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Turtle Feet
02-14-2010, 20:12
I know it's WAY to early to get a real count, just wondering how many we have here on WB so far (can you tell I'm chomping on the bit!?!)

Guess I'll go first .... #1 :)

RollingStone
02-15-2010, 04:15
RollingStone - #2

Blue Tang - #3

Mountain Wildman
02-15-2010, 05:29
One more for 2011

sidebackside
02-15-2010, 10:43
(can you tell I'm chomping on the bit!?!)

I hear ya on that one Turtle Feet!

#5 here...

Rockhound
02-15-2010, 11:44
Springer to Damascus 4 sure. Will decide then if I will keep going. Speaking of which, I know it's waaaaaaaaaaay early, but I'll be looking for a ride from the Gainsville GA Greyhound station to Amicolola if anyone is planning on passing through that way around March 10th or so.

Rockhound
02-15-2010, 11:45
So I guess I'm 5 and 1/5

johnnyblisters
02-15-2010, 11:57
One more in for 2011, time to start allocating funds....

Turtle Feet
02-15-2010, 14:13
Springer to Damascus 4 sure. Will decide then if I will keep going. Speaking of which, I know it's waaaaaaaaaaay early, but I'll be looking for a ride from the Gainsville GA Greyhound station to Amicolola if anyone is planning on passing through that way around March 10th or so.

I haven't given any serious planning as to how I'm getting down there. Probably fly or Amtrak (from Milwuakee), but then what - I don't know. I'm guessing I'll be arriving around the 11th or 12th to plan a 14th or 15th start date.

Grimelowe
02-15-2010, 14:18
I'll start my thru @ springer April 16th, 2011

-Grimey

Grimelowe
02-15-2010, 14:22
I'd love to meet some folks from the class of '11 within 3 hours of Cincinnati for a shake-down hike (Harrison-Crawford, Shawnee, Red River gorge) or two.

-Grimey

wvgrinder
02-15-2010, 14:33
I plan to hike from SNP to Katahdin starting around 6.1.2011. But, I haven't ruled out starting from GA in April. I hiked from Springer to Harper's Ferry in '91. Either way, we'll all be on the trail about the same time. :)

Don

wvgrinder
02-15-2010, 14:35
I'd love to meet some folks from the class of '11 within 3 hours of Cincinnati for a shake-down hike (Harrison-Crawford, Shawnee, Red River gorge) or two.

-Grimey

Cool. I'm just over here in Wheeling, WV.

ChinMusic
02-15-2010, 15:58
I know it's WAY to early to get a real count, just wondering how many we have here on WB so far (can you tell I'm chomping on the bit!?!)

Guess I'll go first .... #1 :)
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=42116&highlight=2011

http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=57007&highlight=2011

http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=44248&highlight=2011

probywan
02-15-2010, 16:44
I'd love to meet some folks from the class of '11 within 3 hours of Cincinnati for a shake-down hike (Harrison-Crawford, Shawnee, Red River gorge) or two.

-Grimey

I'm about 1.5-2 hrs from Cincinnati. I'm planning a 2011 hike. Spending most of this year planning and saving money. I can't wait for this year to pass!

LockJaww
02-15-2010, 16:48
LockJaww class of 2011 sounding off .....Sounds good doesnt it !!....Leaving sometime around middle of March - beginning of April....Chomping at bit?.....I bit the bit in half !!......

RETCW4
02-15-2010, 22:17
hi Turtlefeet,

I'm still planning on an April 4th start. Busy planning and making my schedule. Had to dig out of ove 50" of snow last week. Itchin' to get started. Will do a shakedown hike in s few weeks.

Tumbleweed

FritztheCat
02-16-2010, 11:09
April 1st, 2011. Ready to get going!

buzz48843
02-16-2010, 13:47
Well, here I go -- count me in if all goes well in the homefront! All I can think about is hiking! I started a thru-hike in 2009 and ended up with a stress fracture in my foot after 400 miles. It has taken me this long to just be on my foot any length of time. I will be conditioning for the next year!

I look forward to seeing you all on the trail. I hope for a mid-March start.

Hank Ashworth
02-16-2010, 14:01
im look into 2011 or 2012 somewear in that area its the first thing i want to do when i turn 18

Grampsb
02-16-2010, 14:30
Still in - haven't decided if SOBO or NOBO, leaning to SOBO. Reading journals, upgrading gear and and doing some planing.

LockJaww
02-16-2010, 16:33
A couple of other 50ish year olds and a sixty six...sweet....I'd hate to be the only grumpy old man out there next year.....:)

Tenderheart
02-16-2010, 16:49
Well, I can't believe that I'm actually considering doing the whole thing again. What am I thinking? I will definitely opt for a mid to late April start.

litefoot 2000:confused:

Turtle Feet
02-16-2010, 17:39
Well, here I go -- count me in if all goes well in the homefront! All I can think about is hiking! I started a thru-hike in 2009 and ended up with a stress fracture in my foot after 400 miles. It has taken me this long to just be on my foot any length of time. I will be conditioning for the next year!

