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1/24/15 1:52 P

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Welcome aboard KEN1965! We're so glad to have you with us!

As of January 23rd I'm at 342.22 miles and here's what's ahead!

344.1 Curley Maple Gap Shelter, TN
356.9 Cherry Gap Shelter, TN
360.0 NC-226 Iron Mountain Gap, NC
366.1 Clyde Smith Shelter, TN
373.1 Roan High Knob Shelter, NC
374.6 TN-143 at Carvers Gap, TN (I've actually hiked here)
378.5 Stan Murray Shelter, TN
380.4 Overmountain Shelter Side Trail, NC
389.1 Apple House Shelter, TN
389.6 US-19E Elk Park, NC
398.4 Mountaineer Shelter, TN


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1/21/15 8:55 P

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I'm doing a virtual hike of the AT by way of AWOL on the Appalachian Trail. Good book.

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1/17/15 11:57 A

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*as of January 16th, 2015 I am at 275.43 miles and here's where I'm headed now

282.8 Spring Mountain Shelter, TN
286.5 NC208 – Allen Gap
291.4 Little Laurel Shelter, NC
298.2 Jerry Cabin Shelter, NC

304.1 Flint Mountain Shelter, NC
306.8 NC-212 Devil Fork Gap, NC
312.9 Hogback Ridge Shelter Side Trail, NC
315.3 I-26 Sams Gap, NC
323.0 Bald Mountain Shelter, TN
328.7 US-19W Spivey Gap, TN
333.6 No Business Knob Shelter, TN
339.9 Nolichucky River in Erwin, TN
344.1 Curley Maple Gap Shelter, TN
356.9 Cherry Gap Shelter, TN
360.0 NC-226 Iron Mountain Gap, NC
366.1 Clyde Smith Shelter, TN
373.1 Roan High Knob Shelter, NC
374.6 TN-143 at Carvers Gap, TN (note on June 23, 2012 I hiked one knob at Carvers Gap with Scott)
378.5 Stan Murray Shelter, TN
380.4 Overmountain Shelter Side Trail, NC
389.1 Apple House Shelter, TN
389.6 US-19E Elk Park, NC
398.4 Mountaineer Shelter, TN


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1/11/15 2:44 P

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I passed this on Friday. 237.9 I-40 Crossing in TN

As of Saturday, January 10th, I am at 243.43 miles and headed onward!

245.6 Groundhog Creek Shelter Side Trail, NC
251.2 NC-1182 Max Patch RD, NC
257.4 TN107 Lemon Gap, TN
258.7 Walnut Mountain Shelter, NC
268.6 Deer Park Mountain Shelter, NC
271.8 Hot Springs, NC
282.8 Spring Mountain Shelter, TN
286.5 NC208 – Allen Gap
291.4 Little Laurel Shelter, NC
298.2 Jerry Cabin Shelter, NC

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1/6/15 10:39 A

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As of January 5th: I'm at 216.13 miles which means I've passed the Pecks Corner Shelter Side trail in NC and here's where I'm headed:

220.3 Tri-Corner Knob Shelter, NC
228.0 Cosby Knob Shelter, NC
235.1 Davenport Gap Shelter, TN
236.0 TN32-Davenport Gap, TN
237.9 I-40 Crossing in TN
245.6 Groundhog Creek Shelter Side Trail, NC
251.2 NC-1182 Max Patch RD, NC
257.4 TN107 Lemon Gap, TN
258.7 Walnut Mountain Shelter, NC
268.6 Deer Park Mountain Shelter, NC
271.8 Hot Springs, NC
282.8 Spring Mountain Shelter, TN
286.5 NC208 – Allen Gap
291.4 Little Laurel Shelter, NC
298.2 Jerry Cabin Shelter, NC

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1/4/15 12:33 P

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As of January 3rd, 2015 I am at 203.74 miles. Here's where I'm heading - criss crossing between Tennessee and North Carolina in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Beautiful country!

