VOLUME I - August 25 - October 31, 1995

Date: Sat, 26 Aug 95 01:28:31 0500
From: Peirce Hunter (Peirce@Dartmouth.edu)

Hi Kathy

Maybe I'm the first to sign the guestbook!

I'm a member of the ATC and follow its activities closely through its 

I've enjoyed reading the AT related materials on the net, especially the 
articles by the journalists hiking the trail this summer.

Keep up the good work.  I'll be visiting your site frequently!

Peirce Hunter

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 19:15:19 -0700
From: dgrim1@ix.netcom.com (David A. Grim )

Just like the AT, I'm passing through to see what's new.  It seems 
there are a lot less mountains on the electronic AT.  Hope to see ya on 
The Trail.
                                        AKA - TAZ

Date: Sat, 26 Aug 95 05:56:06 0300
From: kai (kaijohn@well.com)

Hello Kathy. Thanks for all your efforts to put this page together. I've 
been living out west for a while, but now the A.T. is nearby - part of 
it anyway - and I'll have to take in a part of it soon.

The URL for my new page is:


I'd appreciate ideas or criticism from anyone who takes the time to 


Date: Sat, 26 Aug 95 12:47:47 -0700 From: Tim Pruitt (tpruitt@ih2000.net) Just dropping a line. My wife and I are planning to visit the Appalachians in the near future. We are from Texas and have only visited the Rockies. Thanks for the time, Tim & Tammy
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 95 14:10:30 -0700 From: partinj (jpartin@eagle1.eaglenet.com) HI Kathy. My name is jeff. i am planning a thru-hike of the trail in march on or around march 15 1996 i have been in touch jim and some others who are also planning to do a thru-hike in 1996. I think it would it nice if we could meet on the trail some where. So far 17 others are planning to thru-hike the trail in 1996. We just have to figure out where to meet. Till we see you on the trail. A PERSON'S DREAM COME TRUE - A THRU-HIKE - BYE
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 95 11:44:24 -0100 From: Ralph Maute (maute@miraculix-buero1.wop.iao.fhg.de) hello, i'm ralph from stuttgart in germany - enjoyed your project's pages very much as member of germans trekking and climbing cub DAV i'm interested in trekking and especially in climbing high mountains - did the cotopaxi in ecuador last year and had to retreat from chimborazzo. may be next year we visit the states and then do parts of the at. Ralph Maute e-mail: maute@technix.wop.iao.fhg.de
From: TrailAt@aol.com Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 13:47:01 -0400 Hi Kathy, I'm a member of the ATC and the NY/NJ Trail Conference. I read everything I can get my hands on about the AT and hope to someday thru hike the trail. I love being able to get up to date information on the net, keep up the good work!!! Russ Dade TrailAt@aol.com
From REdmis6469@aol.com Wed Aug 30 19:19:58 1995 I've done some hiking on the trail, and like many others my dream is to do a thru- hike someday. This page is a wonderful source of info and entertainment, and has helped me out quite a bit. I am leaving in the morning (31 Aug.) to do a three day trip on the trail from Culvers Gap, NJ to NJ route 94 near Vernon. I'll keep a diary and write of my experiences. Good hiking!