I look forward to seeing you all on the trail. I hope for a mid-March start.

That makes me so nervous - the idea of a stress fracture! How disappointing that had to be for you!!! Happy to hear next year will be another start. What are you planning as far as conditioning?

Are you in the LP or UP? I'm about a mile from the WI/UP border.

Turtle Feet
02-16-2010, 17:43
Well, I can't believe that I'm actually considering doing the whole thing again. What am I thinking? I will definitely opt for a mid to late April start.

litefoot 2000:confused:

Why the heck not? Life's too short, right??;) I initially thought April 2, but I know I'm going to be getting a slow start (slow & steady win the race, right?), so I'm giving myself a padding at the beginning. Thinking around mid-March. I'd like to be at Fontana Dam on the 31st. Our wedding anniversary (#25) is on 4/1 I'm planning right now to meet up with the hubby there.

You know, if for some reason I couldn't finish the hike this year, I would definitely try and try again....but that's just me. :sun

Turtle Feet
02-16-2010, 17:44
A couple of other 50ish year olds and a sixty six...sweet....I'd hate to be the only grumpy old man out there next year.....:)

I'll be 51, turning 52 on the trail - the baby boomers are gettin' their hikes on! :banana

Turtle Feet
02-16-2010, 17:49
im look into 2011 or 2012 somewear in that area its the first thing i want to do when i turn 18

Good thinking! Go for it now, before 'settling down' get in the way.

buzz48843
02-16-2010, 17:52
That makes me so nervous - the idea of a stress fracture! How disappointing that had to be for you!!! Happy to hear next year will be another start. What are you planning as far as conditioning?

Are you in the LP or UP? I'm about a mile from the WI/UP border.


I am doing strengthening exercises and stretching -- also increasing my intake of calcium -- both as a supplement and dietary.

I live about 30 minutes from Lansing.

Turtle Feet
02-19-2010, 15:52
[QUOTE=buzz48843;971826]I am doing strengthening exercises and stretching -- also increasing my intake of calcium -- both as a supplement and dietary.

QUOTE]

I w/o nearly everyday, but I have hip 'issues' (take Celebrex for arthritis). I want to up my walking over this year. If I can get myself up to some reasonable mileage 4-5x/wk I should be in good shape. I'm ok as longe as I keep moving, it's when I stop that it becomes a problem! :eek:

obscura
02-19-2010, 16:18
I'm still trying to convince myself that quitting my job isn't a really bad idea in the current economy, but I'm definitely leaning toward hiking next year.

Single, no kids, living in a town I only sort of like and working at a job I mostly don't like, but it pays the bills. No time like the present, right?

Should be leaving ~March 1st as I'll have a free ride then.

NashvilleBiscuit
02-19-2010, 17:01
Tried in 09. Made it to Front Royal before I got sick and hurt myself trying to keep hiking while I was weak. Planning on hiking out of Damascus from Trail Days 2011, because Virginia was one illness and injury after another, and finishing what I started.

See yall out there!

Blissful
02-20-2010, 20:34
Ooh, I'm so excited - first hopeful sign hubby may let me do a modified southbound hike in '11. Need to get VA done though so that part is completed (and I won't be away from home base too long). Of course also have to see where my work stands. But it would be ME to Penn Mar, PA and then Damascus to Springer (with Penn Mar to VA finished up this year). Can't do a true thru but close.

Sumone86
02-20-2010, 21:27
i and another friend NoBo. march 2011.

healthymom
02-20-2010, 22:49
I'll be 52, turning 53 on the trail next year. My 16, turning 17 yo will be hiking with me.
Dee
healthymom

Arwin
02-20-2010, 23:48
hooooyaaaa! turn eighteen in Feb. leaving in mid march. itching to get started.

Early Bird
02-20-2010, 23:54
add me to the list of AT NOBO's for 2011.

Turtle Feet
02-21-2010, 18:56
I'm still trying to convince myself that quitting my job isn't a really bad idea in the current economy, but I'm definitely leaning toward hiking next year.

Single, no kids, living in a town I only sort of like and working at a job I mostly don't like, but it pays the bills. No time like the present, right?

Should be leaving ~March 1st as I'll have a free ride then.

Where in the UP are you? I'm in the Watersmeet/Iron River area.

Turtle Feet
02-21-2010, 19:03
So far I count 21ish (I may have counted someone twice)

soaks77
02-21-2010, 20:57
#22 NOBO starting in April. Wish I could leave right now, but graduating from college comes first, damn priorities.

obscura
02-22-2010, 08:24
Where in the UP are you? I'm in the Watersmeet/Iron River area.

