Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Hiking Partner?

  1. #1
    Registered User Bonitajeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-29-2013
    Location
    soiuthwest Florida
    Age
    73
    Posts
    5

    Default Hiking Partner?

    I plan a thru-hike starting mid April 2015 as a flip-flop starting northern Va. or somewhere near mid-trail. I am 68, good health and would enjoy a hiking partner... at least to start, and see if our pace is compatible. Not looking to speed hike, but hope for slow & steady. From reading other trail journals it appears that not many hiking partners stay together very long as paces and goals vary a great deal. I would enjoy at least starting with someone.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    04-14-2014
    Location
    Parkersburg, West BY GOD Virginia
    Age
    43
    Posts
    9
    Images
    1

    Default

    I'm not sure when my buddy & I are getting on the Trail, but I'm a Disabled Veteran that'll be 38 & my Disabled Vet buddy will be in his 40's...if we start in late MAR/mid-APR like we're planning, if the timing lines up, I'd be happy to, at the very least hike for a bit & talk with you & hear your story. One way or another, keep me posted "old man", because folks like you amaze me! Take care!
    US Army 1994-2004 19K - 1-72 AR, 3-8 Cav 67T/15T - 9-101st, 1-52 AVN - SOBER HIKER

  3. #3
    Registered User Bonitajeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-29-2013
    Location
    soiuthwest Florida
    Age
    73
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Old man? Oh yeah, I guess that would be me.... at least my birthdays say I am that age. My wife and I have decided that we are 55, and will remain that age forever.
    Where will you be starting from? I want to miss the worst of winter and I think starting in Va in April will allow a fairly early finish in Maine, then a fall completion through the Smokies.

  4. #4

    Default

    I started the trail this year at Springer but stopped after 50 miles due to knee problems.....most likely due to my weight. Plans are to take off more weight and try again next year. I am also planning a flip flop starting at Harpers Ferry northbound to Katahdin, then having my wife pick me up and take me back to HF where I will head south to Springer.

  5. #5
    Ricky and his Husky Jack
    Join Date
    05-04-2014
    Location
    Dalton, Georgia, United States
    Age
    36
    Posts
    803
    Images
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Photog View Post
    I started the trail this year at Springer but stopped after 50 miles due to knee problems.....most likely due to my weight. Plans are to take off more weight and try again next year. I am also planning a flip flop starting at Harpers Ferry northbound to Katahdin, then having my wife pick me up and take me back to HF where I will head south to Springer.

    what was your full pack weight?

    50 miles is still a helluva hike
    Me: Ricky
    Husky: Jack
    Skeeter-Beeter Pro Hammock.
    From Dalton, Georgia (65 mi above Altanta, 15mi south of Chattanooga)

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •