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[at-l] Northbounder in NY!
- Subject: [at-l] Northbounder in NY!
- From: "John P Jones" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 19 May 97 13:05:04 EST
My wife & I were out on the AT, on our weekend day hike, when I
came upon a fully-loaded, lean, fit backpacker. I asked if he
might be an early thru-hiker, and he replied that indeed he was!
We asked some usual questions: he had started at Springer in
January; it was a mild winter; he was doing well feet &
injury-wise; he figured he was carrying a 35lb load. While he
had heard of Wingfoot's & ALDHA's electronic forums, there was no
one in particular I could pass along a "hello" to. As he seemed
a little shy or eager to get along, we said our goodbye's &
goodluck's and parted.
About two minutes later, I realized that in my stunned amazement
to see a thru-hiker up here this early I had forgotten to ask his
name!! So, if any of you who might be following or have met some
of the early-goers have an idea, I'd appreciate a reply. Just
Distinguishing characteristics include medium build, brown hair,
a wristwatch & spherical compass on shoulder strap, a burlap roll
strapped on, and a quiet demeanor. [I realize this is slim]
FYI & Thanks!
John & Anne Jones
NY AT in '97
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