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    Southbounders, I was wondering if you get Katahdin Fever the following year similar to how NOBO's get Springer Fever? Like, literally, do you have dreams of starting at Katahdin again? Also, for most of the NOBO's I talk to on a regular basis Springer Fever season is usually January to March. That's usually the time the uncontrollable urge to buy gear you don't need so you can rejigger your pack for a hike you are not going to do sets in. If Katahdin Fever exists, which it would be odd if it didn't I guess, does it set in later since your starting time was later? Fever is to be differentiated from the daily pang to put on the pack and get out there. That never goes away.
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    Sure, everyone develops an annual urge every June to get eaten alive by bugs; to miss the Southern Spring; to hike until Christmastime; and to finish up one's trip on the entirely anti-climactic Springer Mountain.

    Yeah, that sounds like one really popular mental condition.

    Fevered maybe, but not too popular.

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    Some of us get to experience the Southern Spring every year! We had three or four days of it over the weekend.

    Katahdin Fever is much more prolonged. It, too, starts in January, but runs on for more than half the year. It probably peaks in June and July, but even in August and September one thinks to oneself, "It's not too late! I could still go!"
    If not NOW, then WHEN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    Sure, everyone develops an annual urge every June to get eaten alive by bugs; to miss the Southern Spring; to hike until Christmastime; and to finish up one's trip on the entirely anti-climactic Springer Mountain.

    Yeah, that sounds like one really popular mental condition.

    Fevered maybe, but not too popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    Sure, everyone develops an annual urge every June to get eaten alive by bugs; to miss the Southern Spring; to hike until Christmastime; and to finish up one's trip on the entirely anti-climactic Springer Mountain.

    Yeah, that sounds like one really popular mental condition.

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    FD - that was great!!!







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    Quote Originally Posted by Blissful View Post
    Where's Lone Wolf on this one?
    what clyde said

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    right turn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitdog View Post
    right turn!

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