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HolySmoke!
01-04-2012, 07:05
Changed start date, and place.. Pearisburg Virginny... 1st week of April... NOBO .. me and my Canine Companion..

SoHo
01-04-2012, 16:09
hey mental bird,
not from florida but also looking forward to see ya on the trail; will start on the approach trail on march 20th with (hopefully) best best weather ;-)
take care,
soho

CaptainNemo
01-05-2012, 02:33
changed my start date to the 14th.

CaptainNemo
01-05-2012, 02:34
14th of april hahahaha. idk how to edit sorry.

ALLEGHENY
01-05-2012, 04:39
Update on start date:
Now starting near the end of February. Should have my Taxes filed by then.

boyinasuitcase
01-05-2012, 15:31
trail name: as yet unknown
direction: northbound
start day: April 2-ish
approach trail: perhaps

cvillewill
01-06-2012, 00:11
trail name: (none)
direction: nobo
start date: march 24 (ish)
approach: yes

Flowers
01-06-2012, 12:05
Trail Name: Flowers
NOBO
Start Date March 3
Approach Trail - maybe
Hiking with Viktoriia

Old Boots
01-06-2012, 12:55
NOBO 2/18
hiking with Willie Boy

tickspit
01-06-2012, 14:53
Approach trail -sure Start April - 1st week See you there

RORY CALHOUN
01-06-2012, 15:18
planning to cover 1000 miles in 60 days, Bike Across Kansas June 9th thru the 16th, then finish it off before winter set in or the sun sets on me and Elton John, not really...

The Mighty Tiberious
01-06-2012, 16:35
The Mighty Tiberious
NOBO
Late February - Early March 2012
Approach Trail - yep

Other info:
TiberiousJohanson.com

MJW155
01-07-2012, 02:46
Trail Name: Confused (Hi, I'm Confused!")
Direction: North
Estimated Start Date: Leaving on April 5th; give or take 10 days.
Approach Trail: No as of now.

LDog
01-07-2012, 14:28
Mary has opted out for personal/family reasons. So I'll be hitting the trail solo. Rethinking and repacking gear, trying to get pack weight down. Still planning to hit the Approach Trail on the 19th, staying at Black Gap Shelter, and summiting Springer the morning of the 20th. I'll do a little Spring Equinox dance up there, then probably eat second breakfast at the Springer Shelter with all the folks just rolling out of their sacks ... See you all out there!

darkage
01-07-2012, 20:08
Mary has opted out for personal/family reasons. So I'll be hitting the trail solo. Rethinking and repacking gear, trying to get pack weight down. Still planning to hit the Approach Trail on the 19th, staying at Black Gap Shelter, and summiting Springer the morning of the 20th. I'll do a little Spring Equinox dance up there, then probably eat second breakfast at the Springer Shelter with all the folks just rolling out of their sacks ... See you all out there!

Sorry to hear about mary, i know some issues leading up to the hike left some doubt if she could make it or not ... glad to hear you're still gonna be at springer on the 20th ... we should meet up and begin our walk north ... if our pace is totally different we can meet up along the way for updates and check in's ... be cool to begin and keep track of someone i've been talking to for awhile now on the internet ... spliting chores is always easier than doing everything solo. =)

Beardodger
01-07-2012, 21:30
Trail Name: Beardodger
Direction : NoBo
Start Date: March 24

I'm a 29 year-old male with Cystic Fibrosis, a recessive and deadly genetic disease affecting most critically the lungs, and also the pancreas, liver, and intestines. I am dedicating my hike to people everywhere who currently have or have had Cystic Fibrosis and especially to my own personal friends with C.F. who have since passed away.

LDog
01-08-2012, 01:15
... we should meet up and begin our walk north ...
What time you plan to summit Springer?

darkage
01-08-2012, 01:22
What time you plan to summit Springer?

I'll have to find out what time the hiker hostel normally shuttles its crew in the morning and let you know ... does anyone know their schedule perhaps?

Schemer
01-08-2012, 07:30
Trail Name: Not yet Earned
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: April 10th
Approach Trail - Probably, might skip it though. Need to average 13 miles a day to make it to Damascus, VA in time for Trail days, and i don't want to start in a hole.

strollingalong
01-08-2012, 13:03
Should now be starting April 1st with some luck.

Nooga
01-08-2012, 13:24
Trail name: Not determined
Direction: North bound
Estimated start date: Mid March / early April
Approach Trail: Of course
Section hike trail: 1998 - 2002

WestMich
01-09-2012, 00:14
No trail name yet NOBOStarting April 1ishMight as well do the approach trailHope I get to watch at least a couple Detroit Tigers games.

RoundEye
01-09-2012, 02:39
Trail Name: RoundEye
Direction: Northbound and Down
Start Date: March 1st 'ish
Approach: don't think so

Been looking forward to this for some time, happy trails... Stay Metal!

Chia Pet
01-09-2012, 11:25
Trail name: Chia PetDirection: NOBOStart date: Feb 14th-29th (weather dependent)Approach trail: No This will be my first thru hike :-). 2007- 8 weeks on the trail2010- springer to NOC

RichUK
01-09-2012, 16:05
Trail Name: None as yet
Direction: SoBo
Estimated Start Date: 1st July

Coming over from the UK for what looks to be the best idea ever. Cannot wait!

Pilgramed
01-10-2012, 00:03
Trail Name - None
Direction - North
Estimated Start Date - Sometime in February.
Approach Trail - No

gsimp18
01-10-2012, 00:08
Trail Name: Longhorn
Direction: SOBO
Estimated Start Date: June 6, 2012
Approach Trail: Sure, why not.

Ive been dreaming about this for 4 years and I couldn't be happier to be able to finally go.

mountain squid
01-10-2012, 20:20
Over 400 (http://whiteblaze.net/index_cmps.php?page=2012thruhikers)!!! We need many more to beat 2011 totals though, so hurry up and sign up! If I have made any mistakes let me know.

Good Luck and Have Fun everyone! Maybe the cold weather will hold out (it is gonna be cold here this weekend).

See you on the trail,
mt squid

how to hike (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?73587-how-to-hike)
some observations (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?14493-observations-from-fs42-(advice-for-first-week-on-trail))

buffy
01-11-2012, 17:49
Trail Name: Penny
NOBO
Est. April 1, 2012 start
Approach Trail: Yes

Can't wait to get out there!

Turner
01-12-2012, 00:17
TrailName: Turner
Direction: SOBO
Start: June 26
Approach: No

swjohnsey
01-12-2012, 13:44
TrailName: John Z
Direction: NOBO
Start: March 30
Approach: Yes

Stayin' with the folks at Hiker Hostel on 28th and then at the Hike Inn on the 29th

gunflint
01-12-2012, 14:35
TrailName: Gunflint
Direction: NOBO
Start: April 3
Approach: Yes

~600 hours of work left...can't effing wait!

do or die
01-12-2012, 17:03
Do or Die
NOBO
Early March
Absolutely

TOMP
01-13-2012, 02:48
Update my start date is March 12th.

