Volume III

You can also visit Volume I of the Guestbook (August - October, 1995) and Volume II - November 1995 - April 1996.








Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 23:02:23 EST
From: Ideabert Ideabert@aol.com

I am a middle school teacher from La Crosse, WI, who hiked Katahdin on 7/27/97
with my husband & a couple from Calif. who were doing the highest peaks in all
50 states, this being #46. I would like to know if anyone would like to give
my students (sixth graders) info on what it's like to hike Mt. Katahdin & the
AT. In their language arts classes they read the story "Lost On A Mountain in
Maine". If you'd like to contribute, please email me Attn: Jan Smith at
"ideabert@aol.com". Big Thanks!  Jan Smith


Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 15:31:49 -0500 From: "William B. Smith" lajsmith@worldnet.att.net Kathy, Thanks for the webpage. I enjoyed reading the journals of the thru-hikers this year, especially Solophile, Rockdancer, and Globetrotter. Rockdancer and Globetrotter were hiking periodically with friends of mine (Hatman & Happy Feet) this year. If anyone wishes to send greetings to them, please send to my attention and I will forward. "Bubba Bear" lajsmith@worldnet.att.net
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 22:10:51 EST jess corff jac6746@aol.com
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 05:21:50 PST From: robert aynes robertaynes@hotmail.com I wonder if you could help me?I'm wanting to hike the whole trail.I want to start in June of '98 from Katahdin to Springer Mountain.The only problem is it is just me.I'm not affraid to do this by myself.It would be nice to have somebody to go with.How can I find out if there is anybody going the same time as me.If you know of anybody they can contact me at e-mail robertaynes@hotmail.com Thank you, Robert Aynes robertaynes@hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 07:38:44 -0500 From: Karl (sabos@shaysnet.com) I hiked the trail in 1974 (or was it 75?) when I was just out of high school. I walked with a group of thru hikers for a while who called themselves The Hungry Mothers. We had a hamburger eating contest in Fredricksburg VA and a fellow named Rick Raid beat me out eating one more hamburger than I did. Any way of contacting any still living Hungry Mothers? My home page is http://www.deerfieldinn.com My email is: innkeeper@deerfieldinn.com
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:51:04 -0400 (EDT) From: MILLERJE@HUGSE1.HARVARD.EDU Hi! My name is Jen. I was surfing the net looking for American Revolution sites and somehow came across this AT site. My fiance is getting ready to thru-hike the AT beginning in March. Last summer we hiked the VT Long Trail and met some thru-hikers, so hello and warmest wishes to Cowanesque, Magic Merc, Thunder Chicken, Repack, Bethanne, David and everyone else. You are truly inspirational and it was a pleasure to share the trail with you.
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 21:13:26 From: kelly williams dear kathy, each year a growing number of us meet at Addis Gap early in the spring to bring some warm food and happy times to the thru hikers.we never charge any money for the food and beverages we bring along,we only ask that you sign the guestbook on your way thru.we see many hikers during our week in the mountains, some stay only for a meal,while others stay on for days.every year the prodution becomes more elaborate,as more and more of our friends get into the act.this is always a good time,with live music,food (day and night),and plenty of fresh water and cold beer.we try to replenish the packs as well as the spirits of the thru-hikers,but many rush off to make their scheduled pick up of food at the blueberry patch(about a half-days hike away).we have copies of the trail notes from the last two years,if you would like to see them just e-mail me with a fax number.i would also be interested in any bulletin boards or chat auditoriums involving A.P.trail hikers,so if you know of any,please contact me at the address above. and if you hike the trail,make sure you stop in at Gordo's Addis Gap Feast!peace love and granola to all... kelly
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 1997 19:15:40 -0500 From: Bill Herndon Please include me in your guest book. Bill Herndon Vero Beach, Florida Email address: Fatfree@gate.net
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 11:58:58 -0500 (EST) From: Swillsing@aol.com Thank you for having this home page and guestbook! My name is Sue and I have been hiking for many years. I have had the pleasure of meeting some extraordinary hikers, one of which is Bill Irwin, the blind hiker who thru hiked in 1990. He started the flame in my heart to become an AT thru hiker one day. I now have a burning desire to do it, but must wait for at least another 6 years because of family obligations. It is horrible to wait, especially since I am now 49 years old. I worry about my body not holding up before I can do it. My idle is Verna Soule, thru hiked at the age of 62, and was kind enough to meet me for lunch to share her experiences. There's hope for me yet! I would love to talk to older females who have hiked solo, since my husband has no desire to backpack anything longer than 2-3 nights. This guestbook and home page will definately be my link to my deram, my friends all think I'm crazy! Thanks again.
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 22:14:01 -0500 From: "David A. Masneri" mazboy@hhs.net HELLO TO ALL. I AM AN EXCITED FUTURE THRU-HIKE HOPEFUL. I AM PLANNING TO BEGIN IN 1 MAR 98. ANY INFO OR ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. WRITE TO MAZBOY@HHS.NET HAPPY TRAILS.
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 20:37:28 -0800 From: Sunrise International sunrise@mail.transport.com Hi my name is Adrian Mathews and now I am able to hike and climb once again Thanks to Morinda's Tahitian Noni Juice tm, I am now pain free in my knees and have more Energy than ever. So I share to all natural health, Give your body the opportunity to heal itself!
home page.

Thank You & Good Health to all & God Bless

     

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 20:05:17 +0000 From: James Ochsner jochsner@zeus.odyssey.net When I was younger I did some AT in Maine and high peaks in NY State-- I am aiming for a Southbound Thru-Hike after my 60th birthday in 1999--- getting ready by doing local Finger Lakes Trail hikes-- the web sites are an inspiration!!! Keep up the good work !! Jim Ochsner Cortland NY
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:05:19 -0800 From: barbarageier@geocities.com Hi, my name is Kathleen Geier and I Live in Virginia and I hike the trails here in Lynchburg and I enjuoyed this web site. Kathleen
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 22:52:28 -0500 From: Tom & Diane Myers tdmyers@prolog.net Hi Kathy. My name is Jingles, I hiked 1400 miles of the AT this year. I injoyed my hike so much. I am 54 and did most of it by myself, with no regrets. I intend to finish my journey next Spring. If anyone remembers me, I would love to hear from you. My e-mail is tdmyers@prolog.net
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 13:53:44 -0400 From: Eva Steele eva_s@vsprague.com HELLO EVERYONE! MY NAME IS EVA. I'M 42 YEARS YOUNG AND AM STARTING A NEW LIFE. WATCHED A SHOW ABOUT HIKING THE AT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO AND HAVE MADE IT A PERSONAL GOAL. ABOUT ALL THE 'HIKING' I DO RIGHT NOW IS A 4 MILE WALK 3 OR 4 TIMES A WEEK. I LIVE IN MAINE AND WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ALL WITH FRIENDLY ADVICE ON HOW TO GET STARTED. THANKS!
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 17:26:19 -0500 (EST) From: BigMilty@aol.com Great resourse! I'm just now starting to start to plan my hike. Probably leave Springer 5/1/98. That may mean that I'll have to leap frog up to Katadin and pack back down. That idea doen't appeal to me. Maybe I'll just wait and leave Maine in June. I seems more aestetic (sp) do the hike all in one direction. This will be (If I go) may first hike of longer than 7 days. The problem with the idea of "The Hike" is that once I considered doing it, I won't be satisfied until I at least give it my best try. I'm 53 years old, hike at least 4-5 times for 3 - 4 days. Living in Vermont 5 miles from the AT/LT at Sherburne does have its advantages. I would be real interested in hearing from anyone in or near my age group who has hiked the trail alone. Especially the wrong way. I can't spell! bigmilty@aol.com
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 17:52:56 -0800
From: dch@enter.net

The Allentown hiking club has its new webpage up....check it out Allentown hiking club


dc hoffman 
vp/newsletter editor
allentown hiking club
allentown, pa



Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 19:35:13 -0700
From: Tania Ann Stachowicz tas2@dana.ucc.nau.edu

I have learned so much off of your page. I have it marked on my page. I think it is great and I wish the best for you.... I am planning on starting THE HIKE April 1998. There is lots of planning to do and I am using your page daily. Thank you again. If anyone has any information regarding THE HIKE that they think I should be aware of please write me.




Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 12:47:04 -0400
From: mmassey3@bellsouth.net

For two years I've read, studied and interviewed hikers about
thru-hiking the A.T. Recently retired from law enforcement and probably
within two years of striking out on THE hike. 

In my research came across your page. Awesome! It has everything. This
is the best information one could hope for in preparing for THE hike.
I'm inspired to begin THE hike even sooner. 

Thanks for all the hard work here. It is great!

Sincerely,
Mike do the Hike


Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 09:00:16 +0800 From: BanditLeader utanbar@ibm.net Hi Kate!
Greetings from the far east and may this email finds you in good health.

It's a great website! Never been to America and after browsing thro the website..well...I am thinking of leaving my jungle in Malaysia and spend a couple of weeks hiking thro the vastness of America's beautiful oudoors. I am the TeamLeader of UBAT - Utan Bara Adventure Team of which we conduct highly specialised jungle adventures such as survival course, herbal medicine, long jungle treks etc etc and have taught people from all over the world ways of safe trekking and surviving off and from the jungles. It's always nice to hear from them stories of the great outdoors of their country and as someone who's never been to the " outside " world...I would ery much love to do that. You can have a peek at this URL. The worst day in the outdoors is always better than the best day in office!
Thanks, Kate!

BanditLeader



Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 15:08:09 -0400 (EDT) From: Rdomico@aol.com 10/10/97 Thanks for letting me make a short entry in the Guestbook. Today marks my 2 year anniversary of the completion of my 1995 thru hike. I ascended Katahdin on 10/10/95 at around 1:00PM with a great group! My heart goes to these places twice a year, like everyone before me said it would - March 19th and October 10th. So, I was just reaching out this afternoon doing some lookin and hoping that someone who I shared miles with, or ascended katahdin with, was out there today - cause I sure would like to hear from you. - SCAREBEAR GA-ME, 1995 Rob Domico, rdomico@aol.com
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 18:25:01 -0500 From: breeze cloudnine@earthlink.net Hi there!!! I was visiting the Shenandoah Country area this past week-end!!!!I love it and plan to go back real soon!!!I also like the infor. that you offer!!!Keep up the good work!!!I plan to do some hiking soon and guess where? Keep me informed! Breeze
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 22:56:37 -0500 From: ryan rodgers lrogers@ties.k12.mn.us Hi, I'm am planning a trip to the A.T. and am looking for people to tell their favorite places. thanks
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 17:19:19 EDT From: TO KTAADN TOKTAADN@aol.com As an AT section hiker and someday thru-hiker and novice web page author, I want to reaffirm what I'm sure you have heard hundreds of time. You have designed the best AT site on the web. By including your site as my number 1 link, it makes my otherwise feeble attempt worthy. After spending the last week getting tied in knots by HTML (my virgin attempt), I am in awe of your site. I am hopeful that within a few months to have enough original content to merit you considering a link from your site. Also I intend to improve the graphics from the very amateur attempt there now. Happy trails, Rich Evans aka Slim Jim aka 2Ktaadn
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 23:33:55 -0400
From: "Brian M. Ross" obc@ix.netcom.com

Hi all! I'm from Athens, GA and a fairly new hiker to the A.T. in Georgia. I would like to know where the best areas are for photography. I went up the first 10 miles from the approach trail, but didn't see any really good places to shoot. I had a great time though! Very beautiful country up there. If anyone can e-mail me at obc@ix.netcom.com or visit my home page. and leave a message on my guest book. Thanks!

