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Title: appalachian trail
Post by: yoman on July 31, 2011, 08:32:27 am
Being a long time backpacker and running out of friends who want to walk any distance carrying a pack, I was wondering if anyone has considered riding the appalachian trail? I don't mind solo backpacking but I think it is a bit risky for any length of time. I have been kicking around the idea of paralleling the AT on the Connie. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Tom
Title: Re: appalachian trail
Post by: Ron Dawg on July 31, 2011, 10:24:02 am
I've had the same thought for the same reasons. You could day hike from road crossings.
Title: Re: appalachian trail
Post by: roadkoan on July 31, 2011, 10:33:02 am
Wow! People still do this?
I thought it was just a euphemism for extra-marital relations (http://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=hiking+the+appalachian+trail+euphemism)...
Title: Re: appalachian trail
Post by: yoman on July 31, 2011, 11:17:19 am
Being from the midwest, I was thinking maybe doing it in two trips. One from the mid-piont north and another south. Ron, maybe if interested we could hike some ride some and not worry about completing the whole thing.

Just throwing around some ideas.
Title: Re: appalachian trail
Post by: Shadowofshoe on July 31, 2011, 12:06:59 pm
Being a long time backpacker and running out of friends who want to walk any distance carrying a pack, I was wondering if anyone has considered riding the appalachian trail? I don't mind solo backpacking but I think it is a bit risky for any length of time. I have been kicking around the idea of paralleling the AT on the Connie. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Tom

   Why is it risky nowadays??..I mean new risks or the same one ones from late 70's....I had several friends do it but I was more of a winter guy(not as much hiking ;D)
 .Mike

     Mike
Title: Re: appalachian trail
Post by: yoman on July 31, 2011, 12:28:35 pm
Same risks, more responsibilities.