[at-l] Fast hiking....

Cody Girl codycodygirl at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 11:48:22 CST 2011

Thanks Rosie.  Yes, it's two different things, the hike is Maryland and the
4 state challenge is VA2PA.  A bit longer and as far as I know, not a formal
thing but a personal challenge.

I'm not sure which the trail angel is interested in, but if it turns out
it's the supported hike I will get his info to you.
What you described is exactly what the other hiker had told me about.
Thanks for all the info.

To everyone else, if anyone has done the 4 state challenge I'd love to hear
about it!
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Rosalind Suit
<rosalind.suit at verizon.net>wrote:

>  Cody,
>  As for the four-state challenge..... I expect that you might find some
> entries at White Blaze about that.  Don't know much about it
> myself....except that I've heard it is something some thru-hikers take on as
> their own personal challenge ( a lot of over-testosteronization, I think).
> There is an organized hike from the PA/MD line to Harpers Ferry once every
> two years.....which is NOT the four-state challenge.  And it is not a
> race....though some do run it.  It is a hike as a personal challenge....to
> do 40 miles in one day....which necessitates starting in the dark of early
> morning and finishing before 8 pm as dusk falls.  It is a supported
> hike....that is, there are stops along the way manned by volunteers for food
> and necessary water, snacks, etc.....and there are places to leave the hike
> if it's too much, etc.  It is not advertised, and tries to keep itself
> below the radar, as it is filled early, and there is a cutoff both in
> numbers and in time. It is normally filled by this time of the year, though
> it occurs late in the spring. We try to keep it quiet.....as there is no
> lack of interest.
> I expect that to set foot in 4-states within a 24 hour period is
> considerably more strenuous (as an unsupported hiker) than to do the
> Maryland hike.
> If your trail-angel inquiry wants, I can forward their inquiry to the hike
> organizer.....but I will not post the link here, or anywhere.
> Rosie/mdhiker
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