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    Default 40-mile Push / Maryland Challenge

    Interesting read in the Washington Post on the MD push. Kind of lame they slept in a hotel that night, tho..

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...072501658.html

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    That's not much of a challenge. Any reasonably fit thru-hiker can do it.

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    Just to the left, heading south and not seen in the article photo, was a cow pasture with a bunch of longhorn steers.
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    i believe i hold the record for the 40 mile challenge. i did it in 6 days in 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alligator
    Just to the left, heading south and not seen in the article photo, was a cow pasture with a bunch of longhorn steers.
    is this a joke?

    also i agree with l. wolf, it's not that tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilconow
    is this a joke?

    also i agree with l. wolf, it's not that tough
    Branded no less.
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    must have missed the cows

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilconow
    must have missed the cows
    I could be off, they may have been a little north of there. I have the date on the photos at home. Are those recent? There are longhorns heading south somewhere between Duncannon and Rt. 70 in MD. That curve in the trail looked very familiar, as I joked to a NOBO that I had riled up the cattle and he should be careful. He had come out of the trees as I was reaching the far end of the field. I could have gotten the field wrong though. I'll post the photos when I get home.
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    the photo in the washington post is the result of a recent relo (late '03/early '04)

    but before the trail basically went through someone's driveway and a dirtroad...

    my photos were from april 2005

    i never saw cattle on the md part of the trail, but ive only been hiking since '03

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    It was supposed to be a lead-in for a barnyard humor not swamp humor .

    I could easily be off, but, if your photo is to the left of the blaze in the article's picture, did you focus over the well traveled trail that's there? Even the second lower photo doesn't show trail.

    I went through there less than 2 weeks ago.
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    come to think of it, i believe the relo takes you through 2 meadows.

    one is where you see the house with the satellite dish (my photos)

    the other one is in the one pictured in the wash. post. i never saw cattle there, but it would seem more possible than the area in my photos.

    sorry about that.. glad we could clear it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by the goat
    i believe i hold the record for the 40 mile challenge. i did it in 6 days in 2003.
    ============================
    I lost track of time in 2003 but I think I might have beat you by a day or two.

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    OK, photo is up
    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...s&cutoffdate=1
    That was definitely MD, the last day I hiked was in MD.

    You owe me one barnyard joke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alligator
    You owe me one barnyard joke!
    Two bulls are standing on a hill. Down in the valley, they see a group of cows.
    The young
    bull excitedly nudges the old bull and says, "Hey! Hey! I know! Let's run down there and **** one of those cows!"

    The old bull looks at the young bull, then turns and takes a long look
    at the cows. He turns back to the young bull and says, "Son, I got a better idea. Let's walk down there and **** em' all."
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    actually I have the record. 7.5 days for the 40 mile challenge this year. Top that. hehe
    See ya when I get there.

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    ROTFLMAO. The old are wise.
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    thanks for the photo!

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