[at-l] Marooned

rcli4 at comcast.net rcli4 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 4 19:47:24 CST 2010

I have a nephew with Down Syndrome.  He is 13. We have gone to Cumberland Island once a year for the last 6 years.  We hike 3 1/2 miles to camp.  He calls it skull island from the cartoon Scooby Doo.  We go sleep with the Racoons on Skull Island.  We hike about 2 miles and stop and eat pop tarts and peanuts and take a nap.  Then we hike the rest of the way and camp.  We repeat the next day.  I would go more but his mama won't let us.

----- Original Message -----
From: EHamilton 
To: at-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 02:21:13 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: [at-l] Marooned

You guys... I have 316 AT-L posts unread in my inbox. This depresses me!! Maybe I can get away for a week or so this summer. Or even overnight -- my 7-yr-old granddaughter would love an overnighter with maybe a 2-mile hike each way. She has Down Syndrome. Maybe she could eventually become the first person with DS to hike the AT. I'll go with her. When she's 17, I'll only be 68......
Are there any records of a person with DS thru-hiking the AT? I should look it up.
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