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    Default Rucks

    Anyone know if/when/where any Rucks will be held in the near future?

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    Yes. I know of three: one in Colorado at the hostel in Leadville, one in NC (MLC weekend) and one at Pine Grove Furnace in PA (last weekend in January).

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    Wll the one in NC be at the NOC like last year?

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    I believe so... that was the word on another forum.
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    Orangebug was telling me about the one in NC on MLK weekend!
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    I was there last year. I led a blue-blaze hike down the Wesser Creek Trail.

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    Default Speaking of the ruck

    Hey L.Wolf,
    I talked to Clyde and he will have a slide show of last years ruck in NC for this year's ruck. He's sending me a copy of it! I got some killer pics, some even had your mug in them. Anyway, from what I hear it's at NOC again.
    OJ

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    The Southern Ruck will be held again at NOC over MLK weekend. The SR website should be updated within in the next couple weeks.

    Southern Ruck

    Lone Wolf you're welcome to lead another hike on Saturday morning this year. Let me know and I'll add it to the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly
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    Default Upcoming Rucks?

    I'm hoping to be part of AT GA->ME '06 and would like to attend a Ruck or similar.

    Too bad I missed The Gathering this year.

    Upcoming events where I can talk to Thru's from previous years between now and March '06 would be apprecaited!

    Any (non-flame; experience based) opinions on W. Doyle's ATI?

    Thanks.

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    I would like to show my Film if there is any interest in that this year.


    What are the exact dates? Would be cool to hike there from Springer, even in the cold Snow, or better yet Franklin, just in case its too damn cold and snowy.

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    Default Rockies Ruck

    May be a bit further than some of you can go..but as mentioned we are doing a Ruck in Colorado this February. Many of us in the Rockies region love hiker get togethers. We just can't always fly to the coasts. So far we have 15 people signed up for sure. I am running a blurb in the PCTA. ATC and ALDHA-East newsletters as well. I expect ~25 people total.

    From a previous post:

    Last year we had the first (and hopefully!) annual
    Rockies Ruck. It was a great success. About twenty
    hikers in Boulder, CO. We ate (boy, did we eat!),
    watched slide shows and enjoyed talking trail.

    There have always been Gatherings, Rucks and Trail
    Days on the East and West coasts..felt it was time to
    bring a get together to the Rockies. We are all sick
    of flying to see our hiker buddies.

    The Ruck is a low key get together for those who enjoy
    the long trails. Does not matter if you are
    thru-hiker, a section hiker, day hiker or a
    dreamer...you just need to love the outdoors and the
    long trails!

    More info on what a Ruck is all about:
    http://friends.backcountry.net/ruck/

    This year, we are having the Ruck at the Leadville
    Hostel (http://www.leadvillehostel.com) in Leadville,
    CO on Feb 24-26th. We did it this early so all the
    ATers can get inspired for their big trek!

    Some of you CDTers/CTers probably know Wild Bill from
    your stay at the hostel. He is very hiker friendly and
    very excited to be hosting us! Saw him in Leadville
    in August and he is looking forward to having the
    hikers over.

    Unlike last year, we will be having the meals made for
    us. Prices and such to be determined.

    If you are interested in going, Bill does request a
    rough head count. He knows organizing hikers can be
    like herding cats , so it will be that..a rough head
    count! I told him ~25. Seems about right based on
    last year.

    More updates will be posted as we get closer.

    I very excited! I think the Leadville Hostel will fit
    our needs. Bill knows long distance hikers and what
    the scene is all about. Should be a good fit!

    I started a Yahoo group about the Rockies Ruck at
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rockies_ruck/.

    Be an easy way to co-ordinate and such.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion King
    I would like to show my Film if there is any interest in that this year.


    What are the exact dates? Would be cool to hike there from Springer, even in the cold Snow, or better yet Franklin, just in case its too damn cold and snowy.
    The SORUCK (Southern RUCK) will be MLK weekend at NOC. The PARUCK (Father of All RUCKs) will be at the IronMaster's Hostel, but I understand a different weekend from SuperBowl, this year. I think you will need to take a look at AT-L to get those dates, as I can't keep track of those doings in Yankee-Land.

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    Pennsylvania's is the last weekend of January (Superbowl isn't until Feb. this year - we didn't want to wait.)

    For Bill Murphy - that gives you three options, two in January and one in Feb. - to get together with other AT hikers. Some people show up on Friday evening, others anytime on Saturday. There are pot luck meals (lunch and dinner usually), but check with the particular one you're interested in (NC, PA or CO). We go hiking, talk in small groups, have an occasional big group discussion, tuckerize a pack or two, eat lots, look at pictures and slides . . . It's all very informal (especially compared to the Gathering) - basically semi-organized chaos - but it 's fun.

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