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    :banana leaving tommarow....

    it is 10:18 monday the 17th I'm sitting in front of my computer filling up my mp3 player. a snow storm and extra cold weather has just hit Delaware, and it really starts to sink in. Tomorrow I'm leaving for quite posibble the biggest adventure I have ever been on. whoa! its a feeling I can only describe as being a kid and knowing tomorrow your leaving for family vacation at the beach mixed with alittle I know I did something wrong your parents know but say we'll talk about this tomorrow. I can't help but laugh to myself as I type this. I lost my sock liners for about 4hr after a dose of permethrin , my glove liners have been gone a day after keeping them in plain sight for 4 months with no problems (i think there lost). needless to say I'm a mess. Also needed to be said the excitement and my hunger for adventure far out ways the ladder. mixed emotions all day, a bit of fear, a sprinkle of anxiety, a splash of excitement, a glaze of wonder. All combined to make ME. happy to be at this cross roads, I feel I truelly have been blessed. THANKS FOR READING...Feel free to post any thoughts two thumbs up

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    good luck! try not to build up your mind with thoughts of adventure, just relax and expect it's gonna be a chore . take your time. see you out there, I leave in ten days


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    Good Luck!!
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    I know those feelings, when I started in 2012. I have them again for my start of the ADT. My trail name on the ADT is Pilgrim.
    Happy Trails
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    SHOUTING "HOLY CRAP....WHAT A RIDE!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerPath View Post
    I know those feelings, when I started in 2012. I have them again for my start of the ADT. My trail name on the ADT is Pilgrim.
    Happy Trails
    Are you going to do the northern section or southern section of the ADT?

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    I'm so jealous and I wish you the best of luck! You make me want to pack my bags!
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    Good luck..... just remember that your mind is your biggest enemy out there. Don't let it hold you back or down.

    Don't give up or you'll regret it a year from now when life has caught up to you.

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    best of luck....looks like my plains for this year hike are no longer last min problems (

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    Best of luck !just hike your on hike and keep your head in the game,even on your worst days at least you are in the woods and free!

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    When your mind is your greatest enemy... hmm, isn't that the definition of schizophrenia? What does that say about long distance hiking?

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    Have a great time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine82 View Post
    Best of luck !just hike your on hike and keep your head in the game,even on your worst days at least you are in the woods and free!
    Exactly. A bad day on the trail is better than a good day at work!
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    We hope you have a wonderful time!
    "Maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it."

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    Good Luck and Happy Hiking and enjoy every minute of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED-DOG View Post
    Good Luck and Happy Hiking and enjoy every minute of it.
    Ditto!! :>)

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    I understand exactly what you said! Will be looking for news on how it's
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    Find a way to enjoy each step! Have a great time, find time for yourself and your thoughts on the trail.
    "I told my Ma's and Pa's I was coming to them mountains and they acted as if they was gutshot. Ma, I sez's, them mountains is the marrow of the world and by God, I was right". Del Gue

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88BlueGT View Post
    Exactly. A bad day on the trail is better than a good day at work!
    I will try to remind myself of this . I drive down from Boston to springer next Friday .


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