[at-l] The AT on the e front page of the Roanoke Times today:

Dee Landau monadnockdee at gmail.com
Thu May 19 10:22:09 CDT 2011


Well, I shouldn't have to worry about finding water then =)

10 days!!!!

Dee

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Dave Hicks
<carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net>wrote:

>   http://tinyurl.com/p4mnm8
>
> story here
>
> http://tinyurl.com/689qu6h
>
>
> **********
>
> Rain makes Appalachian Trail a soggy slog
>
> "It's supposed to rain in the spring, isn't it?" said Sam McMullan, a
> 30-year-old hiker from New Zealand.
>
> By Amanda Codispoti
> 981-3334
>
> Birds sing. Wind rustles through treetops. Squirrels stir up fallen leaves.
>
> That's what you'd expect to hear on the Appalachian Trail.
>
> Lately, there have been other, unwelcome sounds.
>
> Raindrops splashing into puddles. Rumbles of thunder. And, perhaps the
> worst for a hiker, the slish-slosh-slish-slosh of wet boots.
>
> "It's raining like crazy," said Jason Newcomer, 33, of Philadelphia. "I
> basically don't have anything dry. You take your socks off and layers of
> skin fall off. I don't even want to begin to talk to you about the smell."
>
> ....
>
> ***********
>
> Bring back any thought, Shoe, Hammer, Chief, et al
>
> Chainsaw
>
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