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    Thumbs up need thru hiking partner (spring '07)

    All my friends think I am crazy for wanting to hike from Georgia to Maine so I am looking for anyone who might be interested in hiking with me for any length of the trip. Planning it a year ahead of time to make good solid plans, just need someone else to come along. I am planning to start early to mid april in 2007. My name is Ryan, I am 20 years old and I live in Maine. Hope to hear from somebody!

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    Ryan,

    I am also planning to go in '07, but I'll be leaving mid to late march. See you out there.

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    Ryan, there will be literally hundreds of other hikers within a matter of one or two day's travel in either direction from you when you begin your hike. If you want someone to hike with, you will be able to find someone to ahng out with until you get your bearings and catch your stride.
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    Hey Iceman, thats what I gathered after reading some other posts. Now its just down to the planning. I do appreciate your reply and I can't wait to get out there. Thank you.

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    Hey Kirk, early april was just a thought. I am not completely sure when my starting date will be. Mid to late april seem to be most popular. However, if the weather permits me to start earlier that would work out much better seeing as it will give me more time to enjoy myself and not worry about meeting mileage deadlines and packages to pick up. We'll see! Thanks for the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan207
    Hey Kirk, early april was just a thought. I am not completely sure when my starting date will be. Mid to late april seem to be most popular.
    I started this past April 11. The big rush had passed, and there was room in all the shelters. I was told that the weekend before there were about 30 tents around Hawk Mtn Shelter. the major shuttle provider last spring (Pittsburgh) closed up operations about April 18 or 20 as there weren't enough hikers to make it pay. If you are looking fro big groups, consider starting on a Saturday, the last weekend in March or the first weekend in April.
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    Thanks for the information. Last weekend in march sounds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkMcquest
    Ryan,

    I am also planning to go in '07, but I'll be leaving mid to late march. See you out there.




    Changed my plans, im leaving in mid march for sure. keep in touch.
    MEGA'07'

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    Hey Ryan,

    I'll be leaving in apr/may 07. I'm 24 and live in NC so maybe we could meet up in the middle to do some pratice hikes.

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    hey ryan,

    i'm planning on a mid march date as well. hope to see you out there.

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    Wow, March is lookin' crowded!~ But hey, let's go!
    Paul Bunyan and I are leaving around March 15th.

    And as far as people thinking you're crazy for doing this - actually I've gotten all kinds of support for it when I thought the opposite would happen! From my parents, my hubby, friends, even my book editors. Kinda neat.







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    I'm planning a 2007 thru hike but haven't set a departure date yet. I have one person that says she might go with me for part of it but other than that I all alone too. My name is Kate, I'm 19, and from Maryland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blissful
    Wow, March is lookin' crowded!~ But hey, let's go!
    Paul Bunyan and I are leaving around March 15th.

    And as far as people thinking you're crazy for doing this - actually I've gotten all kinds of support for it when I thought the opposite would happen! From my parents, my hubby, friends, even my book editors. Kinda neat.

    You have editors??? I gotta get me some editors... Seriously, there's tons of books our there on thru-hikes and more coming each year. Got a good angle for yours? Will you be keeping a journal online?? Keep in touch, I'd like to follow your hike, I'm hoping on leaving 2008. Good luck.

    Who's Paul Bunyan?
    "It was on the first of May, in the year 1769, that I resigned my domestic happiness for a time, and left my family and peaceable habitation on the Yadkin River, in North Carolina, to wander through the wilderness of America." - Daniel Boone

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    Well then, I will see all of you out there. I am starting between march 12th and 18th. However, it would still be cool to at least have someone by my side right when I start. So I will throw that out there and if anyone is interested mail me at [email protected].
    MEGA'07'

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    Hey ryan207 I am leaving March 9th so maybe we will run in to each other since you are leaving a few days after me. I am orignally from Sanford, ME. DO you know where that is? Where in S. Maine are you from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan207
    All my friends think I am crazy for wanting to hike from Georgia to Maine so I am looking for anyone who might be interested in hiking with me for any length of the trip. Planning it a year ahead of time to make good solid plans, just need someone else to come along. I am planning to start early to mid april in 2007. My name is Ryan, I am 20 years old and I live in Maine. Hope to hear from somebody!
    the trail be crawling with people,almost as bad as shopping at walmart
    on sunday lol neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilredmg
    You have editors??? I gotta get me some editors... Seriously, there's tons of books our there on thru-hikes and more coming each year. Got a good angle for yours? Will you be keeping a journal online?? Keep in touch, I'd like to follow your hike, I'm hoping on leaving 2008. Good luck.

    Who's Paul Bunyan?

    Actually, I write Christian romance so I have two books I'm working on right now that may need galleys proofed while I'm on the trail. That should be interesting. Have to figure that one out! But I'd love to also write a book about my experiences on the trail.

    And Paul Bunyan is my fifteen year old son. Named by a fellow thru hiker Disney - who you sometimes see on the list - during one of our section hikes last year.







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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan207
    All my friends think I am crazy for wanting to hike from Georgia to Maine
    Well then you have come to the right web site. Everyone here is crazy too. You have fallen in with good company.


    Panzer

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    Speaking of crazy anyone else leaving in Jan.

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    I am planning on leaving on March 17...after all, I'm Irish.

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