[at-l] IF 3

snodrog5 at gmail.com snodrog5 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 07:15:36 CDT 2011

Dance on, RD!

- Teej

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 7:41 AM, RockDancer <rockdancer97 at comcast.net>wrote:

> I'm now at Vernon , NJ just finishing week 4, 350 miles done on the AT.
> It's been painful (sore feet) and HOT (well perhaps it's been cooler than
> you guys in the city)and it's also been magical. I'm really pleased with how
> well I'm holding together and my feet are almost completely adjusted to
> trail life.
> I originally thought I'd get off at North Adams. The more recent plan is to
> have my birthday there and then continue the trip to Hanover, NH. I'm with a
> great group of 30-60 year olds (Hot Drinks, Worn Heels, The Dude, English
> Chatter, Keeper&Oaf & dog Cannon,Pickwick, Turtle Feet, Little Bird and
> others).
> The DWG dinner on Thursday night was prepared by the church people - 51
> hikers showed up to eat (a record) and then moved on in a bunch into the
> dismal heat on Friday.
> Tricks was out doing magic a week after Billville and met us near PA 309 at
> the end of a long day hiking from Eckville shelter. That was a very magical
> encounter. Y2K and his mom fed us hot dogs and grilled pizzas at the
> Eckville Road the day we traveled from Port Clinton, and they stayed until
> after dark because they knew I was still on the trail!
> I've done a couple nights of night hiking, partly because of the heat. I've
> found shady places to rest from 2-4 pm on those hot days and then started
> moving on. Water is getting to be a problem out here so we are hauling water
> when necessary, and that's becoming about every other day.
> But all in all there's nothing really to complain about. In a way I'll just
> let the trail carry me forward. --RD
> Arthur Gaudet (RockDancer)
> Rockdancer97 at comcast.net
> "The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon."
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