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I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

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    Eat At Anna's - I WANT TO HIKE THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL BUT I WILL NEED TO STOP AT ANNA'S TO GET A GREAT HOME COOKED MEAL WITH LUNCH FOR THE NEXT DAY.  I SHOULD CALL ANNA IN...
    TOMMYTOE TOMMYTOE 31-35, F Oct 31, 2009

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    No One To Hike With. - I am a 30 year old male.I want to thru hike the trail in the spring. Leaving in march. I was hoping to find a group/person to hike with. If you are...
    EddieFalson EddieFalson 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Can I Do This? - The idea about hiking the A.T. came to me about ten years ago. What with adjusting to a move around the country, I forgot it until a couple of nights ago. Then, a...
    bzackbear8 bzackbear8 51-55 3 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Summer Hike - hey, looking to see if there is somewhere to find a group of college students of 6 or so to hike the app trail for a month this summer 2010, starting in ga ... I...
    cdenis24 cdenis24 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2010

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    Always wanted to do this and am going to get to do a memorial hike in March. It's obviously not the whole thing but baby steps. :)
    RhettWilkes RhettWilkes 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Finally Ready To Partake In This Incredible Journey! Who'S Coming Along? - Hey, all. My name's Katie. I've always been incredibly drawn to the mountains, but I grew up on the beach...
    katiebird7 katiebird7 18-21, F 5 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Hi, Just Realized I Need To Hike :) - Hello, my name is Danny. I just realized today that hiking the Appalachian Mountins is more than a beautiful thought. I have backpacking...
    danwantstohike danwantstohike 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Creating Hike Group For Spring 2013! - Hello friends. I am taking a semester of college off this spring to complete a life-long dream of mine. I am going to hike the AT trail this...
    sander86 sander86 18-21 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    Moosejaw Hiking Gear Coupon Code - Hey guys just bought some hiking gear from Moosejaw website and used a 10% OFF coupon code that worked Moosejaw Coupon Code = STYLE type the...
    chanelc707 chanelc707 26-30, F Sep 24, 2013

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    Hiking The A.t. - Hi! I am interested in hiking the AT also! I am new to this website so I don't know exactly how it works but am def interested in finding new friends to hike...
    Bevy1969 Bevy1969 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Bonding Time With My 16 Year Old Before She Heads Off To Collage. - Looking forward to 16 days on the trail in June,2014. I spent many nights in the Boundary Waters in northern MN...
    ItsTimeToHike ItsTimeToHike 36-40, M Aug 25, 2013

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    A Pact. - My brother took a year off college and hiked the entire trail--over 2000 miles. I was in elementary school at the time and quite jealous of this massive excursion of his...
    wonderlust wonderlust 26-30, F 13 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Need A (Sectional) A.T. Female Hiking Buddy... - So here's the scoop. I'm a 52 yr old, North Carolina female, that loves the outdoors but needs an outdoor buddy or group that wants...
    KrazyKatP KrazyKatP 51-55, F 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    Spring Is Here - I have hiked parts of the AT in New England. Now that I live in the south, I want to start in the south and move north. I am thinking the spring may be...
    ohnudeone ohnudeone 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    At Hike - Going to hike the AT starting in march. Im getting very excited, but I am wondering how I can get in touch with anybody else who is going to do it.
    masjarko masjarko 22-25 3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    We All Hike Our Own Hike - We all have our own reasons why we want to thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  For me I hve always wanted to hike the trail since my father told me about...
    Jake0331 Jake0331 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    Hiking The Appalachian Trail Spring 2012 - going to hike the appalachian trail spring of 2012 starting at springer mt.this is something i feel i must do100%.i am going to pace...
    jcbishop jcbishop 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    Do you think you will ever forget about this after it is done, in your whole life? I will be leaving from Northern Georgia on April 1 2014 and returning sometime in September 2014...
    JFeral JFeral 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Can'T Wait Till Start - I am looking forward to start my thru hike on the AT. I am expecting to be in to make reservations at the hiker hostel for overnight on March 31 and hike up...
    RayRantz RayRantz 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    This Is What Happens When You Drink Along The Trail - Pink blazing. Yellow blazing. Slack packing. There is a subculture going on along the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine...
    Coinvolta Coinvolta 22-25, F 33 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    I Want To Hike A Small Portion Of The App Trail After Graduation On May 12th... Any Takers? - I have a dream of hiking the whole trail but because of life circumstances .. Job... I...
    treewithroots treewithroots 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    I Don't Know When.... - But I want to hike the trail (or at least a piece of it!) some day. It's definitely on my bucket list.
    ThatsJustMarvelous ThatsJustMarvelous 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    2014 AT Hike - Hey Everyone, My name is Sara and I have always wanted to hike the Trail. I live in MN and am outside all the time but I miss the mountains that we don't have out...
    Baldie23 Baldie23 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    Goin' For A Little Walk... - I'm planning on setting out on the A.T. this spring, sometime around the 15th of March. Hoping to complete a thru-hike, but in reality I'll go as far...
    xaf208 xaf208 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    I Bought My Pack! - The most important item a hiker buys is his pack - and now I've got one! They ordered it at overnight delivery, and now a neon orange xenon 70 is mine! I had...
    Coinvolta Coinvolta 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    I Want To Thru Hike The At Next Spring - I want to hike the Appalachian Trail next year, starting in the beginning of April. I believe I'm heading south to Georgia, but I might...
    dauphina dauphina 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I Need A Hiking Buddy. - I'm planning on hiking the southern portion of the AT, from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Damascus, Virginia. I have some family in Ellijay, Georgia...
    Karolinathespacecadet Karolinathespacecadet 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Looking To Make A Group To Hike The Ap Trail 2013 - I'M LOOKING TO START A GROUP TO HIKE THE AP TRAIL IN 2013. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED COMMENT AND WE CAN START PLANNING.
    ESHAVE ESHAVE 26-30, M 15 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Thru Hiking The At - Looking for others interested in Thru hiking the AT starting mid may or early june.
    bluehiker bluehiker 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    My Dream - My first life goal has always been to walk the Appalachian Mountains, I plan on doing it when I turn 25, but I want to be completly prepared for my adventure. Im just...
    jek1990 jek1990 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    Don't think I will be able to dedicate that big of a block of time. Until then I will just enjoy short sections.
    in2mec in2mec 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Hiking The A.t. In Spring Of 2013. - Starting out in early March I'm making my attempts of hiking the Appalachian Trail with my dog. It's a trip that's been in the works for 5...
    Kurt617 Kurt617 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    Summer-fall 2012 - Yesss. I've started preparing for this hike but would love to go with a partner or group. So if you are a semi-experienced hiker starting with a 8-10 mi pace and...
    thrumic thrumic 18-21 Feb 3, 2012

