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    Default Dreaming of 2012

    I wanna to get started! First, 15 months of saving and preparation!
    I boiled my first cup of tea with my Trangia Mini last night in my apartment! ha. Climbing a small mountain next Sunday.

    My girlfriend is warming to the idea of a month with me on the trail.

    Sitting here with a big disgusting head cold watching all the Appalachian Trail vids on Youtube I can before work tonight.

    Starting around mid March 2012.

    In summary.... I just wanted to say.... I CANīT WAIT!

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    I can't wait either.

    Lots of prep to do. And plenty of weekends to hit the local trails, and 4 weeks vacation time this year to go on longer trips. Preparing the food and mail drops, testing the equipment, and day dreaming about the trail... all part of the adventure.

    The anticipation seems like half the fun, really can't wait to get out there and have all my illusions destroyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YohonPetro View Post
    ...really can't wait to get out there and have all my illusions destroyed.
    Amen to that.

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    I can't wait I know it would be a great challenge but I just excited as all of you guys see you on the trail in 2012

    I will start mid February

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    It is much better to have your dreams destroyed than to never have any dreams to begin with.
    "The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    It is much better to have your dreams destroyed than to never have any dreams to begin with.
    hear hear

    is storm your trail name? I bet there's several Storms out there? My middle name is Storm and was thinking of using it

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    don't give yourself a trail name, let it come organically...
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    I'm sure that'll end up happening. I know I'll end up with dogcraparse or mosquitonostrilinjury or tentpolebuttock... something like that

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    My actual last name is "Gale" so I've been Storm all my life and it's as good as any for a trail name.
    "The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer"

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    459 days 'til april 15, 2012...

    LOL ahuevo, i like mosquitonostrilinjury...MNI for short...
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    I know I'll end up with dogcraparse or mosquitonostrilinjury or tentpolebuttock...
    Hahahahaha... now that's funny!

    See ya'll on the trail!

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    I'm sick and have spent the majority of the last 12 hours reading about the AT and watching Lion King's ADT vids on youtube. i'm about ready already! When do we get our own page for reals?!

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    does a midweek start mean a less bunched up group at the beginning?

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    I think it's so interesting. I'm kinda interested... maybe I'll re-read twilight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strollingalong View Post
    does a midweek start mean a less bunched up group at the beginning?
    I'm not sure. I hit the Trail March 13 - a Tuesday. I haven't read that anyone on WB will depart on that day, so perhaps a mid-week departure will be less crowded. However, the folks at the Hiker Hostel told me that between March 1 and the middle of April they are always operating at full occupancy, so perhaps not.I am going under the assumption that if people are taking 6 months off from work, any day is just like any other day. (But it would be nice if the Trail would be less crowded then, wouldn't it?)
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    now that i can completely agree with, with the addition that one has the courage and determination to chase those dreams.

    I am very excited also about my start in may 2012, but admittedly a little (ok, a lot) scared about facing the struggles I imagine are waiting for me out there.

    I guess time will tell. To hell with all this waiting. let's get on with it already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial 07 View Post
    don't give yourself a trail name, let it come organically...
    I really ​like that!

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