VTATHiker
01-13-2012, 13:29
Train name: Reese
Direction: SOBO
Estimated start date: August 18th

"Approach" trail: Yep


10 years in the making… and it's a good thing too, if the Mayans are right I can’t afford to wait another!

Dudditz
01-13-2012, 13:36
Trail Name: Dudditz

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: March 20-April 5, 2012

Approach Trail: Yes

Can't wait to be immersed in the Trail

Toast to the Class of 2012 Peace Out:cool:

Brently
01-14-2012, 17:36
Trail name TBDNOBOApril 1, 2012Approach trail, most definately!Getting to be crunch time!

rhyth
01-14-2012, 18:40
Just to update, I'll be starting the Trail on 3/29 and my trail name is Skitzy Burgermeister.

RORY CALHOUN
01-14-2012, 19:10
It is fun to review the names of local and regional singing and music groups as interesting, humorous, and or thought provoking, but these "trail names" are also pretty interesting. Remember the squid from "20,000 leagues under the sea". Mountain Squid, never saw one, yet.
RORY CALHOUN hopes to join the crowd March 15 or sooner at Amiacola {sp} Falls and see if the first 8.8 miles is a big day or an easy morning...is that strip about a 3 on the 1-10 easy to difficult scale?
Know about me? i read Bill Bryson ate a lot of Snickers bars in his Walk In The Woods, but i am thinking quinoa, oats, acai, gogi berry, tahini-hummus-couscous, raisins,nuts and good stuff. Had no use for Ramen noodles in college and no use starting now. Mac n Cheese is tasty thought....hmmm.

birdygal
01-14-2012, 19:38
Trail name Birdygal unless it gets changed
NOBO maybe flip fl;op in Harpers Ferry I am a slow hiker
April 1st from Unicoi Gap to maine did Springer to Unicoi 2011

HiKen2011
01-14-2012, 21:11
Trail name Birdygal unless it gets changed
NOBO maybe flip fl;op in Harpers Ferry I am a slow hiker
April 1st from Unicoi Gap to maine did Springer to Unicoi 2011

Good luck neighbor!

-Animal
01-15-2012, 08:20
May be flying in four days earlier, on the Feb 22nd, on a cheaper flight. And I’ll be going slower then I thought at first so … wave as you pass me by. Good luck everyone.

railwalker
01-15-2012, 10:00
Trail name: Not yet
Direction: North bound
Estimated start date: Mid April
Approach Trail: Yes

Two years of preparation... made 1150 hours overtime

aakers
01-15-2012, 16:23
I am getting way too excited!! 84 days til we start, 55 more work days, 440 more work hours!!

Meats
01-15-2012, 16:29
Trail Name: Meats
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 5, 2012
Approach Trail - yes

Barbarella
01-16-2012, 11:55
AT
Southbound
July 11th
Katahdin
Barbarella

thethrashboy
01-16-2012, 16:02
Trail Name - not choosing my own, gonna let other thru-hikers decide
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - March 18
Approach Trail - yes or no - no
any additional info that you want the world to know - quitting my job at the end of February. Will be in Richmond March 1-6, coming home for a couple days, then going to Las Vegas March 8-12, then hopefully Los Angeles from March 12-15 and coming home for a few days before starting my hike.

swimmer313
01-16-2012, 22:36
Trail Name - nothing yet! open to suggestions...
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - March 20
Approach Trail - undecided

can't wait to get started!

Solex
01-17-2012, 13:33
Trail Name - Solex
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - April 1st
Approach Trail - Yes please

Cassie_Bee
01-18-2012, 15:29
Trail Name: Undecided (leaning towards Bee, pre-existing hiking nickname)
Direction: northbound
Estimated Start Date: early march-ish
Approach Trail - yes or no: not sure what this means!
any additional info that you want the world to know: kinda nervous about the hike, trying to soak up as much info as I can!

Guttersnipe
01-18-2012, 19:43
Guttersnipe
NorthBound
April 1, 2012
Approach Trail - yes
Going with Charlie Tuna and using hammock!

rich1024
01-19-2012, 00:10
Trail Name: Big Foot
NOrthBOund
Leaving on or near March 20, 2012
Using Approach trail, Register at Amicalola Falls
Will be flying in on March 19, and hopefully weather is good... Weather here in Idaho is very, very white right now. It just has to get better in Georgia Mountains... Hope to see you on the trail!!!

darkage
01-19-2012, 02:09
Awesome, i might just see big foot on the trail!! - lol, leaving march 20th myself ... good luck! =)


Trail Name: Big Foot
NOrthBOund
Leaving on or near March 20, 2012
Using Approach trail, Register at Amicalola Falls
Will be flying in on March 19, and hopefully weather is good... Weather here in Idaho is very, very white right now. It just has to get better in Georgia Mountains... Hope to see you on the trail!!!

GlassSunrise413
01-19-2012, 23:09
Trail name: GlassSunrise
Direction: Northbound
Estimated start date: ~March 12(ish)?
Approach trail: Probably

Can't wait to meet you all! I've been planning this for over a year...I can't believe it's almost time to start!:D

Zip & Troggy Brit
01-20-2012, 12:29
Hello Everyone!
Trail Name: Zip and Trroggy the Brit
Direction; NOBO
Estimated Start Date 19 March
Approach Trail - Currently - NO
Additional info - We will be hiking with our two golden retrievers, Mojo and Skye. We realize there are differing views on this, but we assure you they will be well under control so hopefully will not upset anyone. We have been waiting 11 years to do this…finally have the time. We are very much looking forward to meeting everyone on the trail. See you all soon.

TeamLoblolly
01-21-2012, 14:18
Leaving March 1st!

Three on the Team:

CannonBall
Beefy
And George has no trail name.

Approch Trail: Yep

See ya'll on the trail.

We represent Myrtle Beach, SC

sjd0397
01-21-2012, 16:55
less than 2 months!!!!

RORY CALHOUN
01-21-2012, 21:29
Slow Ketchup...if one holds the catsup bottle with thumb n forefinger on the Logo and and gently pumps, the tomatoes pick up steam and ooze on out. Don't know if there is a secret to hiking pace though. What is "slow"? On the blog described 1-10 difficulty with only NH and ME gettting a 10 level and 1 being level, smoothe and either paved or clear earth, is "slow" like 2MPH? Just asking. Saw a sport write up where a female collegian made Olympic trials for 5,000 Metres, or 5K, in a 17 minute bracket! That seemed slow as most city 5K's have a 14 minute win time, though it is not female. The main thing is to keep going.....just keep going.

jdwfoto
01-22-2012, 01:14
Trail Name:JDW

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: Mid March 2012

Approch Trail: Yes

www.jdwfoto.com (http://www.jdwfoto.com)

BudzoB
01-22-2012, 21:58
Hopalong, from Franklin, NC, NOBO, departing early March, yes to the approach trail.

Kitty Lee
01-23-2012, 10:17
Trail Name: Undetermined

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: March 12, 2012

Approch Trail: Undecided based on a friend's availability to hike a few days with me.

