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The Appalachian Trail

Post by Orange and Brown » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:17 pm

So........
In February 2019 I'll be starting my attempt at thru hiking the 2,000+ mile Appalachian Trail.
It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I've been a hiker/baclpacker for many many years. I'll be hiking the AT in memory of my father who passed away in July 2016.

Hiking the AT is expensive with food resupplies hostels every week or so to shower and do laundry, I've set up a Go Fund Me account.
This was actually very hard for me to do because I've never been one to ask for anything from anyone......But I was encouraged to do it by people I trust so I did.
If you feel like donating a dollar or 2 you will forever be in my debt and I will be very thankful.
If you don't, that's okay too. I completely understand.
Thank you all in advance!
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Post by noreply66 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:01 pm

How long do you figure this will take?
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Post by Orange and Brown » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:10 pm

noreply66 wrote:How long do you figure this will take?
Normal estimates are 5 to 6 months. I'm positive I can do it in 5 so I'll start in February and should be done by the end of June.
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Post by noreply66 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:51 am

Where will you be starting at with it being February?
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Post by Orange and Brown » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:23 am

noreply66 wrote:Where will you be starting at with it being February?
Springer Mountain Georgia.
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Post by Chieftain2009 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:27 am

That's awesome!!!
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Post by Orange and Brown » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 am

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Post by Orange and Brown » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:27 pm

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Post by noreply66 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:27 pm

Will you be taking pictures and writing as you go?
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Post by Orange and Brown » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:40 pm

noreply66 wrote:Will you be taking pictures and writing as you go?
I will be doing a vlog on YouTube and will blog every couple of weeks.
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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:53 pm

Sounds like an exciting adventure O&B. Vermont and Maine will be a treat for a scenic ending. Have fun and keep safe along the way.

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Post by mattash » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:53 pm

Excited about the updates.

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Post by TVC » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:04 pm

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Post by Ptguard » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:16 pm

I think you may be starting too early. I got trapped by a huge snowfall on the Va segment in late April in the early '90's. Do you need to be off the trail by July?

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Post by Orange and Brown » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Ptguard wrote:I think you may be starting too early. I got trapped by a huge snowfall on the Va segment in late April in the early '90's. Do you need to be off the trail by July?
No, Don't want to hike with the bubble.
I should be good. Prepare fr the worst and hope for the best lol
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Post by Omega » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:52 am

Good luck on one of America's last great adventures. You are wise to have logistics preplanned and appear to have the trek well thought out. I know a couple from WV who completed the AT as their honeymoon. The positive transformation in their character was amazing. I wish for you nothing less. Of course being in South Carolina, I do have to mention the running Appalachian Trail joke about our former governor, Mark Sanford.
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Post by Orange and Brown » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:43 am

Omega wrote:Good luck on one of America's last great adventures. You are wise to have logistics preplanned and appear to have the trek well thought out. I know a couple from WV who completed the AT as their honeymoon. The positive transformation in their character was amazing. I wish for you nothing less. Of course being in South Carolina, I do have to mention the running Appalachian Trail joke about our former governor, Mark Sanford.
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Post by GoIrish » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:27 am

This is on my bucket list, but will have to wait another 20+ years before I can retire. Best of luck!

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Post by Orange and Brown » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:43 pm

GoIrish wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:27 am
This is on my bucket list, but will have to wait another 20+ years before I can retire. Best of luck!
If I can thru hike the AT, the PCT will be on my list afterwards. I don't think I'll ever attempt the CDT (to treacherous for me) so the triple crown is off the table.
If I was rich I'd do both the At and PCT NOBO and SOB though.
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