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Thunderscreech's Epic Summer Walk

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Thunderscreech, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Well, 550 miles isn't exactly epic, but still...:ninja:

    This summer I've decided to hike the whole of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, about 1/4 of the total 2000 (+/-) distance. Right now I'm still working out the logistics of everything, but i hope to get started by mid-may, and end around the first or second week of July.

    I'll post pictures and etc. when I'm done with my venture.
  2. Sounds like a lot of fun. I was thinking of doing something similar with a trail here in Ontario.

  3. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    I walked the Maine part. It's a really amazing experience, you won't regret it. I didn't get a view from the top of Kathadin, but I had to expect this the day after a storm warning.
  4. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
    no fail pictures yet?
  5. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California
    um... am I the only one who thinks that this doesn't sound like fun at all?
  6. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    That sounds awesome. :cool:
  7. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Don't shoot it until you try it.

    If you're just thinking about the walking, you're doing it wrong.

  8. David1234


    Jun 1, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: SWR Amplifiers
    What kinda rig are you taking?
  9. Fontaine


    Apr 27, 2006
    while waking up on a warm glowing morning, you'll walk though the bush, you'll hear a sound. You'll look up and notice a red-beaked-FAIL-hawk racing towards you.

    I'm sorry, you fail, again.
  10. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Dude, that may be the most unnecessary and poorly worded fail I've ever read.
  11. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    fail fail
  12. ahkiatt


    Sep 30, 2006
    Walking from home to work or school does not equate to 550 miles.
  13. I knew a guy in Orlando back in the 80's that did the WHOLE Appalachian Trail, started in Maine in early May, got done in Georgia in late September.

    THAT is an epic walk.


    I have done a bit of the trail in VA and a bit here in NC, Dragon's Tooth (just outside of Roanoke) is AMAZING...I went and stood at the very tip of the tallest rock, and it felt like you could see everywhere from there...beautiful.

    Enjoy it.

    And for those pokin' fun at him, jealousy, it's ugly.

  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oh, man, this sounds like great fun. you need to take pics bud. many pics.
  15. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I like titanium sporks :smug:
  16. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Pack plenty of toilet paper and insect repellent!

    I can tell you from personal experience that no matter how thick the mosquito's get never, never, ever spray Deep Woods Off onto your O ring, or adjacent junk. You'll walk home looking like you just slid down a barbed wire banister!
  17. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    On a related note, the affliction you might come to know as the "fire bag" can be solved with a drop of olive oil on each side of the said "bag".
  18. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    I'd like a long walk like that but I'd probably die of a heart attack due to smoking.:p

    BTW don't tell us "I'm too lazy to get out of the bed and start walking" when its summer time.:)
  19. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I take lots of bacon camping with me, but not olive oil. Would rubbing a raw bacon strip around down there accomplish the same goal?? I imagine you'd really have to be on the lookout for bears after doing something like that though, huh?
  20. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Black bears are myopic, herbivore sissies. Spend your fear time on mosquitoes.
    pie_man_25 likes this.

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