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    update from the back of the pack: Humminbard, Bad...

    update from the back of the pack: Humminbard, Bad Brad, Baby Girl, and Biskit are heading gingerly into the Whites tomorrow, going SOBO from Franconia Notch to Kinsman with an overnight at Eliza...
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    Hey Y'all, first post in weeks, mainly because...

    Hey Y'all, first post in weeks, mainly because I've been with the Flipper family until this week when I needed to return briefly to Virginia for a responsibility break. Had to miss out on the whole...
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    Just packed some food. It's heavy. About 5...

    Just packed some food. It's heavy. About 5 pounds. Is this too much? Mountain House dinners, junk candy for snacks, oatmeal and dried fruit for breakfasts, and some disturbingly weighty Spam packages...
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    WP and TH: This slack packing offer is the best...

    WP and TH: This slack packing offer is the best news ever for me! I messed up my back last week romping with grandsons and am hoping that last minute chiropractic adjustments will keep the Flip...
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    Treehugger, I'm afraid to ask! This reminds me of...

    Treehugger, I'm afraid to ask! This reminds me of the time Will got his first license plate reading POS for his old beat-up car and I wondered why he wanted it to say "Point Of Sale," when of...
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    by the way, fellow flippers, my son who's on the...

    by the way, fellow flippers, my son who's on the trail now has given me my official trail name: "Field Guide." He's noticed my chronic curiosity about the flora and fauna everywhere. So if you have...
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    if I create a Facebook page for the journey, how...

    if I create a Facebook page for the journey, how easy is it to remove at the end?
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    Hey Will Poe and Stephanie, I'd love to be part...

    Hey Will Poe and Stephanie, I'd love to be part of the Saturday dinner group, as long as hiking shoes are acceptable attire. Do I need to make an individual reservation?
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    quick update from this member of the family: I'll...

    quick update from this member of the family: I'll be staying at West Ridge Hollow B&B Friday and Saturday nights. It's only three-tenths of a mile from Tea Horse, so we're all nearby. Anybody want to...
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    Happy hiking, Steelcut! Don't forget to send word...

    Happy hiking, Steelcut! Don't forget to send word from the front.
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    Yep, i feel all better now, back to eager...

    Yep, i feel all better now, back to eager anticipation. Mostly it's going to be wonderful to be in the frequent company of open-minded enthusiastic optimists. Love all you flippers!!!
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    Too many choices! Too many decisions! Where to...

    Too many choices! Too many decisions! Where to camp? Where to resupply? What to pack and what not to pack? Reading all the data and impressive details of everybody else's in-depth research is making...
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    Treehugger: Are you and I going to have matching...

    Treehugger: Are you and I going to have matching ULA Circuit packs now that you've dropped a couple of pounds? (By the way, I just took your deluxe patella brace to the post office so you should have...
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    Just want to observe that our little FlipFlop...

    Just want to observe that our little FlipFlop thread is now THIRTY PAGES of happy shared anticipation. Wow!
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    jimmyjam, (and anyone who might wonder about the...

    jimmyjam, (and anyone who might wonder about the effectiveness of permethrin): My experience was a summer bushwhacking hike in the James River Face Wilderness through thick brush with six other...
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    jimmyjam--I treated all my stuff yesterday too,...

    jimmyjam--I treated all my stuff yesterday too, but didn't think about soaking the CF tarp and sleeves. Does the permethrin penetrate Cuben Fiber?
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    Hey Guys!! Treehugger here. I am staying at...

    Hey Guys!! Treehugger here. I am staying at Humminbard's house for a day or two to rest up for the next leg. Beware when you go thru the area south of Waynesboro, Three Ridges and The Priest are...
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    Welcome Hiker Faith! If you hike fast, you might...

    Welcome Hiker Faith! If you hike fast, you might catch up with Treehugger before you both reach Harper's Ferry. I guess the benefit of the flip-flop for you is that when you finish, you'll be home!...
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    GrayGhost: You are the essence of persistence!...

    GrayGhost: You are the essence of persistence! Sorry to hear about the fractured sternum, but maybe it's the Universe telling you that you're meant to be around as guide and inspiration to some of us...
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    Laurie: I haven't registered because I don't know...

    Laurie: I haven't registered because I don't know whether or not I'll be able to complete the whole trail in 2015, but please count me in for the HFKO, also hiking out of HF May 3. And thanks so much...
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    Good golly! Will there be a keynote address? It's...

    Good golly! Will there be a keynote address? It's going to be great to watch the Big Bang expand out on the trail. HAPPY EASTER to all you Runaway Bunnies!
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    Fellow Flip-floppers, I'm still making gear...

    Fellow Flip-floppers, I'm still making gear decisions and would like your advice, based on the May 3 departure. First is rain gear: I have an ultralight Dri Ducks suit, but wonder if it's a versatile...
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    Treehugger, I just took a walk on the beach here...

    Treehugger, I just took a walk on the beach here in Florida (hardly any elevation change :), and am imagining your trek through the beautiful Blue Ridge. Please take Laurie's advice and go slow. ...
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    Grandma was one tough cookie! I love that she...

    Grandma was one tough cookie! I love that she just told her family one day that she was "going for a walk." Sometimes it's just that simple. The Mount Rogers Outfitters in Damascus had a pair of her...
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    I'm with Squeezebox on this one, but maybe it's...

    I'm with Squeezebox on this one, but maybe it's because I'm also a newbie, and I hate to be cold! I've managed to get the base weight pretty low even with cold weather precautions, but the bulk is...
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