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NoBo's and SoBo's

Saturday, August 17, 2013

While staying at Carter Notch Hut, I learned something about the Thru Hikers who hike the full Appalachian Trail (AT). There are the NoBo's who who head North. They started on Springer Mt. in Georgia and are hiking to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. These people have about 363 miles to go. Most hope to finish in a month. Here are a few NoBo's

Puffy is from Burmingham, GA

Johnny Walker is from North Carolina.

Moose Spotter and Toad Spotter are from Dallas, TX. They worked in a school, but quit their jobs to have a year of hiking. They were heading into Gorham to sign papers on the sale of their home. People can continue their lives, and still hike!

Tru hikes with her dog ATV. This is her second time hiking the AT. She was getting off the trail for a break. Her dog was having problems with his paws. What a patient person, and a good listener. I am glad that I met her.

The SoBo's s start on Katahdin, and head South. They hope to finish by Christmas on Springer Mt. They have the luxury of not worrying about snow coming as they try to finish.

Wildcat and CoaCoa are from Pennsylvania.
The NoBo's and SoBo's taught me the importance of taking time to slow down and listen to my heart. Don't rush through life. Stop and recognize those around us! Sometimes we have so much chatter and noise that we can't hear the voices of our loved ones.
On the AT, there are NoBo's and SoBo's, but there are no HoBo's ((homeless bodies). The trail is the home of all who hike it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SWEETNEEY 8/18/2013 5:36AM

    You are so true about noise. I find sometime the noise is in my head - worrying about this, anticipating the next. I am looking for contentment in my spirit and I am drawn to a 'quiet life' when I think about it feels good. However, noise is preventing me from pursuing it - when I think about the noise I get a negative feeling. When I read your blog I feel good, it resonates with me.

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/17/2013 4:22PM

  That is pretty amazing. I never thought of people doing this stuff when they weren't on vacation per se. emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 8/17/2013 2:25PM

    That is really neat that you get to meet people from all over who have a common interest and goal, whether it be from the North hiking South, or the other way round!

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/17/2013 1:55PM

    Wow, I'll bet you meet some of the most interesting people!

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MJ7DM33 8/17/2013 1:01PM

  Thx for sharing!

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CINDHOLM 8/17/2013 12:09PM

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KAYOTIC 8/17/2013 11:45AM

    I've read a couple of books about hiking the AT, one was Bill Bryson's book, "A Walk in the Woods" really funny book, but he didn't complete the trail. The other I just finished, "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail" which your blog reminds me of. He met a lot of hikers and the book was a very detailed description of his hiking, the different parts of the trail, trials and tribulations...good stuff!

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IOEINC 8/17/2013 11:13AM

    You meet a lot of interesting people on your hikes. What a great life!!!


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PURPOSEPOWER95 8/17/2013 10:29AM

    The last picture is breath taking. emoticon

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BLUEROSE73 8/17/2013 8:56AM

    Love it. Thanks for sharing

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1CRAZYDOG 8/17/2013 8:44AM

    Awesome! HUGS

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NUTRON3 8/17/2013 8:13AM

    What a great life

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 8/17/2013 8:04AM

    I have read two books now about people hiking this trail, I would love to have a go at it and also possible the PCT too, living in the UK we don't have such long trails here. But 5the AT has been on my bucket list for a while... I wonder if I will ever make it???????????????????


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MARINEMAMA 8/17/2013 7:49AM

    Cool! Thanks for sharing!

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MSLZZY 8/17/2013 7:27AM

    What a life!

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JSTETSER 8/17/2013 6:04AM

    Thru hikers are very interesting people!

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