[at-l] Twelve years ago

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Fri Dec 11 14:42:01 CST 2009


I had wondered how long I have been on this list. I did a quick search of the archives and was able to find my first post which is below. 


    • Subject : [at-l] Introduction 
    • From : RDUDLEY < rdudley%40ARSERRC%2EGov > 
    • Date : Fri, 26 Sep 1997 10:14:25 -0400 (EDT) 

Hi All, 

I subscribed to this list yesterday.  Most of the other list that I 
belong to have requested a short introduction.  I did not get that 
invite when I subscribed to this list, though I found several 
introductions in the archives.  Therefor I decided to provide a short 
introduction. 

My name is Robert Dudley (please call me Bob) and I work as a chemist 
Ph.D. type) for the United States Department of Agriculture in 
Philadelphia Pa.  I live in Easton, PA which is approximately 15 miles 
south of Wind Gap Pa.  I therefore have ready access to the AT.  I 
have hiked sections of the AT since 1962 though my total mileage 
cannot exceed 100 miles.  Recently I have been thinking about hiking 
the whole AT.  Next week I will turn 52 and the window for this hike 
is growing smaller.  As I need to work to support my family I will 
have to hike the trail in sections in one to two week time spans.  As 
an assistant scout master I do have the opportunity to hike sections 
of the PA portion of the trail with the boy scouts. 

My trail name is Grey Owl.  Grey Owl was a Canadian author who wrote 
stories about the Indians in Canada.  Grey Owl was really an 
Englishman who moved to Canada and lived among the Native Peoples.  He 
was truly inspired by their way of live and he lived like them.  He 
enjoyed the outdoors and lamented about the lost of the wilderness in 
Canada.  So if see my trail name you know that I have passed through I 
use the name in honor of a truly remarkable person. 

I will post some of the hiking Journals as I travel along the AT, but 
otherwise I probaly will not post a lot.  I am here to learn and share 
peoples dreams.  Fell free to contact me off list. 

Bob Dudley 
rdudley at arserrc.gov 

A beautiful day.  I wish I was on the trail instead of in the lab. 

The first thing was that I was 52 when I posted this message and I am now 64. 
I still haven't whole hiked the whole AT, thought I have 500 miles finished.  My 
goal this year (2010) is to hike the long trail. 

Can you tell that I am bored?  I have twelve more working days before I retire!! 

Cheers, 

Bob 

PS The old e-mail address doesn't work. 

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