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Title: AT here I come!
Post by: KYhiker40 on May 03, 2018, 08:15:05 PM
I'm so freaking excited and I know you all are the best to share it with!  Only 1 more day to watch the clock tick... leaving Saturday morning for the AT.  This year we're keeping it easy, only about 12 miles a day, starting at Uncle Johny's Hostel in Erwin, TN and finishing at Mountain Harbor Hostel on 19E, just inside the NC border.

I'll be hiking with Dion and Kevin, whom many of you met during our Red Byrd Arch Hike.  They are both in their first year of "real" backpacking, so I'm kind of enjoying the fact that it is going to be heavy rain when we arrive on Saturday. :-)

Did I mention that I can't wait!

By the way, Uncle Johnny was a financial planner hiking the AT about 30 years ago.  He arrived in Erwin, TN and saw a building for sale right on the AT.  He never went home.  THIS is Uncle Johnny:
Title: Re: AT here I come!
Post by: wsp_scott on May 03, 2018, 09:22:18 PM
From talking to your friends, they have the right attitude to hike/camp in the rain. I hope you get a day or two of nice weather.

Post some pics when you get back
Title: Re: AT here I come!
Post by: Ewker on May 05, 2018, 11:56:26 AM
May he Rest in Peace
Title: Re: AT here I come!
Post by: ShifuCareaga on May 18, 2018, 09:22:15 PM
Hope you're having a great time!