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Monday, December 11, 2017

2016 Appalachian Thru-Hike

sunrise hike on beach

The tide rushes in: 18 days to AT thru-hike start

I have come to the conclusion that there is really only one way to prepare to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.  Fortunately, it involves only one step: Step 1: Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Done?  Good, now you’re ready. In all seriousness… I have spent a great deal of time researching equipment, reading reference books and personal

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More than $50 raised for juvenile diabetes summer camp in first week!

As announced last week, sponsor Uncle Joe’s Eclectic, Inc. is donating 10% of sales from its eBay craft supply store to a non-profit summer camp for children with juvenile diabetes.  This began on January 27th, and will continue until I finish my thru-hike at Katahdin around September, 2016.  Camp Kno-Koma, the summer camp being supported, provides children

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