Brian


Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 06:26:56 -0400 From: sandrocket sandrocket@usa.net i think this is a great webpage. i've hiked just a small section of the Appalachian Trail, and i enjoyed it very much. i'd like to hike all of it, but i don't have the time. also, i've heard and read about the meanness that occurs in some sections.
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 07:11:11 -0400 From: "W. Dale Waterman" wdale1@earthlink.net Subject: i have already learned a lot from the GUESTBOOK THESE THINGS I KNOW. IAM 54 YEARS OLD,NEVER SPENT A NIGHT ON THE TRAIL, AND IAM GOING TO START FROM SPRING MT ON OCT 20 FOR 4 OR 5 DAYS . WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOMEONE WHO HAS A DREAM OR A GOAL ALSO, IF YOU ARE YOUNGER I'LL TRY TO BE EASY ON YOU. ANY IDEAS, ANY HELP? THANKS WD [TELL THEM I'AM COMEING] DALE WATERMAN.... KATHY YOUR SPACE IS SOMETHING IAM BEEN LOOKING FOR ALL SUMMER LONG. FROM MY HEART , THANK YOU..
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 16:28:26 -0400 From: Krystal.Mabry@turner.com Hi!. I have a question. I'm wanting to hike on the AT in New Hampshire, close to Mt. Washington. Where is a good place to start that's about 5 miles from the summit? Or is there a place? I'm going this weekend. Your web page is great! Thanks! Krissy
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 13:09:35 -0400 From: Larry Gruppi lgruppi@clariion.com I'm part of Troop 1 Hopedale,MA. Finished our third weekend in the past year hiking the AT thru Massachusetts. We are all having a blast! We've met a lot of cool people. Our adults and scouts are too busy to think much past the next weekend trip, but we've shared lots of experiences that we will never forget. Our only immediate goal is to finish Mass.
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 07:49:05 -0400 From: miles@teleplex.net Hi! I enjoy your page. It's a great chance to catch up on AT news. Our group always has the same problem every time we try to hike a section - staging vehicle at the end. Is there any list of folks who do this for a living? Our next requirement will be for a ride for 3 hikers(age 50,54,& 62) is on Thursday 10-2-97 at 8:30 AM from I-81/US11 in SW Virginia to Massie Gap in Grayson Highlands State Park. Please reply to miles@teleplex.net or phone Bill at 864-487-5380. Thanks. NOTE: The ATC has a shuttle list that they will send you upon request. (I don't know if they have any plans to make this available on their website or not.) Email them at info@atconf.org.
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 21:41:12 -0400 (EDT) From: BJBAND3@aol.com Hi Kathy - this is my first guest entry - great web site. I've vacationed in New Hampshire off and on for the past 30 years. did the AT around Franconia and Crawford Notchs; climbed Layfayette and Mt Washington in the Presidential Ranges. My "dream" is to thru hike the AT in 6 yrs when I retire. Thats what keeps me going and now your web site will add to it. E mail address: BJBAND3@AOL.com
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 21:57:55 +0000 From: Trevina Lawrence Trevina@sat.net Hi, I enjoyed my visit to your page. Keep up the good work. Stop using text for your guestbook advertisement and get your free guestbook buttons. I have made lots of buttons, dogs, cats, flowers, sports, Texas, flags, lots and lots more. If you don't see something you like, send me an image and I'll customize a guestbook button for you. Trevina http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Gallery/6390/ Visit a dog lover's page while your there.
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 17:59:07 -0400 (EDT) From: Optysails@aol.com To who it may concern, I am checking out this site in hopes of planning a trip for me and my friend along the Appalacian Trail. I want to backback as much as possible in about 2 weeks. Thanks for the info
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 1997 20:22:30 -0400 From: Dori West dorijoewest@worldnet.att.net
Just stopped by your place, very informative and interesting. I have added you to my sites or links at this URL

if anyone has any NEW web sites that are NA Indian related please e-mail them to me IF they are not already on my site at

al intra NA Indian Websites+

Thanks,
dori

P.S. Please sign the guestbook if you stop by.

Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 12:47:41 -0400 (EDT) From: SGonser301@aol.com Hello. Just added the Appalachian Trail Homepage to my Favorites. So happy to find this information available online. Keep up the great work. Sue in Florida
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 17:28:52 -0300 From: Don Kredl donkredl@nbnet.nb.ca Hi Kathy, Hope you don't mind if I use your guestbook to pick other hikers brains...Going to be doing Vt in Oct. I'm looking at taking a day off in Wallingford. Can anyone tell if it is a good stopover and where to stay and eat there? Second question. I'm looking for a shuttle from Hanover,NH to North Adams, Mass. Can anyone recommend someone? Thanks loads "Marketman" ' 93,' 94,' 95,' 96, &' 97
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 00:55:25 -0400 From: James Hamblen hamblen@mindspring.com Me and my fellow Georgia Ridgrunners are section hiking from Springer north. We made it to Hughes Gap in August and look forward to the little climb up The Roan next month. Each trip is an adventure in time & space & botany. Many thanks to the maintainers and since I'm a Benton MacKaye Trail maintainer I can appreciate their efforts. A word of warning - the Nolichucky Expeditions folks are not qualified shuttle drivers, they did not know the area well and even forgot to pick us up, please get good referals on shuttle drivers! We look forward to Virginia and my son (drafted shuttle driver) at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The experience just gets better and better even after 25 years. Keep up the good work. Sherpa Jim, Gator, and Nomad- Harpers Ferry by 2001!
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 15:37:53 -0000 From: TRINKETT42@prodigy.net hi! my name is mary and i am currently doing a project for a graduate course on Applachia. I am interested to find recipes of any kind to use as demonstration for my class. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 19:15:43 -0400 (EDT) From: JFrisch331@aol.com hello..my name is jack frisch...i am 32 years old and a full time as well as freelance graphic designer. i live in staten island new york and the subject of the trail is something fairly new to me and quite intriguing. i drive past a section around lebanon pa. every weekend when visiting friends.i am very interested in hiking it and learning more about its history. for now i have a couple of questions. are there areas along the trail where or when a hiker has to "mountain climb"...where you have have any mountain climbing equipment or skills? and what about the spots on the trail where water is involved. are there river crossings that can be made by swimming across or are rafts or canoes required.? thanks forany answers u can give me and your site is terrific!!!!
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 23:03:06 -0500 From: Tim & Janet Rieckhoff-Faris timjanet@clinton.net Dancer & the Rocketeer here. 1/2 the AT in '92. Now only 730 miles left. Living in Iowa now means one week every fall. & the Rocketeer (cocker spaniel) doesn't fly, so she is still sitting at 1,200 miles. This year: Oct. 26-Nov.4 from Duncannon, PA north. Love the site! I've been waiting to find my favorite outdoor adventure to appear on the web. Shalom, Tim Faris timjanet@clinton.net
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 17:22:23 -0300 From: Don Kredl donkredl@nbnet.nb.ca Subject: Hanover to Katahdin complete! Hi there! This is my fourth year on the AT. Just finished section hiking over the Presidential Range. The Last peice to complete Hanover to Katahdin. Met a multitude of Thru Hikers. Some weiry, some cheery. All looking at a tough 3 to 4 weeks of slogging through Maine. Planning to do Vt. at the end of Oct. Many less hikers, therefore room in the shelters, fantastic views because all the leaves are gone and you can see for miles...There are problems to this time of year though. Cold nights, down to 10 degrees. Need winter bag. Also you can hit snow and ice as I did through the Whites last Nov. Instep crampons are a must. Look at a 60 to 70 lb pack...Besides these problems, it's a nice time of year to chip away at the wonderful AT. Looking at thru hiking the great one up to Canada some time in the early 2000s.... "Marketman" and congrats to all the Thru hikers to complete the AT this year..
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 17:50:26 -0400 From: Howie Marcus (howie@valleyconsultants.com) Hi Kathy, I would like to be included in your guestbook. My name is howie and i am looking foward to hiking the trail soon. I am hoping to find some people to take short hikes with to prepare for a thru hike on the app. trail. thanks, Howie
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 11:35:37 -0400 (EDT) From: HMartin740@aol.com Hi Kathy. Glad to see your website. I hiked the Appalachian Trail the whole way in 1976. Since then I have hiked various sections. However, after a ten year hiatus I am feeling the urge to hike about half of it again. Your web site really brings back the memories. Harry Martin HMartin740@aol.com
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 15:06:21 -0400 (EDT) From: Rob Thompson (mrt@bbt.com) Hi Kathy. Let's see...about 7-8 months ago I became a shameless lurker on any and all AT websites (your exemplary site especially). On March 29 I found myself on top of Springer with tons of cool hiking stuff and 5 months worth of maildrops waiting back home in Chapel Hill, NC. A couple weeks ago, August 26, I found myself on Katahdin. Yay, Katahdin! So I finished my thru-hike. What a great experience. Thanks for all the help I was able to get through your site. Keep it up! I am ** FireFrog **! Anybody I know or anybody I don't can contact me: mrt@bbt.com (that's BroadBand Technologies, my generous employer who agreed to give me 4.5 months off and who didn't fire me when I limped back in after 5 months...I even got a raise while I was gone! Not too shabby.) Rob Thompson 331 W. Rosemary St. #13 Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 918-4128 I might eventually get my journals typed and my photos scanned and a website set up at UNC...I'll try to get linked through here if I do. Until then, it's back to life and work. Sigh. -Rob
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 19:39:46 -0000 From: Jo M Noonan (DIVAGIRL@prodigy.net) How exciting to discover this internet site. I spent several summers working for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex County (NJ) as a backpacking trip leader. Our camp was in the Pocono Mountains and was very close to the Delaware Water Gap section of the trail. I have such fond memories of the AT. I became good friends with one of the thru-hikers that I met. He hitched a ride back to camp with us and worked a little while as a maintenance man, then went back to the AT 2 weeks later and continued his hike. I have dreamed about hiking the entire trail. I'm in a position now that I can do it, so I'm going to!
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 15:18:37 -0400 (EDT) From: CPowers161@aol.com In 91' I spent ten weeks on the trail . My trail name was GOLDEN THUMB. Just a word to those in the planning, pre-planning, or just thinking "someday" stage...FOR GOD'S SAKE DO IT!!! There has been very little in my life which has given me as much personal insight and inner peace as that brief summer of 91'. I now live by the Gulf in Florida but my spirit is often on a "blue" trail in Virginia.
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 13:00:40 -0400 From: Ocean County Clerk's Office (occlerk@oceancountyclerk.com) Happy trails...Include me in the guestbook... Chuck Ruoff 28 Scotch Pine Dr. Mystic Island, NJ 08087
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 14:34:30 -0400 (EDT) From: SMWGN@aol.com I hope to walk the AT in three year alone. Yes im married, have a good job, make plenty of money, but really burned out! I know many people fail to achieve this goal, but it took me 17 years to win the ASA National Champion in Softball an did this summer in Marietta GA. (Also Looked at the trail) This is my new goal., but first I have to get this in order--------mind, body, and sprit! Gary Nelson SMWGN@AOL.COM
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 97 21:09:02 UT From: William and Ann Krull (Bill_Ann@classic.msn.com) Hi Kathy, We are a family of 7, children ages 5,8,9,12,14 and I am thinking of hiking a small section of the AT in the Great Smokies as we are from Atlanta. I want to take one week vacation next summer to do this with the family. I would love some suggestions as to sections of the trail that are amiable to all ages. We are not super experienced hikers, yet have lots of camping experience. Please mail any ideas to Bill_Ann@msn.com
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 97 17:40:05 -0700 From: chris gulley (login@ihug.co.nz) Kia Ora As a New Zealand thru hiker I don't get much of a chance to talk about the AT with anyone who "really" understands, so its great to find this on the Net. I thru hiked in 1992 under the trail name "Guppy". In 1995 I undertook to promote an end-to-end trail of New Zealand with great response. I envisage this being a reality by 2000!!! Would love to hear more AT news and from any fellow '92'ers. Guppy chris@nzkayak.co.nz
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 15:20:50 EDT From: Coosa Carol E Donaldson (coosa@juno.com) Hi Kathy, this is great, I know it takes a lot of time and effort, but it's worth it! Great idea, great work! Just discovered your guestbook and want to let the 1997 Thru-Hikers and those who didn't make it know where the "Easter Egg Lady" from Dick's Creek Gap, Georgia, (Easter Sunday 1997) is. I've moved but the e-mail address remains the same. Would like to hear from those who received a couple of Easter Eggs and some Easter candy at Dick's Creek Gap, GA, this year. And for those of you who may be at Dick's Creek Gap, Georgia, hiking the Appalachian Trail on Easter Sunday 1998 -- I expect to be there with my Easter Eggs and candy and hot dogs, chips, Coke, and Oreos -- I'm going to TRY (no promises) to have a bigger variety of foods, etc. Any ideas? E-mail me. See some of you on April 12 next year? Hope so. Happy Hiking along the Appalachian Trail. Coosa
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 1997 20:30:57 -0700 From: "Ronald W. Beazley" (rbeazley@atcon.com) I'm a wannabee AT hiker and I've just recently found your home page. I'm signing your guestbook, as requested. I live in Nova Scotia but my wife and I usually visit New England once or twice a year. I"ll be visiting your site and look forward to getting new (and old) info about the AT.
Some missing entries??
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 21:39:14 -0400 From: "Mark M. Reid"(wedgeboy@net-link.net) John Reid, Troop 217, Kalamazoo, broke his leg on the Appalacian Trail in Maryland on Wednesday, 7/23. Anyone else with a similar experience?
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 97 03:17:09 UT From: Michael Crisp (mdcrisp@msn.com) Thank you for a wonderful homepage. As an aspiring thru-hiker, I live vicariously through the relentless pursuit of those before me. Your trail journal page has kept me riveted and awakened something deep and real. I hope to see/meet many of you on the trail this Spring. I'm from Seattle and go by "Crispy". I'd be interested in hearing from anyone, experienced or aspiring, relative to the A.T. Feel free to write. Cheers, Michael Crisp (a.k.a. "Crispy") mdcrisp@msn.com
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:34:39 -0700 From: "Ernest C. Laug" (LAUG@postoffice.worldnet.att.net) This is an outstanding web page. Have hiked sections of the AT in CT, NY, VT, NH, ME. Just returned from 10 days in the Whites where we encountered many through hikers - both northbound and southbound. Don't know if I'll ever do the whole thing - maybe after I retire! Keep up the good work. Kathie Laug Stamford, CT
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:14:18 -0400 (EDT) From: JRDobbs13@aol.com The page is really useful. Thanks.
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 14:35:35 -0500 (EST) From: JIANGLIN LI (LIJIANGL@elmer1.bobst.nyu.edu) Hi Kathy, I "hit" your site by chance one day when I was browsing the net to see which trail I wanted to hit for that weekend. I bookmarked it immediately. I like your site a lot. Great job! I came from China. When I was 12 my family was sent to a little village in deep mountains during the notorous Cultural Revolution. Good thing was that I learned to love mountains and love hiking. After years of living in big cities, and was away from my beloved mountains for nearly 15 years, I always missed the smell of trees, the fresh air, the songs of birds in forests...Now nearly every weekend I spend at least one day hiking, sometimes followed by my eight-year-old little girl, who has become a mountain lover and a hiker too. My dream is: some day my daughter and me will hike through AT as a mother-daughter team...
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 11:12:46 -0400 (EDT) From: MANCH6@aol.com Just finished a day hike to Mt. Washington via Huntington Ravine Trail (substantially less crowded than most other Mt.Washington trails) This trip had much better weather and was tougher than I remember fron last year. At the Alpine Garden trail the winds picked up to about 50-60 MPH making the final ascent difficult. The best parts of this hike are the challange/difficulty, great views, and lack of crowds.Last year on the same trail it started to rain and hail just as we reached the "fan" (headwall). Visability was reduced to about 50 feet and the winds picked up to about 60mph and the temp dropped. We truely wondered if we were were going to make the summit. This is Mt Washington weather! -It doesn't get much better than that-
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 20:08:14 -0400 From: Ronald C Schoolcraft (r.schoolcraft@quest-net.com) 21 July 1997 My son, Tim Alais"Green Bean" is hiking with "Grizzly" and " Wiggly". They are slso known at the "Vermonsters". If you see them say "Hi" from Randoph Ctr, VT. My wife and I visisted with them in Harpers Ferry, WV over the 4th of July weekend. For those who have hiked with them I will let you know that the are currently in PA and next week will be in Pine Grove, PA. Let me know if you see them. Thanks!
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 23:42:14, -0500 From: MR MARK E WHITE (Mark_E_White@prodigy.com) Greetings all, Deven (spider) White and Brandon (norbert) Ailes have started hiking the AT at Middlesex pa. heading S. on sat 7/12. They are going slow . mileage 12, 8, 7, 7 ,but having a great time thus far. mare to be posted when they check in next . inquiries to mark at ahur82a@prodigy.com Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 01:09:13, -0500 greetings all, spider and norbert checked in again . after spending two days at Caledonia st. park letting norberts blisters heal ( along with other goings on I'm sure), they picked up their first mail drop at s. mtn. and are now some where in Maryland . they did meet with a 70+ s. African , slow train, who came to the states just to do the AT he ave. 17 m per day, before 1 pm. more later, Ranger
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 18:33:11 -0400 (EDT) From: "Paul G. Woods" (sfvwe9@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us) great site ! spent about an hour and barely got into it. Cheers and a shout out to all the Benton Mackye hikers ! Walden Lake Woods.
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 13:42:13 -0700 From: Dan Peters (dpeters@seattleu.edu) Kinda hard for me to visit the AT as often as I'd like, since I live 3000 miles away now. But I visit when I can (last time around 1991). I do my hiking west of the Rockies now, for the most part. Please feel free to visit my web site at http://www.seattleu.edu/~dpeters/ Thanks for the link and good hiking. Dan Peters