* First timer, very excited & a little nervous but just planning on putting one foot in front of the other until I get to Maine! Looking forward to meeting some of you guys!

Owen_M
01-23-2012, 13:43
Trail Name: I don't have one yet.

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: March 15, 2012

Approach Trail: Yes

Been looking forward to this kind of adventure for a very long time! I'll be anxiously counting down the days until Springer until I hit the approach trail! Who'd wanna be anywhere else?

Rayo
01-23-2012, 22:24
Trail name: has yet to be assigned
Start Date: Mid-March
Direction: Nobo
Approach: Probably Not

BudzoB
01-24-2012, 10:08
Hi Squid,

This is Bart (aka BudzoB). I am from Franklin, NC, but will start at the falls......also, please update my start to March 2nd. Thanks!

shawn robinson
01-24-2012, 12:53
Trail Name: None yet
Direction:NOBO
Estimated Start Date March 12th 2012
Approach Trail - yes

TammyLynn
01-24-2012, 18:53
44 SLEEPS!!!!

*begins hyperventilating*

YohonPetro
01-25-2012, 11:58
Tail Name: none so far
Direction: GAME
Estimated Start: April 10th
Approach Trail: absolutely

Kitty Lee
01-25-2012, 12:06
I know what you mean about less and less excited about working! I can hardly concentrate on anything else! T minus 46 days and counting for me!

Kitty Lee
01-25-2012, 12:14
I know what you mean about less and less excited about working! I can hardly concentrate on anything else! T minus 46 days and counting for me!

Blaine
01-26-2012, 01:28
Blaine here, updating my start date to feb 12th. Couldnt be more pumped!

Schemer
01-26-2012, 06:35
Friend couldn't make it to hike with me for a bit so i changed my start date to March 14th. Starting the Trail a month earlier OH YEAH!!

clowd
01-26-2012, 08:10
clowdwalker...
nobo
march 20th
approaching ...one step at a time

excited!...see you on the trail...

Whitewater2012
01-26-2012, 11:54
Squid,

Pushing my start date forward a few days to February 19th now.

Thanks!

seasparrow
01-26-2012, 14:37
Trail Name TBD
Direction NOBO
Estimated Start Date April 6th,2012
Approach Trail - yes

Mike Steger
01-26-2012, 21:12
Trail name - donot have one yet
Direction - NOBO
Estimated start date - 3-22-2012
Approach Trail - Yes

NeanderJoel
01-27-2012, 22:28
Trail Name: undetermined

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: Late March

Approach Trail: Yes

I'm coming from Australia and I won't know how long I can stay in America until I cross the border. I'm planning on taking 5 months to finish so fingers crossed!

MissMagnolia
01-28-2012, 04:39
Hi Mtn Squid. I have an update. I'll be heading NOBO from Springer, starting on April 18th and unlikely to do the approach trail. Less than three months to go!

treune
01-28-2012, 19:36
Trail Name: To Be Determined
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: April 2nd or 3rd
Approach Trail: Yes

Captain_Slo
01-28-2012, 22:02
Hey MountainSquid,

I just found the spreadsheet! please add my info.

Trail Name: Captain Goldfish

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: March 12, 2012

Approch Trail: Yes, on the 11th

Dogger
01-29-2012, 00:32
Trail Name: DoggerDirection: NOBOStart Date: March 12Approach Trail: YesWill be staying at the lodge the 11th. May everyone have a great hike!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PinkRaven
01-29-2012, 02:06
PinkRaven
NOBO
Est Start Date: March 5, 2012
Approach Trail: None; start from Springer Mountain, GA
See you soon!

Oakland
01-29-2012, 19:07
Trail Name: none yet
Direction:NOBO
Depart Date: April 1
Approach trail: no

benjaninja
01-29-2012, 22:54
n /a
nobo
may 1st
maybe

Ohio Grown
01-29-2012, 23:57
NOBO March 14th
Trail name TBD...

Zip & Troggy Brit
01-30-2012, 08:45
Excellent! My wife is British so you have trumped her for the "longest distance traveled". :) We leave 19 Mar, but will be taking our time so I am sure you will catch up. Safe travels...looking forward to meeting on the trail.
Zip and Troggy the Brit

Cat in the hat
01-30-2012, 09:34
trailname: TBD
NOBO
April 7
Approach trail: No
Jasper, Texas
gf slack support

Horsa
01-30-2012, 10:17
Trail Name : Not sure yet
Direction: Northbound
Estimated Start Date : May 5th (give or take)
Approach Trail: tbd
Travelling from Munich,Germany:
Missing the Octoberfest this year :(

railwalker
01-31-2012, 09:56
Trail Name : Not sure yet
Direction: Northbound
Estimated Start Date : May 5th (give or take)
Approach Trail: tbd
Travelling from Munich,Germany:
Missing the Octoberfest this year :(


Ich werd das Oktoberfest wohl auch verpassen. Vielleicht kannst du dich in Hellen etwas trösten :-)

tenn_hiker
01-31-2012, 11:49
Trail name- STORM
Start date - April 1
Approach - No
NOBO


maybe i'll see you on the trail! depends how fast you hike, i'm starting my section hike at rock gap NC where i left off last year. i'm just looking for people i might see on the trail. Good luck!

Storm
01-31-2012, 17:55
maybe i'll see you on the trail! depends how fast you hike, i'm starting my section hike at rock gap NC where i left off last year. i'm just looking for people i might see on the trail. Good luck!

I have changed my start date to March 20th. I'm slow so you still might catch me.

apd07c
01-31-2012, 21:45
Trail Name- Seminole
Direction- NoBo
Estimated Start Date- April 7th
Approach Trail - yes

no_trail-name_yet
01-31-2012, 22:46
Trail Name: I won't choose one for myself, but I'm hoping to be given one I'll like enough to accept.

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: March 19, 2012

Approach Trail: Yes

I'm a rookie at this.

Now is always a perfect time for a new adventure.

See ya on the trail!

River Shivers
02-01-2012, 00:57
Trail Name: just waiting for one
Direstion:NOBO
Start Date: March 19th weather permitting
Approach Trail: Undecided

Ready to make this longtime dream a reality!

Thomas(GER)
02-01-2012, 13:18
Trail Name: waiting for one
Direction: Northbound
Estimated Start Date: march 16
Approach Trail - maybe

See you soon! :)

HolySmoke!
02-01-2012, 15:31
yeah... i figure on starting early, and if the weather gets very weird, or there are a series of natural disasters, i'll be heading home i reckon... We just had the biggest solar flare in recorded history... Sun spots at an all time high.. then there's the confirmed 188 day cycle of earthquakes... next quake due in late march... i figure better get the hiking in before the SHTF... it's all circling the drain... and i just want to hike !!!

PATMAC
02-01-2012, 19:46
Does the link to the spreadsheet no longer work? :-?

Ladyofthewoods
02-01-2012, 20:19
Trail Name: TNT Java
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 16th
Approach Trail: No

Old Hiker
02-02-2012, 08:09
Does the link to the spreadsheet no longer work? :-?