204.7 US441 – Newfound Gap, TN
207.7 Leewater Spring Shelter, NC
215.1 Pecks Corner Shelter Side Trail, NC
220.3 Tri-Corner Knob Shelter, NC
228.0 Cosby Knob Shelter, NC
235.1 Davenport Gap Shelter, TN
236.0 TN32-Davenport Gap, TN
237.9 I-40 Crossing in TN
245.6 Groundhog Creek Shelter Side Trail, NC
251.2 NC-1182 Max Patch RD, NC
257.4 TN107 Lemon Gap, TN
258.7 Walnut Mountain Shelter, NC
268.6 Deer Park Mountain Shelter, NC
271.8 Hot Springs, NC
282.8 Spring Mountain Shelter, TN
286.5 NC208 – Allen Gap
291.4 Little Laurel Shelter, NC
298.2 Jerry Cabin Shelter, NC


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1/4/15 12:06 A

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As of midnight on December 31, 2014 I am at 187.53 miles.

Just passed 186.7 Derrick Knob Shelter, TN and I'm headed towards:

192.2 Silers Knob Shelter, TN
193.9 Double Spring Gap Shelter, TN
196.8 Clingmans Dome, TN

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12/31/14 7:02 P

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As of Dec 30, 2014 I am at 181.23 miles which puts me just past the Spence Field Shelter Side Trail in North Carolina at 180.4 miles.

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12/28/14 1:52 P

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As of last night I'm at 170.21 miles which puts me in this area where I'll be crossing back & forth through NC & TN. Beautiful country. Love hiking in this area.

164.4 Fontana Dam, NC - just past that and headed to:

175.0 Mollies Ridge Shelter, TN
177.5 Russell Field Shelter, TN
180.4 Spence Field Shelter Side Trail, NC
186.7 Derrick Knob Shelter, TN
192.2 Silers Knob Shelter, TN
193.9 Double Spring Gap Shelter, TN
196.8 Clingmans Dome, TN

Edited by: LADYVOLSFAN1954 at: 12/28/2014 (13:53)
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12/26/14 11:30 A

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As of last night I'm at 155.53 miles on the AT

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12/21/14 11:37 A

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Okay, so I finished the AT virtual hike on November 29th and so then I zoomed back to Georgia and I've started again. Call me crazy but here's where I am now as of yesterday, 12/20/14:

*I am at 126.07 miles at the end of the day on December 20, 2014. Here's where I'm headed!

127.1 NC1365 – Tellico Gap, NC
151.0 Brown Fork Gap Shelter, NC
157.1 Cable Gap Shelter, NC
162.6 NC28 – Fontana Dam, NC
164.4 Fontana Dam, NC
175.0 Mollies Ridge Shelter, TN
177.5 Russell Field Shelter, TN
180.4 Spence Field Shelter Side Trail, NC
186.7 Derrick Knob Shelter, TN
192.2 Silers Knob Shelter, TN
193.9 Double Spring Gap Shelter, TN
196.8 Clingmans Dome, TN


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12/4/14 8:05 P

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www.walking4fun.com/trails/ There are other trails here such as the Pacific Crest Trail, Lake Tahoe, Florida Keys. You can chart your way through after you fix yourself a profile.

www.atdist.com/ This is where I found the mileages for my virtual hike of the Appalachian Trail. I just created my own word document and plugged in the miles.

www.summitpost.org/appalachian-trail
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This is another Appalachian Trail Mileage.

I hope you'll join in. If you need some of the mileposts on the AT I'll be happy to copy my information for you. I started at Springer Mountain, GA. Just let me know.
Happy Trails.

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12/2/14 3:48 P

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I am new here. Just joined. Where do I go to start a virtual AT hike, is there a link? Thank you in advance.

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11/29/14 6:29 P

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The Appalachian Trail is 2185.3 miles from it's start in Georgia to the end in Maine.

2192.04 Miles is where I'm at which means I've finished the Appalachian Trail virtual hike.

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11/26/14 9:02 A

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Question. What is the total distance of the trail. I want to see if I can set up my ticker to accommodate

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11/23/14 5:00 P

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I'm at 2163.5 miles as of 4pm today

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11/22/14 10:47 P

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I am at 2159.49 Miles right now.

