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[pct-l] [backcountry.net e-lists] thru-hikers live on GORP
- Subject: [pct-l] [backcountry.net e-lists] thru-hikers live on GORP
- From: KBerger466@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 12:13:15 EDT
GORPS's first thru-hikers -- some of whom you all know -- are coping with
desert heat, lack of water, and the inevitable aches and pains of breaking in
in southern New Mexico on ther CDT. Sarah Heidenreich and Adrianne Gass have
started their thru-hike. You can follow them, see how they're doing, ask them
questions, and learn how their gear does at www.GORP.com (They are featured
on the home page right now)
Over the next few months, we're sponsoring 9 hikers on the three Triple Crown
Trails. We've got four more starting next week (two on the CDT and two on the
Nina, from the AT-list, is participating -- but she doesn't start till June.
Nimblewill Nomad, who is going to hike the entire Eastern Continental Trail
from Cap Gaspe to the Florida Keys (including, of course, the AT) is also
onboard (starting in late May). He's promised to give us all the straight
dope on how well his 15 pounds of lightweight gear handles 4,400 miles of
rugged and varied trail conditions, from melting snow in the Canadian tundra
to subtropical Floridian swamps. Should be REALLY interesting.
Jen Whitcomb (Yahoola) from the AT is also participating as she tackles the
Every week, the hikers will post an update -- we're not publishing blow by
blow journals, but the hikers will let you know the highlights of the last
week or so, and will answer questions direct from the trail. (Although if
they get a LOT of questions, they might not be able to answer all of them --
you all, I'm sure, will sympathize that they can't spend their entire town
day typing!) They'll also be testing and checking out gear.
If anyone is one any other e-lists that might be interested in this project,
please feel free to copy this post (and I'd appreciate it if you'd let me
know you did so I don't annoy everyone with duplications.)
The general URL is www.gorp.com (you can always find the thru-hikers by going
to GORP, clicking on hiking; they'll be heavily featured on the hiking page.)
The specific URL's are:
for the Triple Crown intro page:
for Sarah and Adrianne's page:
If anyone has any ideas on how to improve the pages, please let me know -- if
there's something we should be covering, I'l be happy to add it. We will be
adding gear lists for all the hikers.
And I'll keep you posted when the next hikers start.
I think this is going to be a lot of fun!
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