OH, NO!!! The Mayan end of the world has begun!!

miami
02-03-2012, 16:30
Trailname: Birdman, Ranger Dade, Miami

Direction: NOBO

Start Date: Shortly before the Leap Year (26th?)

Approach Trail: But of course


Can't wait to make new friends :)

Grandpalf
02-03-2012, 17:34
Trail Name- Grandpalf (given by friends since I'm wise & 7 years older by avg.) or HighMeadow(translation of last name)....not sure which yet.

Direction-NOBO

Estimated Start Date-April 16th-17th

Approach Trail - yes


any additional info that you want the world to know.....

I'm taking on the AT for the first time. Recently moved from California to Alabama and am starting my life over. Not a thing on this planet is going to keep me from doing this, and I hope to learn more about myself through God's grace over the 6 months it will take more than than 31 years I've been alive.

I'm digging deep and I don't know if I've ever wanted something as much as this. I. will. Not. fail.

to quote Red, with a slight substitution...

" I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the finish line. I hope to see my Lord and shake his hand. I hope the Appalachian is as wonderous as it has been in my dreams. I hope."

mountain squid
02-03-2012, 19:48
451 (http://whiteblaze.net/index_cmps.php?page=2012thruhikers) and still counting! Lots of hikers starting off in the next few weeks. Hopefully the weather will continue to cooperate for all the early birds.

Good Luck and Have Fun! Let me know if you have any updates or if I've made any errors.

See you on the trail,
mt squid

how to hike (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?73587-how-to-hike)

Rusty Nail
02-03-2012, 23:43
Trail Name: "No Name" I am sure someone will try to fix that, until then I will be "No Name"
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: Mar 30
Approach Trail - yes

SamM
02-04-2012, 16:39
Trail Name: to be decided
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 15th
Approach Trail: Why not!

-Animal
02-04-2012, 20:33
Because my flight arrives so late in the day on the 22 Feb... I’m going to get a room, then rent a car and drive with my brother-in-law to the approach trail early the morning of 23 Feb. If someone needs a ride at that time from Atlanta to the falls, and wants to pitch in a little for gas, send me a PM.

ArmyRecon
02-06-2012, 01:16
Trail name: TBD on the trail
Direction: north bound
Start Date: march 17th
Approach trail: undecided

Will be traveling with my gf

Cant wait for it to begin! So excited for not only the views, but the people well run into along the way!

Machine Gun Joe
02-06-2012, 01:23
OK, with much going on for me around the beginning of April, I've decided to postpone beginning until the 14th. Trying to talk my best friend and his son into hiking the approach with me, as they live down in the suburbs of ATL. I've been doing some day hikes to break in the boots, and feet. Walked from Atkins, VA to the Chatfield shelter round trip today. Feet hurt, but no blisters, really excited !

Bugger
02-06-2012, 01:28
Trail Name: Bugger
Direction: Northbound
Start Date: March 1st
Approach Trail: Negative

Bazilnorthbound
02-06-2012, 03:36
Trail Name: I'll let the trail decide that
Direction: NoBo
Start Date: April 8th
Approach Trail: yes

Getting ready for the this journey of a lifetime! Peace all :)

Stats 2012
02-06-2012, 09:00
[COLOR=#000000]Trail Name: "No Name" I am sure someone will try to fix that, until then I will be "No Name"Like Odysseus with the Cyclops! Gotta make it one word though: Noname.

Old Hiker
02-06-2012, 12:37
Like Odysseus with the Cyclops! Gotta make it one word though: Noname.

Pronounced: Noh-nah-meh? Noh-nah-meh? Hey!! You!!! ?

lori_nurse
02-06-2012, 14:26
Update. Trail name (until future re-naming on the trail) is "Passionflower"

FilthyMAcNasty
02-07-2012, 10:46
Trail name - Ruddly
Direction - NOBO
Start date - February 18ish
Approach trail - Probably will end up doing it, why not right?

Little to no hiking experience, 20 years old, from NYC...I'm in for an adventure!

bauer1283
02-07-2012, 18:16
Don't Wait & Firecracker
NOBO
03/07/12
Approach Trail - No

brbrus
02-07-2012, 23:34
Trail name: Previously "chaps," since then I've retired the bright blue rain chaps... trail will decide the new one.
NOBO
Start: March 12
Approach: Yes
Looking for Katahdin by end of July.

MedicineWoman2012
02-08-2012, 09:20
Trail Name: AngelsWings
NOBOUND
ETA Start:March 5th
Approach:No

Looking forward to many smiles and laughter with the many miles! This is something I have dreamed of doing since 2004! I plan to be flexible and go with the flow of the trail by not keeping the city pace while enjoying the vistas panoramoric views along with the beautiful animals that peak their heads out in the spring.

Storm
02-08-2012, 11:41
Trail name: Previously "chaps,"
Looking for Katahdin by end of July.

It will still be there.

barefoothiker11
02-08-2012, 12:03
Trail Name: Currently nonexistent
Direction: NoBo
Start Date: April 2nd
Approach Trail: Of course!
Other: Im from Miami, Fl (any other south floridians on here?).

Drybones
02-08-2012, 13:09
Trail name: Drybones
Direction: NOBO
Start date: 3/12/2012

jus10kase
02-08-2012, 14:10
Trail name-?
Dir- NOBO
Approach- Yes
Start prob 4/4

SamuelBraid
02-08-2012, 17:43
Trail Name: To be decided
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 23 ( 10 - 11 AM ish)
Approach Trail - No

EnviSciGuy
02-08-2012, 19:42
Trail Name: None yet
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: Early May
Approach Trail: Yes
Can't wait!

Twodirtyfeet
02-08-2012, 22:03
Change in my start date....
Yesterday was my last work day
Headed north on the 12th.... so so close see you on the trail

Bojangles

ckwolf
02-09-2012, 10:13
Trail Name Agape (A Grateful Admirer of the Planet Earth) and the Holy Ghost
Direction NOBO from Waynesboro
Estimated Start Date mid April
Approach Trail - no
any additional info that you want the world to know - Flip Flopping, Va-ME, VA - GA

If anything changes, please update via a reply to this thread or send me a PM.

Raging Sloth
02-09-2012, 19:03
Trail name: none
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 28th
Approach Trail: Yes

naturejunkie
02-10-2012, 11:12
Trail name: Big Brother
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: February 29th-ish
Approach Trail: Pshhh...no!

Jumping up from the Florida Trail. Good times!

Larry Vaughn
02-10-2012, 13:05
No name yet
NoBo
March 7,2012
still decideding on the approach, already done it a few times

Planned this three different times, life got in the way before I got there. Finally on my way!
Anyone with a start date around the 7th go ahead and message me.. would love to " meet " some of the people I will be sharing this adventure with.