From 75630.3342@compuserve.com Wed Aug 30 20:05:46 1995 Bob Bernhardy 193 Greenbrook Drive Levittown, PA 19055
From: "Digerati Consulting, Inc." (digerati@worldweb.net) Date: Fri, 01 Sep 95 01:58:51 -700 Doing the trail in bits and pieces over a couple of years. And loving life. I look forward to the long weekends to get away from this electronic hell I call work, and get into the backcountry. Thanks for the space. Bryan colorado@worldweb.net
From: "Dean Banfield" (DEAN@iddis.com) Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 18:00:08 EST Always nice to find a guestbook in a shelter and read about others' travels. Thru-hiked April-Oct '78, and have been a working stiff ever since. Like the original dream to do the thru hike, I dream to to one day do it again. -Dean Dean Banfield IDD/IS 470 Main St Ridgefield CT 06877
From: Marvin Carter SirArrow@cais.cais.com Date: Thu, 31 Aug 95 18:46:02 -700 I have hiked several parts of the trail. Hope to someday do a complete walk from one end to the other. I do appreciate your having a service like this. Keep it up. Semper Fidelis, Marvin
From: REdmis6469@aol.com Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 17:38:13 -0400 Subject: NJ section Just back from my odyssey through the highlands of NJ, and thought I'd give a little report. The trail is as beautiful as ever, even with this dry weather. Water is scarce in some sections, so carry plenty. The pump for Pochuck Mountain shelter was like going to heaven. The water was cool, clean, and tasted great. I met many wonderful people on this short trek, and my dream of doing a Thru- Hike is getting stronger. If only I didn't have that pesky problem called a career... If anyone is on the trail and bumps into Lobster, Calico Cat, Robin, and TheTraveler, say hi for me. The trail and shelter registers were, as always, great reading. Happy hiking to all, and remember: NO FIRES! It's very dry out there.
From: Allan Gould allang@visionware.co.uk Date: Tue, 05 Sep 95 18:52:09 -700 Guestbook: What a neat idea! In fact, it's a neat idea having the ATC on the internet (WWW, e-mail etc) in general. Has anyone tried sub'ing to at-l@inc.net. I couldn't get it to work. Happy trail Allan Gould ("T-bag", GA-ME 1993) (Yes! It's a Brit!) NOTE: I haven't seen any messages from the list in the last couple of days, so it's possible that there is a temporary problem with inc.net. Most providers do have problems from time to time but these tend to get remedied after a few hours or a day or two. --Kathy FURTHER NOTE: Sept. 18 - Allan made it onto the at-list today and in his first post asked that any British past thru-hikers - or folks who know of some - contact him.
From dmorgan@CapAccess.org Tue Sep 5 15:43:35 1995 Date: Tue, 5 Sep 1995 15:39:58 -0400 From: damorgan@nyx10.cs.du.edu
Hi Kathy, it's great to find the AT Trail on CapAccess. And mentioned in the Washington Post, no less! As a federal site?