Sault Ste. Marie, but I definitely feel the central/western part is the "better" part. I've spent quite a lot of time in your area.

garbanz
02-22-2010, 08:38
Im retiring next Feb. Heading to Springer 1st week in March. Count me in!

World-Wide
02-22-2010, 09:54
So far I count 21ish (I may have counted someone twice)

Count me in for 25 Feb 2011...World-Wide :sun

vauxy
02-24-2010, 19:02
#26?
ill be there!! March 1 2011! what what?!?! :)

apudreamer
02-26-2010, 17:27
27?


Got the updated calendar today and March 9 is my last day of work. Will start some time in the week after that:banana

Nevermind
03-02-2010, 13:07
#28? possibly? Graduating early May 2011 and going SOBO around June 1.

Turtle Feet
03-02-2010, 20:26
#28? possibly? Graduating early May 2011 and going SOBO around June 1.

We'll wave as we go by! :sun

Blissful
03-02-2010, 21:58
I may be switching years...work fell through and its opening up for this year maybe.

Turtle Feet
03-02-2010, 23:45
I may be switching years...work fell through and its opening up for this year maybe.

I'm jealous! ;) ...except, I'm not ready to head out this year anyway. Hope for your sake you can make it this year Blissful!:sun

RollingStone
03-04-2010, 03:05
#26?
ill be there!! March 1 2011! what what?!?! :)

March 1st for us as well ;)

healthymom
03-04-2010, 09:35
My son has decided he doesn't like backpacking, so I'll be going alone. Probably around the second week of Mar. Depending on Feb babies.
Dee
healthymom

buzz48843
03-04-2010, 14:45
My son has decided he doesn't like backpacking, so I'll be going alone. Probably around the second week of Mar. Depending on Feb babies.
Dee
healthymom

That is about the time I plan on starting the trail -- I hope to see you out there. Don't worry about being alone -- you never really are except sometimes during the day when you are hiking and even then you can meet up with other hikers. The community of AT people is amazing and very supportive:)

Infinity

Loneoak
03-04-2010, 17:35
54 yrs of age here, thinking hard on trying to do it, at least part ways. Never hiked before except during hunting, so I have a lot to learn. Want be in a hurry tho. I think this is only my 3rd post but sure am glad I stumbled across this site. :)
Gear sure is expensive, i should have done this when I was 18...... LOL

Turtle Feet
03-07-2010, 11:48
54 yrs of age here, thinking hard on trying to do it, at least part ways. Never hiked before except during hunting, so I have a lot to learn. Want be in a hurry tho. I think this is only my 3rd post but sure am glad I stumbled across this site. :)
Gear sure is expensive, i should have done this when I was 18...... LOL

lol... well think of it this way - you wouldn't have had the money to do it when you were 18 any! I know I wouldn't have.

I don't know what part of TN you're from, are you near the trail? Either way, you can certainly get in some challenging weekend hiking, and if you can get some longer trips in before next year all the better.

Gear doesn't have to be expensive, the lighter it is, the more it costs, but you might be able to pick up some good deals on the forums here this summer as some of the spring starters have to drop.

Think about making a list of what you need and posting it here as a "Want to Buy". ;)

traildust
03-07-2010, 17:40
54 yrs of age here, thinking hard on trying to do it, at least part ways. Never hiked before except during hunting, so I have a lot to learn. Want be in a hurry tho. I think this is only my 3rd post but sure am glad I stumbled across this site. :)
Gear sure is expensive, i should have done this when I was 18...... LOL


Age is not a factor.

Tijmen Smit
03-17-2010, 16:16
#29 Planning on starting early/half March. Would love to have done it this year, but have to be patient for another year :)

singingpilgrim
03-18-2010, 08:03
I guess that makes me #30? :)

Sassafras Lass
03-22-2010, 17:10
My husband and I leaving Springer next March - #31 & 32?

Can't wait! :)

Tim Miner
03-22-2010, 21:12
Just a test for today. Me and a buddy are planning a 2011 thru hike. This summer, my wife, me & my buddy are hiking the Long Trail in VT to see if we're up to the task. If all goes as we're thinking, should start our AT thru hike in late March / early April!!!!!! CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!

Linesman
04-01-2010, 15:55
I'll be starting in late March I hope. Still need to get that letter accepting my deferral request from college. I'll be 18 when I start and I think I'll have a buddy with me. Less than 1 year to wait! Now I just need to think of something to do between now and then :-?

mtnkngxt
04-05-2010, 15:32
I've already sectioned from Springer to Damascus, so I'll be starting the day after trail days north.

toffizzle
04-06-2010, 05:58
So, we are #33/#34 i guess... :)
33 will be my age when me and my wife hopefully start the trail 1st of April next year...

