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    Default Thre Things

    In a few weeks, I'm going to be giving a talk at the ALDHA Gathering for prospective A.T. thru-hikers. It's something I've done before, and something I'm looking forward to.

    For those of you who've hiked already, if you could tell prospective hikers
    just three things about their upcoming trip, what would they be?

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    1. Relax and enjoy yourself.
    2. Never turn down a good thing.
    3. Take a blue-blaze once in a while.

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    be open minded about a scedule
    keep some fat in your diet
    it's not a race
    don't like logging? try wiping with a pine cone.

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    Keep an open mind
    Keep it simple
    Everything has it's place in your pack and should always go back there.

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    1. Hike your own hike.
    2. Give yourself plenty of time.
    3. Go lightweight.

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    Don't mooch
    Don't rush
    Don't kvetch

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    Don't be afraid to be yourself.

    Don't be afraid to take a zero day if you need one.

    Realize that other folks have their ideas as to how you should hike, but when it all boils down to it, it's YOUR hike.
    Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. That way, you're a mile away, and you've got his shoes.

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    Check out Warren Doyle's seminar first.

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    Take enough money
    Learn to look up and around instead of at your feet
    Have fun!

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    1. HYOH
    2. Take the time to see the trail. In all likelihood you will never be in that exact spot ever again. No need to turn it into the Bataan Death March.
    3. Don't leave your manners at home and try to be a good trail rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Check out Warren Doyle's seminar first.

    Ouch.... Stirring up the anthill.... Don't get bitten!!!
    Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. That way, you're a mile away, and you've got his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Check out Warren Doyle's seminar first.

    Ouch.... Stirring up the anthill.... Don't get bitten!!!
    Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. That way, you're a mile away, and you've got his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Check out Warren Doyle's seminar first.
    Now that was just flat out nasty, but funny as hell.

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    Default Don't forget to pack...

    Your common sense...
    Your sense of humor...
    and flexability

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    Watch your hydration ...

    Take care of your feet ...

    Take things as they come ...
    The more I learn ...the more I realize I don't know.

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    1. Have more money than you think you'll need.
    2. Be very flexible timewise.
    3. HYOH!


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    Don't sneeze when you're hiding
    Don't poop where you sleep
    Don't get run over
    (after all some people need practical advice)
    So be it.
    --John

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    That no matter how many pictures your take-you will never capture even the essence of your surroundings.

    Touch, smell and feel everything possible in your path.....listen to the sounds of the forest......respect everything you encounter and remember that you will NEVER be the same person you were when you started.

    That you are PRIVILEGED to be there.

    Think of Earl too.

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    You might not wan't to touch, smell and feel everything possible in your path....smell it first, definitely, then decide....

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    I haven't finished yet....but these are some things I've learned/observed
    ~Realize that the mental is what will get you there....if you can't be alone with yourself at home, it will be tough
    ~Don't over plan...they always change
    ~Don't leave with "baggage/issues" left at home. Settle everything before you leave

    The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose............................................ ...
    Strong and content I travel the open road
    ~Walt Whitman Song of the open road

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