I Plan to Hike the Appalachian Trail.

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    “We Must Be Willing To Get Rid Of The Life We'Ve Planned, So As To Have The Life That Is Waiting For Us. The Old Skin Has To Be Shed Before The New One Can Come. -” ― Joseph Campbell

    Well, I was livin' the dream until I got hit hard with an ailment about three years ago. I'm a Police Officer and have been in an official position since I graduated "kowlidge" in '97. I had an emergency brain surgery to keep an aneurysm from rupturing three years ago. While...
    COPrHead COPrHead
    36-40, M
    Feb 4, 2013

    At Thru-hike 2015

    I am 42 now, and while I still feel much as I did twenty years ago, I am feeling time encroaching and want to do this before I turn 45. I spent my teen years in Boy Scouts, hiking up and down in all directions here in West Virginia, and camping whenever I could. As an adult I do...
    LordBearclaw LordBearclaw
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 26, 2013

    Looking for a Group to Hike the Appalachian

    Trail with Southbound starting in Maine or CT in 2015 starting in June. I am almost 20, female, and looking for a group of 5 or more people who would be willing to go
    ekutz ekutz
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    Looking To Hike The Appalachian Trail In April 2014

    Hello I'm new to this but all my buddies will not be able to take the time off work for this trip but it's been a dream of mine for a while and want to experience it before I settle down and buy a house. Looking for a hiking buddy! If you don't know, this is a 6 month long hike...
    Salish Salish
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2013

    Test Hike.

    Did a test hike over the weekend of five miles up steep grades, switchbacks, rocky ridges, leafy green tunnels, etc. while carrying the full pack and gear set-up. I performed well beyond my hopes to start with, only becoming winded on grades of 40% or steeper, and rolling along...
    LordBearclaw LordBearclaw
    46-50, M
    Sep 30, 2013

    Hello All, I plan on hiking the entire AT

    trail in PA this July or August. As of now.. it's just me and the pooch. I would love to gather a group. If you're thinking about completing an end to end trail in another state, I'm willing to change my plans. Thanks! Happy hiking!
    JustACollegeKidWC JustACollegeKidWC
    22-25, M
    Mar 26, 2015

    I'll be doing a section hike with a few friends

    starting on the 10th of April, 2016 at Hog Pen Gap in Georgia, that is mile 38. Planning to do 7 days and hopefully 70 miles. Sure would enjoy meeting some EP friends along the way. Maybe, if we can stand the smell of each other...lol, we could even share a sleeping bag...
    woodyone1 woodyone1
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2016
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