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    Heading toward Springer tomorrow!

    I'm leaving NY tomorrow to begin my Springer to Harpers Ferry hike....plan on finishing to Katahdin next year. Will start on the first or second. The plan is to take my time and really enjoy all that the trail, towns and people have to offer. Definitely plan on hitting Trail Days and hook up with some HF members.

    Some of my basic gear is a Dangerbird hammock built by PapaSmurf, a Hammock Gear Incubator and Wilderness Logics Big Daddy tarp. I'll also be using an Emberlit wood stove, a Sawyer Squeeze filter system and an Aarn Natural Balance pack. My weight including food to reach Neels Gap and one liter of water is 24 lbs. plus or minus an ounce or three. As it gets warmer I'll be switching out the UQ for one of Mac's IX UQs and shipping home some cooler weather gear. I'm pretty happy with the weight.

    Sadly, my wife had intended to start with me and hike 100 miles or so but due to a family medical emergency she will not be able to make it. We're hoping she can meet me near Erwin for the push to Damascus.

    I have a trail journal started at www.postholer.com under the hiker name of Miguel which I'll be updating via my Droid. Hope to see some of you on the trail or at Trail days.

    "May the forest be with you", Miguel
    Last edited by Miguel; 03-28-2012 at 22:28.

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    GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
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    Bon Voyage Miguel! Thanks for the trail journal link. I do like vicarious long distance hiking.
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

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    Good luck, be safe, have fun, and most importantly know that we're all jealous

    Seriously though, I hope you have a great time on the trail, and I'm going to be following your journal!

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    Sure is beautiful right now down here in Georgia! Have fun my friend

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    Again Miguel, buen AT and enjoy the journey.
    Do you imagine the universe is agitated?
    Go into the desert at night and look out at the stars,
    This practice should answer the question... Lao Tzu

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    Happy AT trails!! Good luck, enjoy the sights and just put one foot in front of the other.
    "Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere."- RONALD REAGAN

    "There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer." - CALVIN COOLIDGE




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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Enjoy your time! You won't want to stop at Harpers...I promise. The tug north is a hard thing to shake.

    Remember, take pictures of the people. All the scenery shots start to look the same and it's the people you'll want to remember.
    Trust nobody!

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    Best of luck to you Miguel! Enjoy your hike.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Best of luck. Enjoy your time in the wilderness.

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    Best of luck and great weather on your adventure. I will follow you on Postholer. Good luck and great Hanging!

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