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    I know it would only be an educated average, but how long does it take to get to Damascus from Springer?
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    4-5 weeks.

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    Check this out. Great resource for estimating your hiking time between any points on the trail:

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...t=hiking+rates

    As for me personally, I was a little slower (they don't call me Pokey for nothing). Started Springer April 5, got to Damascus Memorial Day weekend. Almost two months. That'll probably be the longest it'll take you.

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    Thank you! I'd like to go to Trail Days, but it looks like I'll be passing by before the event. How do other thru hikers deal with this situation?
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    I'm planning on hitching. Or posting something here asking for a lift.

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    It'll be easy to get a ride to Trail Days, regardless of where you are on the trail. A lot of people went with a group from whichever hostel they were closest to at that point. You shouldn't have any trouble.

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    37 Days 3.5 hours to Damascus. I haven't talked to the Sundance Kid about it yet but we will be in Harpers ferry for Trail Days and I am thinking about renting a Van to Ferry "The Wild Bunch" and friends to Trail Days. We will pack as many as we can into the Van from there south. Butch
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    Default Enterprise in Charles Town, WV

    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy View Post
    I am thinking about renting a Van to Ferry "The Wild Bunch" and friends to Trail Days.
    Enterprise in Charles Town, WV:
    http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&hs=ocU&q=car+rentals&near=Charles+Town,+ WV+25414&radius=0.0&latlng=39288889,-77860000,13705340151646893172&sa=X&oi=local&ct=res ult&cd=2
    Check them out to see if they are still in business & have what u need.

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    Thanks for the link Fannypack. Since Enterprise delivers, that should be perfect..Butch
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    [quote=Pokey2006;311334]Check this out. Great resource for estimating your hiking time between any points on the trail:

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...t=hiking+rates

    That's some pretty kool tables....Thnx..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
    Thank you! I'd like to go to Trail Days, but it looks like I'll be passing by before the event. How do other thru hikers deal with this situation?
    if i were you, i'd keep on trucking and come back to trail days next year as a reunion. you won't be missing much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    if i were you, i'd keep on trucking and come back to trail days next year as a reunion. you won't be missing much.
    I believe you should go back. In 05 I kept hiking and most of my hiking buddies went back. I made new friends but regretted not going to Trail Days with the Class of 05, Butch
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    if i were you, i'd keep on trucking and come back to trail days next year as a reunion. you won't be missing much.
    Lone wolves are so anti-social
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    if i were you, i'd keep on trucking and come back to trail days next year as a reunion. you won't be missing much.
    yeah, except that if you skip Trail Days on your hiking year there's a huge chance you just won't return.

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    Trail Days is awesome when you have hiked in, but there's definitely something missing when you're just a spectator. I'm not sure I'll ever go to Trail Days again unless I can hike there.

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    Gotta disagree with Wolf on this one. He says 4-5 weeks?

    I don't think so. For most people, it's more like 35-40 days from Springer to Damascus. It depends a lot on when you are hiking; February and March hikers will have slower progress than those hiking later in the season; still, anything under 35 days would be quite good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
    Thank you! I'd like to go to Trail Days, but it looks like I'll be passing by before the event. How do other thru hikers deal with this situation?
    If you like crowds, noise and all night partying, then by all means come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    Gotta disagree with Wolf on this one. He says 4-5 weeks?

    I don't think so. For most people, it's more like 35-40 days from Springer to Damascus. It depends a lot on when you are hiking; February and March hikers will have slower progress than those hiking later in the season; still, anything under 35 days would be quite good time.
    same thing

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    Socrates -

    When is your start date?
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    Default same!

    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    same thing
    HEY JACK, 4X7=28 AND 5X7=35! THERE ARE 7 DAYS IN A WEEK,SO I HAVE TO SIDE WITH WOLF ON THIS ONE! 4-5 WEEKS IS GOOD ESTIMATE,REGARDLESS OF THE TIME OF YEAR YOUR HIKING, THAT IS HIKING NOT DRINKING.

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