Here's what's left for me to do:
2166.7 Hurd Brook Lean-to, ME
2170.2 Abol Br W Penobscot River, ME
2180.1 Birches Campsite, ME
2185.3 Baxter Peak-Katahdin, Me (the end!)

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11/17/14 1:01 P

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2130.74 Miles is where I'm at now. Here's where I was and where I'm headed:

2129.3 Jo-Mary Rd, ME

*I am at 2130.74 miles as of Noon on November 17, 2014

2137.0 Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to, ME
2147.1 Wadleigh Stream Lean-to, ME
2155.2 Rainbow Stream Lean-to, ME
2166.7 Hurd Brook Lean-to, ME
2170.2 Abol Br W Penobscot River, ME
2180.1 Birches Campsite, ME
2185.3 Baxter Peak-Katahdin, Me (the end!)

I'm almost there!

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11/16/14 1:46 P

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*as of 12:45pm on November 16, 2014 I am at 2127.23 miles! I’m 58.07 miles from the end of the AT!

Jima64 I don't know of any place to do the AT online I've just looked it up as I've gone. Here's an idea of where you're at:

542.2 US-11 Atkins, VA
544.9 Davis Path Campsite, VA
554.0 VA-42 Ceres, VA
556.1 Knot Maul Branch Shelter, VA
565.2 Chestnut Knob Shelter, VA
575.2 Jenkins Shelter, VA
580.0 VA-615, VA
586.9 US-21 and 52 Bland, VA
589.2 Helveys Mill Shelter Side Trail, VA
599.0 Jenny Knob Shelter, VA
605.5 VA-606, VA
613.2 Wapiti Shelter, VA
619.4 VA-663 Sugar Run Gap, VA
621.6 Does Knob Shelter, VA
529.8 Lane ST – Pearisburg, VA
630.3 New River, VA
636.6 Rice Field Shelter, VA
646.6 Allegheny Trail JCT, VA
649.1 Pine Swamp Branch Shelter, VA
653.0 Bailey Gap Shelter, VA
661.8 War Spur Shelter, VA
664.6 VA-601 Rocky Gap, VA
667.6 Laurel Creek Shelter, VA
670.0 VA-42 Sinking Creek Valley, VA
674.0 Sarver Hollow Shelter Side Trail, VA
680.0 Niday Shelter, VA
688.9 VA-620 Trout Creek, VA
690.1 Pickle Creek Branch Shelter Side Trail, VA
696.8 VA-624 North Mountain Trail, VA
700.6 - Snack Bar Rock (2300')
700.9 - Rock Haven (2300') large rock overhang
701.9 - Old woods road (2280')
702.0 - Brickey' Gap (2200')
703.3 - Tinker Cliffs (3000')
704.3 - Scorched Earth Gap (2360')
704.9 - Lamberts Meadow Shelter (2080) - Place to virtually camp for the nite
705 - Stream crossing (2070')718.7 Viewpoint (2400)
719.3 Fullhardt Knob Shelter (2670')
722.1 usfs road 191, Salt Pond road
722.9 Curry Creek
724.6 Little Wilson Creek
725.5 Wilson Creek Shelter (1800')
727.9 Black Horse Gap (2400')
728.7 Taylor Mtn overlook (2365')
729.8 Montvale Overlook (2430')
730.4 Harvey's Knob Overlook (2530')
732.8 Bobblets Gap Shelter
733.5 Sharp Top Overlook (2240')
734.2 Mills Gap Overlook (2435')
735.9 Bearwllow Gap VA 43
740.9 Buchanan Trail (1780’)
741.2 – Glenwood Horse Trail (1630’)
742.3 – Jennings Creek /bridge ( 950’)
742.4 – Roadcrossing VA 614
743.2 – Rock outcropping (1650’)
744.0 – Fork Mtn (2040’)
745.8 – Hamps Branch Stream
746.1 – Bryant Ridge Shelter
747.3 – Old woods road crosses AT (2100’)
750.5 – Floyd Mtn (3560)
760.4 – Cornelius Creek Shelter (3145’)
765.7 Thunder Hill Shelter, VA
778.1 Matt’s Creek Shelter, VA
780.1 James River Foot Bridge, VA
782.0 Johns Hollow Shelter, VA
790.8 Punchbowl Shelter Side Trail, VA
800.3 Brown Mountain Creek Shelter, VA
802.1 US-60 Buena Vista, VA
805.9 Cow Camp Gap Shelter Side Trail, VA
816.1 Seely-Woodworth Shelter, VA
818.4 Spy Rock Road – Montebello, VA
821.8 VA-826 Crab Tree Falls Trail, VA
822.7 The Priest Shelter, VA
827.5 VA-56 Tye River, VA
830.3 Harpers Creek Shelter, VA