Rocket
02-10-2012, 14:14
Trail Name: Rocket
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: April 15th
Approach Trail: No

Got my final layoff from the Space Program! Was supposed to go last year but stayed on for Transistion and Retirement of the Orbiters. Better late than never!

jayfreefly
02-10-2012, 16:43
Trail Names: J-Bone & Tutti
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: Early March
Approach Trail: No

Christian Torp
02-10-2012, 18:27
Trail Name: Excited to see what name I acquire
Direction: North
Estimated Start Date: March 10
Approach Trail: I assume I must approach the trail at some point over the summer.
Praying that it comes to fruition.

Joshua Mac
02-11-2012, 00:15
Trail Name: hopefully nothing embarrassing
Direction: GAME
Estimated Start: April 9
Approach Trail: no, with my luck I'll get injured before the actually trail!
I Will be sprinting the entire trail with a 90 pound pack wearing nothing but cotton. Anyone wanna race?

DamnYankee
02-11-2012, 09:32
(Update)
Trail Name DamnYankee
Direction NoBo
Estimated Start Date March 20th
Approach Trail - no

Rockie
02-12-2012, 10:27
Trail Name: Rockie
Direction: not sure: if able to start early enough I'll head north, but a later start will put me going south.
Estimated start: hopefully May
Approach Trail: not sure about that either
Just happily found myself in the position to be able to do this (finally) and am super excited. Plans are evolving so I'll be posting details and they emerge. See you all somewhere, sometime!

gazerstar
02-12-2012, 11:19
Trail Name: The Colonel (aka Mousekateer per Llama Punch in 2007)
Direction: Northbound
Estimated Start Date: Train to Gainesville, p/u by Hiker Hostel 27 Feb and start 28 Feb
Approach Trail - yes or no: Not if FSR 42 is open...
any additional info that you want the world to know: Made it to Duncannon, PA last time...
Curious how deep the snow is in the Smokies.
I try for around 15 miles per day.

Pappyspackle
02-12-2012, 13:54
Trail Name: Pappy
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: Feb 15, 2012
Approach: Yeah
First time out doing something like this, I've got a lot to prove. :-)

quietmellow
02-12-2012, 15:57
Trail Name: None
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 16th
Approach Trail: No

Ultimatum
02-12-2012, 19:38
Trail Name: Ultimatum
Direction: Northward!
Start Date: April 1, 2012
Approach trail: Probably not.

MedicineWoman2012
02-13-2012, 16:11
Trail Name: AngelsWings
NOBOUND
ETA Start:March 15th
Approach:No

Looking forward to many smiles and laughter with the many miles! This is something I have dreamed of doing since 2004! I plan to be flexible and go with the flow of the trail by not keeping the city pace while enjoying the vistas panoramoric views along with the beautiful animals that peak their heads out in the spring. Reply Reply With Quote Blog this Post .

CaptainNemo
02-14-2012, 03:55
Hey just an update. I am now leaving March 28th. No trailname yet.

LDog
02-15-2012, 13:52
(Update)
Trail Name DamnYankee
Direction NoBo
Estimated Start Date March 20th
Approach Trail - no

Damn'd Yankee ...

jayfin3
02-17-2012, 02:36
Trail Name: None yet
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 2
Approach Trail: yes

I'm freakin out!

charliebrown
02-17-2012, 08:22
Trail Name: Crackerjack "2011", looking to earn a new one
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 4 2012
Approach Trail - yes
Hiked from Dalton, Ma to Luray, Va. last year with a broke heal and toe lol... Hopefully this year will be injury free.

Zandercroft
02-17-2012, 20:50
Trail Name: Haven't one yet!
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: April 4th
Approach Trail: Yes
Ye-haw!!! :]

lkaluzi
02-17-2012, 23:11
update
Trail Name: Phoenix
Direction: Nobo
Estimated Start Date: March 7th
Approach Trail: No

bubberrb
02-18-2012, 09:29
So ive settled on swap_arse, interesting story. If and when we meet on the trail be sure to ask id be glad to tell you how i got/picked that name.

Whitewater2012
02-18-2012, 12:25
Having to change my start date to sometime in mid March.
Thanks....

DeerPath
02-18-2012, 12:47
Trail name: DeerPath
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 19, 2012
Approach Trail: Maybe

LDog
02-18-2012, 13:50
Having to change my start date to sometime in mid March.
Thanks....

If it's towards the latter part of mid march (~20th) I hope to run into you.

Track3307
02-18-2012, 15:56
Changing direction and start date...


Trailname: Squatting Bare
Direction: Flip Flop, HF to Katahdin then HF to Springer
Estimated Start Date: Late may
Approach Trail: Yes

Turtle*
02-18-2012, 20:21
Trail name: Falling Turtle & Irish Charm
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: February 21,2012
Approach Trail: Yes
Bonus info: we are getting married at Trail Days!!!

wteason2
02-18-2012, 21:12
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: SOBO
Estimated Start Date: June 11/12, 2012
Approach Trail - yes or no: No?

Graduate high school towards the end of May, board a train to Maine two weeks later. I can't wait!!

wteason2
02-18-2012, 21:15
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: SOBO
Estimated Start Date: June 11/12, 2012
Approach Trail - yes or no: No?

Graduate high school towards the end of May, board a train to Maine two weeks later. I can't wait!!

I might go with my nickname from my Outward Bound expedition. "Mittens"

pdcolelli42
02-19-2012, 11:56
Trail Name: I'll wait till I start for that
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 28
Approach Trail - yes

Just joined the site, been looking it over for months though. I must say there is some very useful stuff on here!

strollingalong
02-19-2012, 14:56
adjustment to my schedule.

NOBO
April 4th
Approach yep, but slow as hell.
tent

nursing a minor injury so being very careful and very slow in my first few weeks. Any other turtles starting out then?!

xcess
02-19-2012, 15:20
Trail Name: X
Direction:NOBO
Estimated Start Date April 15
Approach Trail - yes or no:no
any additional info

harriey von alkier
02-19-2012, 16:23
Trail Name Jette, no bo, start April 5, Approach trail no.

Wrongwayrusty
02-19-2012, 20:09
Trail Name = Wrongway
Direction = NoBo
Estimated Start Date = April 8-10
Approach Trail - NO , been there done that , bought the t-shirt
Can't wait to get out there ! Lets all have a great time .

Spud29
02-19-2012, 20:37
Trail Name = Lefty
Direction = NoBo
Estimated Start Date = March 21
Approach Trail=Yes
Second attempt at a thru hike. Went SOBO last year. Learned a lot and now I am ready for a succesful attempt (Hopefully)

SlapJack
02-19-2012, 20:57
Trail Name- SlapJack
Direction- SOBO
Estimated Start Date- June 1st

CdnHiker
02-19-2012, 21:07
Trail Name - Easy Mile
Direction - NOBO
Start Date - April 3 (staying at Hiker Hostel April 2)
Approach Trail - No

Trailmix31
02-20-2012, 01:01
Trace Hundo

NOBO

March 2nd

Still not sure about the approach trail or not

I'll be starting on my birthday!

HuckleberryNC
02-20-2012, 14:40
Trail Name: Huckleberry

HuckleberryNC
02-20-2012, 14:49
Trail Name: Huckleberry
Direction: NoBo
Start Date: Late February

additional: I am looking for a ride from western NC to Springer around the end of February. I could meet fellow thru hikers along Interstates 85, 81 or 77 depending on your approach and I'll pay for gas! Respond to this thread if you can help.

