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    Talking Over 30 NOBO-ers

    was wondering how many over 30 year olds are hiking this upcoming thru season.

    I'm 34 and starting March 1st from Springer. Possibly doing approach trail.I'm from Boston,MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Goat View Post
    was wondering how many over 30 year olds are hiking this upcoming thru season.

    I'm 34 and starting March 1st from Springer. Possibly doing approach trail.I'm from Boston,MA
    Yes I will be going NOBO this spring but I'am older as you can tell
    but it will be a great time. When you departing?
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    I'll turn 41 on March 19th, after starting my hike on the 14th.

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    Will be out there sometime in February or March heading North, and last I checked, seems I was past 30.

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    36, will be 37 before i start the hike.

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    definitly excited to meet other hikers areound the same age if not older than me.
    It's the older folks that usually have the best stories to share

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    I hit 50 in Feb. My start window is between 20-31 March. Will narrow it down once I figure out my last day of work. I do not plan to do the approach trail.

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    of course you will meet hikers of all ages. don't understand your thread. do you think hikers of your own age will like you.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    of course you will meet hikers of all ages. don't understand your thread. do you think hikers of your own age will like you.

    i sense a tone of agression in which i don't understand. I expect to meet hikers ofall ages Kayak Karl,it's nice to know there are others ot there in the same age bracket.
    I'm a fun loving guy and am not worried about making friends.

    Sorry if my friendly post hit a nerve of yours and upset you.

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    32 year older here. Does the ATC keep stats on the ages of thru's? I'd imagine the after college crowd and the after retiring crowd creates somewhat of a reverse bell curve with our age in the center.
    No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Goat View Post
    i sense a tone of agression in which i don't understand. I expect to meet hikers ofall ages Kayak Karl,it's nice to know there are others ot there in the same age bracket.
    I'm a fun loving guy and am not worried about making friends.

    Sorry if my friendly post hit a nerve of yours and upset you.
    no agression was far from what i was implying. ignorance would be a better word. once you hit the trail you will find age is not what brings hikers closer to each other.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    I'll turn 38 about a week before my start date of March 5th.

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    Default Crispy Old Guy Here

    I will be 41 years young when I pass under the Arch at Amicalola Falls State Park to begin my Thru hike March 15th 2011.
    I suppose I will turn 42 somewhere on my way through Viginia.
    The great thing about being a somewhat older hiker is that as parts of me fall off on these hikes, and they have, I can appreciate the event as "weight savings".
    Headed in to town.. You gotta rock the down! -fellow hikers mantra

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    I'm a young 32 ... but i'll be starting april 2012 ... good luck too you all next season!
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    March 16th I will be 35 when I start my trek...hopefully.

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    I'm 35 and starting on Mar. 11.

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    i'll be 66mar21,it would be a shame to miss the party in franklin,i'm looking forward to seeing uall and am trying to hold myself down.starting mar or apr.peace traderjoe
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    I was born in Atlanta 03/18/64 and will be 47 I return to Atlanta on 03/18/11 to start the stroll to Maine.
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    I'll turn 32 on March 15th, and staying at the Hiker Hostel that night, starting the 16th. Hope to see you out there!

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