At any rate you'll be in Virginia quite some time. I hope you'll keep yourself logged in under the virtual walk. Enjoy!

Edited by: LADYVOLSFAN1954 at: 11/16/2014 (13:52)
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11/13/14 7:08 P

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I have 540 miles on my treadmill which I have been comparing to places on the trail. I hope to continue this as a virtual hike and do it online instead of marking my data book.

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11/11/14 11:32 A

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I'm at 2104.59 Miles. The end of the trail is at 2185.3! I'm less than 81 miles from the end of the trail. I really can't believe how far I've come.

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Great job! I'm less than 100 miles from the end of the trail. I seriously can't believe it. I'll update later.

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11/2/14 2:01 P

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1,530.4 and still walking

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

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I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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*as of 12:54pm I am at 2064 miles. Almost to Monson, ME at 2067.5

This is have I have left ahead of me on my virtual hike of the AT:
2067.5 Monson, ME
2073.8 Leeman Brook Lean-to, ME
2081.2 Wilson Valley Lean-to, ME
2085.9 Long Pond Stream Lean-to, ME
2089.9 Cloud Pond Lean-to Side Trail, ME
2096.8 Chairback Gap Lean-to, ME
2106.7 Carl A. Newhall Lean-to, ME
2113.9 Logan Brook Lean-to, ME
2115.5 W Branch Ponds Rd, ME
2117.5 East Branch Lean-to, ME
2125.6 Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to, ME
2129.3 Jo-Mary Rd, ME
2137.0 Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to, ME
2147.1 Wadleigh Stream Lean-to, ME
2155.2 Rainbow Stream Lean-to, ME
2166.7 Hurd Brook Lean-to, ME
2170.2 Abol Br W Penobscot River, ME
2180.1 Birches Campsite, ME
2185.3 Baxter Peak-Katahdin, Me (the end!)

This is my next milepost on the AT:
appalachiantrail.com/20130604/monson
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Edited by: LADYVOLSFAN1954 at: 11/2/2014 (14:00)
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10/31/14 11:53 A

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1,513.1 - and I'm walking!!

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My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
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10/26/14 1:30 P

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Awesome job! I love it when I cross another state line!

I hit 2,032 miles as of last night. I'm 153.3 miles from the end of the AT. I truly can't believe that I've walked this much.

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10/22/14 9:49 A

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1,473.8

1,455.9 - passed the Connecticut-NY line!

Edited by: RAYLINSTEPHENS at: 10/25/2014 (09:56)
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My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
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I hit 2006.32 miles last night. So here's where I'm at in the trail:

2002.2 Horns Pond Lean-to, ME

*as of October 20,2014 I am at 2006.32 miles!

2012.4 Little Bigelow Lean-to, ME
2020.1 West Carry Pond Lean-to, ME
2030.1 Pierce Pond Lean-to, ME
2034.1 US201 Caratunk, ME
2039.8 Pleasant Pond Lean-to, ME
2048.8 Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to, ME
2052.9 Moxie Bald Lean-to, ME
2061.8 Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to, ME
2067.5 Monson, ME

2185.3 Baxter Peak-Katahdin, Me (the end!) So I'm less than 200 miles from the end! Woohoo! I never thought I'd get this far!

