[at-l] Miss Janet

Red atr3dhead at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 04:22:21 CDT 2011

Best post I've seen on Janet and her hike.  I miss her like crazy, miss the
good old days in Erwin so much that I plan on moving back in the next year.
Miss the Trail so much that living in Texas hurts more now than just the
heat, it just hurts to be this far away from the AT (and the heat hurts, did
I mention that? :p)   I wish my move back date was soon enough to give Miss
Janet some sort of help or support or just a hug.  I would give anything to
be a Trail Angel this year - and Bag O' Tricks, you better give good angel
:)  I hear you do ;)

Instead I will be stuck in Texas, reading Miss Janets updates, and those of
her friends.

Go Go Go "The Miss Janet" (and promise to never tell that story again :p)

Love you!

The Redhead

(or just Red, or Conni, or you poor sot:) :)

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Tenacious Tanasi <tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com
> wrote:

> From my earlier post....
>  Yeah, Miss J is on the trail herself right now.  I got to spend the day
> with her and a bunch of hiker trash in Franklin, NC at the Bash yesterday.
>  It was so good to see everyone!!!  I waddled around taking pictures.  And,
> my belly was rubbed and blessed by countless hikers seeking good
> fortune/luck for their hike.  (Which it was a little weird at first, but
> then it just became silleh!  LOL)
> Janet is taking her time and enjoying the trail.  Before leaving for the
> Bash she was at Neel's Gap.  She's doing about 5 miles per day, but then
> again she's stopping to talk to everyone... doing trail magic... giving out
> advice... helping people out.  And, then there are the times she just about
> can't hike for folks wanting to help her out, too!  LOL  She's been on 6
> days and had 6 zero days, and she's having one heck of a fun time with it!
> There have been a few who have been negative about her pace out there, but
> then again they are likely just jealous that they didn't have the hike that
> she is having.  As everyone that knows her knows... it isn't just about the
> trail out there or how many miles are made in a day... to her it is the
> people and their stories that are the draw.  She has this insatiable
> curiosity about people and what makes them tick the way they do.  How many
> of us have sat at breakfast when she had her hostel and answered some of her
> infamous questions?  LOL  I was there many times....(...and I surely miss
> that!  :(   )
> And, she's unknowingly giving people the opportunity to return some of the
> magic that she bestowed on them... pay back some of the memories she helped
> to create...give that helping hand that she once was.  Soooo many people and
> lives that she has touched over the years....  I think that when someone
> helps us in a profound way then we do feel the need to help them out in
> turn.
> Fabian has never looked so happy!  Take a look at this picture and tell me
> that this is not the picture of a happy hiker dog!
> http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150504885790078&set=a.10150504871335078.654087.647155077&theater  He's
> finally getting his chance at a thru.  Miss J is making that happen.
> Tenacious Tanasi
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