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    Red face Pack Separation Anxiety

    The time has come - time to box up my pack with all life's necessities for the next 6 months - and send it off to the Hiker Hostel. I can't believe I'm even saying it - 9 days and counting....

    Yikes!
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    whoa! cool! thats got to be exciting, yet worrisome, is this the first time your packs been traveling on her own without you?

    Have a good hike, 9 days? woo hoo! Im starting the 19th from the approach trail, might see ya on the trail.
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    Default 10 days and counting!

    Congratulations Turtle Feet!
    10 days and counting here! I am gonna risk it and take my pack with me on the plane.
    I have my 4 flat rate boxes for shoes and socks ready for my "box mailer".
    Doesn't seem possible that we will soon be living on the trail does it?
    Hope to see you both out there. I am looking forward to seeing what Georgia looks like. All these place names are finally going to become real to us.
    We are so lucky to live in this great country and enjoy the freedoms and protections we have. Thanks to the Men and Women of the armed forces, past and present, who keep us free to hike these trails!
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    Yeah Crazystick - it IS the first time my pack has made a trip without me... lol. Come to think of it - my pack is going to see GA before I do!

    Iceaxe - I'm sure you'll catch me before we reach Neels! We ARE lucky! Lucky is barely a worthy enough word.

    Someone posted this link somewhere else on this site, and I thought it was a good one as you can search by mountain: www.mountain-forecast.com/Springer-Mountain
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    Good luck! Your posts are among the more coherent and useful on these forums... any chance you'll be keeping a trail journal with any regularity?

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    Hi Jersey Tim! Yes to journaling - www.postholer.com/Turtle Feet

    I'll be perfectly honest - in the real world, I'm terrible at journaling. I'm very inconsistent with my updates, but I think it will be different this time. I have so much invested in this trip, and have engaged so many friends and family members, I can't help but keep everyone posted on my progress.

    I had a dream last night that I got to the Hiker Hostel and opened my box, there was my pack, but when I opened the pack it was empty! LMAO!!! OK, I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen, but....
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    I'll be starting on the 17th, so maybe I'll see ya along the way! If you do hit any snags let me know. I'm not too far from the trailhead.
    Last edited by Speakeasy TN; 03-04-2011 at 20:22. Reason: typo

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    You and your pack are going to be just fine TF. Have a grate hike & enjoy the ride. Blessings to you w/ every step you take.
    "Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."
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    im clicking the "LIKE" botton
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Cool, I'll be rooting for you! Watch for some summer trail magic if you hit the Pochuck boardwalk on a weekend.

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    Have a great hike Turtlefeet!!! I am sure your pack misses you too..
    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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    lamarr - I'm sure we'll meet up! I'll be passed by folks starting waaaay after you do!

    OK Jersey Tim - I'm making notes... "Jersey Tim, weekend, Pochuck boardwalk".

    Thanks WVGrinder, kayak karl & hobbs - I'm gonna miss you guys!
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    so jealous of all you folks this year. 2 more years and hopefully I can count myself in. til then only 1 and 2 week stints. good hiking all

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    I've got 26 days until my trek. I know the excitement is building. Looking forward to reading your register entries.

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    You will make it no doubt turtlefeet!!! I can't put into the words How wonderful Macfee's knob will be when you get here.. All I can say is it's waiting for you and the rest of the class..
    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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    I start 3/13 in the afternoon.

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    Good hiking, Turtle Feet. Let's hope your pack doesn't get antsy waiting for you and start early!!

    Good luck, stay safe, enjoy your hike!
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    TF I will see you out there on the 13th. I'll be hitting the approach trail that morning. Probably have my dad and at least one brother starting with me at least for a few miles (or days, who knows).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle Feet View Post
    Someone posted this link somewhere else on this site, and I thought it was a good one as you can search by mountain: www.mountain-forecast.com/Springer-Mountain

    Turtle, that link is defunct - try this for weather updates on Springer:
    http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Springer-Mountain/forecasts/1153
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    Quote Originally Posted by F-Stop View Post
    Turtle, that link is defunct - try this for weather updates on Springer: http://www.mountain-forecast.com/pea...ain/forecasts/ 1153

    thanks F-stop! Yes, you've got to sqeeze /peaks/ in there. Don't know how accurate, but for those out there right now, it looks like Wednesday the 9th is going to be a b#[email protected]! I think I saw 65mph winds on Tray?

    I wish ALL of us could be meeting up on Springer on the 13th, but alas, next year when all of you "2012'ers" are ready to head out, I'll be drooling over my keyboard, entertaining the question of how long it would take for my husband to notice my pack & I were gone again!
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