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    Default Eat this statistic, against the odds...

    The Solemates, a married couple that thru-hiked together! For as much as some folks preach about how 'impossible' that is, good job to this couple that did it! http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=1737

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    Here is a couple who also finished together in July in 2001. They started in January and they both were 70 years old!

    http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=129

    Sarge

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    Here's some more love on the trail. When one threw in the towel, the other found it too unbearable going on without her. They met on the trail and are now engaged. They may not have found Katahdin, but they found each other.

    http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=1062

    There was also another couple (better left unnamed) that got hitched while on the trail last year. Not sure if the ceremony was legit, judging from the dreadlocked ceremony photos.

    Also, Nocona (98) and Bald Eagle (95) got hitched. Not sure if they met on the trail, but it seemed that way. Trailjournals.com

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    :banana Go Tigers!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pencil Pusher
    The Solemates, a married couple that thru-hiked together! For as much as some folks preach about how 'impossible' that is, good job to this couple that did it!
    Yeah, and way cool that they are CLEMSON UNIVERSITY students!!!!!!!!!

    Rain Man, Clemson '75

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    when we can finally do it, we'll be doing it as a couple (unless i'm widowed by then). i can't imagine doing a thru-hike without my husband. short trips are different, but 5 or so months? no way.

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    Here's another duo that started and finished together:

    http://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=5285

    http://www.trailjournals.com/about.cfm?trailname=2053

    Geez, here's another couple that finished this year:

    http://www.trailjournals.com/about.cfm?trailname=1893

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    We hiked in '01 as a married couple. We saw so many beautiful things and met so many wonderful people. Experiencing that alone and not being able to share that with someone you love the most would have been unfulfilling. The journey made us stonger and we continue to go on backpacking trips, albeit much shorter ones, together.
    Grimace ME->GA '01
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    I met my wife 4 years ago on a Carolina Mtn Club day hike. Found out we both liked hot fudge brownies with ice cream. Married now for 3 years. We hike & backpack here in the mountains on weekends and section hike the AT together.

    Happy Trails,
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    Default Not without my wife

    I agree agree with grimace... I can't imagine making that long of a hike without my wife... We are heading out it March of 2005 and we can't wait!
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    Default Depends on the personality

    For some people, hiking solo can be quite fulfilling. I'm a section hiker who has hiked with others and alone, and both are wonderful in their own ways. It's great to see couples sharing their adventures, and someday I hope to find a man with that same sense of adventure. If not then I'll enjoy life anyway. Being on your own is all what you make of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man
    Yeah, and way cool that they are CLEMSON UNIVERSITY students!!!!!!!!!

    Rain Man, Clemson '75.
    The Greenville News's Link magazine insert is following them. Check here for the online updates.

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    Thumbs up

    WillieGoat and Good to Go, two friends from school, just got done hiking their thru together.
    How many more of our soldiers must die in Iraq?

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    I saw my name mentioned here and decided to reply even thought this post is quite old by now....yes, indeed. Bald Eagle and I met online at Wingfoot's original www.trailplace.com Web site (now defunct), then met in person when he drove me out to Springer to begin my thru-hike. I thru-hiked the AT solo, which was awesome and I wouldn't trade it for the world....but since then, we attempted the PCT in '00, had to quit, got married and thru-hiked the PCT in '04 (www.trailjournals.com/nocona2) together. It's very different and much more challenging to thru-hike as a couple, but the rewards are bigger, too.

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    Nocona, How are you and Bald Eagle doing? I hiked with Bald Eagle for a while on the AT in 95. We communicated a bit around the time of your first PCT attempt then fell out of touch. Tell BE I was asking about him.
    Andrew "Iceman" Priestley
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    OK, next time I'll do a bit more research. Trailplace is NOT defunct! Still there, but different.

    Iceman, I just told Eagle you wrote a reply. He says a big hello! We were in Franklin last weekend and Eagle called Sleeping Bear to reminisce about '95, which was the last time Bald Eagle had been in Franklin!

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    on last weeks hike heard some thru's who were very p*ssed at the glaring inaccuracies in his book.
    Start out slow, then slow down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pencil Pusher
    The Solemates, a married couple that thru-hiked together! For as much as some folks preach about how 'impossible' that is, good job to this couple that did it! http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=1737
    wow a call out for us we did make it, and had the time of our lives. we continue to hike together, as often as once a month or so and havent gotten sick of each other.
    The only thing better than mountains, is mountains where you haven't been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pencil Pusher
    Here's some more love on the trail. When one threw in the towel, the other found it too unbearable going on without her. They met on the trail and are now engaged. They may not have found Katahdin, but they found each other.

    http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=1062

    There was also another couple (better left unnamed) that got hitched while on the trail last year. Not sure if the ceremony was legit, judging from the dreadlocked ceremony photos.

    Also, Nocona (98) and Bald Eagle (95) got hitched. Not sure if they met on the trail, but it seemed that way. Trailjournals.com
    we stayed with xena's parents on the trail at easter, who live near SNP. xena and bloody cactus came home for easter and we met them. nice couple.
    The only thing better than mountains, is mountains where you haven't been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man
    Yeah, and way cool that they are CLEMSON UNIVERSITY students!!!!!!!!!

    Rain Man, Clemson '75

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    yea man!!!
    The only thing better than mountains, is mountains where you haven't been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocona
    OK, next time I'll do a bit more research. Trailplace is NOT defunct! Still there, but different.

    Iceman, I just told Eagle you wrote a reply. He says a big hello! We were in Franklin last weekend and Eagle called Sleeping Bear to reminisce about '95, which was the last time Bald Eagle had been in Franklin!
    PM sent to Nocona
    Andrew "Iceman" Priestley
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    Not for us O Lord, not for us but in Your Name is the Glory

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