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[at-l] please advise how one obtains an AT nickname
In a message dated 6/24/01 2:46:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
>please advise how one obtains an AT nickname or is it self made?<
Good question, atboi!
Many hikers begin with a 'nickname' of their own choosing, only to have an
event, or habit, or distinguising attribute annoint them with a novel nom de
Have an unpronouncable last name? Your trail name might become 'Magaroni'.
Have an unusual hiking injury/style or medical condition? 'SloeToe', 'The
barefoot sisters', GoSlowGoFar', 'TwoSticks', 'BillyGoat', 'Bleeder Guy', or
'Stiches'. From a far flung home? 'Texas Red', 'Bama', 'Maine Rose',
'ManodnockDee', 'BaltimoreJack' or 'Pittsburg'. Got a funny old car? 'Orange
Bug'. DeadHead? 'SunshineDaydream', 'Terrapin', or if bearded with a touch of
grey, 'Jerry'. Try to use a ziplock for a pee-bottle? 'ZipLock'. Fall in the
water a lot? 'Waterfall'. Northbounder from Maine? 'GoingHome'. And
Rhymin'Worm, Solophile, Waldo, Ke Kahaawe, Felix, Gutsy, Posey Picker, Spur,
Trudge, TubaMan, Bear Bait, 32Flavors, OldMaster, OldPhart, BooBoo,
OldAndInTheWay, Too Obtuse, OutPatient, Snail-No-More, Chocolate Thunder,
Beorn, ShakeyLegs, NoNameYet, Skyline,SkyWatcher, SkyScraper, Chomp,
RunHorton, St Thomas, Ms Adventure, TooTall, Frodo, Bilbo, Wild Bill,
BlueTrail, Yukon Jack, Homeless, Wanchor, Gandalf, Yogi, WaterBoy,
Kinnickinic, WeatherCarrot, HeyDuke, Cleek, Moose, Smurf, Highlander,
PackRat, Not-That-Ward, UnderTheRadar, BigJohn, TrapperJohn, LittleJohn,
Don't worry, let it happen, you might like your name, it might change,
(TrailMixUp became 'Ready') ya just never know!
Have a great hike!
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