Can't wait!

Cheers from Cologne/Germany!

Trailname: Catch33? :P

MattRamsey
04-10-2010, 17:09
lol... well think of it this way - you wouldn't have had the money to do it when you were 18 any! I know I wouldn't have.




Funny, seeing as how I am turning 18 and hittin' Springer on March 1st 2011 :D

I have been savin' up and collecting gear for a while

vauxy
04-12-2010, 15:51
Funny, seeing as how I am turning 18 and hittin' Springer on March 1st 2011 :D

I have been savin' up and collecting gear for a while


Same. I guess I'll be seeing ya.

Jchap
04-12-2010, 16:31
Count me in! March 15 2011

Joy
04-15-2010, 23:49
Tentatively mid March 2011 NOBO, trying to convince a friend to join me but he's "scared" boo hoo :)

esmusssein
04-16-2010, 00:03
Early March. Can't wait. Now I just have to work and keep up the excitement.

McN11
04-16-2010, 12:39
04 APR 2011---myself plus 2

McN11
04-16-2010, 12:40
Make that 4 March

Invictus
04-16-2010, 21:37
Starting late NOBO late april. solo so far.

thepokerkid227
04-20-2010, 19:46
NOBO March 2011 count me in!!

moondoggie
04-20-2010, 20:19
NOBO in March (12 - 14) 2011 !!!!!!! Another 50ish (52 when I start).

Anybody from the Deep South interested in a shakedown hike this fall? Maybe a week?

- Moondoggie

moondoggie
04-20-2010, 20:26
I'll be 52, turning 53 on the trail next year. My 16, turning 17 yo will be hiking with me.
Dee
healthymom
I'll be 52 y.o. too, but my wife says I act 16 :-)

gareth804
05-03-2010, 11:52
Im hoping to start in Feb. of 2011, if all goes according to plan, anyone else leaving around then?

tnwolf51
05-03-2010, 13:17
what about 2010?

sidebackside
05-03-2010, 13:26
what about 2010?

What do you mean?

sidebackside
05-03-2010, 14:19
what about 2010?

Gotcha. You were lookin for a 2010 registry. Saw your other post.

tortoise1
05-03-2010, 15:36
I lost count there, so, I'll be #15. Chompin at the bit! We are all going to go crazy. We still have 11 grueling months ish.

C Seeker
05-03-2010, 17:18
I'm going! starting June 12 after I graduate...heading north from Front Royal then fly back and hike to Springer :) CAN'T WAIT

Luddite
05-12-2010, 13:03
I'm starting March 1, 2011 on Springer.

Maybe a little earlier... I like the cold.

M1 Thumb
05-12-2010, 13:15
I'm starting March 1, 2011 on Springer.

Maybe a little earlier... I like the cold.

Ha! Someone for Florida liking the cold. That's about as common as catching a bucket full of snipe in one night. I have a bunch of kin in the Orlando area and if you listen to them one would think its the coming of the apocalypse if it drops below 40F.

Congratulations on setting your start date. I will be taking off around mid-March so we probably won't cross paths (who knows though) but I will keep an eye on the log books.

turtle fast
05-12-2010, 15:59
Will start mid to late March depending on the weather. Will take the Milwaukee bus to Atlanta via Chicago. The bus stops in Chicago for a layover to Atlanta. The bus is much cheaper than the train and the bus drops off in Atlanta near a MARTA station which you take north to the north springs MARTA station. I recommend using the services of the AT Hiker Hostel run by Josh and Leigh Saint who pick you up there and take you to the Dahlonega Hostel for the night. Then after breakfast they take you to the trail, either at the visitors center for the approach trail...or to the top for the actual trail starting point.

turtle fast
05-12-2010, 16:00
Oh also a REI is in walking distance of the last MARTA stop for any last minute things that you may of forgotten.

TwoStepsForward
05-12-2010, 21:06
Add 2 more to that list... March 15 2011

Mr Breeze
05-15-2010, 03:41
I'm looking to go SOBO in June or July of 2011

maicheneb
05-15-2010, 09:18
Heading NOBO in March!

Lazy Maintenance Man
05-27-2010, 15:29
I'll be starting in GA in early March(or late Feb. because I don't think I'll be able to wait any longer by then.)

thelowend
05-27-2010, 19:13
Sobo sobo sobo sobo

Luddite
06-03-2010, 20:32
I'll be starting in GA in early March(or late Feb. because I don't think I'll be able to wait any longer by then.)

Thats why I'm thinking of starting in Feb.

Grampsb
06-04-2010, 05:17
Looks lilke I will have to postpone if for a year due to finances.

beautifulpoetman
06-04-2010, 12:01
I'll be starting a nobo thru-hike in late february 2011. I would love to hear from people thinking the same thing.

