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    Trek has started the last few years on January 1st, anyone heard about this year's hike?

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    He was at Neel Gap a few days ago.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Blissful View Post
    He was at Neel Gap a few days ago.
    I guess he is on his way then!

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    This year will make #9 for him, in a row. Pretty impressive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    This year will make #9 for him, in a row. Pretty impressive...
    all it takes is the time, money and no other life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    all it takes is the time, money and no other life.
    I met him a couple times in Vermont, he is a cool guy. He said he will keep doing it until his body won't let him anymore. He is retired Army and just wants to hike the trail every year which is cool with me, to each his own. Doing it that many years in a row has to take a toll on the joints...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I met him a couple times in Vermont, he is a cool guy. He said he will keep doing it until his body won't let him anymore. He is retired Army and just wants to hike the trail every year which is cool with me, to each his own. Doing it that many years in a row has to take a toll on the joints...
    Is he keeping a journal? How old a guy, or young a guy is he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    Doing it that many years in a row has to take a toll on the joints...
    not really. depends on the person. i had major surgery on my knee over 30 years ago then started hiking the AT a few years after that. i went to springer 14 years in a row and hiker major miles all those years and never had any problems. never used poles either and carried a heavy pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiKen2011 View Post
    Is he keeping a journal? How old a guy, or young a guy is he?
    Nah he doesn't keep a journal ever, he said the only time he gets on the internet is to send his buddy Stumpknocker a message on his trail journal guest book. He's retired Army and this will be his ninth year hiking, so he is at a minimum 47ish? That's assuming he started hiking the AT right after he retired. I like to hear about him because he was one of the most decent hikers I ever met out there, lots of good info and nice to talk to. Every other AT hiker I have met that has met him says "that guy flies!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    not really. depends on the person. i had major surgery on my knee over 30 years ago then started hiking the AT a few years after that. i went to springer 14 years in a row and hiker major miles all those years and never had any problems. never used poles either and carried a heavy pack

    I'm not disagreeing with you there, some people can take an amazing amount of abuse to their body and just keep rolling. Good genes I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    not really. depends on the person. i had major surgery on my knee over 30 years ago then started hiking the AT a few years after that. i went to springer 14 years in a row and hiker major miles all those years and never had any problems. never used poles either and carried a heavy pack
    Wow 14 yrs in a row, when you coming back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiKen2011 View Post
    Wow 14 yrs in a row, when you coming back?
    this march i'm comin' out for a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    this march i'm comin' out for a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I'm not disagreeing with you there, some people can take an amazing amount of abuse to their body and just keep rolling. Good genes I guess
    I hope he's eating well. 9 years in a row of a typical trail diet spells heart attack city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-K View Post
    I hope he's eating well. 9 years in a row of a typical trail diet spells heart attack city.
    i kinda agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiKen2011 View Post
    Hope to see you! You drivin down or bus?
    drivin' down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    this march i'm comin' out for a bit
    Do the whole thing, then I can meet ya in VT

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    Trek's the guy that starts every year Jan 1 and tries to be the 1st to Katahdin? I don't see the point, too many other awesome trails out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    Trek's the guy that starts every year Jan 1 and tries to be the 1st to Katahdin? I don't see the point, too many other awesome trails out there.
    but you think certain people cuz they have 8 thru-hikes should be in a hall of fame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    Trek's the guy that starts every year Jan 1 and tries to be the 1st to Katahdin? I don't see the point, too many other awesome trails out there.
    same trail every year is ok with me, but i'd start different times and have different types of hikes. like different seasons and all.
    i started in febuary once
    twice in march
    and once in april. to each his own though maybe he just feels comfortable on the AT.

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