My page can be seen at http://metro.turnpike.net/D/dmorgan. I have a link to the Route 66 home page on it. Not as scenic as AT, but is off the beaten path.

NOTE: David refers to a message in a forum on CapAccess in which Janet Kegg had mentioned having seen the URL for the A.T. Page in an August 31 article on Federal websites in the Post. :)

From: mphillip@ot.com
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 1995 20:28:02 -0400

Dear Kathy,

I think the A.T. Homepage is great. My son and I are fly fishermen more
than pure hikers, but I have fished along portions of the trail from 
Maine to Georgia. Your page is wonderful reading and has a wealth of 


Michael Phillippe
Bethlehem, PA

From: Fenwaynut@aol.com Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 01:53:20 -0400 Kathy, I have hiked a few very often traveled bits of the AT, and was thinking of trying something a little different. I'd like to climb on board the guestbook, and ask about the trail to the immediate left of Clingmans Dome, in TN. Who knows anything about that area? What's the best way to attack that area on an extended, 3 day weekend? Thanks, Cliff Carter
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 11:19:33 -0400 From: vfowler@email.unc.edu (Vicki Fowler) Hi Kathy! Thanks for setting up this guest book. I'm a portion hiker, hoping to complete the AT by the year 2001. Shortly after, I hope to thru-hike it, as I will then be retired. Its really nice to read about so many other hikers that have this same obsession and have either already done it or are planning to do it. I'm off in late Sept to do a short section in NC/TN.....happy trails to all! Vicki Fowler Chapel Hill, NC
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 12:12:29 -0400 From: tmartine@vt.edu (Teresa Ana Martinez) Just a note to fellow hikers, I live here in southwestern Virginia, and live where some of the most spectacular places along the trail exist. Anybody wishing info on this area is welcome to write to me at tmartine@vt.edu Look forward to getting more folks out on the trail.
From: SEClegg@aol.com Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 21:02:49 -0400 Hi! I just finished a section hike in Maine (sections 8 & 9) across Saddleback. It was great. The weather held pretty well except for some wind. I would like anyone who is a trail maintainer with MATC that it was a pleasure to do that part of the trail! Your obvious efforts in time spent and hard labor are appreciated. I almost didn't come back to Maine this year since last year in the Mahoosics was such a challenge. I'm glad I did.
From tsanchez@CapAccess.org Thu Sep 7 23:33:57 1995 Date: Thu, 7 Sep 1995 23:30:11 -0400 From: Tracie_Sanchez@mckinsey.com I can't see the graphics here but will try to sign on from aol later if you'll post the complete url. I'm originally from Georgia and have hiked parts in GA, NC, TN, MD, VA, NH, and ME. One day I'd like to connect the dots or thru hike. Great page.
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 23:33:27 EDT From: MGRL16A@prodigy.com (MR ROBERT J DAVIS) Just wanted to drop a note and say that it is very nice to be able to have some connection to the Trail, even though I'm home in Indiana. I am going to be in the Roanoke, VA area the end of this month for a section hike. Any info anyone can give on Copperheads, etc., would be appreciated. I know the "look under everything before you sit..." I am more interested in facts about what temps. the snakes begin inactive, etc. Thank you very much for helping to bring the Trail to my front door. (Though the food is a little better here) Felix
From SMiles4531@aol.com Sun Sep 10 23:08:37 1995 Like a lot of others I am section hiking - belong to the Applachian Trail Club of Alabama. We hope someday to connect our local Pinhoti (Turkey) Trail to the Benton MacKaye and thus extend connecting trails almost to the end of the Applachians. I live less than 45 minutes from the official geological end between bessemer and Tuscaloosa AL - at least that's what my college geology professor told me! Have just returned from hiking Damascus to Grayson Highlands - wanted to wash clothes, buy groceries and get back out, but had to go back to work. The Home page is a great idea. When we get farther north, it will be nice to have people to ask questions of. Thx BCKPKR (SMILES4531@AOL)
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 95 20:49:24 0000 From: Hannah McCouch (hmm12@columbia.edu) Well, well well, Just can't do anything right with this newfangled computer. Wabbit zombie here just checking in. Been trying to talk to some hikers for the past four hours but just attatched modem and am new to the computer world. Hiked from Springer to Bland this past spring and am back in school in NYC. Big change from the trail. I miss it and send a hearty wallup on the back to any and all of my fellow hikers who are still on the trail, Hannah "Wabbit" McCouch
