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    I am very interested in attending this event...I found out over Christmas that my dad has prostate cancer.

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    Bring it on!!!

    Did some prelim planning last night and the miles for the day seem to be as follows:

    10-14 miles Day 1

    8-10 miles Day 2

    13 miles Day 3 (Morgan Stewart Shelter)

    8 miles Day 4 (Telephone Pioneers Shelter Possibly)

    10 miles Day 5 (ending at Ten mile River Shelter in CT)

    Day 6 - about a 7 mile trek to the train station

    PS

    Sorry to hear about your father!
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    New and exciting news.... Since we are not asking for any sponsoring from the charity (food/travel) they will apply 20 percent of the funds we raise to the Appalachian Trail Conference.
    Last edited by Raul Perez; 02-03-2011 at 07:48.
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

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    Shameless bump Any help is appreciated!
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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    I plan on doing an overnight in Harriman State Park April 9th as part of my training for this hike. Thinking Bear Mt to William Brien Shelter. Anyone who wants to come and hike with me are more than welcomed.

    Raul
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    Did my overnight hike. Everything seems to be dialed in just fine. My strength and conditioning training is working out quite well. Based on the soreness today I need to do more stairmaster equipment and calf raises to adjust to the work load.

    When pushing myself I'm covering 9 miles in about 4 hours in moderate to difficult terrain. I feel I'm ready for this adventure as it will be the longest trek of my backpacking adventures and will pave the way for a longer adventure I'm sure.

    I am still below my mark and could really use the help of the hiking community to at least break $1,000 for this charitable organization. Remember 20% also goes to the AT Conservancy to assist in the maintenance of the trail.

    If you feel my quest is worthy of your donation please see my signature below to the event.

    My best,

    Water Monkey
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    Well Gear Slug bailed on the hike had unforseen obligations that just took precedence.... I'm still in and going to go solo as long as my fiance's dad and aunt stay fairly healthy (now diagnosed terminally ill).

    Now I have to get a SPOT... or else my Fiance is gonna freak.
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    good luck bro, God Speed!

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    Thanks buddy. I didn't think anyone was reading this thread anymore
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    I'm sorry to hear about your fiance's family. I hope everything works out well and I'll keep them in my prayers.

    Fronkey

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