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    Trail Name - none yet
    Direction - NOBO

    Estimated Start Date -April 13th
    Approach Trail - yes or no - not sure yet, probably
    any additional info that you want the world to know - I cycled from NC to CA in 2008. Haven't hiked much but looking forward to taking this on.

  2. #42

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    Trail Name: Spike
    Direction: NoBo
    Start Date: 3/16/2015
    Approach Trail: Yes!

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    Hey everyone!

    I've been lurking on this site for a few years, and now that I'm finally planning my thru hike, I decided I better join.

    Trail name: Busfoot
    Direction: NOBO
    Start: Roughly March 1st
    Approach: Most likely

    I'm really looking forward to meeting some of you. Already counting down the days!

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    Registered User Speakeasy TN's Avatar
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    Speakeasy will be out again in '15. Aborted the trip in '11 due to a death in the family. I will be going NOBO from the place I got off(roughly 300 miles in) after the April Fools Bash in Franklin. Ron's party is not to be missed!

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    Trail name- I don't have one yet
    Direction- NOBO
    Start Date- March 1st
    Approach trail- yes, most likely!

    I can't wait to start the trail and meet some great people/friends! See you all on the AT!

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    Trail Name - Magneto

    Direction - Northbound

    Estimated Start Date - March 4th, 2015

    Approach Trail - yes, after a day or two at Amicalola.

    Additional info: traditional middle-aged guy thru hike - start in Georgia, end in Maine.


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  7. #47

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    Trail Name: none Direction: NOBO Estimated Start Date: TBD Approach Trail - TBD Plans are in motion to finally do this in 2015.
    Because I found a home in haunts which others scorned, the partial wood-gods granted me the freedom of their state, and chiefest prize found I true liberty, the home of homes plain dealing Nature gave

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    I'll be starting out late in February from Springer and walking to Katahdin. Trail Name: Starman/Nocturno (I do a lot of night hiking and midnight star gazing)

    I'm taking the spring, summer, and semesters off from my teaching job to hike the trail. I did a week long hike in Virginia this spring break and almost quit my job right then and there, but I would rather hike the whole trail at once, and my job is too good to just walk away from. I'm 29 and want to thru-hike before my career and family responsibilities become too overwhelming to be able to walk away from. I suppose that in a way this thru-hike will be the last hurrah of my irresponsible twenties and the beginning of a new phase of existence that is less free and spontaneous. The next time I will be able to do stuff like this will probably be when I hit the middle-aged, and hopefully well-off, retired adventurer stage of my life. Till then, I'm saving up and really looking forward to this great adventure!

  9. #49
    Ricky and his Husky Jack
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    Trail Name: Husky Jack
    Direction: NoBo
    E.S.D: March 20th 2015
    Approach trail: Yes

    Additional Info: My name is Ricky, but I'll be with my pet husky whom is named Jack. So "Husky Jack" is a good trail name to identify us, because "Husky Ricky" doesn't have the same ring to it.
    Me: Ricky
    Husky: Jack
    Skeeter-Beeter Pro Hammock.
    From Dalton, Georgia (65 mi above Altanta, 15mi south of Chattanooga)

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    Registered User Jacob Byrne's Avatar
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    No trail name yet, haven't earned it
    NOBO
    March 15...ish
    Approach trail: yes with my family

    See you all in the future!!!
    happy trails for now!

  11. #51
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    Trail Name: lordwilliam
    Direction: NOBO, why swim against the current?

    Estimated Start Date: March 1 - 15
    Approach Trail - Don't know yet.

    New to long hiking but have been walking for the past year. Total about 2,850,000 steps so far. I use a fitbit for tracking. Anyone who wants to come hike in Colorado to train for the big one is welcome to contact me. Good altitude training where I live. My house is at 7500'. We could do some Colorado Trail or Continental Divide segments for training.

    I think I will be back in NYC around July or August until December at least. I plan some segment hikes then.

    See you all next year!

    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu Loose English Translation

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    You would do well to get with people near by who have hiked the entire AT to get tips. Besides that, they have good stories from which prospective thruhikers can learn. Mags did it when he was much younger, but he was primo even then. The VERY BEST thing you can do to prepare is to attend the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers 2014 Gathering at Williamstown, Massachusetts, October 12-14 with a volunteer trail maintenance for those who can afterwards. While there, you will find the same camaraderie that you will find later on the trail. When you read that it is for former thrus, dreamers, sectioners, wannabes, etc., you can accept that as pure fact.
    You never know just what you can do until you realize you absolutely have to do it.
    --Salaun

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    Hi!
    1. No name yet-hopin one oftse fine folks will help me out!
    2. NOBO
    3. Mid March
    4. Heck yes!
    5. Been planning an preparing for two years. Can't wait to hit the trail!

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    :banana

    Trail Name - TBD
    Direction - NOBO
    Start Date - March
    Approach - Yes


    Originally planned 2014 thru-hike but due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances I had to scrub plans. My grandson was born in March with a defective heart and he had to undergo hypoplastic heart surgery. Also my Lexus was stolen. Prayer and trust in God brings good news.. My grandson is doing great now and I received a call from Florida law enforcement at 2am yesterday that they recovered my car and its been towed to storage.... Hooray
    So yeah, hopefully I see ya'll on the trail come 2015...

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    1. Trail name (If you have one yet):
    2. Direction - NOBO
    3. Start date: Later February/Early March
    4. Approach Trail: YES

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    Trail Name- not yet
    Direction-NOBO
    start date- march
    approach trail- yes

    planning to do a thru-hike for a while now, and finally got enough time to do it.. looking forward to meeting lots of new friends!

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    Direction: NOBO
    Start Date: March 2015
    Approach Trail: Yep
    Grew up in the Appalachians and have been dreaming of doing this since I was a kid.

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    Trail Name: Unsure but I'll probably use SteelCut unless something else is bestowed upon me.
    Direction: SOBO. I would prefer a solo experience with fewer people and since I live in the southern US, I like the thought of walking towards home.
    Estimated Start Date: Late June.
    Approach Trail: Nope, going SOBO.

    I was planning on doing a SOBO starting June/July of this year but a number of personal/family issues caused me to delay the trip a year to 2015.
    Last edited by SteelCut; 05-28-2014 at 08:43. Reason: Fixed grammar

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    Trail Name; No trail name yet
    Direction; NOBO
    Estimate Start Date; March 15, 2015
    Approach trail; Is it recommended?
    Any additional info; Very excited for this upcoming experience, I think about it everyday as in...a year from now..where will I be, probably getting poured on and soaked, haha! I'm nervous about doing this myself, at least until I get into the swing of things, so I would be interested in a thru brother or sister.




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    "Bonsai"
    Flip-flop, Harpers Ferry to Katahdin then Harpers Ferry to Springer Mtn.
    starting around 5/22/2015, after graduation
    Still not sure about the Approach Trail, since it will be my "departure" trail

    Check out my blog at http://bonnielikesnature.wordpress.com

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