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 95 23:32:18 -0700 From: paul white (pwhite@sierra.campus.mci.net) Hello: I'm paul white born in santa clara CA raised in upstate NY (syracuse and Binghamton) area now in Roseville CA I miss NY. I fondly remember going to scout camp in the mountains. SO MUCH FUN!
From: Deborah_Taube_at_CIS-Postoffice@santafe.cc.fl.us Date: Mon, 18 Sep 95 08:20:00 EST While I have no plans to hike the AT I've been following the journey of the reporters from the five collaborating newspapers as they hike the Appalachian Trail from March 5th until mid-October,1995; living vicariously through vivid words and photos. Here in Florida we have the Florida Trail Association, an organization dedicated to obtaining land or permission for use, and maintaining a "thru" trail in Florida. Large sections are complete with many others in the works. Although the heat of summer is often discouraging the time of year to enjoy the trail is now at hand. In fact, our local group is planning a cycle of 10 hikes, one a month from October to June, at a rate of approximately 10 miles per trek to cover 100 miles in our area. Membership is a paltry $25.00/year for an individual. There are also rates for Family's and others. For information on membership or benefits write me at deborah.taube@santafe.cc.fl.us
From: elizabeth anne mitsch (eamits00@mik.uky.edu) Date: Mon, 18 Sep 95 11:29:52 -0400 hello kathy, my name is beth and i have only hiked portions of the AT with a friend of mine who thru-hiked in 94, SIBEX. all that i saw was great. thanks for all your efforts.
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 95 15:42:45 -0100 From: ru4real (jeff.wynn@intrepid.net) Hey Kathy! Haven't been here for a while! Seems like you've made some upgrades to an already great page, lots more to see and do! Great Job! Jeff Wynn, ATC computer nerd.
From: SAMEKT@VAX.CS.HSCSYR.EDU Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 09:19:44 -0500 (EST) Hi Kathy, Thanks for putting together the AT home page. I have found it to be a very good source of information. My name is Kathy and I am a member of the ATC and I have been hiking sections of the AT for about the last 14 years (time flies). Every year I hike with a group of friends in the Spring for a long weekend and in the Fall for 2 weeks. We are preparing for our Fall hike...going to PA this year, hiking from Little Gap to Duncannon. You hooked me up with Bruce from PA that gave me lots of good info about the section of the trail that we are doing. We call ourselves the Hopscotch Kids ( we may have been kids when we started out)... we were mentioned in the article in the ATC Trailnews about groups of women hiking the trail. Happy hiking Kathy Same (Ridgerunner for the Hopscotch Kids)
From: cn2898@coastalnet.com Wed Sep 20 23:48:26 1995 Kathy, I'm a section hiker who lives near the coast of NC. I grew up in the mountains of NC-Jackson & Watauga counties. I'm only able to make it to the hills once a year here lately...responsibility's a bitch.The idea of attempting a through hike has been smouldering in my mind for several years. I don't know when I'll be able to attempt it, but I know that I will. Your page gives me the opportunity to keep in touch with the trail beween hikes. Thanks, Keith
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 95 13:22:57 0000 From: "Jody L.Bickel" (jbickel@vt.edu) Greetings and salutations! Just wanted to say "Hi" to fellow A.T. lovers. I'm a student at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. I thru-hiked the trail in 1993 and am looking to hear from other class of 93'ers. Also can offer lots of great ideas about recreation in southwest VA. Cyberland is a far, far cry from the essence of the mountains, don't you agree? Happy Trails, VIXEN. e-mail at: jbickel@vt.edu
From: IO30263@MAINE.MAINE.EDU (Wendy and Gary Downes) Date: Fri, 22 Sep 95 11:44:15 EDT My son and I recently returned from a successful hike up Katahdin, which continues a family tradition from my childhood. We met some wonderful AT hikers and celebrated the completion of their journey on a beautiful late summer day at Katahdin's summit. Somewhere along the way, between the roots and boulders of Katahdin my son contracted a serious case of "AT fever"..the dream has been kindled in another soul and we talk often of taking the long hike together. .love the trail...Gary Downes
From otc@interserv.com Fri Sep 22 21:51:06 1995 Hi Kathy, Just a short one signing on. My name's Tom from Athens, GA. Doing the AT in 5-day chunks. Next one Oct.26-30 fm. Neels to Dicks Creek. I've been needing this trip *bad*, put it off way too long! I'll write back about the leaves. Later, Tom "mildew" Cassity
