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Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike * 3
    #14821365 - 07/25/11 10:54 AM (3 years, 3 days ago)

Hello, Shroomery. I've been meaning to do this for a long while and I finally have a bit of spare time. I thought some of you would like to know that a fellow Shroomerite is attempting an AT thru hike. I started from Mt. Katahdin, Maine on June 13. I'm at a public library in Bennington, VT right now. It has been 42 days and I have gone 578 miles. I've got about 1600 miles to go to reach my destination: Springer Mtn, Georgia.

The trail has been amazing so far: great people, beautiful forest and amazing mountain top views. I have been picking oyster mushrooms and chanterelles along the way and throwing them in my ramen. I will probably start doing the same with lobster mushrooms and chicken of the woods, but those are the only edibles I'm comfortable identifying that grow in the summer. Maybe when I get south I can pick some Cubes.

I am taking lots of pictures but won't have time to post them until I get home. If anyone has any questions I would be glad to answer them but will be unable to check often or give very thoughtful responses until I get home.

Thanks for reading. It's been such an amazing experience that I want to share it with more people.


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: Capers]
    #14821386 - 07/25/11 11:03 AM (3 years, 3 days ago)

Enjoy every step, man.  It is a beautiful stretch and an awesome experience.  I can't wait until I get a chance to do it thru.  Are you trying to finish by any deadline or just going at whatever pace you like?


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: Capers]
    #14821531 - 07/25/11 12:09 PM (3 years, 3 days ago)

Awesome!! Can't wait to see pictures... Good luck in your search for cubes too. I'm sure that'll just make the journey more epic.


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: ifoundwaldo]
    #14823185 - 07/25/11 06:06 PM (3 years, 3 days ago)

Happy travels!!

Awesome that you are going southbound!

Looking forward to some awesome pics!

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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: cbhead23]
    #14823801 - 07/25/11 08:21 PM (3 years, 3 days ago)

I am very stoked to read more about this, good luck to you.

I am hoping to thru hike the PCT in the next 3 years.


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: PDU]
    #14826982 - 07/26/11 01:16 PM (3 years, 2 days ago)

Whoa, a Southbounder. That's great man! Keep it up! I really want to hike that trail at some point in my life. Maybe I'll do part of it in 2 years to get the feel for it and see if I can do the whole thing in 3 or 4 years.


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: bryguy27007]
    #14830023 - 07/26/11 11:19 PM (3 years, 2 days ago)

You are doing great man. Is it everything you dreamed it would be?


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: supernovasky]
    #14830366 - 07/27/11 12:21 AM (3 years, 1 day ago)

Whats the most difficult part? Favorite part?


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: PDU]
    #14830430 - 07/27/11 12:31 AM (3 years, 1 day ago)

I would love to do something like this, but I don't know how much money it would cost to do it and what'd I'd do about my job. (I don't work that often, short shifts every couple days or so.) I would be so happy to be away from civilization and just absorb the beauty of the surrounding landscape.


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: Capers]
    #14831501 - 07/27/11 07:40 AM (3 years, 1 day ago)

this is awesome :thumbup: i live not to far from the AT in North Carolina. pm me when you get closer, i might be able to help with some supplies :psychsplit:


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: Capers]
    #14831517 - 07/27/11 07:45 AM (3 years, 1 day ago)

Awesome man! I've always dreamed of thru hiking the AT, I've only done sections

A rare southbounder.. I've heard it's quite solitary and zen-like compared to 'the hustle' of NOBO :levitate:

Enjoy the trail magic  :super:  :shineon:


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: shroom_sandwich]
    #14831637 - 07/27/11 09:04 AM (3 years, 1 day ago)

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shroom_sandwich said:
I would love to do something like this, but I don't know how much money it would cost to do it and what'd I'd do about my job. (I don't work that often, short shifts every couple days or so.) I would be so happy to be away from civilization and just absorb the beauty of the surrounding landscape.




I think it ends up costing around 5,000 give or take


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: BaSSidio Head]
    #14832926 - 07/27/11 02:39 PM (3 years, 1 day ago)

man this sounds amazing, i would love to do something like this


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: BaSSidio Head]
    #14835712 - 07/28/11 12:03 AM (3 years, 1 day ago)

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shroom_sandwich said:
I would love to do something like this, but I don't know how much money it would cost to do it and what'd I'd do about my job. (I don't work that often, short shifts every couple days or so.) I would be so happy to be away from civilization and just absorb the beauty of the surrounding landscape.




I think it ends up costing around 5,000 give or take




I am certain it could be done on the super cheap if one was to dehydrate their own meals.

OP - i would be interested to hear about your food set up and what your eating.

walkin, walkin, walkin..


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: PDU]
    #14837668 - 07/28/11 10:35 AM (3 years, 13 hours ago)

But you have to have that food shipped to places, plus most often you have to buy ultralight minimalist gear so you don't have a 65 lb pack. I am sure you could do it cheaper, but things add up pretty quickly


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: Capers]
    #14839006 - 07/28/11 03:52 PM (3 years, 8 hours ago)

Sounds like a lot of fun, One day I want to hike this trail. I need to find a couple buddies to walk it with me to make it a little more interesting.


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: pmb]
    #14839074 - 07/28/11 04:06 PM (3 years, 8 hours ago)

I wouldn't want a lot of people with me, two tops.  But I would want somebody to share the experience with


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: BaSSidio Head]
    #14839224 - 07/28/11 04:35 PM (3 years, 7 hours ago)

i wanna do this with a lady friend of mine


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: BaSSidio Head]
    #14839226 - 07/28/11 04:36 PM (3 years, 7 hours ago)

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I wouldn't want a lot of people with me, two tops.  But I would want somebody to share the experience with




me too. i'd only hike with one other person. the more people you throw in the mix the more potential for drama.


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Re: Introducing My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike [Re: SummerDaisies]
    #14840286 - 07/28/11 08:13 PM (3 years, 4 hours ago)

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i wanna do this with a lady friend of mine




I was on the trail a few years ago and my buddy and I ran into a guy who was hiking with his girlfriend.  He said they had planned a couple weeks of hiking. 

We did the approach trail that day and ran into them at the top of Springer Mountain.  We chatted, ate, and slept.  End of day 1.

Next morning they were headed back down the trail.  He said his girl was fucking done.  Bummer. He seemed like an avid hiker from his stories.

Just make sure she knows what she is getting into.  I've seen plenty of females hiking solo though!  My Dad and I picked up some hot German chick after a our weekend hike and drove her to town.  She had been hiking for months!! We saved her a fat chunk of time getting to civilization!

Good ole' trail magic! :sun:


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