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10/19
1,439.4 of leaving Morgan Steward Shelter - heading for Telephone Pioneers Shelter
10/18
1,431.6 leaving Stormville NY and approaching Morgan Stewart Shelter NY


1433.9 Morgan Stewart Shelter, NY
1441.7 Telephone Pioneers Shelter, NY
1442.4 County 20 Pawling, NY
1450.5 Wiley Shelter, NY
1451.7 Connecticut – New York Line

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You're just inside of New York! Here's some points ahead for you:

1367.6 NY-17A Bellvale, NY
1369.7 Wildcat Shelter, NY
1379.6 NY-17 – Arden, NY
1384.0 Fingerboard Shelter, NY
1389.3 William Brien Memorial Shelter, NY
1392.4 West Mountain Shelter Side Trail, NY
1398.6 Bear Mountain Inn, NY
1399.3 Bear Mountain Bridge, NY
1405.5 US-9 Peekskill, NY
1424.9 RPH Shelter, NY
1430.0 NY-52 Stormville, NY
1433.9 Morgan Stewart Shelter, NY
1441.7 Telephone Pioneers Shelter, NY
1442.4 County 20 Pawling, NY
1450.5 Wiley Shelter, NY
1451.7 Connecticut – New York Line

Right now I'm at 1971.01 which puts me between 1966.7 Piazza Rock Lean-to, ME and
1975.6 Poplar Ridge Lean-to, ME. The end of the trail is at 2185.3 Baxter Peak-Katahdin, Maine

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I'll just use the Pacific Trail numbers so I walked:

1,364.1 miles to date! WooHoo!!

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*as of 10/4/2014 I am at 1929.04 miles - just passed Andover, Maine


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as of 9/29/14 I am at 1917.56 miles! Almost to Grafton Notch, ME


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I'm at 1907 miles so that puts me in Maine finally. I messed up on my last post, it should have read New Hampshire. Oh well, I was on vacation then and couldn't think straight. Hope everyone's having a great day!

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I'm at 1854 now. Somewhere in Vermont I believe I'll be in Maine in about 50 miles. Can't wait!

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I'm guessing I'm at about 1788.76 miles now. Somewhere in New Hampshire. I think I'm about 396.45 miles from the end of the AT.

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This is my progress so far: as of 2:25pm on August 24, 2014 I am at 1722.81, just passed through Woodstock, Vermont! I'm 462.49 miles from the end of the Appalachian Trail!

www.cnyhiking.com/ATinVermont.htm

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My progress so far: **as of 2:15pm on August 9th, 2014 I am at 1660.57 miles! My next milepost is 1662.0 Lost Pond Shelter, VT


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@Grizhicks that's great! Any hikes are great in my book! Love hiking in the Smokies and North Carolina. I'm only able to do short hikes so I do what I can. I've heard Clingman's Dome is rough, I've never been there. The hike to Abrahms Falls really kicked my butt majorly! Had an asthma attack at the falls and my blood sugar bottomed out, then I fell on the way back to the parking lot. Needless to say I collapsed into the car after the Park Ranger took the information down because they had been notified by some other hikers that I was having problems. They were getting ready to send out a search party when I got to the parking lot with my brother and another hiker. I don't ever plan on a repeat of that. This year we had one rough trail - turns out the sign said strenuous - I did what I could and turned around and came back and just walked the easier part of the trail a couple times while my brother went on.

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We spent the past week in the Smokies, and did the following:
7/28 -- hike up to Clingman's Dome (1 miles round trip' kicked my butt)
7/28 -- part of night hike in Cades cove (1-1/2 mile)
7/30 -- hiking around Sugarland Visitor Center (1 mile)

Not a lot, but better than nothing. -- Grizhicks

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as of August 2nd, 2014, I am at 1631.56 miles. Next milepost is at 1636.5 Stratton Pond Shelter, VT


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As of last night I am at 1595.46 miles which puts me in Vermont! Woohoo!

