Browsing Posts published in December, 2008

Getting There

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As my Christmas / Hanukkah gift this year, Jodi bought the ticket formy flight from Boston to Atlanta on March 17. With that nailed down Ithen made my reservation for a shuttle and a night's lodging at theHiker Hostel in Dahlonega. ( If all goes according to plan, this is how I will get to […]


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Tom asked if I am doing any training for my thru-hike. I supposetraining would fall into two categories. One would be training in theskills of backpacking. Well, I've been backpacking since my Boy Scoutdays, so I haven't been doing anything special int hat regard. I didstart, a couple of years ago, revamping a lot of […]

90 Days

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Ninety days from today, on March 18, 2009, I should be standing underthe arch in Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia, starting my hike upthe 8.8 mile long Approach Trail to the summit of Springer Mountainand the southern terminus of the Appalachian trail. I don't think this is any kind of surprise to the few […]