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    Thumbs up 2011 hiker sightings

    It took awhile, but we've finally started to have some NOBO's trickle through. Was at Kincora earlier today and met the following hiker:

    Phil

    Phil started in Jan and is currently nursing an injured knee. Get well!

    See you on the trail,
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    Met a thru hiker named James on the top of Pond Mtn before Watauga Lake on Friday evening. I think he was headed for the shelter at the lake. Said he started in late January also.

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    Am in Franklin tonight at Ron Haven's Budget Motel. Several are here. Gentle Ben. Triton (BeautifulPoetMan on WB). Ronin (Brian321 on WB). Walrus. And a couple others. Several have been riding out a storm for the last day or two.

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    Out doing some work on Double Springs Shelter today (which included pulling 'the cart' - DOH!), saw the following hikers:

    Bastard Catfish and Trash Guts (dog)
    Cheez Its
    Amber
    Captain Irish (My Trailjournal)
    Dragon
    Wodie
    Renaissance (WB Gaundertaker)

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    Just saw and talked to "suicide" on the trail last week. He is heading SoBo trying to finsh the hike he once started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Seeker View Post
    Just saw and talked to "suicide" on the trail last week. He is heading SoBo trying to finsh the hike he once started.
    Holy crap, where was he? Gotta be the same guy I met on Avery Peak last year. He was all sorts of banged up, and had only come about 200 miles in four months. The shape he was in, I didn't know if he could make it off the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain squid View Post
    Out doing some work on Double Springs Shelter today (which included pulling 'the cart' - DOH!), saw the following hikers:

    Bastard Catfish and Trash Guts (dog)
    Cheez Its
    Amber
    Captain Irish (My Trailjournal)
    Dragon
    Wodie
    Renaissance (WB Gaundertaker)

    See you on the trail,
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    Gave Bastard Catfish a ride into Erwin the other day. Erwin is starting to look like a hiker town again...

    I've talked to several NOBO's over the past few weeks. Can't remember a single trail name besides Indiana Jones... One other guy was from Belgium

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    Saw a "thru hiker" at Low Gap on St. Patrick's Day traveling very slow with 2 pitbulls that he was attempting too "save" as post fighting dogs.The one was too mean to let anyone get near. His answer was that "usually" the dog is friendly to people, it just hates other dogs. All other dogs at the shelter were kept on leashes to avoid a fight but the 2 pitbulls got into a fight and one severely injured the others eye pulling it from the socket. The hiker then put 1 on a leash in one end of the shelter and the other on a wire run on the other end of the shelter preventing anyone else from staying in the shelter. Everyone left the next morning except him and the 2 dogs. The local USFS office was notified the next day about the situation. I don't know if he and the dogs are still out there but hikers beware...THEY ARE NOT FRIENDLY AND HAVE ALREADY ATTACKED 3 OTHER DOGS BEFORE REACHING LOW GAP.

    Mods: wasn't sure how to list this info or how / where to start a new thread about it. Please move this post to an appropriate location.

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    Out doing some maintenance yesterday on Pond. Saw the following hikers 'struggling' up the steep climb:

    Llama Legs
    Mile High
    Data
    Turkey Feather (WB garbanz) - stopped and helped us do some work which incl the use of a crosscut saw

    Good Luck!!

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    Last Sat, on a day hike N of Cherry Gap Shelter, saw the following hikers:

    Sweet Chuck
    Malarky
    Juke Box
    Shepherd

    Today, out clearing some blowdowns near McQueens Knob, saw the following hikers:

    Tree Frog
    V8

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    Trailblazer- 1st NoBo thru hiker just made it to Harpers Ferry. Ran into him a week ago hiking out of the SNP and past Front Royal. He started late Januray down at Springer and is still kicking (or should I say hiking) to make it to Maine.

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    Stumpknocker was at the ATC yesterday. He is headed south, believe he is hiking in for Trail Days.

    Furlough
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    House and scholar was in Erwin this week.

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    Mother Ship and some other NoBo are at Iron Mtn Shelter last night and should be in Damascus by early tommorow.

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    I met 2 2011 NOBOs this week:

    Monday, April 11 - mid-afternoon around Antietam Shelter in PA: TrailBlazer.

    Thursday, April 14 just south of Lambs Knoll, MD: Chainsaw.

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    Saw Golite near McAfee last Wednesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookerhiker View Post
    I met 2 2011 NOBOs this week:

    Monday, April 11 - mid-afternoon around Antietam Shelter in PA: TrailBlazer.

    Thursday, April 14 just south of Lambs Knoll, MD: Chainsaw.
    chainsaw beloved member of hikerdom? stutters? eric?
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    Last Fri, 4/15/11, saw the following hikers in Hampton, TN:
    Spaceman
    Rocket
    Eagle

    At Kincora:
    Fuzzy Navel (WB Sam-I-Am)
    Tiger Lilly
    Earl Grey (WB powdermill)
    Mammoth
    Peanut (WB fievel2011)
    Peter

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    shared Alex Kennedy shelter with Lunchbox last night. Today, April 20, he is in Boiling Springs PA.

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    Anybody seen "Quiet" - thru hiker.

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