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  1. Class of 2000 meet up at Trail Days 2020

    A number of us are gathering at Trail Days in 2020 to celebrate our time on the Trail in 2000.

    So far, we have Diamond Doug, Walkin' Home, Urban Camper, Lynda, Gizmo and Veronica.

    Please pass...
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    Hiking and leadership

    Background

    I celebrated my thru-hike of the AT in 2000 as part of an important birthday.


    The simplicity of Trail life is reassuring and allows quiet contemplation about people and...
  3. Many thanks to you - I do hope you enjoy it. And...

    Many thanks to you - I do hope you enjoy it. And thanks for the introduction to Colin Fletcher - I wasn't aware of his writings so will now add him to my wish list. John
  4. Chuck. Many thanks. I have thought about it on...

    Chuck. Many thanks. I have thought about it on occasion, but the weather is dreadful and the food isn't much better! John
  5. Book and Kindle Editions - To The Woods - A Scot thru hikes the AT

    The reviews on my book on Amazon have been interesting. http://tinyurl.com/lbs4b2t

    One of the chapters is written in part in my Scots dialect, that is the language in which I think and speak when...
  6. Rob You are (a) very swift and (b) too kind. ...

    Rob

    You are (a) very swift and (b) too kind. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your feedback.

    My thanks

    John
  7. Book and Kindle editions - To The Woods - A Journey Along The Appalachian Trail

    My account of thru-hiking the Trail has been sleeping for a whiles and is now wide awake.

    It is available on Amazon.com

    http://tinyurl.com/oez4brq

    Comments and reflections welcome.

    Many...
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    It's perfectly possible to do the entire Trail...

    It's perfectly possible to do the entire Trail without any food drops, boxes or whatever. It needs some careful planning where stores are few and far between; and it can get a little boring. But in...
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    I first heard about the Trail whilst hiking in...

    I first heard about the Trail whilst hiking in South Africa in '95 and thought it utter madness to even consider such a trip. The madness caught up with me for reasons that are still unclear to me. ...
  10. Read a book about the AT and help raise funds for charity

    I suspect this posting may concern some folks so let me get any necessary apology in before I start.

    I thru hiked in 2000 and wrote a book about my experience of the Trail.

    In February 2007 I...
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    Bounce boxes

    The responses so far indicate that the boxes are very useful. I thru hiked in 2000 and didn't use a box once, in part because I live in London, England and the customs procedures would have been too...
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    Life after the AT

    I lost a ton of weight and it took a few months to get it back.

    Returning to London, England was also really strange after 6 months in the woods - I couldn't get used to the speed of the city, its...
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    Life after the AT

    I lost a ton of weight and it took a few months to get it back.

    Returning to London, England was also really strange after 6 months in the woods - I couldn't get used to the speed of the city, its...
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    Age mix

    I don't have data to support this, but my sense of the 2000 hikers is as follows: the largest proportion were in their 20s - early 30s; the next largest was seniors or folks who had taken early...
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