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    :banana Looking for Slow Hiker Buddy

    Hi,
    I am looking for a slow hiker to hike the AP with me, hopefully through, but if not, as long as we can make it. I hope to hear from someone or from several people.
    Thank you,
    Natrue Lover

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    i wish i could join you! but have to hold my thru hike off for awhile yet as i need to work......

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    Hello...I am probably not leaving until March of 2020, but def would love some company!

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    When are you planning to go? I'd love to find someone slow too...

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    I haven't been to Springer or Katahdin during the thru-hiker "rush hour" but it's been said many times that if you just go, you'll fall in with someone (or several people) who share your style of hiking. Maybe you hike with them for two days, then they leave you behind, or you leave them behind. If so, you walk with the next person. Plenty of people out there who don't mind having a buddy to look out for them.

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    When are you planning on going? I'd love to find someone slow to start with next spring, even better to find someone to go all the way with. [email protected].

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    My 2nd AT thru attempt in March 2020 will be a slower start. I went too fast out of the gate, and yet I knew going into it I should have started slow. Had so much adrenaline then.
    We donít stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking.
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    Get out there on the trail and there will always people to hike with. Happy trails!

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    I have open availability. I am helping another lady with preparation for her fishing trip. I would love to be a companion for a hiking trip. It sounds like fun.

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    Im hoping to get on trail in
    june and do a flip from pairisburg to Maine and then pairisburg to Georgia and would love to have a hiking buddy
    Im slow but very experinced
    ~EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR~

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    i was planning for this year but it had to be postponed a bit.
    im 66 and vey experianced. would like to head NB from Georgia this year or next but willing to do a flip this season
    I hiked Springer to the PA / NJ line in 99, Springer to Harpers Ferry and left the trail with a broken leg in 08
    ~EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR~

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    Hi !

    How would you feel about a Thru hike starting late March or early Apirl from Amicalola?
    ~EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR~

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    I'm thrilled to hear about your hiking plans! Going on a trail from Parisburg to Maine and then from Parisburg to Georgia sounds like an amazing adventure. Having a hiking buddy can make the journey even more enjoyable.

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    Hope for MID to Late March or April

    March and April can be unpedictable as far as weather goes. For instance my 99 hike started te 11th and we had an ice storm the first night. Weather changes almost daily. Easter and all the way to NC was beautiful

    My 08 hike started rainybut by the NC line the weathter was beautifull.

    I would love to have a partner for the longhaul
    ~EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR~

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    i get that. my first hike i was lucky enough to have a boss that gave me the time off.
    Maybe we will meet on the trail anothe time.
    ~EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR~

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    Are you hiking in 2024?

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