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Re: New to the Group




Joe,

What is the 100 mile wilderness course in Maine you mention?




At 05:51 PM 1/25/96 GMT, you wrote:
>-- [ From: Joe O'Neill * EMC.Ver #2.10P ] --
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>> I have two questions that I'd love to ask now :  How did you get your
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>> il names?  Did you name 
>> yourselves, or did someone else name you? .  Did your through hike
>help in dealing with any personal =
>> issues?  
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>> I look forward to being an active member of the group.
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>> Thanks
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>> Dave Kosicki
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>Dave,
>Welcome to the gang! I picked my own 'trail handle' as I think most
>people do. If you don't do it yourself your 'hiking friends' will
>likely stamp you with one ... which you're not likely to like!!
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>I can't speak to personal issues firsthand, but I can relate that I met
>a thru-hiker (in SNP) in '94 that went thru a traumatic separation and
>decided to get away by enrolling in the '100-mi Wilderness Course' (or
>some such) in Maine. He arrived early, decided to do the Wilderness by
>himself ... never looked back, just kept going South. Said he had never
>backpacked before. He was fit as a fiddle and very much looking forward
>to the rest of the trip. His problems seemed far behind.
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>Joe O'Neill
>Shamrock '95-'00
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