Les- hike 'em all, that's a Poof thing. I never had the bug to do Smoky miles, I just tag along with her and like being out there-I think we did 130 miles this year in the Park and I've done the AT across the Smokies (with the exception of Clingmans to Newfound Gap-saving that for the end of my AT effort) so I'm maybe a bit over 200. Part of the Lakeshore is at the end of the month depending on snow, we're taking the water shuttle over to Hazel Creek and go from there.
Bill- We need cold, it's 65 again today and it just aint right-besides I like using my winter kit.
Surfer! Good to hear from you--did you ever put the little surfer on your pack or was it lost in your storm?
Acer- you belong down here and you know it! Pack up and move on down, the waters fine
BEAS- why wait for retirement. My boss has already strongly suggested I shave. I suggested we meet in HR with my attorney.
Catavarie- thanks for coming along-maybe someday for real. Durham is not that far away.
CrankyBear- thanks dude. I was wishing at one point that I'd packed shorts.
Hawk-Eye- twas rough only because we made it so. It's like sometimes we're trying to see what old bodies can do, we're finding out it's not that much HA!