I just did a fifty mile tune-up hike on the knobstone trail in Indiana. It was so damn hot, but I felt strong. I am ready to do the AT.

My trail name? "menochewbacca." (a roundabout sasquatch reference-- I'm 6'6" and 220 lbs.)

I'm a 36 year old married male, college English teacher/poet. Originally I'm from NYC, but I've lived in Louisville, Kentucky for many years. If you want to start in late february 2011, doing lower daily mileage (6-10 miles a day) in the first month of your hike, then consider contacting me. Mature hikers welcome. Sensible (meaning safe) twentysomethings welcome too.

Email? [email protected] Please put NOBO Feb 2011, or something similar, in the subject line.

on_the_GOEZ
06-05-2010, 23:44
NOBO start early may. approach trail or bust!

sidebackside
06-06-2010, 18:16
Looks lilke I will have to postpone if for a year due to finances.

Sorry to hear that Grampsb. Although, I'm sure taking an extra year to get ready will be alot be better than starting when you're not.

Grampsb
06-07-2010, 07:10
Thanks Sidebackside
It will give me time to really shake down the gear and experiment with food for the trail.

bluffhead
06-09-2010, 02:47
im doing a nobo in 11 march ish with a friend that makes 2 more

Kelleelynn
07-19-2010, 13:32
Only 8 months to go... I was originally planning on April... Now its March, can't wait!!

FritztheCat
07-19-2010, 17:56
I'm tempted to push up my start time of April 1st to an earlier date but so far, I'm sticking with the plan. Who knows what the coming months will bring. I'm going to reserve my train ride down to GA in October so I figure if I'm still set on April 1st, it will more or less be in stone by then.

pixel
07-19-2010, 20:35
chomping at the bit too! :) SOBO 2011. i basically think about it everyday!

Dr Gonzo
07-20-2010, 23:53
SOBO June 28 2011

Omega Man
07-21-2010, 01:58
My 68 year old Dad and I have penciled in a start date of March 15, 2011. Beware the Ides!

JaBird
07-21-2010, 05:47
March 2 2011 Nobo.

abbyflutterby
07-21-2010, 11:10
Count me in.

Zeno
07-21-2010, 17:17
SOBo around middle of June. myself, my two sons. I'm sure they'll leave me in the breeze!

Danielsen
07-21-2010, 21:03
Depending on how I like winter backpacking on the Finger Lakes Trail here in upstate NY, one of three things will happen: I'll start out early and follow the North Country Trail from where it goes by my house up to where it pretty much meets Vermont's Long Trail, then head to where the Long Trail coincides with the AT and then take the AT up to Katahdin. Then spend a week visiting my best friend in Bangor, and then start a SOBO by mid July. If this plan goes into action, I figure if I even make it to the AT then I should be good for the rest of the hike.

Or if I want to start a little later I could take a bus to NYC, get on the trail there in Harriman or something, North to Katahdin, visit, friend, then SOBO.

Or if I really can't start early, I'll just take a bus up to Maine, visit friend, and then SOBO.

But basically I want to be on the trail as soon as I can and don't want to transport myself all the way down to Georgia. Unless I'm doing the transporting with my feet, of course.

If I decide I really really like the walking I might just swing down the MBT and APT to the Florida Trail for the winter and then I'll be a 2012 NOBO as well. ;)

Danielsen
07-21-2010, 21:03
But anyways, count me in as on the trail in 2011. Probably a short NOBO and then a SOBO.

MadHatterHiker2010
07-21-2010, 23:12
Starting SOBO in 2011!!!

walkin' wally
07-23-2010, 17:26
Mid March 2011 for me. Hope to see you all there.

walkin' wally
08-02-2010, 12:39
Just finished a day hike ( climb ):eek: on Tumbledown Mtn in Weld Me. We took the Loop Trail which is quite steep and maybe a few degrees short of using technical climbing equipment in places. My energy and stamina levels were fine.

Next is a hike of the Grafton Loop Trail at Grafton notch in Maine. This is 38 miles long and will be a shakedown hike. I'm still battling plantar faciitis in my left foot, I hope I get rid of this before March 2011. I can hike okay but pay for it the next day.

Hope to see you all in March 2011.

thecramers
08-04-2010, 14:10
OMG if my husband and I could swing it we'd love to start at least April 1st. As is right now were planning April 25thish. We pretty much are talking about nothing else right now lol our family is getting tired of hearing about it. We just have to get our finances together and we're golden. I can't wait to meet all the new experiences trail life can give, and all the new people. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO exciteded, and I'm not a patient person to begin with.:p

beams24
08-07-2010, 00:27
Count me in! Second week of March! Cant wait!!!!

Kreekwa
08-07-2010, 01:51
Hubby and I, NOBO, looking at the beginning of April....

