[at-l] I love/hate when this happens... Foothills trail?

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 07:07:16 CST 2010


"polotics"? Is that killing ticks with long handled mallets while riding on
horseback?

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On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 10:03 PM, <rcli4 at comcast.net> wrote:

>
> I'm ready.  But Frank can't make me talk polotics :>))
>
> Clyde
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jan Lite <liteshoe at gmail.com>
> To: Frank Looper <nightwalker.at at gmail.com>
> Cc: hopeful 2003 <hopeful_2003 at comcast.net>, at-l <at-l at backcountry.net>,
> rcli4 at comcast.net, rcli4 at aol.com
> Sent: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 00:46:31 -0000 (UTC)
> Subject: Re: [at-l] I love/hate when this happens... Foothills trail?
>
>
> Ol' "Fred" (Thee Fred) might be up for a stroll.
> Especially if it involved goat cheese.
>
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Frank Looper <nightwalker.at at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Looks like just me and you, Hot Foot.
>>
>>   On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Jan Lite <liteshoe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  Thought this was worth a second read.
>>> Thanks for the fine report, Hopeful, and I relived my first "distance"
>>> hike, also in an unexpected snow.
>>> Wish I'd a been there with you!
>>> Barring that, thanks for writing about it. I miss the vivid trip reports
>>> that used to pepper the list.
>>> This was a good 'in.
>>> (Next time, take me with you! As a fellow '03-er, I respectfully request
>>> notice! ;-) )
>>>
>>> Missing the trail adventures and fellowship,
>>> Ms. Shoe
>>>
>>> PS Why don't we get up a group to piddle down the Foothills Trail, in
>>> part or all?
>>>  I believe Frank could guide us well.
>>>
>>> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 7:41 PM, <hopeful_2003 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> >
>>> > Hey y?all, Mrs Hopeful and I just returned from doing some trail magic
>>> for
>>> > the sobos at the Fontana Hilton. The first week of November Lastminute
>>> > (GAME03), a mother and daughter from our church and I hiked Newfound
>>> Gap to
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > Davenport Gap. There were 2 goals. One was to leave word in the logs
>>> about
>>> > the hiker feed and the other was to help the mom and daughter get their
>>> > first real taste of long distance hiking. Well, I know there are those
>>> who
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > don?t see 32 miles as long distance but for newbess it is. They were
>>> both
>>> > trooper and never complained about anything. The first day out was 11
>>> miles
>>> > which was enormous for the newbees. Among their first tastes was hiking
>>> into
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > the shelter well after dark. They were clearly anxious when it became
>>> > certain that the sun would be well down before we made camp. Anxious or
>>> not,
>>> > they pushed through showing no real fear. I guess Lastminute kept them
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > encouraged. Another first was the snow we woke up to on the second
>>> morning.
>>> > Actually, it snowed lightly but none stop for 3 days. By the time we
>>> got out
>>> > there was a foot down with drifts deeper. On the second day I began
>>> worrying
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > whether I needed to form Plan B in the event the snow got bad. I knew
>>> we had
>>> > no immediate option but to press on that day and then consider bailing
>>> on
>>> > day 3. I told them that Plan B had merit because if we bailed to the
>>> Cosby
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > campground, they?d get to sleep a night on the restroom floor while I
>>> hiked
>>> > on to contact Ox (GAME99) to give us a ride back to my car. They missed
>>> out
>>> > on that first :) As it turned out, they were heart set on hiking on to
>>> the
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > end. Somewhere along the trail on day 3, the daughter turned to me with
>>> a
>>> > smile wide as sunset and bubbled out, "I can?t believe I?m living this
>>> > adventure!" From that point on I stopped worrying whether I had got
>>> them in
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > over their heads. They learned a lot: hiking after dark is not the same
>>> as
>>> > being lost, you can keep warm even while hiking in the snow with damp
>>> > clothes, damp clothes can be dried in your sleeping bad, nalgenes full
>>> of
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > hot water down in you sleeping bag keep the chills at bay, mice don?t
>>> ambush
>>> > hikers. It was a wonderful trip and all the more enjoyable watching
>>> newbees
>>> > get trail broke and reliving my early hikes through their questions and
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > revelations.
>>> >
>>> > Last week we took grub to the hilton and enjoyed some time with both
>>> sobos
>>> > and section hikers. The brother and sister in law of a sobo came to
>>> visit
>>> > him. The sister in law could hardly believe that we were there to do a
>>> feed.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > She was really taken aback when she learned how many folks who were not
>>> in
>>> > attendance had contributed stuff to make the feed possible. They gave
>>> > everything from plates and forks, to soft drinks, to fire wood, to
>>> veggies
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > for stir frying. A trailer was loaned so we could haul in a rick and
>>> have a
>>> > big fire several nights. There was plenty of wood left for hikers to
>>> come.
>>> > One of my most enjoyable moment was watching the notion sink into her
>>> that
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > there are lots of folks in and out of the community who care about the
>>> > community. I can?t speak for anybody else but I had a great time. If
>>> all
>>> > that wasn?t enough, Codygirl stopped by and we got to meet face to
>>> face.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > I?ll let her tell about her adventures. Hopeful
>>> >
>>>
>>> --
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