[at-l] Deadline for Miss Janet's book project

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 11:23:53 CDT 2011

How far did she walk? Fontana or so?
On Apr 3, 2011 11:25 PM, "Tenacious Tanasi" <tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com>
> 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
> good to see everyone!!!  I waddled around taking pictures.  And, my belly
> rubbed and blessed by countless hikers seeking good fortune/luck for their
>  (Which it was a little weird at first, but then it just became silleh!
> Janet is taking her time and enjoying the trail.  Before leaving for the
> she was at Neel's Gap.  She's doing about 5 miles per day, but then again
> 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
> 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
> again they are likely just jealous that they didn't have the hike that she
> having.  As everyone that knows her knows... it isn't just about the trail
> there or how many miles are made in a day... to her it is the people and
> stories that are the draw.  She has this insatiable curiosity about people
> 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
> there many times....(...and I surely miss that!  :(   )
> And, she's unknowingly giving people the opportunity to return some of the
> 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
> 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
> this is not the picture of a happy hiker dog!
> finally getting his chance at a thru.  Miss J is making that happen.
> Hopeful is in great form!  I forget now where he was out at, but he is
having a
> blast out there!  Ox and I went over to Dan & Nina's house and visited for
> while.  What a wonderful couple they are and I enjoy hanging out with
>  While there Ox and Hopeful started reminiscing and telling hiking and
> maintenance stories.  It was so much fun to sit and listen to them!  Miss
> is so very adorable and growing like a weed!
> Baltimore Jack bestowed a wooden AT necklace on me matching his and Miss
> for luck for the baby.  We sat in his room chatting and looking at several
> pictures of him on previous trips.  When you see him, tell him you want to
> that most amazing black and white picture of him taken by Jester as he
> Katahdin.  I swear it is the most amazing picture I have ever seen of the
> There was fog creeping up one side and the other was clear skies.
> Circuit Rider and Sherlock did show up, but I only got one quick huggle
> we headed over to Nina's.
> Roots and Gungho were there in their swankey new Subaru.  Did anyone catch
> new car's name?!  LOL
> Wonder and Fishin Fred were their with their goodies.  I scored
several pairs of
> awesome earrings and a fistfull of new stickers!  :)
> I didn't see much of Ron over the day.  Though he was hurting something
> from the wrestling match on Friday night.  Someone was passing around a
> vid of him in his tights and mask.  If anyone locates that, PLEASE send me
> linky!!!
> There was a young kid there named AJ that played some wonderful music with
> accompaniament of FishnFred on his drum and a couple of ladies on guitars.
> The event was moved down town and was not at the park this year... which
> kinda dissappointing.  It was very windy downtown and many vendors had
> with their displays and tarps.  The new outfitter is really nice.  I
scored a
> couple of hiking pillows Michael and I have been looking for.
> Redhat, Kanga, Shannon Edwards (remember Salsa Girl from the SoRuck?  :),
> Critter, Sgt Rock, Lone Wolf, Timothy, Skidsteer, and many others were
> It was so good to see everone, but as always these short weekends just
> nearly enough time with my hiking family.
> Who's ready for Trail Days?
>  Tenacious Tanasi
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