[at-l] Twelve years ago

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 16:02:04 CST 2009


Ahem. I'm older than that.

Jim Bullard
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On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM, giniajim <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:

>  64 is "old as sxxxx"????  whoa
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* rcli4 at comcast.net
> *To:* grey owl <grey.owl at comcast.net>
> *Cc:* at-l at backcountry.net
> *Sent:* Friday, December 11, 2009 4:51 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [at-l] Twelve years ago
>
>
> If you were 52 in 1997 your old as shit now :>))
>
> Clyde
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: grey owl
> To: at-l at backcountry.net
> Sent: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:42:01 +0000 (UTC)
> Subject: [at-l] Twelve years ago
>
> 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<http://www.backcountry.net/arch/at/9709/-title>>
>
>    - *Date*: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 10:14:25 -0400 (EDT)
>
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>
> 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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