Matt2012
02-20-2012, 22:53
Trail Name Undecided

Direction NOBO

Estimated Start Date 4/5/12

Approach Trail - yes

any additional info that you want the world to know

I am hiking this thru for myself but also for my father who passed away on 1/12/12 from Multiple Myeloma. I have set up a donation site to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at http://www.active.com/donate/2012mmrfyor/at4mm and I have a Facebook page dedicated to my fundraiser "Appalachian trail 4 Multiple Myeloma" at www.facebook.com/at4mm

Meet me at Mount Katahdin.

timsatthruhike2012
02-20-2012, 23:21
Trail Name: Have an old one, but not for thru hike
NOBO
Start: 03/11/12
Approach Trail: NO
Please check out my blog and share it if you like it: http://timsatthruhike2012.blogspot.com/

2012thruhiker
02-21-2012, 01:37
No trail name yet :)
nobo
March 18th
no approach
can't wait!

Fireweed
02-21-2012, 01:50
Trail Name: Fireweed
Direction : NOBO
Start Date : March 4
Approach: nope

Brandon BUNCE
02-21-2012, 11:33
Trail name: none
Direction :nobo
Estimated start date:March/april
with: dog

looking forward to great adventure and new friends

grok
02-21-2012, 12:33
Trail Name : Grok

Direction : NOBO

Estimated Start : March 1st through 7th

Approach Trail : No

Did 500 + and got hooked goin all the way this time

loraleek
02-21-2012, 16:06
Trail Name - none yet, but may start with loraleek
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - April 6
Approach Trail - no
any additional info that you want the world to know - nothin' now - good luck to everyone

Glogg
02-21-2012, 22:36
Trail Name: Glögg
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 14th
Approach Trail: Yes

hbc2194
02-23-2012, 07:23
HB
NOBO
March 11th
Yes

Drifting Sparrow
02-23-2012, 08:58
Trail Name: Sparrow
Direction: SOBO
ESD: July 1st
Approach Trail: Yes

Anyone else leaving July 1st and doing the approach trail? Not actually sure if I want to start out with others or not, but curious to know either way :)

Also, I have yet to figure out how I'm getting to Baxter State Park. Bus maybe??

RORY CALHOUN
02-23-2012, 09:20
Dear Mountain Squid,
after putzing around long enough for the air flight fare to spiral upward fretting about small scissors etc. & the TSA i have moved my start from 3/15 to 3/1 to enjoy the hiking expo at Amicalola State Park and to increase the chances that the few pounds of fleece and wool get used instead of packed. If it rains and pours may as well be ready. Gotta get around to a WhiteBlaze donation for sure as this site has been sooo helpful.
As Ever,
RORY CALHOUN

dalejrrulz2001
02-23-2012, 10:48
Trail Name Scooter
Direction NOBO
Estimated Start Date Early March?
Approach Trail Yes

This is my first long hike. Really looking forward to months of nature.

dalejrrulz2001
02-23-2012, 10:56
Im from Maryland. Clinton to be precise. I am planning my thru-hike to start early March 2012. May leave earlier or later but look for me as you pass me I am slow indeed.

musob_f13
02-23-2012, 16:16
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: 19th Marchish
Approach Trail - yes

The closer it gets, the less prepared I feel. Here goes nothing!!! I can't wait!

mountain squid
02-23-2012, 18:30
504 (http://whiteblaze.net/index_cmps.php?page=2012thruhikers) on the spreadsheet! Reckon it is gonna start being busy on Springer . . .

If you have made any changes or updates let me know.

See you on the trail,
mt squid

how to hike (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?73587-how-to-hike)
some observations (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?14493-observations-from-fs42-(advice-for-first-week-on-trail))

Eywa Dude
02-23-2012, 19:02
Trail name: None yet. I'll keep you updated.
Direction: NoBo
Start date: March, 18, 2012
Approach trail: Hell yeah, it's all part of the adventure! I want to see Skippy the skunk if he's still around.
Additional info: If I ask a bunch of questions about meal ideas and other trail stuff, have mercy! I'm a trail newbie! Looking forward to meeting you all. See you on the trail! Woohoo!

Pancakes
02-24-2012, 15:56
Need to update mine... Starting April 10th, had to delay it about a month because of job issues.

tallmaestro
02-25-2012, 15:41
Trail name: To be discovered
Direction: NoBo
Start date: Feb. 27, 2012
Approach trail: Why not?
Time to make it official after months of forum lurking. I'll be driving down from western Virginia and hitting the approach trail Monday afternoon. Who's with me?!

Carl Calson
02-25-2012, 18:33
Trail Name - don't have one yet
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - 2-27-12
Approach Trail - no
any additional info that you want the world to know - hiking with 4 others who also don't have trail names yet. wish us luck!

CROCKETT
02-25-2012, 18:46
Mountain Squid, I need your help.. Please change my Trail Name from Crockett to NEW trail name Fleetwood. I have been officially named.

Also, I have an exact start date of March 17th..NOBO, no approach trail.

Thank you in advance

Janeway
02-25-2012, 23:21
Just got back from my outfitter/re-supplier, Roads Rivers and Trails in Milford (they're the best!). Had to drop off yet more stuff and they wanted a picture for their "year book" and to admire my newly shaved head and Emily gave me my trail name--GI Jane (attention Mountain Squid). Yay! I've got a trail name. Just a few more hours before I leave for the train. After more than a year of research and preparation, it's finally about to begin. The biggest adventure of my life. The hardest thing I will ever do. The last few days have brought so many emotions. Looking forward to meeting a lot of you on the trail. I expect to step onto the trail on February 28th (MS please update my start date).

Garlic Fingers
02-26-2012, 01:21
Update

Leaving march 6th (at hiker hostel march 5th)

plonk
02-26-2012, 06:33
Trail Name : -
Direction : nobo
Estimated Start Date : march 6th
Approach Trail : yes

Roaming Gnome
02-26-2012, 10:31
Trail Name: Roaming Gnome alias Hobbling Hobbit

NOBO to begin my journey. I will finish as a SOBO

Estimated start date: April 23, 2012

Taking the time to enjoy life and follow a dream.

Even when you fall on your face you are still going forward. Hike ON!!!

Saprogenic
02-26-2012, 11:23
Trail Name: Not sure yet
Direction: South
Estimated Start Date: July
Approach Trail:?
Hammock Camper

Ferrousknight
02-26-2012, 14:53
Trail Name: None Yet. Picking your own is just wrong.
Direction: Nobo
Estimated Start Date: Somewhere in the vicinty of March 25-April 1
Approach Trail: Probably
Other info: Have wanted to do this for ~3 years. Worked on Rocky Top Appalachian Trail crew in the smokies last year for 2 months, and a week the year before. There are a large number of new steps that you can curse me out for.

