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“I had shin splints twice. other than that, no serious physical issues”
“Thanks for all the advice guys!!!
I'll bring a lot of Ibuprofen. And... it sounds like my body will really get a beating! I've been a competitive athlete my whole life, so I do "know" my body's physical limits pretty well. However, I can't say the same for my two friends, so it sounds like our itinerary may very well go completely out the window!”
“Good info Naked ape, especially with the rain and the party groups.
During my hike we had rain 21 out of 27 days at one point. It was horrible, but the good news was there was no problem finding water. Always think positive.
I also knew a LOT of hikers who ended up blowing all their money partying and they eventually had to get off the trail.”
“Not young, that's my problem. Too many miles on these aging joints. The more miles, the more pain. It will be very interesting to see how we handle the AT after so many years of hiking western trails that are graded for horses.”
“I sure wish high school algebra had been graded for horses.”
anyone ever stay at the Hemlock Springs Campsite?
is water there?
I was thinking of making that base camp then head down to Anthony's Nose.”
“I see from her blog mountain girl made it in 5 months and 2 days..
Young folks make it look easy! Congrats to you, I enjoyed the pics and your story.”
“Could you post the link? I would really like to read it.”
“Never mind. I found it.”
“Is that mountaingirl from here? And she did it last year?”
“Nevermind, hehe. I just went back to the beginning.”
“I said mountain girl, I meant mountain woman...not the first time I confused girls for women..
So Congrats mountain woman! So cool to read these journals. Makes me want to go, thanks for posting them.”
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