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    Happy New Year from the Summit of Springer Mountain

    Currently 32F winds gusting 25-30 with light rain. I'm in a tra eler wrapped in a superpod with a JRB Stealth No Sniveler on top. Thoul Cooldays is here there is only o e other hanger besides me, a thruhiker named Cope. Always good to staft a new year on the AT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Currently 32F winds gusting 25-30 with light rain. I'm in a tra eler wrapped in a superpod with a JRB Stealth No Sniveler on top. Thoul Cooldays is here there is only o e other hanger besides me, a thruhiker named Cope. Always good to staft a new year on the AT!

    Congrats.

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    Happy New Year

    Hi Medicine Man:

    Happy New Year. Since you are on the AT, just start walking, follow those white blazes north, I'll see you in about 3 1/2 months. Sunny up here in MA, high today supposed to get up to 45! Rain tonight and then the cold front will move through and temps return to seasonal. 22" of snow last Monday.

    i'm just finishing up phase one on that garage/guest house project that pulled me off the trail last July so I will be able to get out more.

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    That's the way to spend New Year's Eve, MM! BUt, what have I missed? What is a SuperPod?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    That's the way to spend New Year's Eve, MM! BUt, what have I missed? What is a SuperPod?
    MedicineMan pimped his PeaPod with an extra 6 oz of 900 fp down. Meet the Superpod!
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    What a sweet way to spend New Years!

    Happy New Years MM!!!!!
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    MM, Way to go! What a ideal way to welcome in the New Year.
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    Wish I could be there . . . Happy New Year MM
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    this was my first year not spending it at springer, since i moved down here. i hope you had a wonderful time!
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    Met one SoBo finishing up his quest...he began at Mt. K about 4.5 months ago.
    Another two were beginning their thru-hike NoBo this morning.
    Also saw Marta, saw here on my prep hike on the Roan before my trek in Vermont in October-she thru'ed in '07 and will be a presenter at the SoRuck in 2 weeks.
    And as alluded to in my original post we have a fallen brother....so sad to see someone evolve to hang upon high, then see him groveling like a dog, a worm even, getting in and out of a tent! But CoolDays is still our brother.
    M.Bird, it was never my dream to plod the AT for months on end but I took that as an invitation-but it is I who owe you my friend!
    Yes a PeaPod that has been pimped! That is certainly one way to put it. Thanks again to BillyBob for suggesting the mating of the PP with the Traveler--it truly is wonderful having the PP drape on you without that huge air gap. I still filled in with the Stealth No Sniveler and that is a wonderful combination.
    Peanuts, it seems like every time I'm on Springer the weather is the same with wind and rain but this time no ice coating everything like last year.
    Bradley, I don't know...I think I'd give an eye tooth to be where you are!
    PoppaBear...this has been a longstanding tradition for AT hikers and to me it beets being in a bar.
    RunningFeather--sorry no pics and the vid sucked...just wasn't weather or good timing (arriving a couple hours past sundown) to get anything good.
    Back to the SuperPod and the pending Higher Colder Hang on Roan Mountain- my current plan is to combine the SuperPod with a 3sCrowsnest and on the inside augment with a Winter Mamba....I'll still be chilly but I will live

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