RunDMC
02-26-2012, 16:31
Trail Name: (I'll get one when I get there, I'm sure...)
Direction: NOBO
Est. Start Date: 03/15/2012
Approach Trail: Yerp

rjhouser
02-26-2012, 17:07
UPDATE for me:
Trail name: still none
Direction: NOBO
Start date: April 30
Approach trail: Yes

basketofpancakes
02-26-2012, 20:42
Trail name: Undecided
Direction: NOBO
Start date: April 10
Approach trail: Nope, getting off on USFS 42 if possible
Other info: Hammocker!

rich1024
02-27-2012, 01:25
Hey Darkage

March 20th is a definate. I'm shooting for the approach trail arch at 10 AM, and will attempt to make Stover Creek Shelter. Been training here in Idaho at 3000 feet elevation, and doing 1500 to 2000 feet elevation gains... should be ready. See everyone on the first day of spring.

Big Foot

RunDMC
02-27-2012, 16:49
Dang! Am I the only 40-something doing this????

Kazibo
02-27-2012, 17:26
40something as well, starting nobo on April 05.

Grand Poobah
02-27-2012, 17:36
Trail Name: TBD
Direction: SOBO
Estimated Start date: Mid July
Approach Trail: What is 8 more miles after 2184
Will be hiking with an old friend who also happens to be female.

Drybones
02-27-2012, 18:41
Do you know the difference in a yankee and a damned yankee? A damned yankee comes south and stays...married to one.

RunDMC
02-27-2012, 18:49
Kazibo, I'm glad to see it! We're few, it seems. And it also seems we are also starting on different dates.... I suppose rather than getting hung up on the age thing, I'll choose to enjoy people (of all ages) as I meet them....

See you on the Trail,
Dawn

T Hutch
02-27-2012, 20:03
Trail Name none yet.
Direction nobo
Estimated Start Date hiker hostel march 21. springer 22
Approach Trail - yes and no
any additional info that you want the world to know

MedicineWoman2012
02-28-2012, 11:00
soon to be 40 July 24th and bf soon to be 42 April 14th...north bound March 14

MedicineWoman2012
02-28-2012, 11:11
MedicineWoman
North Bound
March 13
Approach Maybe

Hopalong8
02-28-2012, 15:42
Trail Name : Hopalong
Direction : NOBO
Estimated Start Date 14 March
Approach Trail -: yes

darkage
02-28-2012, 18:06
Hey Darkage

March 20th is a definate. I'm shooting for the approach trail arch at 10 AM, and will attempt to make Stover Creek Shelter. Been training here in Idaho at 3000 feet elevation, and doing 1500 to 2000 feet elevation gains... should be ready. See everyone on the first day of spring.

Big Foot

Right on man, look foreward to meeting ya out there ...

jus10kase
02-28-2012, 18:15
Dang! Am I the only 40-something doing this????

Guess I`m not 40`s anymore.

Zip & Troggy Brit
02-28-2012, 20:43
Dang! Am I the only 40-something doing this????

Not the only one RunDMC...Im a "66 model". :) My wife and I are starting 19 March, not doing the Approach trail. We have a fairly laid back daily "plan" so doubt we will catch you. Kazibo might even catch up to us. But know you are not along...happy hiking. Zip

jcn
02-29-2012, 20:05
No trail name yet
NOBO
Leaving March 27th
Yes to the approach trail

So excited, it's getting so close!

ajmcmill
03-01-2012, 00:53
Trail Name: Do not have one yet
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 14/15
Approach Trail - Game time decision

I just graduated from N.C. State University and can't wait to get on the trail and really test myself. Really looking forward to everything the AT has to offer.

ajmcmill
03-01-2012, 01:01
Trail Name: Do not have one yet
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 14/15
Approach Trail - Game time decision.

I just graduated from N.C. State University. I am really looking forward to getting on the trail on enjoying everything the AT has to offer.

Go'in Walkabout
03-01-2012, 10:10
Trail Name: Hawkeye
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start: March 11
Approach Trail: Probably

Really looking forward to this! Been on the bucket list for over 30 years!
Going to give it my best shot to make it all the way!

Chuppacabra
03-01-2012, 15:00
Trail Name Chuppacabra
Direction NOBO
Estimated Start Date April 19th
Approach Trail - no (I do not intend on ever hiking up those stairs again to reach the summit of the falls with 35lbs of gear ever again or coming anywhere near that place haha)

As of yet I'm planning on doing this entire hike solo so any company would be welcome! 21/m from Fl

Bobcat'12
03-01-2012, 16:28
Trail Name: Bobcat
Direction: HF to ME , HF to GA
Estimated Start Date: June 7th
Approach Trail: ATC Headquarters

I've been wanting to do this for 20 years. Now it's finally time. Can't wait to get started.

pyroman9
03-01-2012, 19:44
Trail name: To be Determined still
Direction: nobo
Start time: March 16th
Approach trail: as long as weather is decent.

zombie
03-01-2012, 22:28
Trail Name: Nope, not yet.
Direction: North
Estimated Start Date : March 30th
Approach Trail : yes
any additional info that you want the world to know: Wouldn't mind company anywhere along trail! Good travels to you all!

I'mFine
03-01-2012, 23:21
Trail Name: I'm Fine
Direction: SOBO
Estimated Start Date: Early June
Approach Trail: We'll See..

nativedancer
03-02-2012, 07:33
Native Dancer 3/13/12 NB Lehigh Valley Pa age 64

theperfectwhittard
03-02-2012, 22:00
Quick update on my exact starting date: Thursday March 22nd....good luck everyone

daman
03-03-2012, 11:15
Trailname : Daman
No Bound
ETA 3/13/12
Approach Trail: Maybe

Gunther79
03-03-2012, 12:17
Trailname: Gunther
Direction: Nobo
Estimated start: 4/2/2012 - 4/13/2012 (depends how long it takes me to get all my affairs sorted out)
Approach: Absolutely

I just decided I was doing this a couple days ago. Will be hammock sleeping as much as possible. Also hoping to bring some gourmet flair to my trail meals along the way :) Looking forward to meeting and adventuring with you all!

Gumpy
03-03-2012, 17:30
Trail Name Gumpy, with Daughter
SOBO
Starting 3/22/12
age 54
Wolfeboro, NH
Approach trail, probably not

Ferrousknight
03-03-2012, 17:48
Update!

Start Date: 3/28
Approach Trail: No.