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 00:39:30 -0400 (EDT) From: Pitchfrk@aol.com Hello fellow outdoor person In my quest to build the best outdoor page I have stumpled across your site, which is fantastic, and I have added a link to you on my page! Please stop by "Pitchfork's Outdoor Page" and let me know what you think.You can find it at: this address. If you do like what you see, please tell all your friends and add a link on your page to mine! When you stop by my page be sure to visit my BSA Page,. the Cabana, and my music page...take a day off from work and spend it at my website! Thanks! PITCHFORK PS- Link to me!
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 16:11:16 -0400 From: The Browns (suneedle@erols.com) Kathy, I use your AT page often. It's great. I just got off the trail from a weekend hike from Turner's Gap to Weaverton, Md. Spent Friday at Dahlgren CG with 180, NTO, Safari, Sedona, Whistler, Bill, Purple Haze, Toot (all thru hikers), Waldo (just got on in Harper's Ferry), and Boy Scout Troop 145 (Baltimore) Patrol Leaders going out for planning weekend. It was a delight to hear their stories of the Trail. Saturday at Crampton Gap, I met Mike, Wallace, and Chewbaka. View from Weaverton Cliffs was magnificant and the whole hike was delightful. -- Griz for the weekend.
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 12:16:34 -0500 From: The Wadsquad (wadsquad@worldnet.att.net) Hello, I'm a backpacker/hiker/mountain biker/canoer with a little bit of expericence, and I think this web page is great! Keep up the good work... -Stuart Carlton
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 23:42:01 +0200 From: Giancarlo Formenti Hello! Add my name to the guestbook. I'm calling from Italy.
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 23:29:58 -0400 From: Reigle (reiglejj@csrlink.net) Dear Kathy I used to be a member of troop 56 in Palmyra, pa. Since then I have moved to Hughesville, located about twenty minutes away from Willimsport. I used to go hiking on the trail with them and we all got T-shirts I have the ninth and the tenth one. I wear them all the time I when I go camping with my troop. I am now an eagle scout. come hike the Loyalsock trail it is about thirty miles long and is a beautiful site. Well good luck and happy hiking Dom Reigle reiglejj@csrlink.net
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 08:17:30 -0400 (EDT) From: Pkjblh@aol.com hey guys, what a fantastic page you have created. i am in the beginning stages of preparing for the long and rewarding journey of hiking this wonderful trail. your page is my 1st stop along the way for information and i doubt i will find a more useful or concentrated page anywhere. thank you for your time and dedication. sincerely, "ivy" gress hickman, iv
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 11:36:46 -0400 (EDT) From: TRLMAN@aol.com hello, please add me to the guestbook. thanks, Chip Froelich 5205 DeSoto Pkwy Sarasota, Fl 34234
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 17:46:21 -0400 (EDT) From: VIDMANFOUR@aol.com dear hikers, I'm so very glad to find a AT home page. I last hiked the trail in 76 after I finished High School. Now I live in Minnesota but would like to expose my gorwing kids to the AT and all it's beauty. We will be in Maine this Aug. for our family vacation, the trail and some hikes are on the agenda. Keep up the great work...................................... Bob Vidman aka Ridgerunner
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 21:27:10 -0400 From: Scott Campbell (esc5@erols.com) Subject: Hello from 1992 Hello!, Just thought I would stop by and say what an nice page you have. It was great working on the Konnarock Crew in 1992. My name is Scott. I remember Fred and many others...it was a great experience (not to mention the hardest work I have ever participated). Thanks for the experience! scott
From: "A. Latham" (alatham@msms.org) Thanks for the opportunity to sign your guestbook and to seek more information. I am looking for an individual or a group that have one or more overnight hikes planned for the appalachian trail that I could join. If you are out there please E-mail me at alatham@voyager.net Thanks!
From: LZdznr@aol.com I must say this.. you have the most excellent web site I have ever come across (& I've been on line as long as anyone could be!) I bow to you!!! Your page is most definately going to have a seat on mine!! Here is the URL to our homepage: (http://members.aol.com/lzdznr/Us.html) not an actual link, just the URL My husband & I live in Palmerton, PA.... right along the AT in the boothills of the Poconos toward the Lehigh Valley. I did notice that you have very few links to on-line maps in PA, so Derek (husband) & I have decided to make one! We are starting by our home, heading north; and will send you the link when it is ready. We view the Lehigh Gap from our kitchen window!!! Some have called our area the "Lunar Landscape" for hikers. HA! There is a lot of history pertaining to the rockiness of our area.... maybe I'll do another page with info on that! Anyway, just wanted to comment on your page! EXCELLENT!! Happy Trails!! Less Mitch LZ =D LZdznr@aol.com
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 1997 14:37:11 -0400 From: "David C. Green" (greend@intrepid.net) To: Kathy I really enjoyed your AT web page and I have hiked on the Maryland's AT near Gathland State Park many times. I just want to tell you how much I have enjoyed looking at your AT web page and it brought back a lot of memories. I am curious about what software--- you are using to design your web page. Thanks^..Dave Green P.S. I am going to add your AT link to my home page. (http://www.intrepid.net/~greend/favorite.html)
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 13:53:04 -0400 (EDT) From: SHarper782@aol.com Hello from Utah. Am interested in taking the entire Appalachian Trail some day. Date: Sun, 08 Jun 1997 10:03:44 -0400 From: Lynda Maides (lynda@esper.com) Hi Everyone, I am one of the fortunate people who live at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mtns. I am an avid hiker and want to preserve the mtns beauty. I am active in an organization, "Friends of the Great Smoky Mtns". Need info? Just email lynda@esper.com. Happy Hiking!!
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 19:09:43 +0800 From: Patrick Smith (morgans@iinet.net.au) Hello Kathy, It has been many years since I last hiked along the trail, at least 15 years. I really enjoyed looking at the photos and the maps and day dreaming of days gone by. A lovely site, keep up the good work. Patrick Smith Perth WA Australia formerly from Palmyra Pennsylvania I found your site via the Boy Scout Troop 56 Home page
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 20:58:03 -0400 From: andrea solomon (ajsolomon@amherst.edu) Hi Kathy and Fred, Thanks for putting this page together. I would love to hear from other hikers out their thru hike. I hiked the summer of '95 and think about my days on the trail every day since. I hope this works. Fish (Out of H20) NOTE: Who is Fred?? :-) --Kathy
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 17:45:38 -0400 From: Doreen McLeod (rackm@sunet.net) The Home Page is a great place for reminiscing about past hikes. Florida Pilgrim and my self section hiked the Trail '88 - '93. Would like to say Hi to all our hiking buddies. It is a common bond that holds on forever. We had a new experience last year when we hiked 70 miles of the Colorado Trail, where the altitudes really had us huffing and puffing. Would like to invite everyone to learn about the Florida Trail. To avoid Fla.bugs and thunder storms take a hike in the winter. hope to see you on the Trails! Doreen McLeod "Triathlon Grandma"
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 10:51:45 -0400 From: Bone (dwtow@gdi.net) Two things. Please put in your AT guestbook. This AT is all new to me. Also, I am planning to take a one week hike along the AT sometime this summer. We will be traveling up from Florida. In your opinion, what area of the trail between Virginia and Georgia would you recommend we hike. We are looking for a challenging hike and a very scenic terrain. Ideas?? Thanks, Derek W. Tow P.O. Box 616061 Orlando, FL 32861 (407) 839-4070
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 1997 10:21:24 -0400 (EDT) From: EddHigbee@aol.com Subject: Guestbook: A New Magic Place I'm writing this email from a new Beb & Breakfast in Catawba, VA. Black Acres B&B, (1-540-384-6941), is one of those "magic places" one stubbles onto after passing Dragon's Tooth going North or approaching same headed South. Call and the wonderful owners, Karen & Carmon Woodby, will gladly pick you up, care for your creature comforts, and take you back to the trail after dinner at The Homeplace and the most elegant breakfast you've ever had. I hadn't planned on the stay in Catawba, just the meal at The Homeplace. I would have missed so much had I not found this lovely place and met these lovely people. "Wild Blue" GA--->ME ('93 - ??) P.S. You can also get more information by any one of these means: Blckacr914@aol.com, or on their webpage.
Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 20:57:32 -0400 From: Bill Thorneloe (thornel@ibm.net) I just returned from a two night shakedown hike here in Georgia. My good friend, Ray Johnson, invited me along with two life-long friends from Tenn. State Univ. Unfortunately, one of his friends was ill with a bad cold before the trip, and we cut it off two days early. I had never hiked the AT before, although several day hikes as a kid. I feel the bug for a big hike approaching. Maybe when my daughters are out of college I will be irresponsible enough to take the time. Thanks for your home page, as a resource to fan the dream... Bill Thorneloe Atlanta, GA
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 14:15:38 -0700 From: Deanna McCusker (deanna@taligent.com) Wow! Very extensive information on the AT. Thanks for all the work. My brother is hiking the AT this summer, 1997. For anyone interested in the journal of a current thru-hiker, please visit his webpage at: this URL. Deanna McCusker
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 12:46:55 -0400 From: "L. Robin Armstrong" (rarmstro@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu) "Armstrong Express" checking in after our annual section hike. This year only 160 miles, Pearisburg to Damascus VA! Made it to Damascus for Trail Days, which was quite a cap off to our trip. Had a wonderful time, and I'm missing the trail already. Wanted to pass on that the following thru hikers (not necessarily hiking together) are doing well: Mercy & Laughter (PA), Go Go (IL), Lost Sole (FL), Baltimore Jack (NH), Old Goat, Greenman. Hope each of them continue to enjoy the adventure. Can't wait to get to Maine in August. As always, Nannook (with regards from partners: Just George, Beanie) L. Robin Armstrong Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine "Hiking is life. The rest is just details."
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 17:34:47 -0400 (EDT) From: Tzdevil69@aol.com Please include me on your hiking mailings. I am beginning my hiking trips this summer with a local new york club, however, I would enjoy hearing about any and all trips that you and your group has gone on. Thank you, Debbie
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 21:51:30 -0400 (EDT) From: Jenn (siddallj@river.it.gvsu.edu) I am excited to say that I am planning to do the AT in 2000 when I finally graduate from college (or at least I hope!) Until then, I am looking for some good trails to practice on and some hikers willing to put up with a rookie. Hope to hear from someone!!! Jennifer Siddall Michigan siddallj@river.it.gvsu.edu
Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 10:36:55 -0500 From: Gordon Rice (grice@acadiacom.net) My brother is a thru hiker. He started on April 10 and is still going strong. I'm just looking for some good places to get current info on the trail and happenings. Keep it going Bry and Scott
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 15:14:03 -0400 From: Worth Robbins (robbins@tiac.net) Hi, Visited ATC office @Harpers Ferry on Monday, 5/12, together with my two boys ("Pilgrim", "Broken Road" from Harvard, MA), who were checking in on their GA>ME thru hike. They departed Springer 3/4/97, and so far, are having a grand old time! Really enjoyed browsing around, seeing what the ATC check-in is like, chatting with others who were checking in ("Tacet", "Roy", and two guys from Acton, MA), and just hanging out. As a suggestion, you might consider posting the pics of all the hikers that check in; along with a way for them to describe their hikes to this point. I've enjoyed some of the efforts at on-line journals, but I think a mid-point "snapshot" of experiences would also be interesting. You're doing a great job, keep it up! Regards, Thru Hikers' Parent
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 03:49:00 -0400 (EDT) From: GYPSY31423@aol.com Hello there!!! I love your page!!!!! I have added it to my home page. As a courtesy I wanted to let you know. If you would like to go check it out it is right here. I hope that you enjoy......it is still under construction.......I am after all a mother of three!!!! Please e-mail me to let me know that you have received this. Any comments and or suggestions are welcome!!! This is a first time for me designing a web page. Thank you. Patrice :)
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 17:32:11 -0700 From: nellen@earthlink.net Would like to say your pages and info on the 'trail' are super...grew up in New England....and if you would care to visit my homepages you may - right here.. Take good care, N.Ellen
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 11:18:05 +1200 From: Library Public Internet User (publicuser@libweb.otago.ac.nz) Bird 96 GA to ME checking in. Woody and I had one last wet and wild day going up Katadin 9/10/96. I have been traveling in New Zealand for 6 month and hear from Woody often. He is doing the freshman thing at Rhodes College and I am a visiting lecturer at the University of Otago Dental School, Dunedin New Zealand. Had a visit last month from Brush after 6 months on the Antarctic ice. He was heading back to the US after a long awaited trip to California. I would love to hear from anyone out there. I am planning an AT2000 with my daughter. We will see.
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 23:19:45 +0000 From: Graphics at Dept of State (stateart@his.com) This is to confirm a chance meeting with Shadow and Count on their way through Virginia. The location was Brush Mt. near Blacksburg, VA at the Audy Murphy Memorial. The time was Mother's Day around 2:00 PM on a gloriously sunny warm day. The hikers looked fit and tanned and seemed to be making great time. Our best wishes go with them for the completion of their hike to Maine. Sally B., Anne & Curt Moore, and Bill B. (Day hikers)
Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 12:21:53 -0500 From: Dirk Baeuerle Greetings, I am a new A.T. Hiker out of Huntsville, AL. I will soon be going on my 3rd trip to the A.T. in the Smokiy Mountain Park. I will be putting up pictures of my past expiditions at my new web site. The home page for this new web site is up at: this address. I am still working on the rest of the links, so check back weekly for new links and pages. Thanks. Sincerely Yours, Dirk Baeuerle
Date: Tue, 06 May 97 21:51:58 -0700 From: LeRoy Lodin (flood@worldnet.att.net) hi kathy. my name is jason , and i'm known as clueless when hiking (and more than likely behind my back off the trail!). i wanted to compliment you on an outstanding web page. my best friend chris "kix" and i have begun a thru- hike for '97, but i am currently suffering from a stress fracture in my right foot and will not be able to return to the trail until mid-july. although i am trying to stay busy with the aid of my local library and blockbuster, i long to be back on the trail, struggling up those mountains. your page brings me that much closer, and i thank you for that. i'd like to be part of your guestbook, to see if any current hikers recognize my trail name. i'm sure i'll return to your page often to check on recent developments (as a matter of fact, your's is the only page i've ever bookmarked). again, thank you for a ssuperior site.... clueless
Date: Sun, 04 May 1997 06:58:50 -0400 From: Greg Bissell (adp35@msu.edu) Nice site. Well done. Keep up the good work. Greetings from Michigan

