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    Default Special Announcement ...

    I interupt the normal flow of posts for a special announcement.

    Dateline ...MONSON, ME - AUGUST 15TH 2007

    At approximately 5:00 PM Yeseterday (8/15/07), the hiker known as BadAss Turtle (BAT) arrived in Monson, ME, having completed her end-2-end hike of the Appalachian Trail that started in March of 2001. BAT was unable to complete her hiked in 2001 and has returned to the trail every year since to fill in the segments she had missed - the last of which being from Rangeley to Monson. In the course of this section hike we were treated to a meeting with ATtroll (of Whiteblaze.net fame) at West Carry Pond Lean-to.

    To celebrate her accomplishment and recognize her perseverence, we are headed up to Baxter today and will summit Katahdin in the morning.

    I know return you to your normall scheduled Whiteblaze banter ...

    'Slogger

    Oh, did I say I was proud of her !!!!!!!
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    Default Woo hoo!

    Forward my congrats to your better half.

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    Way to go BadAss Turtle!!!! Congrats!!!

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    Congradulations. Take a day off.
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    WooHoo! Omedeto Gozaimasu - Congratulations!!!
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    ::: Dino does several cartwheels and hugs BAT :::

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    You ARE the Bad Ass Turtle!
    congrats!

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    Congrats BAT! Great inspiration to us!

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    Congratulations BAT.
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    Congrats and enjoy the hike up
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    hip hip hurraaaaaaaaaay bad ass turtle...congrats... cartwheels galore!!
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    Uhhh, that's The Empress Bad Ass Turtle.

    This also calls for a round of dancing bananas:


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    Way to go! Now keep on hiking or cut back on those calories to avoid being known as Big Ass Turtle.

    Just kidding! Kinda.

    However you slice it, it's a heckuva accomplishment! Enjoy! You worked hard for this.

    PS: 7 years ago yesterday I was in Monson poised to push on to Katahdin. August is a fine time to be in Maine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanuts View Post
    Click the blue arrow to see what was posted.
    I'd post 4 jump smileys, but I'm saving that for the day Paul Bunyan summits.

    Go WhiteBlaze A.T. hikers!
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    Nice going BAT!
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    that's Bad Ass
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Congradulations. Take a day off.
    Then turn around and head South.
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    Nice work! Congrats to B.A.T. and her lesser half. Hope to see you both soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOWGLI16 View Post
    Way to go! Now keep on hiking or cut back on those calories to avoid being known as Big Ass Turtle.
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    I think I'm gonna let YOU tell her that one Mowgli !!

    By the way ...we met another "Mowgli" on the trail in the Bigelows. He was cranking out 25 mile days so our meeting with him was singular and brief !!

    'Slogger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    Nice work! Congrats to B.A.T. and her lesser half. Hope to see you both soon.
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    Hey ...what's this "lesser half" stuff ????

    As far as seeing us both soon ...you'd better hike fast. Sitting in the Appalachain Trail Cafe at the moment and heading out to Baxter soon for an early morning summit. Weather report is for a clear day. Course this is Maine and anything can happen.

    Hoping for a Class A Day !!

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