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[pct-l] Some help with my mother
- Subject: [pct-l] Some help with my mother
- From: whitethunder10 at hotmail.com (Joseph Niemiec)
- Date: Mon Sep 20 23:19:15 2004
dooooode so many girls go alone. This year they all packed together and
formed "the Unit". Needless to say all the guys tried to catch them.
You'll be fine.
>From: "Alexander F. Rigney" <email@example.com>
>To: Elizabeth Hoffman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [pct-l] Some help with my mother
>Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 22:41:36 -0400
>I'm toying with the idea of hiking the PCT this summer, so maybe I'll
see ya out
>there. One thing caught my attention. Your from the Virginia/West
>area? I highly recommend attending the ALDHA Gathering in Pipestem WV
>can. Its October 8-10 and is always a good time. Tons of AT
thru-hikers and a
>bunch of PCT completers are always there to put on slide shows, answer
>questions and help in planning and gear. I went last year after
>AT hike and had a blast. You might meet some other PCT dreamers too.
>as the AT, Shenendoah National Park is a good place to train. Its a 100
>long and about as gently terrain as the AT allows, a good warm up for
>grading. All of Virginia on the AT is beautiful, you can't really go
> As far as the issue with your mom, know that its totally normal. I
>through this exact problem with my mom before the AT. She hated the
>I was going and that I was hiking alone (and I'm a guy). The more
>the better. Lend her a PCT book or watch a film about it together.
>her in planning, maildrops etc. Nothing may help completely. My mom
>completely changed her outlook when I got serious and the trip was
>fruition. When I was actually out hiking, she couldn't be more proud.
>weird, but I guess thats just how moms are. Don't let it get you down,
>probably never gonna really understand. Good luck !
> Alex (A-Train)
>Quoting Elizabeth Hoffman <email@example.com>:
> > Hi there,
> > I'm new to the list serve and I just wanted to say I've really
> > the first couple of weeks; most everyone seems to be knowledgeable
> > helpful. I have a couple of questions.
> > First, I'm planning on starting the PCT this coming spring,
> > the end of March. I have lots of experience backpacking on
> > weekend trips, (and a month in Italy, but that doesn't really
> > however nothing even close to the amount I'm about to undertake.
> > 23, in good shape, and I've got my bag down to just under 20 lbs.
> > question is for those along the east coast (preferably near West
> > Virginia): Do you know of any areas where I could spend one to two
> > weeks hiking to get myself more prepared for the trip? I realize I
> > should be doing at least 15 to 20 miles a day. I've thought about
> > part of the AT; I'm just feeling out other possibilities.
> > Second, I am having some trouble with my mother. She is prone to
> > quite a bit and every time I even mention the PCT she looks ill.
> > convinced I am going to either get attacked by a bear, raped or
> > murdered. I love my mother, and I was wondering if anyone has any
> > experience reassuring family members. Especially from a youngest
> > daughter. (Yep, I'm the "baby.")
> > I would appreciate any suggestions to one or both of my questions.
> > Thanks!
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