22-2010, 21:30
i will definitly miss indoor plumbing and cold showers on hot summer nights.
But,most of all,i will miss my fiance.That will be the biggest challenge.

Silent
06-23-2010, 01:51
I'll miss my job the most. And before any of you think i'm crazy, I've got a pretty cool job. I take care of my grandmother, and help keep her business running, all while getting paid!! Second of all will be my dogs, and my ferret.

Speakeasy TN
07-05-2010, 11:43
While the wife is the obvious answer, I'm having a hard time dealing with the fact that I'll miss an entire baseball season! Leaving during Spring Training and trying to finish before the World Series will be weird! The town stops will be HUGE to me! Pizza delivered, beer and a game will carry me a LOOOOOOONG way!

KnittingMelissa
07-07-2010, 15:10
I just realized that I'm going to miss Doctor Who!

turtle fast
07-09-2010, 22:05
I will miss....PLUMBING!!! Also my family ;)

abbyflutterby
07-24-2010, 22:29
Some of you people don't sound very thrilled to go, as if this is some sort of punishment. :-?
Frankly, I won't miss anything, which is why I'm going in the first place.

abbyflutterby
07-24-2010, 23:37
Some of you people don't sound very thrilled to go, as if this is some sort of punishment. :-?
Frankly, I won't miss anything, which is why I'm going in the first place.

Edit - Sorry, I guess that sounds mean. I mean it in the most lighthearted way.

Tinker
07-24-2010, 23:48
You will all miss air conditionining in the middle of summer. :D

Kelleelynn
07-25-2010, 02:03
I will miss Jellybean and Pepť Le Pew and all their cuteness and adorable sounds.... They are my guinea pigs!! I saved Jellybean from a home where she was not wanted and just fell in love and then along came Pepť, my baby boy that looks like a little skunk! I have always wanted a pet skunk and he is the perfect alternative! I have tried to think about many ways to bring them along but it would be selfish lol Grandma will spoil them while I am gone! I have started taking them to Grandmas for little periods of time so it wont be a total shock to any of us. I never realized how great of a pet they can be.. I had read somewhere that guinea pigs have no personality and could never show love, this is the furthest thing from the truth! Now I sound like a pet store salesman lol

I find myself saying ALOT, "Is it March yet?" and "See, this is why I am going"..... It will be an amazing journey and I am thankful that I have found myself in the perfect position to finally do it! My lifestyle has already prepared me for this; I am overjoyed by the simpler things in life, not the things that make life simple.

DapperD
07-25-2010, 10:21
Edit - Sorry, I guess that sounds mean. I mean it in the most lighthearted way.Next time, instead of using Mr.:-?, choose Mr.:D

abbyflutterby
07-25-2010, 11:47
Next time, instead of using Mr.:-?, choose Mr.:D

Just a tad confuzzled is all. :D

-Animal
07-26-2010, 07:52
Some of you people don't sound very thrilled to go, as if this is some sort of punishment. :-?
Frankly, I won't miss anything, which is why I'm going in the first place.

Learning to appreciate all the things I take for granted is part of the point of going. I hope I miss a lot.

If I donít miss anything then Iím not coming back.

dazed_and_confused
07-30-2010, 09:46
If I donít miss anything then Iím not coming back.

Now there is a great idea. I think I might join you.

thecramers
08-04-2010, 14:23
I think what I will miss the most is my family. Luckily my husbands as crazy about doing a thu-hike as I am so I will have him and my pomeranian Meeka with me. But my family and two cats are going to stay behind in dear flat North Dakota. I have never seen mountains in person in my entire life. The trail is going to be so new and exciting for me, and my family will still be here when I come back.

turtle fast
08-04-2010, 19:34
Your taking your Pomeranian on the trail? I would re-think that if it were me. The trail is harsh on paws and joints for dogs as well as dogs can't go through the National Parks as well as logistical problems such as staying in shelters, hotels, hitching rides into town etc. I am not saying that it is not possible to hike most of the trail with the dog, just that it poses complications and 'ages' the dogs joints.

thecramers
08-05-2010, 00:36
Thanks for the concern Turtle but I have spent more then half my life with a little dog up on my shoulders.I am letting her walk when she wants and I will carry her when she is done. I am also taking into consideration I will have to board her during certain sections of the trail, but that most are open to dogs. Also my husband and I are definitly staying in tents unless we have a shelter all to our selves, I wouldn't impose my crazy fuzzball on any one else lol. I would miss her too much to leave behind, for someone who has had a dog her whole life she is more like a part of me then just a cute k-9.:)

soulslosher
08-10-2010, 13:36
A shower. Also, I'll miss the ease of having what I want, when I want-- like a certain beverage or a piece of food.