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I'm about 1/2 mile from the Vermont/Massachusetts state line so I'll be in Vermont the next post.

DougDC you'll be catching up to me with all the miles you're going! Great job!

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Great job DougDC! You're really progressing!

Welcome GRIZHICKS! Glad to see you starting the trail!

as of July 7th, 2014 I am at 1580.05 miles! I just passed the Mark Noepel Lean-to Side trail here in MA! The Vermont state line is at 1592.8 miles – so I’m getting closer and closer!

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7/4/2014 - walked downtown for the fireworks. And back. Buses really crowded going home. Fitbit recorded 5.3 miles.

Brings VAT to 671.6, past the Laurel Creek Shelter, and across the footbridge that crosses Sinking Creek near Newport VA.

It's amazing to think that wandering around town and on a few local hikes I've covered as much distance as a quarter of the AT. I really look forward to doing the full AT trip one summer soon.

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7/3/2014 - fitbit recorded 4.5 miles (took a long walk home from transit to get my 10,000 steps).

Brings VAT to 666.3, past the War Spur Shelter and just past road to Rocky Gap, VA. Anyone from there?

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7/2/2014 - fitbit recorded 3.9 miles (errands)

Brings VAT to 661.8, a mile and a half short of War Spur Shelter.

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7/1/2014 Fitbit logged 4.5 miles today, intown shopping (no car).

Brings VAT to 657.9, past the Bailey Gap Shelter, almost to the Mountain Gap Road.

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6/29/2014 Fitbit recorded 4.6 miles, in town.

Brings VAT to 653.4 miles, just past a bridge over Stony Creek.

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6/28/2014 Fitbit logged 3.6 miles today. Other activity was on bike.

Brings VAT to 648.8 miles, passing the Allegheny Trail on the way down to the Pine Swamp Branch Shelter about 2.5 miles ahead.

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6/27/2014 - Fitbit logged 4.4 miles downtown.

Brings VAT to 645.2 miles, just past the campsite that is just past Symms Gap.

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6/26/2014 - walking around downtown and inside a convention hall. Fitbit logged 5.8 miles.

That brings the VAT to 640.8 miles, past the Rice Field shelter and the campground beyond it. Simms Gap is less than 3 miles ahead.

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6/25/2014 - took a long walk downtown. Shopping was the excuse, but covered some ground. Fitbit logged 7 miles.

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6/24/10`3 Fitbit records 5.5 miles - mostly going to and from spots downtown and out near home. Reasonable day, but chilly wind facing directly west.

Brings VAT to 628 miles, near to a vista point on a mountain with no name (in AWOL's guide). And, at 600+ miles, this is only a bit more than a quarter of the trek. I wonder how tired or enthusiastic I'd be at this point...

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6/23/2014 - Fitbit logged 5 miles today, mostly on errands and catching buses.

Brings VAT to 622.5 miles, half a mile short of the Docs Knob Shelter. Moving along...

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6/22/2014 Fitbit records 5.9 miles

Bringing the VAT to 617.5 miles, a mile short of a radio tower, on the way to Woods Hole Hostel.

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6/21/2014 Fitbit logged 3 miles today (mostly doing errands).

That brings the VAT to 611.6, just past Dismal Creek on the way up another ridge.

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6/20/2014 - a bit of walking to and from mass transit. Fitbit lotted 4.8 miles.

Brings the VAT to 608.6, about a mile past Dismal Falls Trail - evidently a local scenic spot.

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6/19/2014 - fitbit working today. 3.8 miles recorded.

Brings VAT to 603.8, 2 miles short of the suspension bridge crossing Kimberling Creek.

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6/17 and 18 - fitbit not working. Not measuring distance.

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Fitbit logged 7.7 miles today (good day!)

Bringing the VAT to 600 miles exactly! That gets just past the Jenny Knob Shelter, and another 100 miles further down the road. What's left? 1400 miles or more? I can see why folks get discouraged in Virginia.