Greg's Page


Date: Sat, 03 May 1997 00:26:20 +0000 From: Ian Sherrell (isherrel@vt.edu) Hey everyone. This is Virginia Slim from the blizzard of '93 - Hot Springs, NC. Just wanted to say hi to all of my past trail buddies. Have been away on an extended hiatus. You all take care.
Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 01:38:18 -0400 (EDT) From: DHawk69570@aol.com Dear Kathy, With any luck, thinking of walking the AT Spring of 98 as it will be my 40th. Looking forward to running into you. It's been a long time since I've seen the Allagash, Kennebec and Penopscot. Anybody looking for a walking companion. E-Mail me at DHAWk69570@aol.com or DHAWK01@sprynet.com. Also looking for Unity College Alumni, I was Class of 81. With any luck I shall see you early summer of 98. Sincerely, Dean E Hawkins
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 16:57:40 -0400 From: Kaleidoscopes (walkers@enter.net) Hi Kathy, I would like to be added to the guest book. My daughter and I did Mass to VT. in 1996. We had an incrediable time, the winds on Mt. Washington, the wonderful croos at the huts, and all the great friends- BJ, Tak, Mars, speed limit and many many more-plus all the trail angles. My son and I did NJ to Mass in 1994. I would like to find Easy Ed's(mighty moe) address. And some others addresses Arp, Woodchuck, Cornfed, Walking home, Cortez, Wendy and John(6 ft hobbit and evening star. Thanks Hammer and Pixie 1996 Ed and Ryan 1994
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 15:49:11 -0500 From: "Brett D. Keiper" (bkeipe@nomvs.lsumc.edu) Yours is a fantastic website; lots of valuable information about the AT at your finger(mouse?)tips. I have especially enjoyed the links to trail journals and photos along the trail. I was raised in PA with the AT nearly in my backyard and have hiked every mile of it in PA. But I seem to appreciate it even more now that we are living in Louisiana with not a mountain or hill in site. I'd love to get more information from the ATC on planning a through-hike in the future. Brett Keiper Brett D. Keiper, PhD. Dept. of Biochem. and Mol. Biol. LSU Medical Center, 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, Louisiana 71130 USA http://gradsch.shreveport.lsumc.edu/Gradsch/Biochem/html/labpages/rerlab /brett/keiper.html
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 18:34:02 -0400 From: Laverna Patterson (lpatters@hernsvr.med.osd.mil) I am Laverna P. from Takoma Park MD. I plan to walk the GA-ME AT March-Sept 1999. During the interim I am reading as many books as possible, soothing worried friends and relatives, trying to find a good hiking club to join, dreaming of losing weight... AAhh..Ouch! (my daydreaming just stumbled into rocky Pennsylvania) But seriously, I am trying to prepare as much as possible. My current dilemma is internal frame or external frame... NO ONE is brave enough to give an answer. I just tried them on for the first time last week and BOY DOES MY BACK HURT! I was glad that I did not buy a mail order back pack without fitting one first.
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 17:03:06 -0400 From: ecotopia (dhodges@epix.net) Hi! I'm Mary Hodges and would like to be put on the guestbook. Am thinking about doing the trail in '98 and am looking for all the info I can get my hands on, including training for the trail, and communicating with a partner who is looking to hike together. Thanks in advance. Happy Hiking!
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 14:53:18 -0700 From: "Graham F. Hollis" (hollis@net-link.net) Just discovered that the AT is online. Please include me in the guestbook. I'm planning a thru-hike for '98 to celebrate my retirement. Already the excitement of the anticipated start has me joyously scrambling for information, books, and other insights. Graham F. Hollis,aka Hammersmith hollis@net-link.net
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 20:45:02 -0500 From: Antonija Mitt (beans@execpc.com) Would love to be included in your Guestbook. We are planning a thru hike in '99, and are very busy learning, absorbing, hiking. Still wondering how we can pack in an espresso machine! A wonderful site. Look for us and our laptop on the trail in 1999! Tom and Toni Mitt beans@execpc.com Visit my place, jitterzz coffee house, if you're in the Milwaukee area. "Hot coffee, cool beans"
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 09:48:21 +0000 From: Randy Dudley (rdudley@ulysses.ucns.uga.edu) Hey! After so many countless day hikes on the AT, I finally got a brief week long trip on it a few months back. Talk about a teaser! Wow, that was the hardest thing to pull of that trail and watch everyone else head into North Carolina. But it gave me the desire to do it all as soon as i'm able. but anyways, add me on the the guestbook, and accept my thanks for a great site. so much info here! and if you like, check out my journal about some of the places i go... The Good Heavens Thanks, and be in peace! Randy 'Falling Water' Dudley Athens, GA
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 06:35:43 -0400 From: Joe Gardner (hose01@peganet.com) We would like to be added to your guestbook. Joe & Becky Gardner 5930 Cypress Hollow Way Naples, FL 34109
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 17:05:07 -0400 (EDT) From: Nola10967@aol.com We would like to be added onto your guestbook Tim & Penny Robinson PO Box 626 Naples, NC 28760
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 07:59:12 -0400 From: "J. ALAN FOWLER" Had to comment on your wonderful work on the web. From an honorary Passamaquaddy Indian, J. Alan Fowler
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 20:35:52 -0500 From: Rod Hooper (rhooper@sonet.net) Virtual terrain explorer is a 3D visualization program that runs in real time and includes data for many US National parks, one is the Great Smoky Mountains. Please include us in your guestbook, and visit us at http://www.altimap.com/altimap. Thank you.
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 17:52:29 -0400 From: Les Moyer (atech@pa.net) Hi Kathy, We are excited about 1997 and happy to be a part of the AT maintenence group. We maintain a section of the AT in Central PA and hope all passing through will have a very pleasant experience. Our homepage is home page. and we are also reachable through atech@pa.net Happy trails! Les & Tami Moyer
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 23:24:43 -0400 (EDT) From: Gtdamon@aol.com many thanks for the work you've put into this website. the at has been very special to mer for a long time. happy trails!
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 18:30:08 -0400 (EDT) From: Ouray13@aol.com hello and greetings to all thru-hikers 95-96! I hope all is well and if you ever hiked with me don't hesitate to write. To all future thru-hikers -- hike your own hike and don't let anyone tell you you're doing it wrong. Peace. Casper Ga- Harper's Ferry 1996 HF-Andover, ME 1995 Andover- Katahdin 1996
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 18:25:40 -0500 (CDT) From: PINTJ@rhodes.edu Hello Kathy and Guestbook readers, I just wanted to say hello to 96 thru hikers and good luck and karma to all who dream to hike the trail. Good luck to all. If there is a mailing list for this thing sign me up. Woody GA-ME 96
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 16:13:04 -0700 From: Mongoose (joclair@abaco.coastalnet.com) Kathy, My wife Claire (Buttercup) and I are planning a 2001 thru-hike when our daughter graduates from college. We have been collecting info for our trip through your page, books, videos, trail journals etc. You've done a good job on the page and it's layout is well organized. We'll be checking in as we prepare over the next couple of years and will have to be content with section hikes till then. Anyone with info for thru-hikers that you might feel to be of help, please contact me @ joclair@abaco.coastalnet.com Thanks, see ya'll on the trail Joe (Mongoose) Trenton, NC
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 00:14:21 -0400 From: Tina Strait (cstrait@sover.net) I love sites like this where the hiking community can conglomerate. It is so nice to be around people with similiar interests and goals. I am currently waiting to see if I get a scholarship to a NOLS school. If I don't, I am planning on hiking as much of the AT as I can before the weather turns against me. I hope to become a Mountain Guide in the future and work in the outdoors for as long as I can. Good luck to all of you. Seth Strait AKA (mismatch, or Gollum) RR1 Box 121 Reading VT 05062 email = Cstrait@sover.net
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 1997 05:02:27 GMT From: J G Fontana (tradewind@cyberconch.com) Please include following in listings: COTSWOLDS HIKE, BATH & LONDON Ten day tour 17 -26 September to include seven day inn-to-inn hike through England's Cotswolds, a one day visit to Georgian Bath and two nights in London. $1800 p/p - double occupancy;$475 single supplement. TRADEWIND TREKS 305 294.9436; 800.358.6307 FAX: 305.295.0349 E-Mail: tradewind@cyberconch.com Thanks, George Fontana
From Llamaring@aol.com Sat Apr 5 23:00:27 1997 Date: Sat, 5 Apr 1997 17:53:43 -0500 (EST) Hi. I'd like to be included in the guest book. One of my goals in life is to someday hike the entire trail. Thanks for all the information. Leslie O'Dell Athens, GA. Llamaring@aol.com
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 1997 20:44:41 -0500 From: naparob@ibm.net Thanks for including me. Rob Finley
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 04:17:32 -0500 (EST) From: DMZ68@aol.com Kathy, I signed in on this great resource once before, but I have a URL GROUNDSTATE that I would like to add. I have an APPALACHIAN TRAIL SECTION which will eventually include the full journal of my 1974 thru-hike. I also have a WILDERNESS LIVING SECTION which will include the journal of my one year sojourn in the wilderness of British Columbia. I also have links to such things as HANG GLIDING, SEA KAYAKING, AND CAVING. I will eventually include sections for these areas and photos of my activities in them. Do you have room for my AT journal? What is the policy concerning that? Please respond dmz 68@aol.com Rick
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 16:20:36 -0500 (EST) From: NevarcK@aol.com Hi, My parents are hiking the trail -- Brubaker and Dundee is there any way to get update information on their status... is there a link to any other AT pages? I can be reached at AOL --- nevarcK.
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 13:59:36 -0600 From: stephanie (satkins@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu) My friends and I are planning to hike the portion of the AT which runs through CT. This page has really helped out a lot. It was so easy to get hooked on hiking -- who knows what the future holds. My homepage is http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~satkins
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 22:56:00 -0600 From: "Victor G. Strayhorn" (stray@vvm.comns.vvm.com) Hello: I would like to take the time to thank all of you hikers, and campers out there for being so interested in the out of doors. I'm in the military and have been for the last 15 yrs. Glad to know tht there are people out ther who enjoy nature as I do. Lets strive to keep our forrest clean and beautiful. I plan to hike the AT when I retire to see the beauty that I'm protecting. SSG Army Ft. Hood Tx stray@vvm.com
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 00:25:29 -0500 From: Aaron Brehove (NJBrehove@worldnet.att.net) I am a 17 year old student in NJ (18 in August) and I was turned onto hiking in Boy Scouts and when I went to the White Mountains to hike as a school project. I would like to know about any local places to hike and/or camp. I also would like to take an adventure or volunteer my time in the summer of '97. Thank You, Jordan Brehove Morris County, New Jersey NJBrehove@worldnet.att.net
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 20:43:24, -0500 From: MRS SUSAN J MOYNAHAN (FQQK14C@prodigy.com) My mother's sister has just started a thru hike this past Monday. I was surfing for information about the A.T. and came across your page. I thought it was great and I am now much better informed about what it is that my Aunt Sally is doing. The one thing that I was wondering was what is the best way for families to support their loved one's while they are on the trail? Again, thanks for all the information! Susan Moynahan FQQK14C@prodigy.com
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 17:04:45 -0500 (EST) From: Rdomico@aol.com Subject: Scarebear GA-ME 95 looking for 95 contacts 3/28/97 Kathy: Not a whole lot to say on this Friday evening. I can remember on my thru hike in 95 hitchhiking to Gatlinburg from Davenport Gap to meet my wife for Easter about this time. The GUESTBOOK is a great vehicle for trying to find old friends and keep up with the trail community, thank you for providing it to me and the others. If anyone reads this message through the GUESTBOOK, anyone who remembers sharing some miles with me in 95, then please call or write because I would love to hear from you. Just as a reminder to those who may be looking for me, my family and I take an annual trip to Amicalola Falls State Park every Spring at the weekend closest to March 19th as possible. We camp in our pop-up at the top of the falls, and spend a day at the top of Springer. It is my one time/year to get back to that place for at least 2 or 3 hours of an escape to the life I once knew for 6 months. I hand out a lot of fruit and candy bars to those on top who are getting ready for the trip. So, I can be found there once every year. Scarebear was my name, I guess it will always be my name. So, if we spent any time together, I would really like to hear from you. (704) 376-1223, or PO Box 1354, Cornelius, NC 28031. My prayer to those in pursuit of the simplicity of the trail life is that The Mountain is good to you in the climbing. Rob Domico (Scarebear, GA-ME 95) rdomico@aol.com
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 10:54:35 -0600 From: Pat Villeneuve (patv@falcon.cc.ukans.edu) So is Beorn out there again this year? Give me Chocolate
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 00:54:55 -0500 From: "David A. Grim" (davidgrim@mindspring.com) Hello Kathy, Well it's hiking season again and time to catch up with your site. You've made some nice improvements since last year. Looking good!!! I'm hiking in Tennessee now and will arrive in Damascus by Trail Days. The last AT News didn't give the date yet but I suspect it will be early May as usual. I can't believe I've hiked about 450 miles of The AT. Wow, just a step at a time up the green tunnel. I hope to meet some thru-hikers at Trail Days this year. Being Just A Section Hiker, my mind is in a different zone from them but I sure do enjoy their company. Happy Trails to all, Dave - Just A Section Hiker
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 17:51:25 -0800 From: Robert Huttemann (u16457@snet.net) Signing the A.T. GUESTBOOK. Have been hiking the A.T. actively since 1960. Have gone from Ct. to the end of the Long Trail. Hike winter and summer. Did the Flume area, in the beginning of April, 1996 . We had over 6 Ft. of snow in places. Hiked Katahdin and areas around there, plus a great deal of the Presidential Mtns. Would like to spend-SAFELY-a couple of winter days around Mt. Wshington. I introduced my older children to the Mtns. and while in college they took some of their classmates to the hills. I have done extensive SEA KAYAKING. Kayaked the entire coast of Ct.; went from Matunick Beach and Charlstown Breachway R.I. to Block Island, around Block Island, and back. Entered the BLACKBURN CHALLENGE, 3 times; paddeled and camped Penobscot bay, Merchants Row, and around Portland Me. Went from Madison Ct. over to L.I., west the coast of Long Island and back in 1 day. ETC. ETC. I ALWAYS HAD GREAT PADDLING PARTNERS!! We have a 6 year old son and a 8 year old daughter, WHO HAVE BEEN CAMPING on the A.T. and in kayaks since they were 3 Yrs. old. Enough said, WE LOVE IT.
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 08:49:00 -0500 From: John Buchheit (johnb@cylc.org) Dear Kathy, This is an excellent idea. There are so many people throughout this country and indeed throughout the world who cherish the AT. I count myself as one of these, having hiked over 1900 miles of it in 1995. It is always comforting to think that something like the AT lies in wait. Best wishes to you and all who seek the solace of the trail in the future. Maybe I'll see you out there. John B. Pathfinder 95' GA>NH
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 11:55:54 -0800 From: Lisa Colaianne (lcolaian@atis.org) Hi! Glad to have found you! Lisa Colaianne lcolaian@atis.org
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 13:21:25 -0600 From: Jack Nicolet (jack_nicolet@leehill.com) Way to go! This AT site delivers! Have stepped parts of the trail over the years, looking forward to falling in again in May (Great Smokies). Any suggestions for my party of four who dig miles, smiles, steeps and peaks? E-mail me at Jack_Nicolet@leehill.com Thanks!
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 12:53:28 +0900 From: "Jesse A. Schnute" (Schnutej@mwr.kic.or.jp) Kathy, Great home page on the AT! Yoplait and Dannon here, planning for an April 99 start on Springer in GA. Perhaps a little early to begin writing folks for helpful info but hope that you will forgive us our foibles. Currently the military is holding us prisoner and there is no trail leading across the ocean from Japan. If there was, we would have plenty of practice and wet-weather training by then. We are aware that most people travel the trail from south to north, but are curious if you had any numbers as to how many go the opposite direction? 'Nough said, any helpful info would be appreciated from any and all sources. We can be reached at schnutej@mwr.kic.or.jp Thanks again, Kathy! "For you will go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap {their} hands." Isaiah 55:12 -Yoplait and Dannon (YoDa)
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 13:32:43 -0500 (EST) From: gambler@biddeford.com Konichi wa, Just got done browsing the ol' guestbook. I being LANDSHARK. Did the long green tunnel in 96 and it was the time of my life. Restored a faith in humanity that had slipped a notch or two recently. Hey, class of 96, drop a line! Buzz me at gambler@biddeford.com Thanks Kathy, for the wonderful memories. Take care, Landshark a.k.a. Dances with Spam
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 17:11:14 -0800 From: hende19@ibm.net Kathy, I really appreciate the AT Homepage. I'm a thru hiker want-a-be for 2004 when I retire. If there is a mailing list (snail mail) by all means put me on it my address is: John Henderson 329 Doyleson Ave Endwell, NY 13760 Thanks for maintaing this link to my dream.. Best regards, John
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 07:55:50 -0500 (EST) From: DMZ68@aol.com Richard Brannon ~ GA to ME ~ March 18th - October 15th, 1974. Looking for old(er) timers who did the thru-hike in 1974. ==>1996 Someone says they are going to carry a computer on their upcoming thru-hike ;-)
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 11:54:10 -0500 From: muph (muph@pinn.net) Kathy, Langolier from '96 checking in again. Picking up at Great Barrington MA on the 17th of May for a 8 day trek north to Bennington VT, then only 3 states and 600 miles or so left. Hope to see some of the '96er's from up in that area. Anyone can email me at muph@pinn.net or Bob.Bush@leitch.com. Happy trails to all! Langolier Ga->Ma->'96
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 09:50:06 -0800 From: Steven Brill (Steven.R.Brill.1@gsfc.nasa.gov) I would like to be included in your guestbook. Just got my first look at your Website - it's great! I have wanted to do the trail for many years now and hope to have the time and opportunity to begin enjoying it this summer. Thanx for all the info, tips and advice. Regards, Steven.R.Brill.1@GSFC.NASA.GOV
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 1997 18:06:50 -0500 From: Dawn & Jerry Flaherty (grf@gis.net) Hi Fred and Kathy, Just surfing around. Been on the net for about a month. Dawn and I have over 800 miles to complete our odyssey. Our plans were put on hold in 1993 when we built our current dwelling. Hiking is in our blood but debts refuse to release our energies in that direction. Where there's a will...Look forward to hearing from you all.
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 12:37:24 PST8PDT From: Alan Schlerf (schl9503@novell.uidaho.edu) Greetings, The "Mapman" here, I'll be back at it on May 19 or 20 in Duncannon heading north to finish this thing. Last summer I made it from Springer to Duncannon in 79 days, because the weather sucked most of the summer. Hopefully the weather will be more enjoyable this year cause I'm over halfway there. YEE-HAW. So if anybody is heading north around that time your company would be great. "The Mapman" Alan K. Schlerf schl9503@novell.uidaho.edu
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 13:01:28 -0600 From: Pat Villeneuve (patv@falcon.cc.ukans.edu) I was on the AT in Virginia last summer and am looking for news about the class of '96. I hiked with Clyde/Relentless and Rapunzel, Wayah and Little River, Beorn, and many other who headed north out of Damascus right after Trail Daze. Any up-dates? Give Me Chocolate
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 15:40:45, -0500 From: MS MICKEY A PELLILLO (BMWE27B@prodigy.com) I really like the AT homepage - great information. I will be hiking the month of May - Georgia to whereever we get. I am the only female in our group. I am hiking with my dad and a male friend from work. Any good advice from female hikers? BMWE27B@prodigy.com
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 21:46:56 -0500 (EST) From: DonC6168@aol.com It has been an extreme pleasure to read and utilize your web page. As a future thru-hiker (hopefully), it has been an incredible source of data. Thanks for your excellent work and for providing such an entertaining page. Keep up the good work. DonC6168@aol.com
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 11:54:40 -0800 From: Thomas (mott@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu) Kathy: Two of us are planning on the ME to GA trek in June 97'. We are searching for info on Maine trail conditions in June(bugs and weather-snow?) and any other info on the "not so popular" ME to GA route, info appears limited. Our plans are to start very slow. Any one interested in sharing info, feel free to contact me, it will be greatly appreciated. Also, don't hesitate to contact me for info I have gathered. Kathy, great WEB site for AT, thanks. Thomas Matzke Mott@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 13:24:02 -0500 From: theresa lynne rose (greta@grove.ufl.EDU) kathy, my boyfriend and I are planning to hike the AT from Maine to Georgia in June. If you have any good info. we would love to hear from you. thanks. Theresa
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 1997 16:58:24 -0500 (EST) From: BillSanbor@aol.com We are going to hike a portion of the trail in March. This website helped out a lot. Thanks!!
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 1997 17:23:34 -0600 From: Nathan Owley (nowle857@uwsp.edu) Wow, what a really great and informative page. I've learned a lot about the A.T., a trail I've enjoyed much. Your page, I'm sure, will help me to plan future hikes and enjoys this wonderful trail even more! thanks,nathan You're welcome to visit ma'home page
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 97 00:45:23 PST From: "Sharon E. Bleau" (sbleau@cwv.net) Hi! Today is my first day on the Internet and I love it. I was just surfing around and came to your site. Its great! I totally love it. You're site is really informative. My aunt lives in Tennessee and since I was little we would go over to Damascus, Virginia and hike on the AT and since then its been a dream of mine to hike the whole trail. Hopefully someday I will. Sincerely, Molly Brunner
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 12:33:13 -0800 From: Matt Lonergan (mlonerg@uoft02.utoledo.edu) Hi there! I found this page awhile ago and love it. I am planiing on a thru-hike in 98 and use this page a lot for info. I've been on the AT numerous times and find I must fight myself to get off when it's time to go home. I am planning on a VT---NY hike this summer and can't wait to get out there. Great job on this page!!!!!!!! Matt Lonergan GA----ME 98 "No pain, no rain, no Maine"
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 22:01:18 -0500 (EST) From: GK53@aol.com Hi. I'm new to computers, but not to the AT. First set foot to trail in 1970 and hooked ever since. Became member of ATC in 1974,I think, and life member in 1984. Hike every year...sometimes get on trail 3 or 4 times /year. Live in New Orleans, so drives/flights are time consuming.Covered much of GA, TN, NC, parts of Virg., NH, and ME. In the Smokeys almost yearly. Just bought home near Pigeon Forge as base to hike in the area. Permanent move a few years off. For 19 years I've been a judge here in NO. Much about the trail, the forest, and the gear has changed over the years, but not my love of hiking. The trail, the people, the forest...all are inspiring. P.S. Forgot to add earlier that my 12 year old is named Jennifer Roan after Roan Mt., TN. Buz Kiefer The Judicious Hiker GK53
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 19:13:25 -0500 From: Brian Gulliver (yahoo@grove.ufl.EDU) I think you did a wonderful job on your AT page. I found most of the info it contained to be a lot of help.  Keep up the good work. Brian yahoo@grove.ufl.edu http://grove.ufl.edu/~yahoo