Danielsen
08-10-2010, 17:37
I will miss my friends, and I will probably miss my bicycle and a convenient means of processing and sharing the many photos I'll be taking along the way.

Life has taught me that I have no particular love of roofs, plumbing, cars, television, refined foods, or even air conditioning. The internet is more of a love/hate relationship. When I reach the end of the AT, down in Georgia, I'll probably take stock of my financial situation and how badly I miss my friends, and I may just keep on walking, down the Eastern Continental Trail route. I wouldn't mind a winter hiking through Florida. :)

rjhoffmann88
08-11-2010, 06:14
The only thing that I think I'll miss is the convience of a Kegerator in my apartment. Nothing better than readily available cold tapped Sam Adams :)

Minlaker
09-07-2010, 00:01
Definatly my Iphone lol

stonedflea
09-07-2010, 07:29
as a nobo, i think the further i get into my hike, i will definitely wind up missing sweet tea. =(

and as disgusting as this sounds, i think the dirtier i get, the less i will *miss* showers, but instead will just come to *appreciate* them more. does that make sense? o.O

if i choose not to take my dogs, i will definitely miss them.

OH.. and i will miss being warm at night. i'm such a pansy when it comes to being cold when i'm trying to sleep.

Gorp-Gobbler
09-10-2010, 14:20
I'll miss being out there with you all.:(

sbhikes
09-10-2010, 14:57
How do you know what you are going to miss? You might surprise yourself and not miss half the things you think you will.

Turtle Feet
09-10-2010, 17:37
I'll miss being out there with you all.:(

Did I miss something??? :eek: Not heading out with us next year?

Gorp-Gobbler
09-20-2010, 17:28
Ya Turtle Feet I won't be joining you all. I should have known better to start that Class of 2011 Thread.
I'm out of work again and looking like crazy for another job.
If I find one pretty quick, I may be able to get completely out of debt and have the necessary funds for a '013' hike.
Maybe I can bring some "Trail Magic" of some kind out to you all if you let me know when you are getting close to East Tennessee, so please keep in touch while your out there, okay?

Gorp-Gobbler

Turtle Feet
09-20-2010, 23:17
Ya Turtle Feet I won't be joining you all. I should have known better to start that Class of 2011 Thread.
I'm out of work again and looking like crazy for another job.
If I find one pretty quick, I may be able to get completely out of debt and have the necessary funds for a '013' hike.
Maybe I can bring some "Trail Magic" of some kind out to you all if you let me know when you are getting close to East Tennessee, so please keep in touch while your out there, okay?

Gorp-Gobbler

I hear 'ya with the job thing. My husband and I had a conversation just tonight about how thankful we are that he's working - it's a shame that so many people are still out of work! Good luck with that!!!

I'm going to try my best to keep a trail log at Postholer.com I know that once I get out there and away from the daily technology, I tend to be less and less likely to use it. I'm guessing my start will be right around March 13th(ish), that's about all I know for now. :D

Who knows, maybe if I have enough fun I'll be back out there in '13!

TF

Torch09
09-21-2010, 00:27
Some of you people don't sound very thrilled to go, as if this is some sort of punishment. :-?
Frankly, I won't miss anything, which is why I'm going in the first place.


Right on! Its definately a much needed vacation from real life. When I hiked in 2009, I was amazed at how relaxed I could feel even though I was doing something so physically demanding.

walkin' wally
09-21-2010, 06:35
I will miss the trail people after the end of the hike that I won't be seeing anymore. That's the way it has been on my all section hikes.

