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  1. Appalachian Trail on Updated Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ferk View Post
    I used the AT GIS data provided the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and displayed it on Google Maps.

    https://www.google.com/fusiontables/...35&y=2&tmplt=2

    I understand there are a few good options already available on the web (including ATC's interactive map). But, every available option uses Google
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  2. 10 Days to the Trail and Counting and thoughts on the under quilt.

    by , 03-20-2013 at 01:26 (Fireweed - An Older Woman Who Hikes Solo and With Friends)
    Even though I've hiked the trail before and hiked other trails for years, I still obsessively review my gear, my plans, my food plans. I pack, repack; weigh and reweigh my pack. I go through my clothing and then head for the thrift shops looking for lighter shirts, or better vests or silk shells that are more comfortable than cotton t-shirts.

    When it gets really hot, the silk is wonderfully light and breathable. Thrift store silk shells are less than a couple bucks. I toss them ...
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  3. 3/19 Cold Again

    Cold again. Hiked 15.8 miles from NOC to Brown Fork Gap. Total of 153.1 m 2032 to go. After spending rainy night at NOC, Blue skies and cool winds. After breakfast at Rivers End Cafe I hit trail. Planning on meeting my best friend and love of my life in Hot Springs NC in 12 days and 137 miles away so need to pick up my pace. Despite several steep climbs made good progress. Rolled into Brown Fork about 5pm Feet held up well. Tomorrow Fontana Dam. Camping in woods - low 20's tonight. Here we go ...
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  4. Food Packaging

    Have prepackaged 60 meals today. This will be enough with a purchase or two at the towns I will pass thru. The 23rd approaches quickly and with each day I grow closer to being ready. In respect to the wife I'm looking forward to the hike yet wondering about her demise here at home. Oh well, dang if i do dang if I don't.:-?
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  5. Went to doctor

    Went to doctor today.
    I have walking pneumonia with bronchitis. They are treating the swelling as fluid buildup due to low potassium and low protein. Got to go back on Thursday and they will check it again. Taking meds to see if it comes up.
    Doctor says will get me back on my feet so I can get back on trail.
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