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 19:23:13 -0500 (EST) From: MGrevey@aol.com Just signing the guestbook. We're winter backpackers from way back. (we started winter backpacking because of the need to keep the beer cold, now we don't even drink on the trail, must be getting older). Enjoy your pages. If your ever on the trail and you hear a call from the wild......."HHEEEEEYYYYYY ROOOOOOOOTT"....that's us. Mike "Root", a part of the root gang
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 00:18:16 -0500 From: "Brian M. Ross" (eddie3@ix.netcom.com) Hello everyone! A friend and I hiked the AT in Georgia for the first time in October. We had a great time, but we had our problems too. I'm going back this spring with a little more knowledge (and better equipment). Who ever wants to visit my web site, come on over! Old Black Crow. Peace, Brian Ross
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 17:48:16 -0500 From: BKCHANDLER@aol.com Hello, A friend of mine sent this site. I'm new to Georgia (arrived June 96) and new to the internet (on-line as of 12/25/96). Glad to be here. I've enjoyed hiking all my life. Mostly California, Some Arizona and Utah. (Bryce is my favorite!). I'm hoping to see quite a bit of the AT this spring,summer and fall. I'm a 35F, business professional/language teacher. I look forward to spending some time at this site and out there of course! happy trails, BKCHANDLER@aol.com
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 22:18:38 -0500 From: novax (novax@ultranet.com) Greetings.... Just a thru-hiker from MA saying "Good work!". I did the Trail in 1987 and 1000 miles of it in 1989. I love the AT but these days its looking a bit scary! I do have a dice game I invented while hiking. Its called Blisters and you can see it at: this URL. Keep up the good work! Tim Novak aka "Half Ass Expeditions" AT7 -- HAE, Procrastinating for a later tomorrow..... Home of the SKATELUGE http://www.skateluge.com
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 22:27:57 -0500 (EST) From: Philip Joseph Dwyer Jr (dwyerphi@pilot.msu.edu) Hello fellow hikers, its great to find an electronic AT register. I thru hiked in 96 and wish I was going again this March. I am excited for the 100's of you across the countrty who will be starting your own thru hikes in the next few months. My advice to you is to travel light and take tons of pictures, especially people the first few days. I took about 450 pictures during my trip and wish I had taken even more. How is everyone else from 96 doing? I sent out Christmas cards and revieved about a 20% return, the other 80% must have been abducted by the Aliens who were chasing Sideshow and his box of Little Debbies all summer. I am searching for EZ-1's address so I can write him a letter, I would appreciate it if someone could E-mail it to me. Also a hello to Katie Mohr and Aaron Braun of 93' and any other Storer camp Alumni. Lastly a big thanks to every AT maintainer who helps keep the trail in good shape. -ACCORN- Phil Dwyer
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 00:46:54 -0500 (EST) From: "Rafe B."

Kathy,

Just stumbled onto your AT HomePage - nice work, though I couldn't stay long (fifteen more miles, dude)

I was in fact looking for an AT link to add to my homepage:

I added a bookmark, and plan to return for a more leisurely visit.

rafe b.
("Terrapin" -- Springer->Roanoke, 1990)


Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 13:06:51 -0700 From: "Larry W. Sheffield" Hello from a former member of the Tidewater Appalachian Trial Club. I was navy photographer's mate stationed at Naval Air Station, Norfolk from 1974-1977. Joined the club to see more of Virginia than the average sailor in Norfolk does. Had a very good time on 4 trips on clubs hikes in the George Washington National forest, including a maintenance hike. Still wished I'd had more money (low service pay) and time to hike more the the A.T. outside of Virginia. I got curious if the Tidewater club as still active after looking at some of the slides I had take when remodeling my home office and cleaning files. Thanks to your site I got their address, too bad they don't appear to have any WWW presence. Like your page a lot. It's a lot easier to read than the Potomac A.T.C. page. Left them a message about the WAY TOO BUSY BACKGROUND. Your choice is much more tasteful and professional looking. Keep up the good work. Shef Still Photo Specialist Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Public TV, Radio and educational multi-media for the state of Nebraska
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 08:30:41 -0500 (EST) From: Gas@aol.com Hello Fellow Hikers: My trail name is the Big E. I am a section through hiker, having hiked about one third of the AT in the past 4 years. My "thing"in AT hiking is GOING LIGHT as possible. I enjoy researching new and lighter equipment, food, boots, toothbrushes, ad infinitum. If you have any good ideas on how to save weight while hiking, email me (GAS@aol.com) and I will be happy to share my ideas. Be thankful for the AT, support the ATC, and preserve the trail life. Hope to meet you on the trail. Ed (The Big E) (GAS@aol.com)
From VLane53477@aol.com Thu Jan 16 22:43:09 1997 Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 16:50:59 -0500 (EST) I love the AT home page. I visit it frequently...it's GREAT. I have hiked approximately 1300 miles of the AT so far and hope to complete it in the year 2000! I have PA, NJ, small portion of NH and all of ME to complete, with hopes of one year doing a thru hike. Is there anyone in So. FL who likes to backpack? There has to be someone out there. It seems like we are few and far between. Thanks again for the great home page. vlane53477@aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 21:18:14 -0800 From: David Miller Hi. My name is David. I too, like many before me, seem to have found you by chance. I have backpacked for about 1 week trips in the past few years. I am thinking that it would be great to do a solo thru-hike of the AT in the next couple of years. All of my backpacking experience has been in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California (including hiking at 11,000 feet) and in the Rockies of Colorado. While the mountains in the east along this trail are not so high, the distance is nevertheless grueling. Any advice from any of you who have been there and done it? Thank you. email me at "damiller@pacbell.net"
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 97 15:37:38 EST From: RDJOHNSO@ATLVMIC1.VNET.IBM.COM I had a slow day in the office today, and just "happened" upon your homepage while browsing the net. WHAT A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY!! I have had the dream for almost 20 years of hiking this trail. My goal was to accomplish it by the time I reached my 50th birthday. Well, since that will be in 1997, I didn't accomplish that objective. I'm real curious as to how someone can take the time off from work, family, and other "responsibilities" that seem to never ease up....and go hiking for 6-7 months. Any suggestions? Maybe I can come up with a plan of my own to enable me to make this journey by my 60TH birthday! My biggest deterent has been finances....or lack of!! Anyway, just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your homepage...and will be visiting it again and again. Of particular interest to me was the journals and first-hand accounts of thru-hikers (or those attempting a thru-hike). Keep up the good work, and happy hiking to you!! DON RDJOHNSO@ATLVMIC1.VNET.IBM.COM.
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 17:28:46 +0200 From: Pat Dreyer (pdreyer@ilink.nis.za) I live in Cape Town, South Africa and am very keen to hike the Appalachian trail this year. If anyone could give me some advice on what to do, how to start planning, how to book - WHATEVER - please contact me as soon as possible, as there is obviously a great deal of preparation needed. Thanks Lionel Dreyer
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 00:06:47 -0500 (EST) From: EsyWlkr@aol.com Have enjoyed the AT page. Check out my backpacking page when you get a chance. Warren Reed Trussville, AL
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 21:18:14 -0800 From: David Miller (damiller@pacbell.net) Hi. My name is David. I too, like many before me, seem to have found you by chance. I have backpacked for about 1 week trips in the past few years. I am thinking that it would be great to do a solo thru-hike of the AT in the next couple of years. All of my backpacking experience has been in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California (including hiking at 11,000 feet) and in the Rockies of Colorado. While the mountains in the east along this trail are not so high, the distance is nevertheless grueling. Any advice from any of you who have been there and done it? Thank you. email me at "damiller@pacbell.net"
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 17:01:37 -0800 From: Burt Winters (winters@jps.net) Hello, My fourteen year old son and I are going to be attempting a sound bound thru hike this summer. We are amazed by how very much is involved in preparing for this hike. We want and welcome any advice, input, information, receipes, gear tips, things to avoid, things not to miss or encouragement from anyone. Have an epic eternity, embers Ben and son Burt Winters winters@jps.net
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 14:01:37 -0400 From: Walter Shroyer Great page! I am planning a 25 day hike starting in May at Springer Mountain with a colleague and her dad (he is 70). I teach at a small collage (Bluefield College) in Southwest Viginia on the WV state line. We hiked Sugar Run Mountain and Dismal Creek Wednesday and start our weekly training Monday. We are going to walk to and from school which is a total of 4 miles. We plan on doing this 3 days a week (12 miles) for 5-6 weeks and then increase it to 5 days a week (20 miles) for 4 weeks and then increase to 36 miles for another 4 weeks. The last 4 weeks will include climbing a mountain weekly. We also plan on carrying our packs increasing the weight every couple of weeks. Does this sound like a good training schedule? We also want to try to hike 12 miles a day when we start in May. Is that reasonable? Oh yea, I teach art here and just got my own homepage. I would appreciate some feedback.
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 15:13:38 -0500 (EST) From: BriOrourke@aol.com Kathy, I am a '92 thruhiker and am trying to get in touch with one of my hiking compadres. If Chris "Thumper" Brodie reads this e-mail, drop me a line at: BriOrourke@aol.com! And Kathy, thanks for setting up this web site!! Young Flanigan
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 05:47:47 -0500 (EST) From: Rita Robbins rrobbins@netcom.ca Please advise, anyone ? I signed up a CHINA HIKING ADVENTURE trip in June/97 for a 15 days on GREAT WALL. Each day hike 10 to 15 km, with part of the trail on the WALL in ruin. Can anyone tell me what I can expect ? Clothing for the season ? Food ? etc. I joined the same Day-Hiking tour last year in HuangShan ( a natural wonder in Chinese landscape) areas, with most fellow hikers like me, being Senior citizens. It was an unparalleled 15 days experience of Chinese culture and unforgettable scenery. We roamed around remote villages/forests rarely explored by foreign visitors. Can anyone, who has hiked both trips, tell me the difference of the terrain between these two trips. p.s. By the way I discovered CHINA HIKING ADVENTURES from following WEB-SITE
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 10:52:37 -0500 From: "A.S.Meislahn" (themice@warwick.net) I have taken many day hikes on the AT. I have covered the area from Route 94 in New Jersey to the Bear Mountain Bridge in New York. During these hikes I have met at least a dozen thru hikers while out on the trail. I love to talk with them and hear of their experences. The only problem is they are usually in such a rush and preoccupied with their goal. I have read numerous books on the trail and have purchased a backback and all the gear that one needs for a long hike (thru hike). This spring I am starting my overnights, weekends etc... on the AT. I retire or can retire in 7 years and and will start my Thru Hike than. See ya on the trail -- THE MICE
From: Blucas25@aol.com Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 21:48:18 -0500 (EST) this is a great page and very helpful. thanks a bunch. i cant wait to get out on the trail. ga-me 1998.
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 97 10:04:41 -0800 From: Aaron Engelsrud (engela@VAX1.mankato.msus.edu) Guestbook. There, I said it. I haven't put a foot on appalachian trail, YET. I hope to soon. I sure do enjoy your home page. I hike mostly along the north shore of lake Superior in Minnesota. The superior hiking trail runs for approximately 200 miles along the rocky shore of the lake. One of the most beautiful trails in the world!! Keep up the great work. Aaron E.
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 97 16:58:17 -0800 From: Kurt Deutsch (k_deutsch@relay.vienna.at) Hello friends ! while surfing through the net i found you by chance. Here is my entry to the guestbook. I am from vienna, austria . Nice to visit you Bibi Kurt Deutsch, Vienna Austria
From: FALLROC@aol.com Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:16:53 -0500 This reminds me of the trail registers. "Still going. 1/3 of the Falling Rock Patrol." If any classmembers of '92 wish to contact us try Dennis at djw@ici.net of Tom at troop46er@aol.com or me at Fallroc@aol.com
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 20:21:37 -0500 From: John & Natalie Wilson (jmwilson@intrex.net) Howdy! My name is Natalie Wilson. I'm from Raleigh, NC. I am new to the net and have just found you guys. I am a casual hiker at this time, which is to say I am a "long weekend warrior." The most I've been on the trail at one stretch is about three days. I am very interested in the AT and would like to attempt a thru hike within the next five years. Would love to hear from anyone who has hiked all or part of the trail. You can find me at: jmwilson@intrex.net
From: Vickicouch@aol.com Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 17:58:02 -0500 Hi! I'm Bill "Daytripper" Couch and my wife Vicki "Wildcat" Couch. We started hiking from Amicalola Falls 11-16-96 and have hiked up to Dick's Creek at US 76 so far. We have hiked from 8 - 16.6 miles per day. Vicki's does not like to camp so we stay in cabins along the way at night and use long weekends and vacation to hike. I could use some help in finding places to park along the AT (need very detailed directions) and places to stay like cabins and Inns. Have been using 2 cars to shuttle but am planning to buy a small motor cycle to haul with us. Would also like information on shuttle services along the way. Please use robert.w.couch@scsnet.com.
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 1997 22:55:05 -0500 From: Kathleen Cutshall (atgoose@knownet.net) signing in to the guestbook on the A.T.page. I was The Old Gray Goose on my '92-'93 hike of the A.T. In the over 50 age group. New to this but have corresponded with several by snailmail about hiking the AT. Hope to find other hikers I may have met on the trail. e-mail address is: atgoose@knownet.net
From: Rita Al-Shammari (ralshammar@hasimons.com) Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 15:38:00 -0800 Hi, I'm looking forward to hiking 10 days on the A.T. this year with my Mom and Sister. Any advice about the trail would be appreciated. Looks like we'll be hiking around the Hot Springs area (either to Hot Springs, or from Hot Springs). I can be reached at ralshammar@hasimons.com. Thanks, Rita
From: FrLoCaAd@aol.com Date: Sun, 29 Dec 1996 20:02:08 -0500 Just found the Web Page. New to being online and have been enjoying the AT for only a couple of years. I'm 41 now, maybe a Thru-hiker of the AT in the next 10 years...Thanks for all the new info and data...keep up the good work, Frank "sticks"
From: "Merlin" (merlin@redcreek.com) Date: Sun, 29 Dec 96 22:18:15 PST Kathy, What a great idea! I've been feeling a bit out of touch since completing the trail OCT 6 and this is like resuming the long conversation from Georgia to Maine. This is a most excellent website and I feel very much at home here. Many thanks! Merlin {aka Duane Younglove}
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 07:45:25 -0800 From: Earl Beam (BEAM.EARL@epamail.epa.gov) This is a short note to say what a great web site. Even though I work and live in Colorado I grew up in the east and hiked many mile of the AT. I'm still a member of the ATC and hope someday to come back and complete the trail. But for now I am content with the Rockies.
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 18:53:32 -0000 From: "Gene C. Cochran (a.k.a. Archangel)" (archangel@weblnk.net) HI Kathy! It's been awhile since I've msged you. I thought I should finally get around to putting another entry to update my webpage site. My anticipated Thru-Hike slowly creeps into view. I hope I can get everything as far as childcare worked out before then. Everything else is ready to go. My new WebSite is: Archangel's Gateways or to go directly to my Backpacking Stuff (still under construction) just go directly to this address: Archangel's Backpacking Stuff Thanks! The Lord Bless and Keep You! Gene Cochran archangel@weblnk.net http://archangel.home.ml.org/ < Be Ye Fishers of Men <
From: WHTWTR36@aol.com Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 18:17:34 -0500 I just read Gutsys Journal of her through hike the summer of '96. It was really enjoyable and sounded so exciting/challanging. What does slackpacking mean? What is the term trail magic? Anyone willing to answer these two simple questions I can be reached at WHTWTR36@AOL.com. Keep up the good work!
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 12:53:53 -0800 From: matt cline (cco@sccoast.net) Date: Dec 26, 96 From: Matt Cline E-mail:matt@carolinacommerce.com I am trying to contact a fellow hiker well known as "MR. MISERABLE" (a well deserved name!). We met on the trail in the Spring 0f 95 on the Georgia section of the A.T. heading North. I have no other way of contacting this guy so if anyone has heard of him please let me know. MISERABLE, if you get this contact me A.S.A.P. Happy Trails......The KIDS (matt, amy, lauren, ace a.k.a. stacy). Visit A great Web Site In Myrtle Beach, SC
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 21:49:36 +0000 From: Erica Ramus (eramus@csrlink.net) Just wanted to let you know that I found your page most interesting and informative. I am friends with a hiker named Glenn that has hiked thru I believe three times. Twice for sure, and I think once before I knew him. Your FAQ page really answered some question for me that I have wondered about like price and time. I have done many miles on the A.T. in different states but I have a good career and at present can not afford to take off and hike thru. Thanks for a great page!!! Gary A. Ramus gramus@csrlink.net
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 07:14:18 +0000 From: carl flamm (cflamm@n-jcenter.com) hi kathy, i come to your page often when it's too cold or rainy in the winter, or too hot and humid in the summer to hike outside. must hike somewhere, you know, and during those times, i love visiting your page and seeing what's new. i've consumed every journal you've posted and am hungry for more (is waldo ever going to post an update?) my wife and i are planning a northbound AT thru-hike in '98. we'd like to hear from others planning the same. we're from florida (yes, it does get cold here in the winter sometimes) and anyone in the vicinity is more than welcome to drop us mail. thanks so much for your page! your dedication and hard work are greatly appreciated. carl flamm daytona beach, fl
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 15:43:58 -0500 From: appalachian mountain supply (amsupply@atl.mindspring.com) Dear ATC, We distribute camping equipment and get calls daily from folks looking for the Appalachian Trail Club. Now I know where to send them. We have a new web site: home page. Thank you for this opportunity to get the word out. Sincerely, Cheryl Orlansky Account Manager
Date: 12 Dec 1996 18:28:20 -0000 From: "Kyle Purves" (kylster@hotmail.com) Great page on the Appalachian trail,does anyone have any new info on the new trail section into Canada? I have a web page on Kathadin with great pics at: My Kathadin Page. I also have a page on Mountain biking and Hiking New Brunswick Canada,for anyone in new Brunswick or planning to visit here: Click Here for the trails in my province. Again,great page Kathy.....keep up the great page...... Kyle Purves --------------------------------------------------------- Get Your *Web-Based* Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com ---------------------------------------------------------
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 19:12:12 -0500 From: Mark Levin (markl@teleplex.net) Kathy, Thanks for the Appalachian Trail home page. It makes me long for summer when I take a four day hike each year. I appreciate your hard work. Mark -- Mark Levin TrailRidge Mountain Camp/NESPA Rt. 5, Box 2768 Columbus, NC 28722 704/ 863-4235 (phone & fax)
From mburell@ibm.net Thu Dec 5 12:39:58 1996 From: "Mike Burell" (mburell@ibm.net) Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 12:43:16 -0500 Great page on the A.T. Really gives me the hiking fever. Too bad I can't go. I have some photos photos from some of my trips on the trail in the photo gallery on my web page. -Mike Burell
From: kojacat95@webtv.net (George Summers) Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 10:37:17 -0600 HI TO ALL 95 AT HIKERS. TRYING TO FIND OLD FRIENDS MY TRAIL NAME IS KOJAC. THANKS
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 00:35:10 -0330 From: Douglas K Gibbons (douglasg@nlnet.nf.ca) Hello from Newfoundland: I'm looking forward to one day having the Newfoundland section of the Appalachian Trail North begin just about 8 miles from here; that's where the Appalachian Mountains begin in Newfoundland, and it sure is a nice sight in the morning. On a clear day you can see the coast of Nova Scotia from the top! Here's my website to get you started in Newfoundland: D Gibbons Cheers for now....hope to see you, Doug -- Doug Gibbons, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ae050/Profile.html A happy heart goes on forever. (Winter's Tale [Shakespeare])
From: Mosslimb@aol.com Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 14:48:57 -0500 Hi, I just wanted to compliment you on your fine website. I've wanted to do a thru hike for years but I can't take the time off from work. I hope they will grant me a leave of absence someday. Your website is a true inspiration. Thanks, Tony

