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[at-l] Appalachian Trail Memory Keeper
- Subject: [at-l] Appalachian Trail Memory Keeper
- From: "Charles B. Stone" <cbs3%40cdc%2Enet>
- Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 18:57:09 -0400
- Organization: Waldenhouse
- Reply-to: cbs3%40cdc%2Enet
I first hiked a section of the trail in 1954 (Clingman's Dome to Fontana
Dam) , and have logged many miles since, always wanting to through hike
but never being able to take the time. I recently retired with two
main projects in mind: to through hike before I am 60 and to make
available a little memento for AT Hikers I have been thinking about for
years. My 2000 miler is a couple of years off, but my little project
has just arrived from the mint and I'm ready to share it with you.
The Appalachian Trail Memory Keeper is a bronze medal with the words
Appalachian Trail and Maine To Georgia encircling a mountain trail
scene. The reverse has a woodland trail scene with two hikers. But
here's what makes it different from any other trail memento - and why
it will be more cherished with each passing year: The woodland scene
is encircled by a blank area on which is engraved your personal
message of up to 256 letters and spaces.
The concept of Memory Keeper is to have a permanent personalized
reminder of a unique experience, a quiet moment, meeting a new friend
on the trail or to document your own trail segments or through hike.
If you are like me, you don't really need a reminder of these
experiences - you'll never forget them. Memory Keeper is just nice to
have and "warm and fuzzy" to give.