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6/14/2014 -- fitbit logs only 2.9 miles today. Not so great.

But gets VAT to 592.3, or in the midst of a long, unremarkable stretch (according to AWOL). Next shelter is 7 miles further down the trail.

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6/13/2014 - fitbit logged 4.8 miles today, including a late evening walk.

Brings VAT to 589.4 miles, almost to the Helveys MIll Shelter. This has been a long nearly level stretch, looks like it will continue for a while.

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6/12/2014 - fitbit logged 2.7 miles for me today, showing that I was not getting around much.

Brings the VAT to 584.6 miles, a spot that AWOL marked as being good for views.

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6/11/2014 - another day with too much sitting. Only 3.4 miles recorded by fitbit.

That brings the VAT to 581.9, a mile short of the second intersection with the Trail Boss Trail along the AT.

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6/10/2014 - walked downtown to hear a lecture on climate change (in the Sahara). 5.5 miles.

Brings VAT to 578.5, a mile short of the campsight on Boss Trail.

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6/9/2014 - Light day today, surprisingly. Fitbit logs only 2.4 miles...

So; VAT comes to 573.0, just past the Davis Farm campsite on Garden Mountain.

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6/8/2014 - walked 6.7 miles with a friend across San Francisco to a music event. Lovely day. Visited new park.

Brings VAT to 570.6 - partway through a long level stretch on Garden Mountain.

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5/6/2014 - Fitbit credits me with 3.8 miles today. Spent lots of time at my desk and did not get out as much as usual.

Brings the VAT up to 563.9 - reaching a pond that's near the Chestnut Knob Shelter, climbing up another grade.

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Was just thinking about doing this on my log; greeat idea!! Just getting started: 1st mile yesterday.

While hiking the AT has been a 40+ year dream, it got moved to the "front burner" this past week, and the goal is 2018, after retiring sometime in late '17 or early '18. At this time I'm planning a "cool breeze" (see ATC website; 1/3's, middle, northern, southern); so I'm starting at Kent, CT and SOBO. That puts me 1 miles south of CT-341; only 2184.9 (from the 2013 data) to go. -- Grizhicks

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6/6/14 12:35 A

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6/5/2014 - Fitbit credits me with 5.7 miles today.

That brings the VAT to 560.1 miles, right at the Lick Creek footbridge on the down side of Lynn Camp Mountain.

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6/4/14 11:47 P

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6/4/2014 - walked with a friend from downtown San Francisco up to the Golden Gate Bridge. Windy and chilly. That hike was 5.8 miles, and total for the day (fitbit) was 9.4 miles.

Adding 9.4 brings the VAT up to 554.4 miles, not quite to the peak of Brushy Mountain, and right at the O'Lystery Pavillion campsite (private - AT hikers not allowed; but the Knot Maul Branch Shelter is only 2.2 miles further along the trail).

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6/3/14 9:57 P

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6/3/2014 Logged 5 miles on fitbit (required a bit of extra walking around the neighborhood).

Brings VAT to 545 miles, passing Atkins, VA, and almost reaching the Davis Path campsite on Little Brushy Mountain.

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6/2/14 11:34 P

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6/2/2014 -- fitbit credits me with 5.2 miles today. Part intentional walking in the local Arboretum. Lovely flowers.

Brings VAT to 540 miles, right at the Lindamood School Settlers Museum on the way down Glade Mountain.

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6/2/14 12:50 A

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6/1/2014 Fitbit logged 5.5 miles (including a museum visit)

Brings VAT to 534.8, about half way up Glade Mountain.

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6/1/14 1:37 A

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5/31/2014 - fitbit tracked me 6.5 miles (including a walk in Golden Gate park)

Bringing VAT to 529.3, a couple miles short of the Partnership Shelter.

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5/30/14 2:31 A

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5/29/2014 - fitbit mileage today: 3.9 miles

Brings VAT to 522.8, or a little short of the river at the saddle between Trimpi Shelter and Little Brushy Mountain.

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