DinnerFer2
08-08-2010, 16:07
March 19th 2011 Full Moon! See you at Springer!

soulslosher
08-12-2010, 08:48
NOBO. I'll see you guys this coming spring in the "Big Rock Candy Mountains!!" lol

Renagade Outdoors
08-14-2010, 15:19
Renagade Outdoors- #5 and #6

Me and my buddy. But were walking from central florida up to the trail head in Georgia. Goin South to north. Very excited.

ac2rivers
08-15-2010, 19:43
Count me in for the 1st weekend on April.

travelgnome88
08-17-2010, 23:12
hill or high water i'll be there!!! although im going for an early start in feb

james6651
08-20-2010, 13:51
Hiking for 3 months this summer! Count me in for a 1/2!

-Flounder

4togo
08-23-2010, 17:16
:welcomecan't wait, 4 to go, was 4 years ago when i was already planning this hike and had 4 yrs to retirement, well 4 yrs have came and went, time is drawing near, down to months to go, from west virginia and will be leaving sometime in march, gonna keep an eye on the weather, see what spring brings. hope to see you all there,

kefira
08-26-2010, 00:27
April 2011 - Look for Jules (best dog in the world) and I going NOBO

tawa
10-09-2010, 14:19
Planning on leaving either last week in Feb or 1st week in March depending on weather patterns 5-10 days prior to departure. Would like to talk to others departing around this time that are definitely all in and going NOBO.
Tawa
SW Indiana

nighthiker
10-09-2010, 15:23
any room left ,,,if not i'll hike at night..end of feb or beginning of march.....waiting for the winter to shows us what its dishing out,,,,,snowshoes. most likely bringing a pair..

Will know my real number when I sign in at Amicalola 2011

TrekkerJeff
10-10-2010, 20:20
Hello everyone,

My wife and I will be starting the AT March 13.

Trail names: Greenstone for myself, Thimbleberryfor my wife.

We can't wait to meet our fellow 2011 hiking class on the trail.;)

TrekkerJeff
10-10-2010, 20:22
Hello everyone,

My wife and I will be starting the AT March 13.

Trail names: Greenstone for myself, Thimbleberry for my wife.

We can't wait to meet our fellow 2011 hiking class on the trail.;)

northernstorm
10-10-2010, 21:09
March 5th here. NOBO. My trail name is northern storm. But you can call me storm.

Torch09
10-13-2010, 21:16
Let's make a pact that we will all complete the trail. If anyone starts getting bummed and thinking about leaving, i'll personally find a guitar and rock some Taylor Swift... that always makes me feel better. ;)

MotherShip
10-14-2010, 03:33
what's the # now? I plan on starting early March with my dog, Cianna, and daughter-in-law who will be hiking the first 5 days with us.

Crazy Larry #1
10-14-2010, 08:05
Since I have been hiking again lately I have been giving it sme thought of doing a thru next year.....

Smile
10-14-2010, 08:26
Go for it TOW :)

Mammoth2011
10-17-2010, 08:22
hi there, i'll be going by the trail name Mammoth and start around march 12th.

Turtle Feet
10-17-2010, 14:26
hi there, i'll be going by the trail name Mammoth and start around march 12th.

Well, that'll make at least two of us...lol! I'm hoping to stay at the Hiker Hostel on the 12th and head out on the 13th - nothing confirmed yet.

See you out there Mammoth!

TF

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bramblingbird
10-17-2010, 15:46
count me in!
I'm not sure when I'm starting yet (march... april...?) but I'll be there for sure!

wingnutexpress
10-17-2010, 18:42
Beginning an AT thru hike March 1, 2011

wingnutexpress
10-17-2010, 18:48
Trail name is "Wingnut" and plan on doing the Approach Trail to Springer on February 28, 2011

Feral Bill
10-17-2010, 20:58
I'm not likely for this year, but if my job keeps sucking, who knows?

Torch09
10-17-2010, 21:26
I'm not likely for this year, but if my job keeps sucking, who knows?


That's the spirit! :banana

Litldube
10-25-2010, 15:35
March 2011. Nobo. Can't wait for this adventure.

Maddie13
10-25-2010, 21:44
I'm in!
GA/ME on

jayboo
10-25-2010, 22:04
Count me in leaving early to mid march. Jacob Bouchelle is my real name but pretty much anything you would like to call me works.

-Jay Boo:banana

jayboo
10-25-2010, 22:05
Also headed north!

NCcummins
10-25-2010, 23:37
I'll be starting March 15th, either alone or with my ex girlfriends brother who is leaving the military as a ranger on honorable discharge. Either way, I'll be hiking it and taking the year off from college. Can't wait! Heading to Springer Mt. this weekend to hike a two nights and check out the start of the trail. I climbed Katahdin the second weekend of Sept. with my father and it was great.

