[at-l] SoRuck Count Down!!!
hikertrash at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 17:02:20 CST 2010
One more thing, last call for name tags. Here's the list...
http://www.soruck.net/nametags.html Lots of body heat with 116 on the
list. If you can or can't make it, and I need to update the list,
please let me know
See y'all soon,
Tenacious Tanasi wrote:
> All right Ladies & Gents! As of Monday, we are officially down to 4
> days to the SoRuck!!!
> For all your ruck information, check out: www.soruck.net/
> Our host again this year is Sly aka Robert Sylvester. Thanks for all
> your hard work Sly man!
> The SoRuck is held annually at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) in
> Wesser, NC on Martin Luther King weekend. This year it falls this
> Friday, January 15 through Sunday, January, 17 with a few folks
> staying over and hanging out in Cabin C on Monday, January 18. Cabins
> are full, but you can call the NOC and see if there are any spots in
> the bunkhouses available. There are also several accomodations
> available in Bryson City and Franklin..... (Google is your friend!)
> If you will be bringing a food item or want to volunteer for kitchen
> duty, please sign up on this spread sheet:
> If you have any problems putting your item on the spreadsheet, please
> feel free to email your information to GADawg (Rosalyn Seagroves) at
> gadog430 at charter.net <mailto:gadog430 at charter.net> or Tenacious Tanasi
> (Shelly Morgan) at tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com
> <mailto:tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com> and we will gladly put your info
> on there for you. Rule of thumb is this... iffin you're gonna eat,
> then bring a dish!
> Check this line up!
> Friday Five Leaf Clover aka Marta Clark will start us off right with a
> presentation of her 2007 hike of the John Muir Trail
> <http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=5865>). Spirit
> Eagle aka the awesome hiking duo of Jim & Ginny Owens
> (www.spiriteaglehome.com/ <http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/>) will be
> winding down the evening with a show on Canada's Great Divide Trail
> <http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/gdt.html>) which they hiked in 2007.
> Saturday morning OrangeBug will be treating us to his killer blueberry
> pancakes after which there will be two hikes. The first will be
> leaving out at 7:30 am and led by Hooch & Bear Paw along the AT from
> Tellico Gap back to the NOC and is considered a moderate to strenuous
> 7.9 miles. Shuttle again provided by Ron Haven. Second hiking
> offering will take off at 8:30 am and led by MotherNature & SmokeStack
> from the NOC to Rufus Morgan Shelter all of which is 2 miles
> considered easy.
> After lunch and as the last of the straggling hikers make it in, we'll
> be kicking off the afternoon with Winton Porter owner of Mountain
> Crossings at Walasi-Yi (www.mountaincrossings.com/about-us.aspx
> <http://www.mountaincrossings.com/about-us.aspx>) and Almost there aka
> David Greenstein founders of MX Squared (www.mxsquared..org/
> <http://www.mxsquared.org/>) which is a Wilderness Youth Experience
> non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of
> America's wilderness and trail systems through the education of
> America's youth. I'm really excited about this presentation as my
> daughters Agent Judy aka Jerrica and Hambone aka Tori will be there
> with me! If you love to hike teach your kids about your the love of
> the outdoors!
> Winton Porter
> will then be signing copies of his book "Just Passin Thru"
> Women Hikers will be meeting in Cabin E for a sip of wine, snack on
> crackers, and indulge in chocolate and hiking sisterhood! If you
> knit, bring your creations to show off! If you're heading out on a
> hike this year come prepared to share it. Want a female to tuckerize
> your pack? Bring it with! We'll all be glad to share pointers for gear.
> There will be a silent auction, raffle, and gear swap with proceeds
> benefiting the ATC (Appalachian Trail Conservancy -
> www.appalachiantrail.org/ <http://www.appalachiantrail.org/>) and
> ALDHA (Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association - www.aldha.org/
> <http://www.aldha.org/>) Please bring any hiking gear you would like
> to donate and help both organizations out!
> After indulging in a pasta dinner with all the fixins, Bulldawg will
> be sharing "America's Wild Spaces" a National Geographic documentary
> about the Appalachian Trail
> After that wraps up, then Five Leaf Clover aka Marta Clark will then
> present her 2006 SOBO (southbound) AT (Appalachian Trail) thruhike
> adventure (http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=3277)
> We'll wind the evening down with a bonfire... no matter how cold!
> (Just need some folks to pitch in and bring some wood!)
> Sunday morning Circuit Rider & Sherlock (http://www.heartbeatat.com/)
> will hold our annual sunrise service. A Southern style breakfast will
> be served including gravy & biscuits. (Marsha you bring the fixin's
> and I'll make my "catheads" for ya! :))
> All of you aspiring thru hikers bring your pack/gear. There will be a
> "Tuckerization" where experienced hikers will go through your pack
> with you to weigh the pros and cons of each item. Tons of wisdom to
> be shared by this group, so bring your stuff and learn ways, tips,
> tricks to lightening your load and what will work best for YOU on YOUR
> Sunday afternoon is always the sad part as we begin cleanup, packing,
> and folks leave for home. Bring your notepads to jot down new
> friend's info and things you've learned along the weekend.
> There will be a few folks staying on Sunday night into Monday.
> Usually there is a trail maintenance work trip and more details will
> be shared about that later as they become available.
> Also, please try to find the register and sign in. We know we never
> get a dead on number, but it's kinda nice to see how many folks got
> together and enjoyed the weekend. (Also helps in planning the next year!)
> So, come out for the weekend, come out for the day, and you will have
> a wonderful time!
> Tenacious Tanasi
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