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    Do you bear bag the baby, or just stick it under your pillow.

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    just another stunt hike

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyPincher View Post
    Did NOBODY read the article cause, while your concerns have merit, the article actually addressed these issues "as they are planning to handle things." And some of you are just idiots. And NO, I would NOT attempt this with a 1 year old and I am pretty sure they will not complete the whole trek.
    Wow, Slow down wise man.No need to call any body idiot. I read the article. let's say they think they know what they are doing and have done their research before, that does not mean they are ready for unpredictable things. When I read it the first thing came to my mind was what if the guy who is carrying the toddler on his back ( god forbid) slip and fall. Then I said who the hell do I think I am, I definitely am not interested in the health of the baby more than they are. I read many books on climbing highest mountains of the world and watched every document that is available to me, it still does not mean I am ready to summit them.

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    "We weighed everything the other day, and it’s about 35 to 40 pounds per person."


    That seems like a lot of weight.

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    Hope you pack ear plugs.
    Hiking the AT is “pointless.” What life is not “pointless”? Is it not pointless to work paycheck to paycheck just to conform?.....I want to make my life less ordinary. AWOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Do you bear bag the baby, or just stick it under your pillow.
    Thanks for that...

    Any idea how I can get a double-shot, lactose-free skim milk Mocha off my dashboard gauges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTT View Post
    I would hate to find a baby inside a hiker box
    Tastes like chicken a friend told me.
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    Hányszor lennél inkább máshol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kookork View Post
    Then I said who the hell do I think I am, I definitely am not interested in the health of the baby more than they are.
    Crap.

    Again with the dashboard gauges.

    You guys gotta lay off the baby jokes....

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    They need to add a dingo to the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTT View Post
    They need to add a dingo to the story
    Nooooooooooooooooo! Not another dog hate thread!
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    perfect timing for me. My daughter just had our first grandchild yesterday... so I got to suggest a thru hike as the ideal first family vacation. They say walking is good for recovery, and it would probably be easier to start with a younger baby, anyway. I suggested that my daughter and her husband take their two dogs, as well... too bad their names aren't Barnum and Bailey...
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    Congratulations!

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    Thankfully nobody is really attacking the family for being irresponsible and selfish for putting the babies well being and health in jeopardy just to satisfy some selfish need. That would be awful. As long as they have the trek "well planned", what could go wrong. If anything does go wrong they will be within days of help or be able to call for a rescue, emergency medical assistance or whatever. Heck, as nice as most AT hikers are, they could probably get some of them to carry their gear and baby as they rush themselves to the nearest pick-up point for an emergency. Lots of hikers would probably be glad to help them out with food and other stuff. My dog used to get me and him all kinds of unsolicited handouts, well, my dog was probably soliciting. A baby would be like a gold mine.

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    Default Meet the First Baby to Hike the Appalachian Trail - Outside Magazine

    And I'm over here stressing about whether it's safe to do an overnight this summer with my 3 yr old on Grandfather or Mt Mitchell.
    You can walk in another person's shoes, but only with your feet

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    Anyone prepared to pack out 3 days worth of diapers is made of stern stuff. That kid is gonna smell like a thru-hiker from day one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creek gap View Post
    "We weighed everything the other day, and it’s about 35 to 40 pounds per person."


    That seems like a lot of weight.
    Don't worry, that baby will lose a bunch of weight I'm sure.
    You can walk in another person's shoes, but only with your feet

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    Do babies qualify for a hiking name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTT View Post
    They need to add a dingo to the story
    Sadly, the dingos really did eat her baby...and she went to prison for years for it...damn dingos...

    Yeah...a one-year old on the trail....something that baby will remember forever. What parent wouldn't want their one year old to have these memories?

    It's not like the parents are completely self-centered and prone to projecting their desires unto their blissfully ignorant offspring...or that they don't blink when placing a 1 year old in harm's way... they've done their research, lot's of Sherpa's take their baby's trekking, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTT View Post
    Anyone prepared to pack out 3 days worth of diapers is made of stern stuff. That kid is gonna smell like a thru-hiker from day one.
    Brilliant comment.
    This is what I am not sure they have really sort it out . It is extra work in an environment that needs extra work every hour.
    How you change the diaper or clean the baby when the mosquitoes are blood thirsty and in storms.

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    Wow, what an accomplishment! An article in Outside without actually having done anything??!! Way cool.

    I'm pitching a story now to Outside... "I'm-a gonna..." the origin of all great journalism.

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