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- Subject: Introducing myself...
- From: Markneubauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 18:38:36 -0500 (EST)
Greeting fellow hikers!
I saw an article in rec.backcountry about this AT mailing list and I
thought that it would be a good idea to subscribe to it wheras I am
planning on hiking the trail in a few years.
My name is Mark Neubauer and I am currently a junior at University of
Pittsburgh majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I got interested in
hiking because of Boy Scouts, and I went on my first backpacking trip
about 8 or 9 years ago. Ever since then I have always wanted to hike
the Appalacian Trail. I have done quite a bit of hiking in recent
years. These past two summers I spent at Philmont National Scout Ranch
in Cimarron, NM. There I taught hiking and backpacking skills to scouts
from all over the country. The best part of it was I got paid for it!
Right now, however, I have not been doing much hiking because of the
weather and school and all of that crap. Hopefully I will get a lot once
the weather starts to get nicer.
I am planning on hiking the AT with my brother in a few years when I
graduate (he will be graduating from grad school then too). Hopefully I
will be able to pick up some pointers from past thru-hikers and maybe
even pass along some of my own.