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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    Default Embrace the Brutality! :)

    Anyone who is thinking of the CDT probably knows of the unofficial motto of the CDT ("Embrace the Brutality!") Coined by d-low in an e-mail to me, it is the first page of Yogi's planning guide, said as a joke by CDTers starting off...and said not so jokingly by CDTers a few months into their hikes.

    Well, Yogi now has bandannas for sale in blaze orange with this motto.

    For some photos in the newer guidebook, I was given a complimentary bandanna... I wore it on a local jaunt today (25 miles/10k elev gain) and it seemed fitting.

    Anyway, d-low, Disco and I posed for this photo... (All CDT alums..and again, d-low coined the term!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    Anyone who is thinking of the CDT probably knows of the unofficial motto of the CDT ("Embrace the Brutality!") Coined by d-low in an e-mail to me, it is the first page of Yogi's planning guide, said as a joke by CDTers starting off...and said not so jokingly by CDTers a few months into their hikes.

    Well, Yogi now has bandannas for sale in blaze orange with this motto.

    For some photos in the newer guidebook, I was given a complimentary bandanna... I wore it on a local jaunt today (25 miles/10k elev gain) and it seemed fitting.

    Anyway, d-low, Disco and I posed for this photo... (All CDT alums..and again, d-low coined the term!)


    Tell Disco that Bearpaw said hello. I haven't seen him since my AT thru-hike 11 years ago, when he picked up the name Disco Inferno about 100 miles in.
    If people spent less time being offended and more time actually living, we'd all be a whole lot happier!

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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw View Post
    Tell Disco that Bearpaw said hello. I haven't seen him since my AT thru-hike 11 years ago, when he picked up the name Disco Inferno about 100 miles in.
    He's a very good friend of mine. See him once or twice a month generally and I (along with d-low) are going to his wedding next month! Good guy.

    He was on the AT for about two weeks recently and is about to start a new job with the CO state forest service.
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    When we hiked it in '98, our motto was: "CDT, it's not for everybody"
    Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams

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    great photo!

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    When Pickle and I hiked the CDT in '07, our motto was taken from the Mags quote in Yogi's book, "You'll have your butt handed to you".
    "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." John Muir on expedition planning

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    I heard someone say the motto should be "Embrace the Beautality."
    Some knew me as Piper, others as just Diane.
    I hiked the PCT: Mexico to Mt. Shasta, 2008. Santa Barbara to Canada, 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I heard someone say the motto should be "Embrace the Beautality."
    And that's a lot closer to the truth.

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