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    Smile starting soon

    Aside from the few that have already started, the following hikers are scheduled to begin their hikes soon:

    Today:
    jgiles3311

    15 Feb:
    Cosmos
    mikecordes
    USNmechanic

    16 Feb:
    Genofeve
    niners

    19 Feb:
    somewherelse

    20 Feb:
    Chase!!

    Good Luck and Have Fun everyone! Hopefully the weather cooperates . . . start slow with low mileage days . . .

    Has anyone else firmed up their date or made changes? Just let me know.

    See you on the trail,
    mt squid





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    Wife is bringing me down this Wednesday --Feb 16th and we are going to have a couple of days of R&R--drop off some food drops. Plan is to start back on Feb 19th.
    Biting and the bit to roll on and enjoy the nice weather we are finally getting.
    Thanks for all u do and hope to see u out on the trail.

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    rock on early birds !

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    Me and my wife Willsee are starting at Springer friday morning. Its been a long year of planning to now its just days away! Can't wait.
    "I may not find pleasant things, I shall find new things"
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    I'm set to start March 3rd on the approach trail. Less than 3 weeks. Yikes! =)

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    Default Anyone have any good links?

    I'm eager to start, but worried about snowy weather. I'm a fast hiker too, so going slow to cope with bad snow in the beginning isn't something that I want to do. Anyone have links to good journals where people hiked through snowy conditions at the start? What's it like?

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    i lay my jelouse heart at all your feet. still beating, stillborn. i will endevor to live vicariously thru your hikes. remember well these words i speak here: nothing important or fun or even remotely interesting will happen here while you are hiking. be assured, the rest of the world beyond hikerdom sucks and will continue to suck in your absence. only you few brave souls will actually classify as alive during the period of your hikes. you may disconect your ambilical cords and switch to internal power.....now.
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    if the hikers would please turn over your left shoulder strap, i have placed a golden key there for each of you. it is the guest key to rm 23.enjoy. and remember, the drawer in the mirror in the hall outside 23 is filled with every concevable art supply and kite or frissbee fun for you to use.
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    The weather for a start the next 5 days is perfect. Clear with highs in the 60's.
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    Anybody from nj starting soon?Are you doing a trail journal?

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    Good luck - be careful and slow down on the ice. I don't think you can turn into a skid on the trail and come out of it OK!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    i lay my jelouse heart at all your feet. still beating, stillborn. i will endevor to live vicariously thru your hikes. remember well these words i speak here: nothing important or fun or even remotely interesting will happen here while you are hiking. be assured, the rest of the world beyond hikerdom sucks and will continue to suck in your absence. only you few brave souls will actually classify as alive during the period of your hikes. you may disconect your ambilical cords and switch to internal power.....now.



    Matthewski, this may be the most well thought out meaningful thing I have read by you. I really like the "switch to internal power" line. Wow.
    "I may not find pleasant things, I shall find new things"
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    I'm setting out on the approach trail on February 19th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    i lay my jelouse heart at all your feet. still beating, stillborn. i will endevor to live vicariously thru your hikes. remember well these words i speak here: nothing important or fun or even remotely interesting will happen here while you are hiking. be assured, the rest of the world beyond hikerdom sucks and will continue to suck in your absence. only you few brave souls will actually classify as alive during the period of your hikes. you may disconect your ambilical cords and switch to internal power.....now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oleskool View Post
    Matthewski, this may be the most well thought out meaningful thing I have read by you. I really like the "switch to internal power" line. Wow.
    You beat me too it. I had to read this one twice.
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    18 Feb Addendum:
    Oleskool

    19 Feb Addendum:
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    Stay Warm and Stay Dry.

    See you on the trail,
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    im so happy for you all i could cry.....sniffle....

    writting my congressman a letter......of thanks for the trail.....sniffle....lol.

    eat well
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    Leaving on the 21st

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    Congrats to the early birds!!!!!! I'm leaving on the 28th. I can't wait!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beautifulpoetman View Post
    I'm setting out on the approach trail on February 19th.
    Me too! I will be leaving tomorrow via Greyhound, I can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    i lay my jelouse heart at all your feet. still beating, stillborn. i will endevor to live vicariously thru your hikes. remember well these words i speak here: nothing important or fun or even remotely interesting will happen here while you are hiking. be assured, the rest of the world beyond hikerdom sucks and will continue to suck in your absence. only you few brave souls will actually classify as alive during the period of your hikes. you may disconect your ambilical cords and switch to internal power.....now.
    Thank you for the inspiration... seriously.
    Bless your still beating stillborn heart

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