View Full Version : Who's goin' SOBO!?

03-11-2010, 15:20
Plane tickets are purchased. Shuttle has been arranged. Hiking up Katahdin to begin another journey-of-a-lifetime July 13, 2010. Who else is going SOBO? When are you starting? And HOW EXCITED ARE YOU!?

mountain squid
03-11-2010, 15:40
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-signs087.gifto WB and Good Luck on your hike.

Check out the spreadsheet (http://www.whiteblaze.net/index.php?page=2010thruhikers) for others starting near you. There are only a few starting in July, so far. Send some private messages to them. If you would like to be added let me know.

Did you make reservations at Katahdin Stream CG (http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/hiking/thru-hiking.html) already?

See you on the trail,
mt squid

03-12-2010, 00:27
A few friends and I are starting from ME at the end of August, possibly the beginning of September.

How excited am I?
I would explain, but I have to pee, and I dont want any accidents. That's how excited I am.

03-30-2010, 22:47
good to hear from you...i am most likely starting in June...YES, i am excited! a little bit nervous, but ready!...this will be my first thru-hike so i am trying to gather as much info as possible.....it's a bit more difficult to gather info on the SOBO trip...keep in touch..

03-31-2010, 02:02
Good luck sobos! yer gonna love it!

04-04-2010, 22:03
I'm going Sobo! Driving up (well, a friend is driving me) to Katahdin mid-June and starting the trek back. I live in Baltimore, so, I figure once I hit Harpers Ferry, I'll chill at home for a week, resupply with cold weather gear, and then head back out. I can't wait! I'm really hoping to meet other SOBO hikers!

- John

04-06-2010, 09:40
Looks like my husband has more leave saved up than we thought! We say goodbye to the Army on June 24th!! We'll never be able to sit still for 3 weeks so we'll probably pay the fee to change our plane tickets to an earlier date. New possible start date: somewhere between June 30 and July 2. :)

04-07-2010, 07:54
I am heading up Katahdin on July 2. Can't wait, counting down the days.......

04-07-2010, 20:56
We're starting July 1 (have a site reserved at KS already). We plan to go slow as my hubby is a big guy. But I'm doing VA now so I can get back in time for hubby's birthday in mid Nov. :) Hellbender, come start July 1 or a day later (or I will NEVER see you for sure as you go sailing by, ha ha)!! :)

04-09-2010, 15:09
I'm all about starting as early as possible. Either way, I have a feeling we'll run into you and the Skipper at some point. The trail is just that way. And with you already getting VA out of the way, maybe we will see you in the south as well. Seeing you without PB won't seem right!! Does he have any plans to join you for a section?

04-12-2010, 22:38
Heading up to Katahdin around June 6th...any early birds out there???

04-15-2010, 17:25
I'll be heading South at the end of July or beginning of August. See ya down the trail.

04-15-2010, 19:40
Seeing you without PB won't seem right!! Does he have any plans to join you for a section?

No he flew the coop in Sept. We don't see or talk to him much. Testing his wings, I guess.

Will you be at Trail Days?

04-16-2010, 16:53
Will you be at Trail Days?

Not sure... I will most likely have to work that weekend. But if, by chance, I'm off, I will keep an eye out for you! I'm off to check up on PB on facebook :) Now I'm curious what he has planned for himself.

04-16-2010, 20:35
I'll be arriving at the AT lodge via train and bus from Charlotte,NC Sept.30 to begin my SOBO hike Oct.1

04-17-2010, 00:11
I'll be arriving at the AT lodge via train and bus from Charlotte,NC Sept.30 to begin my SOBO hike Oct.1
Enjoy the White's. . . ;):)

04-18-2010, 07:12
turning 37 on june 20 fying out june 21 spending the 22nd prepping going up kahtadin the 23rd still need to reserve my space at the basecamp for that night id better get on it

04-25-2010, 15:14
I'm heading out mid-June, taking a semester off of college, just couldn't wait! I'm pretty pumped.

05-02-2010, 18:16
30 DAYS till the adventure begins. I already have everything reserved and everything purchased, its all sitting in a corner in my apartment, lol. I'm stoked.

05-09-2010, 08:33
Congrats Sniddle!!! Same deal here, all our gear is in the corner waiting on us. 7 weeks to go! Maybe I'll tell my boss today.... :) I work in big box outdoor store selling camping/hiking gear (dont hate me... I just needed a job for a few months) and when it gets slow, I stand around looking at gear and daydreaming about this hike!! Its about time I came clean.

05-09-2010, 09:03
just purchased the plain ticket. will be starting around the 9th or 10th of july. definitely cant wait.

05-09-2010, 10:31
For 100 bucks more you coulda bought a fancy ticket. . . :p

05-09-2010, 10:46

05-09-2010, 10:48

Welcome to WB! Have a great hike. . . :welcome:welcome

05-09-2010, 10:49
see... so excited i cant even spell.

05-09-2010, 10:56
see... so excited i cant even spell.
Are you related to the other monkey here? . . . monkeyface . . . or Monkeyboy. . . . or something like that?


05-09-2010, 11:29
nope...no relation

Mountain Goat
05-13-2010, 17:57
Going SOBO this Saturday (May 15th)! Did Baxter last summer and going to pick it up at the 100 mile. Wicked excited!

Migrating Bird
05-13-2010, 19:31
SOBO June 1st. Leaving to drive up on the 28th. I can only hike until July 1st, then pick up again in August. Reservations all made, all packed can't wait.