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    Default thanks baltimore jack!

    after looking at the 2009 thru-hiker's companion, i was feeling a bit overwhelmed about where i would stop to re-supply, and how many miles i would have to do between those supply points.

    reading your articles here and on trailplace helped very much and i so appreciate the time you put in writing them and the invaluable information you and others who came before me have provided to make my trip so much easier.

    i had originally planned to hike the AT back in the mid 70's when i was still a young buck and thought about the adventure of the unknown that in was in store for me and got so excited.

    i wasn't able to do the trip back then and now at my age, though the thought of adventure is still exciting, it is also a bit intimidating and daunting.

    you and others who provide all this information have rested some of my obvious fears and i thank you!

    TV

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    your still a kid , enjoy the hike.

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    Who is Baltimore Jack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saimyoji View Post
    Who is Baltimore Jack?
    Could be this guy on the attached site?? W-W http://www.trailcast.org/programs/40

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    Quote Originally Posted by saimyoji View Post
    Who is Baltimore Jack?
    More like what.
    Georgia Shuttling Website www.atsurvivordave.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by saimyoji View Post
    Who is Baltimore Jack?
    Let's make this a Jeopardy question.


    Alex, "Legends in their own mind" for $600. He thru-hiked the AT every year from '97 to 2003.

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    A lot of the self proclaimed experts won't admit it, but Jack is the most reliable resource for info about thru hiking today's trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    Let's make this a Jeopardy question.


    Alex, "Legends in their own mind" for $600. He thru-hiked the AT every year from '97 to 2003.
    So I guess Final Jeopardy would be when they stop producing bourbon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    Jack is the most reliable resource for info about thru hiking today's trail.
    nope. this years and last years hikers are. jack hasn't thru-hiked in a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by TV View Post
    after looking at the 2009 thru-hiker's companion, i was feeling a bit overwhelmed about where i would stop to re-supply, and how many miles i would have to do between those supply points.

    reading your articles here and on trailplace helped very much and i so appreciate the time you put in writing them and the invaluable information you and others who came before me have provided to make my trip so much easier.

    i had originally planned to hike the AT back in the mid 70's when i was still a young buck and thought about the adventure of the unknown that in was in store for me and got so excited.

    i wasn't able to do the trip back then and now at my age, though the thought of adventure is still exciting, it is also a bit intimidating and daunting.

    you and others who provide all this information have rested some of my obvious fears and i thank you!

    TV
    TV, I'm sure you'll do fine and for heaven's sake, don't worry about the age non-factor. I didn't have time in my "young buck" years of the 1970s either but you know what? I'm in much better shape now despite being in my 7th decade. Prior to 2004, I had never hiked more than 50 miles at a clip and like you, was intimidated at truly long-distance hiking with resupply, transportation, fitness concerns etc. I retired in 2003 and in 2 years, finished my remaining 1,400 miles. You can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    nope. this years and last years hikers are. jack hasn't thru-hiked in a long time
    Man, you're relentless. Upon finding wildflowers in the forest, is your first instinct to **** on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luxury Bullseye View Post
    Man, you're relentless. Upon finding wildflowers in the forest, is your first instinct to **** on them?
    just statin' the facts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    just statin' the facts
    Anger and jealousy eat one up from the inside, precipitating all manner of illness, both physical and mental.

    Jack's writings have helped me immensely in the course of my AT hiking.
    It's easy to tell the difference between ad hominem bluster and real Trail knowledge...

    Thanks, Jack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    A lot of the self proclaimed experts won't admit it, but Jack is the most reliable resource for info about thru hiking today's trail.
    What type of info is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darwin again View Post
    Anger and jealousy eat one up from the inside, precipitating all manner of illness, both physical and mental.

    Jack's writings have helped me immensely in the course of my AT hiking.
    It's easy to tell the difference between ad hominem bluster and real Trail knowledge...

    Thanks, Jack!
    that's funny hunny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    that's funny hunny
    I know, but I think he was serious.
    Frosty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    I know, but I think he was serious.
    is he jealous and angry of me, jack or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darwin again View Post
    Anger and jealousy eat one up from the inside, precipitating all manner of illness, both physical and mental.

    Channeling Dr. Phil?
    I love the smell of esbit in the morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Survivor Dave View Post
    they stop producing bourbon.
    ..........
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    thanks cowboy and cooker. appreciate the leg up.

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