[at-l] hikers at Crawford Notch

RockDancer rockdancer97 at comcast.net
Sun Jul 8 11:49:23 CDT 2012

Well, my first session of meeting hikers at the AT went well on Friday and
Saturday. The weather was stunningly nice and the hikers have had great
weather to be above tree line since Thursday.


Friday: only Chef & Avocado came by, they are SoBO, expected to get past
Ethan Pond Shelter to stealth camp near Shoal Pond.

Saturday: Biscuits was the first to come in, around 10 AM. 

Then Squeeze, Rocky & Bullwinkle. The 3, from Charlotte, NC, are hiking in
memory of their friend Charlie Butterworth, see http://charliesvision.com.
All are nobo.

Oracle & Spiderman are SoBo.

Relic Hunter and his son Loud Owl are NoBo.

Balls & Sunshine - father and daughter doing their second long trail. He's
being supported, a bit, by backpackinglight.com. They hope to do the CDT
next year to finish the Triple Crown.


All were in good shape, surprisingly happy and relaxed. Sometimes the early
hikers are stressing about mileage, not these folks. --RockDancer


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