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I just got tired of politics today.
I found it a good "introduction" to the Appalachian Trail.
I hope you enjoy it also.
1 posted on 06/22/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

My partner has been ‘section hiking’ the AT here in Maine the last couple summers.

I refer to it as the green tunnel.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 9:39:59 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Yosemitest

We all need a break.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Yosemitest

Thanks for posting this! My dream is to do a thru hike when I retire from the Navy in seven years.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 9:49:22 AM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: Yosemitest
CORRECTING A LINK:
7 posted on 06/22/2013 9:55:01 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
"introduction" to the Appalachian Trail.

..... I thought this was a Mark Sanford thread.

9 posted on 06/22/2013 10:04:01 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Yosemitest

My son’s friends are walking the Pacific Crest this summer from Canada to Mexico.

Pray for America to Wake Up


11 posted on 06/22/2013 10:07:22 AM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Yosemitest

Thanks. Thru Hiking the AT has always been dream of mine.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 10:14:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Yosemitest

This sounds like a fascinating thing to do. I love hiking. But not with these kids.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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Last year, the wife and I vacationed in the Southern Appalachians. I drove up to Clingman's Dome at 6600 ft. and hiked around a bit on the AT. Problem is, I'm a birder, and I couldn't walk more than 10 steps without stopping and watching for any new birds.

After three hours, I went about 300 meters. Lol!

Got a LOT of great birds, though...

16 posted on 06/22/2013 10:40:04 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SJackson

Ping.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Yosemitest

Ya’ dun’ good.

I’m currently attempting a thru hike to Canada, by way of the Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles).

I incurred a somewhat serious injury needing attention... that being said, I’m on the mends and will be back on the trail within a week.

I bagged 210 miles since leaving the US-Mexico border. Last year I managed to hike 776.4 miles, reaching the high sierras with a side trip up to the top of Mt. Whitney (14,505’). I’m way behind the herd and will likely bounce forward enough to give myself a fighting chance to reach the border sometime in October, hopefully before the snow flies. Lastly I’ll flip flop south and snag the southern located sections of the trail that I’ve bypassed.

It’s easily one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done, yet one that is also profoundly gratifying.

Rainbows, unicorns and butterflies aside, I’ll sum up the experience in five words: work, work, work, work, work.


25 posted on 06/22/2013 11:09:40 AM PDT by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: Yosemitest

BTTT


33 posted on 06/22/2013 12:51:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Yosemitest

I’d hike the AT if there was a guest house at the end of each day serving dinner and craft beer.


44 posted on 06/22/2013 3:30:13 PM PDT by Oratam
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Heres a 3-D map of the Appalachian Trail.
46 posted on 06/22/2013 5:09:24 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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