Looking forward to the hike!

-Chris

elizardph
10-26-2010, 19:57
so its officially sunk in...and now I can't wait!!! Official countdown for March 1st: 125 Days!!!

Alpine Jack
10-26-2010, 20:51
Getting out there when you turn 18 is a great idea - a flourishing career, a happy marriage and small children, tend to take a higher priority once you've started them! My time will come - i can't wait :)

joe cool
10-27-2010, 10:15
beginning of march, cant wait to start, seh you all

a_tigger
10-30-2010, 02:48
so its officially sunk in...and now I can't wait!!! Official countdown for March 1st: 125 Days!!!

me thinks there are many of us with a March 1st start date.

LockJaww
10-30-2010, 09:01
Im still in.....Looking at starting the first week of April 2011....

mikecordes
11-03-2010, 23:27
we are starting feb 15 ....

Blissful
11-04-2010, 09:44
I will finish my SOBO in 2011 - from Delaware Water Gap to Harper's Ferry. So I guess that also makes me a part of this class. REALLY looking forward to it! :)

ADK Hiker
11-06-2010, 20:24
Well I plan(ned) on starting 3/31 with my husband and friend but I tore my meniscus and have to have surgery on 11/22. I'm hoping that 4 months recuperation and rehab will allow me to hike. It's such a bummer. My husband is walking 5-8 miles a day to keep in shape and I can't even walk around the block.

I have lots of motivation to get myself back in shape after surgery!

Dreamer

Codachrome
11-17-2010, 13:55
My son and I are planning on (actually ready to) starting in early March.

Kalell
11-22-2010, 12:10
Tore my meniscus as well. First doctor said surgery. Got a second opinion - turns out do not need surgery. Been doing the physical therapy. My doctor has given me the green light, and I am feeling good. Get a second opinion on the tear.


Well I plan(ned) on starting 3/31 with my husband and friend but I tore my meniscus and have to have surgery on 11/22. I'm hoping that 4 months recuperation and rehab will allow me to hike. It's such a bummer. My husband is walking 5-8 miles a day to keep in shape and I can't even walk around the block.

I have lots of motivation to get myself back in shape after surgery!

Dreamer

walrus5757
11-22-2010, 17:04
Late February or early March, depends on the weather...nobo

kinch
11-24-2010, 12:20
Count me in -- NOBO, mid-January.

ratfaceraines
11-24-2010, 12:44
sorry for the unwarranted solicitation, i'd like to take this opportunity to make hikers' aware of the slack pack opportunities available(both north and south of town) around the town of pearisburg, va.. pearisburg can be reached by plane(roanoke), train(hinton, wva.) and bus(wytheville, va.). if i can be of service,or for info---please feel free to call 540-921-7433(RIDE)

Handyman
11-25-2010, 01:26
Planning on leaving March 1

jibogus
11-25-2010, 04:43
NOBO starting end of March

Mismatch
11-26-2010, 18:16
SOBO, leaving mid to late June, I cannot wait!

Tater1
01-23-2011, 19:15
Starting March 2nd at Springer

Mountain_Goat
01-24-2011, 08:12
March 1st here

chrisoc
01-24-2011, 12:45
I hope you all will allow us armchair hikers to share your adventures by posting your journals!

Hawks-eye
01-24-2011, 14:22
Add two more to your list. My fiance and I are leaving March 8th from Iowa. I looked into plane tickets and Amtrack, but found greyhound bus tickets for $86 each, if you buy in advance. It will take a day to get to GA. Maybe its a cheaper way to go and not tarmack waiting either. See you on the trail!

johnnyblisters
01-24-2011, 15:13
Hawks-eye, I took the bus from MD to GA, never again will I ever put myself through that torture. 23 hours of crying babies, switching buses, odd smells, and drunks puking in the seats behind me. Call me what you will, but I booked a train ticket this time, hopefully it will be a little better...

Mr. Owl
01-24-2011, 19:22
Starting March 19th or 20th at Springer... See you folks out there :D

sunstrike
01-24-2011, 20:23
dont know what # i am but i am starting march 15th

Thatguy
01-25-2011, 11:35
Leaving 3/27/11 from Woody Gap.

Hurt back last year before I started hiking AT and started hike anyway. Hiked from approach trail to Woody Gap where pain got too much. Will start where I left off at last year.

For those hiking 2012 all I can say I is that learned a lot on my time away from the trail. Have gone on more hikes and improved my gear. The other good thing is that this past year I took my wife on a backpacking trip. She loved it so much she'll join me on the trail at Harper's Ferry. She plans to finish the trail with me. It'll be so nice to have her with me.

Last year would've been good but this year will be great!

RETCW4
01-25-2011, 13:07
Leaving 3/27/11 from Woody Gap.

