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    :banana trying again it wont be my first try but my third try

    it is my third try at trying to hike the at i just refuse to give up i have had some nasty spills but i am a hard headed irishman i will give it one lasy try in march

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    Third try is a charm...NOBO 05,SOBO 08,NOBO 10.... and done! Good Luck!

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    Cool to red hat

    thank you red hat it means alot

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    Hiking is 10% gear/knowledge preparedness, !0% good luck, and 100% mental.

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    glad to see your as stubborn as most.See you out there.

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    May the trail rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your pack.

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    Best wishes...I have to say I really respect any one who gives it a go multiple times. Not sure that I have that in me.There was a gentleman on the trail in '10 who was on his fourth attempt and he was in Maine so I assume he finished! As said above, it does require an element of luck to avoid injury or illness plus the determination to keep going. How far did you get on your first two hikes?

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    Way to go. I hope you make it this time. Starting my second attempt around the same time. Hope to see you on the trail.

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    I say go for it. Did you hear of the young NOBO women who first sighted Katahdin from Rainbow Ledges? They got so excited that one fell and broke her ankle, thus ending her thru hike. It's true, there is a LOT of luck involved.

    litefoot 2000

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    Great heart! Good luck to you this time!
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    AT Thru Hiker - 29 FEB - 03 OCT 2016 2189.1 miles
    Just because my teeth are showing, does NOT mean I'm smiling.
    Hányszor lennél inkább máshol?

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    To The Walking Bird:

    A mountain crest, a valley stream, the countryside below
    Walking Bird did spread his wings to view this awesome show.
    A wondrous journey, twice before he'd set to travel free
    And roam this Grand Ole Pathway home, the beautiful AT.

    His heart was filled, his pack the same.
    "Good luck!" Walk out the door.
    Just to be sure, topped off his pack
    Full of clovers four.

    A Tip O' the Hat to you, our friend
    May your compass guide you true.
    The Lord will keep your tread way safe
    On this Irish Rover's thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walking bird View Post
    it is my third try at trying to hike the at i just refuse to give up i have had some nasty spills but i am a hard headed irishman i will give it one lasy try in march
    It will be my second attempt when I start on the 12th March. Almost finished last year short by only 320 miles. Good luck with this attempt. Maybe we will meet.

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    It becomes an old pal, always enjoyable, missed between tries. What is better than to get to go back? Hope to see you sometime whilt we are out there, enjoying most moments.--Kinnickinic
    You never know just what you can do until you realize you absolutely have to do it.
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    glad the good stubborn siide say's go back...You can make it...
    My love for life is quit simple .i get uo in the moring and then i go to bed at night. What I do inbween is to occupy my time. Cary Grant

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    When we made our first attempt in 2007 we met a wonderful man, Ranger. He was on his 5th attempt. And he made it on the 5th try. God bless him, and you! We'll make another attempt when the time is right.
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

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    Thumbs up Try again

    I have a friend who I met on the trail in 2000. He was from New Zealand and was attempting to do a thru. Since then he has been back trying 4 or 5 times without sucess and he is doing another attempt this year.
    If you love it keep trying. Happy trails to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walking bird View Post
    it is my third try at trying to hike the at i just refuse to give up i have had some nasty spills but i am a hard headed irishman i will give it one lasy try in march
    Great to hear! Try to limit the amount of weight you are hauling, and wear good footwear. These could be contributing factors (other than bad terrain) in causing one to suffer falls, etc...Also try to remember what caused you to leave trail the first two times around and if it was something that was in your control, and you simply chose to leave on your own accord and not out of necessity, see if maybe you can plan to be prepared to stick it out this time around. Try to cover all your bases this time, take it easy, and remember you are out there because you want to be. And whatever amount you accomplish this time around, it's still great! Enjoy yourself and Good Luck!

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    WOW! thats great man, im sure you will do it, good goin!

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