From AmyO@aol.com Sat Sep 23 19:22:52 1995 Kathy, Don and I finally got ourselves up and running on the Web. Delighted to see "The Page." As always, it looks excellent. See ya, Amy Owen, ATC
From mdb@access.digex.net Sun Sep 24 21:51:18 1995 Hi Kathy, Well, each time I visit, the AT home page gets better and better!! Just thought I'd drop by, and see how things are. Congratulations to all the folks in the Class of '95! Regards, Marshall "Tarkus"
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 95 10:12:23 0000 From: Sharon Ravan (sravan@mv.MV.COM) Hi Kathy, My husband are planning a thru-hike, in the year 2000! This will be to celebrate our 51st birthdays, both will occur while we are on the trail. We have always dreamed of doing the AT, and decided if we didn't set a date we would never get around to it. We picked the year based on the age of our son who will be old enough by then to stay at the house and tend to things while we are away. My husband has already notified his company of his intention to take a leave of absence. Meanwhile, we plan, and hike, and read all these messages from those who have already had the pleasure. Regards, Sharon and Jim
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 17:25:17 -0400 From: Joan Norris (jnorris@DSRT.UCF.EDU) Are there other "trail angels" out there? I'm doing minor trail angel duties for my friend Jon (trail name signed W. with an anchor drawing) who's doing his second southbound thru-hike. Guess this vicarious experience is about as close as I'll get to a thru-hike. He was better than mid-way through Virginia on 9/26. Flew to Hartford the end of July, and we played tourist and did a couple of day hikes over territory Jon had already covered. Had a great time doing trail magic slackpacks for thru-hikers we met at Mt. Greylock, the church in Cheshire, Mass, and Cornwall Bridge in CT. "Hi!" to Doc Vapor, Nick Name, Novice, and Energizer Rabbit if anyone knows them; and tell them to come hike the Florida Trail this winter. Mail service has been great--only one mess up so far. To those waiting till retirement to do their thru-hikes, hang in there. Jon is retired Army and turned 50 this year. Joan (if I qualified for a trail name, it would probably be Ms. Blue Blazes) jnorris@dsr.ucf.edu
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 20:00:42 -0400 From: hfs4@cornell.edu (Herbert F. Schryver) Dear Kathy: The AT Home Page on the Internet is great. I love to browse through it. We would like to inform you and the ATC that Elisabeth and I have just completed our section hike of the AT. We left Baxter State Park a few days ago. I've sent in our hike report to Harpers Ferry just this morning. The hike which took us about eight years was a great experience. We look forward to doing some of the sections again in future years. Herb Schryver Ellis Hollow Ithaca, New York hfs4@cornell.edu
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95 19:22:47 -0700 From: lucienne gaudet (lucido@megatoon.com) Hi, The A.T. home page is really great. I've just discovered it and happy I did. It will help me to see pass the long winter months, waiting for the summer to finish up Maine, from Kennebec to the big Katadhin. I hike with a french camp from Maine. One day,when I get older ( I'm only 15 now ) I hope to do the thru-hike. I heard biths that the A.T would got up to Canada ( Quebec )? Is it true??? If anyone as information on that, please email it to me, cause I live there. Thank you. Mo email:lucido@megatoon.com
From AmyO@aol.com Sat Sep 30 17:23:12 1995 Status: RO I don't have access to these kinds of forums very often, but thanks to a friend I've had a chance to see the possibilities. Hope that all of you that read this will consider joining ATC and stop in at ATC's New England regional office in Lyme, N.H. just east of the Connecticut River. Pete Richardson NE Vice Chair Board of Managers, ATC
From athiker@www.plantnet.com Sat Sep 30 22:58:58 1995 Hi Kathy, I love the AT Home Page. I've been a member of the ATC since 1974 and even did some envelope stuffing in Harpers Ferry back in '75. Of course, that's when I lived in Harrisburg, Pa. and headquarters was just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Now live near St. Louis so I don't get on the AT as much as I used to. I get to GSMNP about 3 times a year, so I do still get on it. On a business trip to Harrisburg about 4 years ago, I hiked to the Earl Shaffer shelter on Peter's Mtn. in my business suit and tennis shoes. So you can see, I'm an AT junkie. I'm doing the AOL Tag Team Hike and am responsible for the Newfound Gap to Fontana section. Will be doing that in December. Can't wait. Keep up the interesting work on the homepage and THANK YOU. Peter H. Fornof
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 95 20:08:00 -0700 From: Majd Naciri (majd@cs.pdx.edu)

