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Appalachian Trail - A photo journey

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Rebreather posted 7/24/2014 18:20 PM

Wow, what an amazing journey! I just read a memoior of someone who did the PCT. So inspiring!

Please tell him to move away from the edge of that rock, though! Oy!

Lucky2HaveMe posted 7/24/2014 19:04 PM

I talked to him tonight - and yes I told him he was way too close to the edge! They are doing a *flip flop* of the trail - they are skipping over a portion and heading up to ME from VT. This way they can take their time and don't have to worry about getting to ME before the park closes for the winter in October. They will then continue south to capture the parts of the trail that they are skipping now.

He shared a story of *Trail Angel Mary* who gave them a place to stay for a couple of nights and fed them well. In return she asked that they pick the raspberries for her. The obliged and were off - with hearts full of gratitude and bellies full of food.

Getting Closer to NY - hometown brewery

Lucky2HaveMe posted 8/12/2014 14:07 PM

A few pics from VT

Shelter?

Looks like a hand

Airstrip?

This just looks cool

Lucky2HaveMe posted 9/23/2014 12:57 PM

Today's Pic from him - Won't be hearing from him for about 10 days I reckon.

Lucky2HaveMe posted 9/30/2014 15:25 PM

Got this pic today - He has 590 miles to go to complete the trail. He will be ending in VA/PA (not sure which) as they did that *flip flop* thing. His goal is to take his last step on the trail on Nov 3 - his birthday. He's the guy in the middle

Rebreather posted 9/30/2014 18:42 PM

Totally incredible journey! You must be so proud of him. It takes an incredible amount of drive to complete a task like this!

Lucky2HaveMe posted 10/1/2014 13:34 PM

Very proud! And a little of what he will choose to do next!

Jrazz posted 10/1/2014 14:53 PM

So amazing!!! I'm feeling less than impressive about my 2 days in Desolation Wilderness now...

Crescita posted 10/1/2014 15:38 PM

How did he get up on that sign?

Please tell me there is something below all that fog.

KeepCalm_CarryOn posted 10/1/2014 16:00 PM

This is so cool!!!

Lucky2HaveMe posted 10/1/2014 18:39 PM

Please tell me there is something below all that fog.

Well hopefully something besides a 4,000 ft fall!

As for how he got up on the sign... well he has been climbing the hills of the trail for 6mos so the sign was probably a non-event.

Lucky2HaveMe posted 10/1/2014 18:46 PM

I'm feeling less than impressive about my 2 days in Desolation Wilderness now.

Oh be proud! That's 2 more days than I would like to stay in a place called DESOLATION WILDERNESS

Lucky2HaveMe posted 10/4/2014 13:49 PM

Just got a few pics of Maine from DS - This is my favorite

[This message edited by Lucky2HaveMe at 1:49 PM, October 4th (Saturday)]

Lucky2HaveMe posted 10/10/2014 13:51 PM

Good grief - he may never finish this trip! Just got a call from him. His former employer has been involved with litigation for 6+ years. DS was instrumental in gathering all the facts and writing the reports. He, of course, needs to testify as to the integrity of the data - Trial date is Oct 27. Which means he now has to get back home and be ready to testify during the week, or longer!

His boss is sending one of the guys to pick him up, so getting home and then back to the trail isn't a huge issue - but geez after 6 yrs of monkeying around, they can't postpone the trial for another month until he finishes the trip. Can ya not say "Sorry, our witness is unavailable in the wilderness until after Thanksgiving".

Good news I'll get to see him and his two scraggly buddies he picked up on the trail for a week or so. So I guess there is a silver lining. And what also dictates another *clean up*

Oh and because this is a photo journey:

Keepcalm posted 10/23/2014 12:05 PM

How Awesome! I live close to the trail in VA. I love picking up the "stinkies" (said lovingly) and taking them into Front Royal for lunch.
Your son will have a great story to tell for the rest of his life!

Hurtingnnc posted 10/26/2014 13:33 PM

I love this thread. Hiking the AT is on my bucket list. Best wishes to your son.

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