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[at-l] Late Introduction
- Subject: [at-l] Late Introduction
- From: "Steve Miller" <smiller1%40fuse%2Enet>
- Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 22:48:37 -0400
Uh-Oh, I just arose from the lurk and posted, so I guess I could
introduce myself formally.
My name is Steve, and I live just east of Cincinnati, Ohio. I am
Williamsburg Section Supervisor for the Buckeye Trail, which runs
1200 miles around Ohio. My section is also part of the North Country
NST and American Discovery Trail. It's also 75% road, but what can
you do in farm land?? :)
My first introduction to the AT came in the late 60's as a Boy Scout.
We attempted a weekend hike from Caledonia SP to Pine Grove Furnace
SP. I HATED IT! Nobody in the group had much backpacking
experience, and I was not in shape for it. The first night it snowed
4 inches, so we bagged the second day (much to my relief).
Two years later, my father convinced me that I had really enjoyed
that trip, so we tried 4 days through New Jersey. I Loved it this
time, and was hooked. My father and I had several other enjoyable
hikes for many years.
Then I finished college and got a real job, and he retired to
Florida! I haven't backpacked for 15 years. However, sitting behind
a desk has enabled me to develop a 'permanent 50 pound pack'...just
above my hips.
I decided I needed to get back into this great hobby, so I have
gotten active with the BTA helping to build and maintain the trail
and done many day hikes. Next is to get that permanent pack off and
strap a real backpack on for an overnighter. I still plan to do
GA>ME and do it in the next 5 years! Lots to do before that.
I enjoy the tremendous information and communication on this list. I
hope I can find more to contribute, as I learn more.
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