Hurt back last year before I started hiking AT and started hike anyway. Hiked from approach trail to Woody Gap where pain got too much. Will start where I left off at last year.

For those hiking 2012 all I can say I is that learned a lot on my time away from the trail. Have gone on more hikes and improved my gear. The other good thing is that this past year I took my wife on a backpacking trip. She loved it so much she'll join me on the trail at Harper's Ferry. She plans to finish the trail with me. It'll be so nice to have her with me.

Last year would've been good but this year will be great!

That Guy,

You have given me hope. I am planniung to start this April, I fell on the AT back in November and found out New Years Eve that I have a bulging disc. Spent NYE in the hospital.

Thought I would have to postpone until next 2012. I see the neurosurgeon on Friday. Hope I can do therapy and be ready by April. If not, I wll be ready next year.

Tumbleweed

Thatguy
01-25-2011, 14:54
That Guy,

You have given me hope. I am planniung to start this April, I fell on the AT back in November and found out New Years Eve that I have a bulging disc. Spent NYE in the hospital.

Thought I would have to postpone until next 2012. I see the neurosurgeon on Friday. Hope I can do therapy and be ready by April. If not, I wll be ready next year.

Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed,

I hope you all the best with your back issues. I know it's not fun. I was very upset when I had to leave the trail last year. It was difficult hearing for months from people I had met making their way on the trail. When a few made it all they way to Katahdin I was happy for them but determined for myself to return to the trail.

A man I head from who returned to the AT a year after he started because of health issues told me "When it's right for you the trail will be there. It's not going any place."

I thought of that often in the past year.

GOOD LUCK!!

Unklmarty
02-08-2011, 15:12
I'm leaving Springer March 9th. 9:30am (I'm not really sure of the time, but 9:30 sounds good)

OnThePath
02-08-2011, 16:34
add 2 more.
my cousin and I are starting the end of Feb.

mhmeador
02-08-2011, 17:03
2011 SOBO here. Arriving in Baxter June 18th. Guess I'll see most of y'all down the way at some point...

Yoder1221
02-09-2011, 15:16
#?? here. Leaving march 21st from the hostel.

ADK Hiker
03-03-2011, 14:05
Tore my meniscus as well. First doctor said surgery. Got a second opinion - turns out do not need surgery. Been doing the physical therapy. My doctor has given me the green light, and I am feeling good. Get a second opinion on the tear.

After my meniscus tear suregery back at the end of November I have been struggling back to health. The tear exacerbated back problems and IT band syndrome so the doc said "no go" this year. I'm bummed. I have to stay home and be a backpack widow.

However, my husband and friend are fired up to go and are starting their hike on 3/28/11

Porter (Matt LaClair)
Pace (Mike Stratton)

Good luck to all those striking out on the trail!

Dreamer

Old Hiker
03-03-2011, 14:08
After my meniscus tear suregery back at the end of November I have been struggling back to health. The tear exacerbated back problems and IT band syndrome so the doc said "no go" this year. I'm bummed. I have to stay home and be a backpack widow.

However, my husband and friend are fired up to go and are starting their hike on 3/28/11

Porter (Matt LaClair)
Pace (Mike Stratton)

Good luck to all those striking out on the trail!

Dreamer


Ummmmmmmmmm, does anyone owe Porter $70 K? :-?
Just askin'.

on_the_GOEZ
03-03-2011, 15:20
2011 SOBO here. Arriving in Baxter June 18th. Guess I'll see most of y'all down the way at some point...

We are leaving indiana the 18th, hope to be hiking the 19th with my dad (hes just going up and down Baxter), which is coincidentally fathers day! I will see you out there, friend!

tnwolf51
03-03-2011, 18:09
im in for a nobo mid-march

the judge
03-03-2011, 18:42
3 of us leaving south bound april 6

young_blood
03-08-2011, 00:08
NOBO March 29th

johnnyblisters
03-08-2011, 09:11
3 of us leaving south bound april 6


Whoa thats going to be epic! Be careful up in ME, is Baxter even open yet?

ScottC
03-28-2011, 10:34
Just got back from a SOBO section hike from Fontana to NOC. I passed 26 NOBOs on Saturday and 58 NOBOs on Sunday!! Look out Smokies!!!

Hope everybody has a great hike. It was great getting to know some of you.

shaman.in.a.yurt
03-28-2011, 14:09
NOBO, Spring come May 8 or 9 prolly

Kimmee
03-29-2011, 14:02
I was in Neels Gap yesterday and when I looked at the registry it was up to 459 sign in's there.

I sectioned hiked from Approach Trail to Woody Gap in the pouring cold rain and loved every monute of ot... cannot wait to get back on the trail in a couple of weeks

getoutside3274
06-07-2011, 04:05
Planning to head SoBo July 1.