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    AT start dates and blog list

    For those of us heading out to attempt a thru hike this year. What is your start date and if you are keeping a blog what is the URL?
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    Beginning my NOBO trip on the AT on 2/28/12.

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    I'm starting on 2/28/12. Had a trailjournal this year but I haven't decided if I'm going to blog for 2012.
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    well, a week ago I would have confidently said I'd be starting my NOBO trip on Apr 11, 2012 but a recent post of yours has me considering a March start.
    so... probably mid-March & I think I'll just be keeping a journal.

    & you'll be coming from Washington State for a repeat hike?! I understand my draw to the AT having spent most of my life in Ohio and on the east coast, but what about you? with all the beautiful trails to be found cross country - lots of them much closer to you - why the AT? just curious

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    The east looks different than the west. I had fun on the AT. I like how social the AT is. Those are a few of the reasons.

    I think you are the second person who has told me that they changed their start date because of something I said. I didn't realize I was so influential :-)
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    3/20 was my original start date as well.

    I travel to Washington State once or twice every year to visit Mt Rainer and the Wonderland Trail - I'll double what Bat said - it's just different over there. Spent some time at the Columbia River Basin Gorge in Washington this year - it was like being on another planet. The soil and flora looked wildly different, and even the sky - the sky was enormous. It's worth it.
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    I decided to start a trail journal for my Thru-hike. I did the first page of entries and it's mostly a little back story and information about other things going on before and after the hike as far as my musical endeavors are concerned.

    The next page will be almost entirely practice hike recaps and gear related stuff.

    Make sure you start at the bottom and work your way up:
    Rook's Hike
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    trail journals is a good one. easy to follow and easy to find by name or trail name.

    that's a hammock in there. got stuck 36 hours

    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    I'll copy text to my trailjournals account when I'm actually on the trail. The tumblr is great for multimedia.
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    I am starting my thru hike the last few days of February - most likely the 28th or 29th - thanks Bat

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