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[pct-l] Re: pct-l-digest V1 #448

Ryel --

I just got my plane tix -- I'm arriving in San Diego at noonish on April
29th.  I too am a bit sketched out about the first few days -- I've heard a
lot of talk about nighttime activity (Border Patrol/alien skirmishing) in
the first several days' hike.  I'm hoping there will be a bunch of us
starting around May 1, and I know I would feel safer in a loose group for a
few days until we get into our repective grooves.  

I hope this year is not a sucky year to thru-hike.  When I thru-hiked the AT
in '96, it was a wet wet year (Hurricaines Bertha and Fran, etc etc etc),
following a killer winter that produced raging melt streams and blackfly
hordes in Maine (I southbounded).  Despite the "bad" conditions, the hike
was a great experience.  

Corn pasta is available in most bulk/natural food stores (aka co-ops).
There are also some mail order outlets for it, but at this stage I don't
know if you could turn around an order in time.  I've noticed that not many
people actually enjoy the taste/texture -- you're lucky!

See ya in a few weeks!

At 12:00 AM 4/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 12:01:34 EDT
>From: Jkestenb <Jkestenb@aol.com>
>Subject: [pct-l] upcoming hike
>I am launching an attempt of the PCT in about three weeks, and have some
>questions that perhaps could be answered:
>1 - Anyone else planning on beginning around May 1st? I've never attempted
>anything of this nature before and would feel much better about it if I could
>spend the first few days with someone else.
>2 - I've heard grumblings that this year is a particularly bad year to be
>hiking the length of the PCT... can anyone confirm or deny these opinions?
>3 - I am planning on using a tarp for shelter, to save weight. Is this
>4 - Where can I obtain enough corn pasta to supply me for the summer?
>If I could get some responses to these questions, I sure would appreciate it.
>If anyone has anything else to offer as far as advice, please throw it my way.
>Ryel K
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