Hiker Hostel on the 27th! :banana

Ptenwal
03-03-2012, 18:30
Trail Name - SPICE
Direction - NOBO
Estimated Start Date - 03/10/2012
Approach Trail - YES

Looking forward to the 10th!

bibble
03-03-2012, 20:02
No Name
NOBO
Est Start Date: 4/3
App Trail: Yes

Love the wilderness/love each other

Aspen Glow
03-03-2012, 20:54
Aspen Glow
NOBO
starting May 8th ish, or whenever i catch a flight with a standby ticket
definitely planning on including the approach trail

Nick&Bruce
03-04-2012, 00:11
Trail Name Chuppacabra
Direction NOBO
Estimated Start Date April 19th
Approach Trail - no (I do not intend on ever hiking up those stairs again to reach the summit of the falls with 35lbs of gear ever again or coming anywhere near that place haha)

As of yet I'm planning on doing this entire hike solo so any company would be welcome! 21/m from Fl

Dude, I'm 26 and live in Tampa. Leaving town on the 14th, hiking springer on the 15th. You'll probably end up catching up to me and my dog since I plan on taking it slow at the start.

jasonthatsme
03-05-2012, 02:12
Not applicable
NoBo
March 30
Approach? Of course!
Don't laugh at me, or do, just don't point.

musob_f13
03-05-2012, 11:50
Quick update.
Trail Name: Shredder
Start date: 18 March

Larry Vaughn
03-06-2012, 14:19
Leaving a day early, but not planning on going far, anyway good luck I am on my way in about an hour, here I come Kat!

HighKing
03-06-2012, 15:39
Ghostpack Highking
NOBO
3-21- GO! < get it.
Approach trail -> Oh yeah!

candacem09
03-06-2012, 17:47
Trail Name: Don't have one yet
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 8
Approach Trail: Yes

Good Luck Everyone!!!

Oklahoma
03-06-2012, 21:47
Trail Name: Just Chad

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: April 7, 2012

Approch Trail: Been there done that

This will be my 3rd attempt at a thru, I have a habit of getting bored after 200miles so the third times the charm. Good luck and happy hiking 12ers

slims
03-07-2012, 00:12
Trail Name: Don't have one yet
Direction: North Bound
Estimated Start Date: Mid-March
Approach Trail: Yes

Seems like forever since I posted this. Well now that I have my flight booked, bus ticket purchased and shuttle organized I think I can update this.

Start Date: March 24th

aprilshowers
03-07-2012, 18:48
Trail Name:Aprilshowers
Direction: NOBO
Start date: Mar 10th
Approch Trail: NO
Starting with my side kick that I think I will name: Gen Custer

fenderbenderfc
03-08-2012, 02:36
Trail Name: I don't have one yet.
Direction: Towards Dixie
Start Date: First half of June
Approach Trail: Hells Yeah!

I'm still planning. I have all my gear but a solo tent. I might upgrade some. I am making flight, shuttle, and Baxter reservations soon. I have been working out trying to get in better shape and shed some extra weight. I think about the AT everyday and I can not friggin' wait until June.

Thruhiker2012
03-08-2012, 05:03
Makin an update...

Trail Name: nothing official yet
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: March 17, 2012
Approach Trail - no (already done it)

Just finished my last day at work & gonna be Bama bound in a few days to visit family...then it's gonna be GA->ME on!!! Even camped in my backyard this week to test out sleeping arrangements in 20 degree temps! Gonna be bringing my dog along for the hike too...Cant believe I'm starting in just a little over a week!!!

SaltWater
03-09-2012, 18:39
Long time lurker first time poster...

Trail Name: Nothing yet
Direction: NOBO
Start Date: March 11th
Approach Trail: Sure

It's me and my significant other! She doesn't have a trail name either. You'll probably pass us at some point.

fenderbenderfc
03-10-2012, 00:04
Update for me. I have a flight to Bangor on June 5th. I will be starting the 6th.

GAHiking
03-11-2012, 21:41
Trail Names: Diesel and The Kid
Heading North
Left Feb 24, 2012
No approach trail
Follow our gps at: http://trackleaders.com/ati.php?name=Stansberry_AT_Quest

MissMagnolia
03-12-2012, 18:17
Okay, one more update now that all reservations are made and tickets purchased. If I update again it will be with a trail name.

Trail name: none yet
NOBO
Start April 19
No Approach Trail

Phikes
03-12-2012, 20:04
Well now that the date is set, I figured I'd join the conversation.

Trail Name-I'm certainly not giving my self one!
Direction-SOBO
Start Date-June 1st
Approach Trail- Mandatory,right?

CROCKETT
03-12-2012, 20:55
Trail Name - Fleetwood
NOBO
Start date 3-17-12
Not doing the approach

jshwdy
03-13-2012, 01:17
Trail Name - N?A
NOBO
Start Date April 30th
Approach? Y

Chuppacabra
03-13-2012, 11:45
Dude, I'm 26 and live in Tampa. Leaving town on the 14th, hiking springer on the 15th. You'll probably end up catching up to me and my dog since I plan on taking it slow at the start.

That's awesome! I live in St. Pete. Hopefully I'll see you on the trail!

Crazykid
03-13-2012, 18:55
Trail name: Don't have one yet =(
Direction: NoBo
Start Date: March 19
Approach Trail: YES!!!
Additional Info: I like Turtles

Crazykid
03-13-2012, 18:58
Fellow Florida folk!
Me and my friend are hiking on March 18 prob see you guys around at the top. Good luck!

dillard
03-13-2012, 19:02
Trail Name: To Be Determined
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: First week of April
Approach Trail: YES!

JethroSugarSponge
03-14-2012, 16:32
Trail Name: Frenzy
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: April 25th +/- a few days.
Approch Trail: Maybe/Doesn't matter

I know I am starting a little late for a thru hike, but I am fit and determined to get as far north as I possible can. I lam leaving as soon as I graduate from college. I am hiking to postpone making important life decisions, so I am very motivated to stay on the trail as long as I can. I almost have one person convinced to come with me, but I am still looking for someone to join me. This person must be willing to say hi on the phone to my parents, since they won't give me a ride to Georgia unless I have a bona fide person to accompany me. I've got lots to talk about, but never talk too much. I'm motivational but not mean. Someone be my hiking buddy?

mrcoffeect
03-15-2012, 00:00
Trail name: Mrcoffee
Direction: nobo
start date: apr 20
apptrl no

Taking greyhound from ct to ga the 18th arrive 19th in gainesville,maybe get room maybe just start hichin to trailhead.we will see after that 30+hour bus ride how much walking i'll want to do, so hopefully the 20th will be my first full day on the trail.

boz980
03-15-2012, 17:08
Trail Name- dont have one
Direction- northbound
Estimated Start Date- Monday 19 march
Approach Trail - no
Myself and 2 others will be going from Indiana, I'm going north until I'm ready to return home and back to work, the other 2 have planned and to my knowledge are preparing for the whole trail, seems like a nice thought but its a long way and things happen. Good luck to all that are destined to go the distance.

underscored
03-17-2012, 02:25
Trail Name: underscore
Direction: NOBO
Estimated Start Date: April 14th (Approach Trail w/ 2 friends not thru-hiking) - April 15th - (AT)

Will be keeping a trail journal at http://underscore-at2012.tumblr.com

Cheers!

tenn_hiker
03-17-2012, 10:31
Trail Name: Ken?
Direction: SOBO
Estimated Start Date: Between May 25th and June 1st

Any SOBO's starting around this time PM me!

nightowl
03-17-2012, 11:22
Trail Name: Night Owl (maybe?)

Direction: NOBO

Estimated Start Date: May 27, 2012

Approach Trail: Maybe

Can't wait to graduate and get started! See you on the trail.