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[at-l] I'm off to the mountains...

...for the weekend, into the Wilds of Virginia, thank god, thank god, 
for a long overdue trip to the Appalachian mountains. Minimum hiking 
but maximum mountain.
I'm going to help Hammer open the Konnorock camp today and tomorrow 
near Sugar Grove, prior to some ATC workweek.
Dan Hammer, a friend and old workhorse maintainer, at age 70, 
overweight and with a bad heart, has been after me ever since I 
finished my thru to come up there and help out. You can see several 
pictures of Hammer in WeatherCarrot's DVD, and he has a big brick - 
"HAMMER" - in front of MRO Outfitters in Damascus.
Hammer had a heart attack last year on his way to The Gathering, and I 
suddenly realized... there may be no next year. So I'm hauling my butt 
up there.
He might not be Mrs. Purtlebaugh, but old Ham is a good 'un.
The work may just be sweeping out pods and counting band-aids, but its 
in the mountains, trail-related work... and a dear old friend.

     	AT Journal:
	Jan Leitschuh Sporthorses Ltd.