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Re: Quick question & intro from novice



Here's the rest of my hiking mileage. I hope this may be of interest to 
those planning to hike these sections. Once again, I'm in my late 30's, 
carrying an average to a little heavy pack, hiking alone with no great 
conditioning before starting, no big hurry, but then again no great urge 
to dawdle, either. 

No blue blazes this time, but a small skipped section on 7/14. The story: 
It was around 100 deg. F, humid as hell, and I got dehydrated by the end 
of the day, even though I drank at least a gallon of water. I seriously 
underestimated how much I was losing. 

I stared to urinate blood by the middle of the day (sorry if it's gross
but I hope this info helps somebody). I had NO IDEA what was going on. I
felt fine. But I was very worried. Hitched to the hospital ER, where I was
told it was dehydration. I have never seen this symptom mentioned in any
literature. But that's what it was. 

         AT MILEAGE 1995-96 JRB
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point	        >N mi.	date	day mi.	comments
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springer mtn. 	0	7/6/94		
Gooch Gap Sh.	16.1	7-Jul	16.1	
Blood Mtn. Sh.	28.3	8-Jul	12.2	
Low Gap Sh.	41.3	9-Jul	13	
Tray Mtn. Sh.	56.2	10-Jul	14.9	
Plumorchard Gp.	71.1	11-Jul	14.9	
Standing Indian 83.2	12-Jul	12.1	
Wallace Gp/RSC	103.7	13-Jul	10	blue blazed to Rainbow Spr
Cold Spring Sh.	122.6	14-Jul	18.9	
Nantahala Riv.	134.1	15-Jul	11.5	NOC, stayed two nights
Brwn. Fk. Gp.   151.2	17-Jul	17.1	
Fontana Hilton	163.7	18-Jul	12.5	
Birch Spr. Sh.	169.6	19-Jul	5.9	enter GSMNP
Spence Fld. Sh.	179.6	20-Jul	10	
Silars Bald Sh.	191.4	21-Jul	11.8	
Icewater Spr. 	206.9	22-Jul	15.5	
Tri-Corner Knob	219.5	23-Jul	12.6	
Big Crk. Cmpgd.	234	24-Jul	14.5	
Groundhog Ck.Sh	245	25-Jul	11	leave GSMNP
Roaring Fk. Sh.	256.2	26-Jul	11.2	
Hot Springs	270.8	27-Jul	14.6	stayed two nights
Spring Mtn. Sh.	281.7	29-Jul	10.9	
Jerry Cabin Sh.	297.2	30-Jul	15.5	
Hogback Rdg. Sh	312	31-Jul	14.8	
Bald Mtn. Sh.	321.7	1-Aug	9.7	
No Business Kb	331.8	2-Aug	10.1	
Nolichucky Rv.	337.5	3-Aug	5.7	end of '94 trip 
Curley Maple 	341.6	6/3/95	4.1	start of '95 trip
Cherry Gap Sh	353.7	4-Jun	12.1	
Clyde Smith Sh	362.5	5-Jun	8.8	
Overmountain Sh	373.9	6-Jun	11.4	
Apple Hse. Sh.	381.8	7-Jun	7.9	
random camp	393.6	8-Jun	11.8	
Laurel Fk. Sh.	403.6	9-Jun	10	
Watauga Lk. Sh.	412.2	10-Jun	8.6	
random camp	426.4	11-Jun	14.2	
Abingdon Gap Sh	441.4	12-Jun	15	
Damascus, VA	451.4	13-Jun	10	stayed two nights
Lost Mtn. Sh.	467.2	15-Jun	15.8	
Thomas Knob Sh	479.4	16-Jun	12.2	
Hurricane Cmpgd	498.4	17-Jun	19	
camp near Va 16	517	18-Jun	18.6	
I-81	        526.8	19-Jun	9.8	
Knot Maul Br Sh	540.7	20-Jun	13.9	
Jenkins Sh	559.6	21-Jun	18.9	
Helveys Mill Sh	574.1	22-Jun	14.5	
Jenny Knob Sh	583.9	23-Jun	9.8	
Wapiti Sh	597	24-Jun	13.1	
Pearisburg, VA	613.7	25-Jun	16	stayed two nights
Pine Swamp Br.	632.9	27-Jun	19.2	
War Spur Sh.	644.7	28-Jun	11.8	
Niday Sh	662.8	29-Jun	18.1	
Va. 624	        678.7	30-Jun	15.9	off trail three nights
random camp	685	4-Jul	6.3	
Lamberts Mdw	694.9	5-Jul	9.9	
Daleville, Va	704.3	6-Jul	9.4	
Wilson Ck. Sh.	715.7	7-Jul	11.4	
Va 714	        734.8	8-Jul	19.1	
Thunder Hill Sh 745.6	9-Jul	10.8	
Johns Hollow Sh	763	10-Jul	17.4	
Brwn Mtn Ck Sh	780.7	11-Jul	17.7	
Seeley-Woodwth	796.2	12-Jul	15.5	
Harpers Ck. Sh.	810.5	13-Jul	14.3	
Hmpbk Rks Pkg	828.1	14-Jul	17.6	skipped 7 mi. to Rockfish Gap
Calf Mtn Sh	841.8	17-Jul	6.9	and off trail three nights
Loft Mtn. Cmpgd	862.1	18-Jul	20.3	enter SNP
Hightop Hut	876.2	19-Jul	14.1	
Lewis Mtn Cpgd	887.9	20-Jul	11.7	
Rock Spring Hut	900.3	21-Jul	12.4	
Skyland	        904.9	22-Jul	4.6	
Pass Mtn Hut	915.6	23-Jul	10.7	
Gravel Spgs Hut	928.8	24-Jul	13.2	
J&M Denton Sh.	947.6	25-Jul	18.8	leave SNP
Dick's Dome Sh.	957.8	26-Jul	10.2	
Sam Moore Sh.	973.5	27-Jul	15.7	
Blackburn Cntr	984.2	28-Jul	10.7	
Harpers Ferry	996.6	29-Jul	12.4	end of '95 trip
 



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