Hi Kathy,

I was just surfing and dropped by your Web page. It looks nice. I hope you succeed setting up your guestbook. By the way, I have a Web page too. MY PAGE. Good luck and see you there.

Date: Tue, 03 Oct 95 03:00:09 -0700 From: "hilary s. callahan" (callahan@students.wisc.edu) Hi, I grew up in Massachusetts and hiked the AT in New Hampshire a lot during and after college. After five years in Wisconsin when I've been missing mountains (and the ocean), I am anticipating a move to Knoxville TN and look forward to hiking in the Great Smokys, both on the AT and on the less crowded trails in the park. Although I'll be a busy plant ecology researcher at UT, I'd like to get involved with trail maintenance, etc. once I get settled. I like your homepage a lot, and was especially impressed by your putting Benton MacKaye's article right up front (I downloaded it). I grew up right down the road from where he hailed (Shirley, Massachusetts) and my more elderly relatives remember and revere him . . . and still hike a lot.
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 95 15:19:24 -0700 From: "Angelo G. Longo" (angelon@ix.netcom.com) Hey, This is awesome. Please keep up the good & hard work. It is hard for a busy person to find information on trail hiking, and you have given me access to my favorite trail. Thank you. Angelo | Regent University | | Virginia Beach, VA 23464 |

From JTBSBI@ritvax.isc.rit.edu Wed Oct 4 22:55:27 1995

Just discovered the homepage for the AT. It's great! I am putting together a WWW site for trails in New York state. Anyone interested can visit by linking to the: NY TRAILS PAGE

I'm interested in collected links to other NY trail's web pages, or to add pages for other trails to our site. I can be contacted at Stinson@kodak.com.

Thanks for the interesting AT page.

Date: Thu, 05 Oct 95 17:39:23 0200
From: Andreas Kahl 


I enjoyed your Appalachian Trail home page very much !
Great Job !!!
I'd like to travel to the U.S. next year and I hope I can visit 
some of the places there.

Greetings from Hamburg / Germany

Date: 6 Oct 1995 14:00:09 U From: "Galanty Chris" (galanty_chris@bah.com) Hi Kathy - I have to thank you for maintaining such a wonderful resource. It was fantastic to reminisce as a read the entries from some of the folks in your guestbook. I myself have a deep love for the trail and the people who are apart of it. It's been over a year since I completed my thru-hike and would like very much to hear from other hikers in the D.C. metro area. Send me an e-mail: galanty_chris@bah.com. Maybe I'll see some of you at the Gathering. Chris "O.C" Galanty '94
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 17:17:11 -0400 From: price.s.g@smtpgty.bwi.wec.com (Woody Price) I'm happy to see an AT home page. My brother, dad, and I have done 3 hikes averaging 45 miles each. One in Vermont/Mass and two in Virginia. We plan to do more. The Trail is truly a wonderful thing. God has really blessed the area with wonderful beauty. Keep up the good work on the page. Woody Price 3529 Fieldcreek Way Baltimore, MD 21234
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 05:22:42 -0400 From: "jonathan (j.) curtis" (jcurtis@bnr.ca) In for lunch - Jon (jcurtis@bnr.ca) GA -> ME '95
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 95 13:07:33 -0700 From: "Blane C. Todd a.k.a. Buck" (catfish@bilbo.pic.net) Hi, just surfed on in. See you on the trail
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 95 17:58:31 -0500 From: Jerry Reztlaff (jretzlaff@stmi.scitek.com) Wishing all of you thru-hackers similar memmories to what I possess from my '80 adventure. I plan to rekindle those with a 20 year anniversary walk. Any other oldies but goodies out there in cyberspace? Walking Hawk (Class of 80)
From: ATHIKR@aol.com Wed Oct 11 00:10:26 1995 I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed looking over your page. I am a long time member of the ATC and really enjoy the trail. Keep up the good work. M. Wilson
From: JCaless@aol.com Wed Oct 11 06:47:47 1995 Hi! I will be taking a group of 30 or so youth on a hike along the Appalachian Trail between Snickers Gap and Keys Gap on 21 October 1995. I wanted to "register" this group activity and see if you had any advice on who I might contact in the Park Service or other organization in the event of an emergency. Incidently, I hiked this stretch of trail last weekend and it was beautiful. Thank you. Jonathan R. Caless JCaless@aol.com Note: I suggest you call the ATC - 304-535-6331. I know that groups larger than about 10 are not allowed to do overnight hikes. I'm not sure what the policy is about as large a group as 30 for a day hike. One idea might be to divide the group in two and start from different ends. --Kathy
From: SLunder@aol.com Thu Oct 12 18:56:10 1995 Hi, This is "Uncle Wolf". I finished my thru-hike on September 20th after starting from Springer on April 3rd. I miss the trail! I miss my trail family! I would love to talk to other thru-hikers - especially those from '95. So, please e-mail or write me! And if anybody would like to talk about the trail: my experiences, suggestions, hints, whatever... I'm also interested in creating a collage of photos with thru-hikers by the Katahdin sign. If you could send me one, I'd sure appreciate it!. Steve Lund 62 S. Peak Ln Boulder, CO 80302
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 95 16:29:30 -0700 From: melissa byers (byers@holly.ColoState.EDU) Hi Kathy. My name is Melissa Byers. It was great to find the AT guestbook. I am from Ga and have hiked on the AT in GA and surrounding states. I am now living in Colorado and very much miss the AT and all the trees. byers@holly.colostate.edu
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 95 20:33:08 0000 From: ann williams (awilliam@uci.edu) Kathy: Thanks (VERY much) for getting this page up and running. It's beautiful! I plan to vacation in Western North Carolina in November and will keep hitting your AT page to see what else I can find to visit. You can visit me, too, at my
University of California, Irvine Home Page