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    I Want To Make A Thru Hike Starting In Ga. Looking For Helpful Advice - After many years involved with scouting and multiple outdoor adventures, eventually making the rank of...
    Adventurousoutdoorsman Adventurousoutdoorsman 22-25, M Jun 7, 2011

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    Life Changing Experience - Me and a buddy just graduated high school and are taking a year off from school/milatary and decided to hike the whole A T starting at Springer Mtn. and...
    letshiketheAT letshiketheAT 18-21 Jul 10, 2009

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    Nomadic Life - iam looking for people who want to hike the at . I also want hike the amarican discovery trail from coast to coast. anyone interested starting in the feb or march...
    dc367 dc367 41-45 Jan 13, 2012

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    Hiking Beginning In Ga The First Week In July - My hiking buddy bailed on me so now I am trying to find someone else to hike with.  Let me know if you want to  come!
    LindseyPoo LindseyPoo 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Looking To Join A Group To Hike A.t. - I have a month or so this spring/summer to hike part of the trail. Don't want to go at it solo. Looking to start or join a group to share...
    FleabiteJRIII FleabiteJRIII 31-35, M Jan 4, 2013

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    Hiking Partner - Hey out there! I have started the AT and need a hiking partner for section hiking. I'd like to do 3-4 weeks per year, 2 in spring and 2 in fall or 4 in summer, am...
    Dakota99 Dakota99 56-60 3 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    Starting The At Weekend Of 4/13 In Ga - Hi - I am flying from Cincinnati to ATL on 4/13 to begin my hike. Hiking the AT has been on my mind for the past 5 years. I just had knee...
    bayoubyme bayoubyme 36-40 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    Thru-hike 2013 - I am looking to form a group for a hike starting in May 2013. I am in Denver, CO and am interested in anyone and everyones advice and suggestions. Thanks all.
    JGorski JGorski 26-30, M 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    I Want To Find A Group To Hike The Appalachian Trail With - I want to find a group to hike the appalachian trail with. I have been really interested in hiking it for awhile and...
    TrEEHuG TrEEHuG 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    I Want To Hike The Appalachian Trail.. - I want to hike the trail when i get out of high school. Im Currently a junior and ill be 17 tomorrow. I enjoy the outdoors and such. I will...
    Alythh Alythh 16-17 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Thru Hiking Appalachian Trail 2013 Buddy - I am planning on hiking the AT in April or may of 2013. I am turning 21 in the winter, female, and have nobody to go with. I've been...
    staciamary staciamary 18-21, F 13 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    My Experience With The Appalachian Trail. - I didn't even know what the Appalachian Trail was until a few years ago when I started dating this girl. I'm a big outdoorsy type and I...
    tuckerjonelly tuckerjonelly 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Actually, having grown up in Pennsylvania, I spent a fair amount of my youth doing just that. I hiked a pretty fair portion of the Appalachian Trial. I miss it. I miss the forests...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Yep Yep Yep - i drive a truck and i see signs for it all the time and it has been a dream of mine for a long time but i'm getting too old now to even consider doing the whole thing...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 8 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    during the spring break of my second year in college, we went hiking back up high in the mountains. Nobody was around for miles. We saw nobody in the camping area above the lake...
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