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Re: [AT-L] Re: Re: [AT-L] AT-L:i just joined, my questions (longish)

SANDY@mayo.edu wrote:
>  Ellie,
>  We can't answer all your questions but can tell you
>  what we are planning for our 1997 thru-hike. Which
>  we hope to begin March 27, to answer an earlier post

I'll be departing  within 3 or 4 days on either side of your date.

> > > 1. How many pairs of boots can I expect to go through?  

Several, depends upon the boot.

> > > 2. Do people maintain their apartments while on the Trail, or 

I own a house in pa, that i'm keeping.

> > > 5. What about jobs?  Are companies willing to give leaves of absence for
> > > the AT? 

I work for the post office, and a leave of absence for 6 months is
not a problem. If your job doesn't offer this you have to check out
your priorities.

>  a quarter mile apart, and haven't had any experiences that made us
>  fear for our safety. I will have to say, though, that I am an ex
>  Army Special Forces member and

Me too! phase trained in 1976, then HHC 7th SFG, then assigned to 509th
Abn. You???

ga>me 97