Gorp-Gobbler
09-21-2010, 15:52
I will miss the trail people after the end of the hike that I won't be seeing anymore. That's the way it has been on my all section hikes.


I hear 'ya with the job thing. My husband and I had a conversation just tonight about how thankful we are that he's working - it's a shame that so many people are still out of work! Good luck with that!!!

I'm going to try my best to keep a trail log at Postholer.com I know that once I get out there and away from the daily technology, I tend to be less and less likely to use it. I'm guessing my start will be right around March 13th(ish), that's about all I know for now. :D

Who knows, maybe if I have enough fun I'll be back out there in '13!

TF

Hey! You will be Welcomed:welcomeon an '013' hike TF,
and I can relate with you Walkin Wally on missing those you section hiked with. I tried to keep in touch with some of the ones I met while section hiking, even got Christmas cards from a few of them.

yari
09-21-2010, 20:08
I love hiking, camping, and the outdoors but I do miss my bed when it's time to go to sleep.


Ditto. I looooooooove my bed and many pillows.

Luddite
10-23-2010, 20:59
I said earlier in an earlier post that I wouldn't miss anything. Actually, I will miss poker. I'll probably bring a deck of cards but I'm afraid I won't find any poker players on the trail. I play everyday either in the casino or with friends. If I can't make it to a game i play online.

Any Hold 'em players?

Sensei
10-24-2010, 04:46
I will really miss March Madness, especially since I'm starting early and won't see any of it. Other than that I don't know, probably chicken-fried steak.

Luddite, I'm up for a game of hold 'em. Who's carrying the chips? ;)

bramblingbird
10-24-2010, 14:24
I know this sounds crazy, but I think I'll miss my job too! I work seasonal bird jobs, so I'm going to miss the spring and summer field seasons. But, that being said, I am definitely willing to forgo all that for this amazing adventure!

And, of course, I'll miss fresh baked cookies, being dry when it's raining outside (it is currently raining and I am sitting inside, nice and dry), and painting. But it's so worth it!

bramblingbird
10-24-2010, 14:31
oh, and choices. food choices. clothing choices. etc. but I think that's part of the charm; when you come off the trail you will miss the simplicity of it all. :D I'm so excited!

VTK8
10-24-2010, 18:32
Baseball!!

NCcummins
10-25-2010, 23:43
I'll miss my bikes (both street and track) that I'm selling to fund the hike. Will be well worth it though. Going to Barber in Alabama for one last ride on the gsxr at the track next weekend!

Luddite
11-01-2010, 12:36
Luddite, I'm up for a game of hold 'em. Who's carrying the chips? ;)

I'm going to carry mini chips I think. http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=48839&ref=amz

Tim51
11-02-2010, 17:47
....i don't know.
Probably regular hot showers and clean cloths.

Larry Dean
11-02-2010, 18:54
I will miss being with friends and family celebrating the summer holidays. Especially the fourth of July, at the lake, kicking back with a cold beer and watching the fireworks.

Luddite
11-02-2010, 19:59
The only thing that I think I'll miss is the convience of a Kegerator in my apartment. Nothing better than readily available cold tapped Sam Adams :)

I would miss that too.

thattallguy44
11-15-2010, 12:39
idk about anyone else but i know ill miss driving my car.

Turtle Feet
11-16-2010, 20:30
idk about anyone else but i know ill miss driving my car.


Aaaahhh to be twenty again! :sun

My first couple of cars were pretty awesome (to me). The whole 'love to drive' thing wore off for me once driving equated to commuting, which of course equated to working.

Enjoy it while you can. :banana

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Hot Sauce 2011
11-17-2010, 22:04
I'm going to carry mini chips I think. http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=48839&ref=amz
I'm always up for a game!

Indi
11-19-2010, 12:47
I'm always up for a game!

Me too! :)

SawnieRobertson
11-19-2010, 21:35
I've been missing the trail ever since I got off it in 1999. Can't stand much more of that so I'll just have to switch to missing my dog Fleur and my daughters. I can call the daughters when I'm in town, but I wish Fleur could read my journal or something to be able to know that I'm coming back. You see, I think she's going to be missing me as much as I'll miss her.--Kinnickinic