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 11:20:08 -0500 (EST) From: Chuck Williams (WSTR_WILLIAM@tccsa.ohio.gov) Hi! Trying to find Max Yorg (unknown trail name). Could be finishing trail in Me., now (Oct. 16). Anybody see him let him know I'm looking for him! Anyone know info on Opal's damage and cleanup in southern half of Smoky Mts., especially side trails around Eagle Creek and Hazel Creek? Chuck Williams wstr_william@tccsa.ohio.gov Wooster, Ohio
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 18:27:11 +0800 (HKT) From: Nan Leininger (greylein@HK.Super.NET) Hi, Kathy! Thanks for the great reading material. Husband and I plan to thru-hike when he retires (2001?) Meanwhile we are in Hong Kong - and, unbelievably, there are many trails and campsites over here! Hong Kong Island trail is 50km; Lantau Island Trail is 70km; and the "Granddaddy" MacLehose Trail is 100km. Hardly worth mentioning next to the awesome AT, but a potentially pleasant diversion if any of your readers are headed this way for business/academic reasons. Would be glad to offer advice, etc. Keep up the good work and thanks again from a new ATC member! Greybird.
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 15:39:21 EDT From: CYKA61A@prodigy.com (COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT) Subject: Trees-down report Gooch to Cooper Gap I, along with my wife and brother, hiked from Woody Gap to Amicalola Falls, S.P. from Sunday, October 8th through Wednesday, October 11th. We hiked a total of 31 miles in just over 74 hours. The roughest part was from Gooch Gap to Cooper Gap, where we estimated 110 trees were down across the trail. The 4 mile stretch took us about 6 hours, but we made it to Hawk Mountain Shelter by 6pm that evening. The devastation was tremendous and we didn't count trees that were smaller than 8" in diameter. We only counted the trees that were tough to cross over/under or left/right around. There was no mud on the trail, but much debris blown from trees and plants which made hiking over rocks all the trickier. We had no precipitation and the weather was beautiful. Water was pretty abundant on the trail, as normal, except between Cooper Gap and Hightower Gap, where there was none. We're back alive and well and glad that we were intermediate- advanced level hikers! Good luck to all on that section! Sincerely, Bret (KE4CLD), Martha (KE4ORF), and Eric (KA3YPF) Krebeck.
From: MCalabrese@aol.com Thu Oct 19 16:14:22 1995 I just wanted to write to say that I enjoyed your WEB page. I was one of the Backpacker/ATC/AOL Tag Team Relay Hikers that handed off the flag at ATC HQ on September 24th. Thanks for the hospitality that you all showed to us. I am now a member of the ATC as well! Thanks again, Mike Calabrese
From: riegel85@matrix.newpaltz.edu Fri Oct 20 13:04:28 1995 I'm a cyclist who has been converted to a hiker. And I intend to become a thru-hiker in '96! I've put over 20,000 miles on my trusty Trek-720 - she's done me well. While riding x-country again this summer, I had to stop at my good friends place in Waynesboro, Virginia...... I just wanted to say how happy I am to have felt the hospitality of the trail at the hollow, and that I'll be joining the ranks of thru-hikers next year. See you all!! Mike Riegelman 'Lucky' riegel85@matrix.newpaltz.edu
