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Re: Here's the dirt on me

		I also found the address at rec.backpacking.  I am really 
interested in the gear of thru-hikers.  I have almost everything that i 
THINK i need but am looking for hints from those who have done it.  Also 
does anyone have a comment or two about the EMS 7000 pack.  I am looking 
at one for my next bag, it seems to be tough enough and big enough for a 
thru-hike.  Any suggestions (or warnings as the case may be) would be 
appreciated greatly.
		thank you  again,
		Universitas Veritas Montis

On Fri, 2 Feb 1996, Coombs/Lofstrom wrote:

> I tried to post this yesterday, but I don't think it worked. If it did
> forgive me for repeating myself.
>  Hello, my name is Steve Coombs. I'm a section hiker living in Durham,
> N.C.. I started from Springer on April 22,1989.. So far I'm almost half
> way, hiking in about one hundred mile sections. I left off in 94 at
> Caledonia SP in Pa.. Being a section hiker gives me something to look
> forward to each year and lets me meet hikers from different years, maybe
> some of you all.
>    Before starting my hike on the AT I had backpacked in the Rockies; New
> England with the UMass Outing Club; Isle Royale; and the Colombian Andes as
> a Peace Corps volunteer.
>    I try to get on the trail at least once or twice a year. I didn't make a
> section hike last year because I had to use my vacation time to work on a
> sea kayak I built last summer. I'll be out there this spring though. Does
> anybody know someone in central Pa. that would be willing to shuttle me
> back to my car at Caledonia SP from near Pine Grove, Pa.?
>    Nobody has given me a trail name so I sign registers:
>                                       Steve Coombs
>                                     Ga. 89 > Me. 21st Century
> I think the reason there are so many new people on the list is that the
> address was posted on rec.backpacking, that's where I saw it...
> Hope to see some of you down the trail...