From Duncan@mdnnetlink.com Fri Oct 20 13:07:12 1995 Hi Kathy, I was so excited to find your page! I'm new to this, and had no idea I'd be able to find all this! I worked at Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah this summer, and it was pure torture to see all the hikers going through, and not be out there myself. A friend and I are talking about hiking it this spring. We'll see. -Emily Duncan
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 1995 21:39:57 -0800 From: William Fiesterman (Spike24@teleport.com) This is my first cruise on the Internet, with the help of my cousin, Bill. Being a 1991 thru-hiker, I had to check out the AT page. I saw a few familiar names there (hello Jeff and Amy). Dorlyn Williams "Low Gear" GA-ME 1991
From: dch@enter.net Mon Oct 23 12:55:10 1995 hello.... just wanted to send a message on behalf of the allentown hiking club-allentown pa we maintain close to 11 miles of the at in n.e. pa.. met lots o thru hikers this past year at the allentown shelter congrats to all the thru hikers who completed this year please forward any comments to me in regards to our club thanks frenchy (a.h.c. maintainer and club librarian) also wanted to note other club maintainers....starman,fingers,tall paul,frank bertalan,and many more P.S. justed wanted to say myself (frenchy) starman, and fingers...allentown hiking club, just completed yesterday completed a 2 day hike from pine grove furnace to pen-mar, and who did we meet 1 mile from the maryland border?......why no other than ward leonard!!!....10 time at hiker....very interesting person....told us he had just been interviewed by the atc for an upcoming article...... frenchy allentown hiking club allentown, pa (maintainer)
From DMyers007@aol.com Tue Oct 24 01:24:49 1995 I have been hiking for quite some time now and find the information here wonderful looking forward to many visit's please add me to the guestbook one question do you know of any usenet groups on the AT??? reply to dmyers007@aol.com thank you see you on the AT
From: WIXERAT94@aol.com Tue Oct 24 14:02:03 1995 Kathy, It's neat to have a "HOME PLACE"... Did my thru-hike in 94, enjoyed almot every minute... Now planning on hiking side trails, such as: The Long Trail, Superior Trail and the John Muir Trail... Happy trails to all, WIXeR AT-94 Dick Wix, Rochester MN. WIXERAT94@aol.com
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 95 11:46:38 -0700 From: Bob Lafleur (bobl@map.com) Hi... My name is Bob Lafleur. My dad (Keemohsawbee) is currently thru-hiking the trail. He started at Katahdin on June 29, 1995. As of October 25, he was in Waynsboro, VA, and still heading south. If you meet, or have met my dad on the trail, feel free to send me an E-Mail at
   - Bob

From: wllm@VAX2.CONCORDIA.CA Sat Oct 28 17:31:33 1995 My name is Michael Gallo and my email address is: MC_GAll@alcor.concordia.ca I have completed half of the trail this year and intend on completing the rest this summer. I would like to talk in a forum with other hikers and i wonder if there is such a thing. my trailname is : Freedom thanks a lot. peace!
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 95 18:22:21 0000 From: monson (md33@cornell.edu) finished on 9/2. would love to hear from other 95 thru hikers. i am Monson.

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