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 23:10:16 -0500
From: king-tavis (king-tavis@worldnet.att.net)

Planning a thru  hike in may of 97       looking for others starting
the walk that season on Springer!    Would like to hear from minds that may
precieve life in the same way. XXX
Bryce    E-mail c2mxjenkin@fre.fsu.umd.edu
just have to graduate first


From: DJBLOUNT@aol.com Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 11:43:45 -0500 Hi folks! I haven't made it through the entire set of pages but it really looks great. I saw the listing of your webpage in PC Computing magazine & wanted to review it again. thanks for including the pages for the other Scenic Trails. We appreciate the connection. Happy Trails, Derek Blount President North Country Trail Association
From: bushor@lemming.uvm.edu Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 09:31:04 -0500 Hello Kathy, Thank you very much for doing such a great job on the AT web. Beau Bushor N1MJD "Bleeder Guy" Burlington, VT
From: "Vic O'Dell" (webmaster@thesmokies.com) Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 11:59:27 -0500
Hello,

First let me say, I am very pleased with the information that Kathy has amassed about the Appalachian Trail on this website. All ATers and newbies to the AT have definitely benefited immensely. (ha, double adverbs - one on each side)

I publish The Smokies Magazine. The Magazine has just added a new FACE to its mostly tourist/traveler-related information. This new FACE is familiar because of its roughness, leather-like because of elemental endurance, experienced because of its wisdom and reverence to the outdoors and nature: Hiking the Smokies is now online and running its very first Giveaway, a two-night stay in Gatlinburg for up to six persons! Registration is free and you can browse the Trading Post for that special gift for that special someone?

Anyway, the point is I'm calling on all hikers who have hiked the Smokies. First, register! Then if you are interested, submit an article or some information about your experiences (SIT-REPS) on the trails of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Sincerely,
Vic O'Dell
The Smokies Magazine
http://thesmokies.com/
"Keeping the Smokies Competitive on the Web"



From: RayRayInNJ@aol.com Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 02:17:41 -0500 COMING SPRING '98 TO AN A.T. NEAR YOU "THE BREAKFAST CLUB" GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS, HELLO, WE ARE "THE BREAKFAST CLUB" AND WE ARE PLANNING A THRU-HIKE ATTEMPT FOR THE SPRING OF '98 AND JUST WANTED TO THROW OUT A FISHIN' LINE FOR INFO ON THE AT PAGE. ANY INFO., QUESTIONS, OR COMMENTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED. WE ALSO WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY WHAT A WONDERFULL RECOURSE THE WEB CAN BE TO THOSE PLANNING AN OUTING SUCH AS A THRU-HIKE. THE AMOUNT OF INFO IS STAGGERING. AND THE LINKS TO OTHER EXPERIENCED HIKERS IS A GODSEND. WE ARE PICKING UP GEAR PEICEMEAL TO DEFER A LARGE HIT TO THE WALLET ALL AT ONCE, THIS MAKES IT MUCH EASIER TO PUT TOGETHER QUALITY EQUIPMENT (THERE SEEMS TO BE A TENDENCY TO PASS UP QUALITY FOR PRICE WHEN YOU PURCHASE A DOZEN ITEMS AT ONCE). PLANNING SO FAR HAS AKEN THE FORM OF REACHING OUT FOR INFO AND SPEAKING WITH OTHER HIKERS ( SINCE THERE IS AN ABUNDANCE OF TIME BETWEEN NOW AND OUR START DATE THER IS NOT YET A NEED FOR MORE DETAILED PLANNING). WE ALSO BELIEVE IN NOT OVERPLANNING, IF YOU ALREADY KNOW JUST WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON A PARTICULAR DAY, WHY DO IT? / O / WE ARE FISHIN' FOR AT KNOWLEDGE AND ADVISE.... PLEASE SEND ADVISE, COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, AND SUGESTIONS TO: RayRayInNJ@aol.com MANY THANKS "THE BREAKFAST CLUB" RAY MANNESS KIMBERLY MANNESS JASON RONDEAU
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 21:44:23 -0500 From: Rinne Abbitt (Abbitt@Broughton-sys.com) Your AT page is great. Have enjoyed it more than any other I have visited. I found it from the listing of sites in PC Computing's December issue. So glad you devoted the time to put it together. (Your footsteps are very clever.) The content is superb! It was a treat to visit the different links. Very informative. I will come back many times, I am sure. Keep up the good work.
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 13:47:29 -0500 From: Max Dolan (maxdolan@interpath.com) Hi! Just signed into your "Guestbook." I am looking for a special 2-book set (out of print) called Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Vol 1 & 2, Edited by James R. Hare. It was published by Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18049, in about 1975. It is now out of print, and rather than steal it from the library (thereby stealing it from the public forevermore) I'm trying to locate a copy. I'd like to perhaps "join" your organization in the names of my Daughter and Son-in-Law as a Christmas present to them...they are avid hikers and live in Greensboro, N.C. If you'd like to drop me a line, I'll be glad to hear from you. In the meantime, I'll monitor your homepage and place a bookmark there...and print out things for the kids. Thank you for being on the Net... Sincerely, Max Dolan (maxdolan@interpath.com) PS: If you want to drop me a VoiceMail, you can leave a message at 1-800-990-2232, extension 1781...I'm a traveling computer instructor, and I get home about every two weeks...right now I'm only on the web on a "weekender" plan. Thanx...Max
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 18:26:58 GMT From: Bill Harris (woharris@mindspring.com) Hi, Kathy-- I visited your ATC site last night and want to compliment you on it. I did fill out a reply to your Guest Book, but had a major GPF in NetScape about the time I was sending it, so I don't know if it made it to your end of the wire. I have a new nature photography Web Site and would like to add the ATC Site as a link. The completed pages are not up yet, but I do have a linkless, quickie Preview page at the URL listed below. I have not done the AT proper as yet, but I have dayhiked portions of the Pinhoti Trail in East Alabama. My usual outdoor haunt is The Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead NF in North Central Alabama. Take care, Bill Harris Images Unlimited eMail: woharris@mindspring.com Webpage
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 19:25:26 -0800 From: Karen McDonald (karenm@naxs.com) Hi! I live near Damascus, Virginia. The Appy trail runs through our area and if you don't mind I added a link to your site on my web page. If you have any objections please let me know. Feel free to visit my page at this URL. Thanks again Karen McDonald
From: "MICHAEL McNAIR" (BAMAHERB@msn.com) Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 Great page. I have been hiking the A.T. since 1988. Love it!!!! My trail name is "Herb". We take a group of older Boy Scouts up on the trail each summer. Learn something new about backpacking every year. Would love to hear from anyone that would like to talk about the A.T. or backpacking in general. E-mail address is BamaHerb@msn.com. I live in Mobile, Al. And would also be interested in good backpacking treks in the southeast. Good hiking to all!
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 17:11:36 -0700 From: GEORGE A FULLER (n1tdw@snet.net) George Fuller wrote this I have hiked bits and pieces of the AT in connecticut and Mass I have lot of fun connecting my hobby of HAM radio and the outdoors. From the many peaks it's possible to make radio contacts hundreds of miles away with just a vhf walkie-talkie. Also good to have in case of an emergency on the trail.See ya on the AT! e-mail is
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 21:57:47 -0500 From: Tim Killeen (tkilleen@worldnet.att.net) Great guestbook. My buddy and I have just turned a big "50" and we can't think of a better way to celebrate that taking on the Monson to Baxter State Park 100 miles. Are we crazy? tkilleen@worldnet.att.com
From: "Ed Daniels" (kickatree@gulf.net) Date: Sun, 17 Nov 1996 23:12:53 -0600 Howdy, I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents worth. I really dig the ATC Homepage. I got a lot of inf. for my first attempt at the AT. I am glad to say that I will get another chance at it in 1997. I hope to pick up where I got off. Sam's Gap, TN. If anyone wants to read my journal, I spawned a Homepage and stuck it on. Here it is. Ed Daniels kickatree@gulf.net Pensacola, FL TN -> ME 97 The lives of truest heroism are those in which there are no great deeds to look back upon. It is the little things well done that go to make up a successful and truly good life. --Theodore Roosevelt
From: ZebBlancha@aol.com Date: Sun, 17 Nov 1996 22:05:35 -0500 Kathy: Great page. Planning a 1998 A.T./L.T. thru hike after retirement in a little over a year. Having nothing better to do, I have created spreadsheets on equipment (light weight stuff for lightweight hikers), maildrops (based on ave. 12 mi./day), and food (nutrient content vs weight etc.). I also have a syllabus for an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Project which I am using in a local Adopt-A-School program. I will share these with anyone who is interested if I am told how to do it. My AOL name is ZebBlancha but I have no idea what the rest of the address is. I receive mail from other AOL users to that name. I see an icon on the right of this page which says attach so I assume that's how that works. Zeb Blanchard
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 17:14:57 -0500 (EST) From: "Clay E. Heck" (check@warren-wilson.edu) Will you please put my name on the guestbook? I am a senior at Warren Wilson College. I'm interested in doing a thru-hike after I graduate. My E-mail address is: check@warren-wilson.edu Thanks, Clay Heck
From: pedurwin@cbcc.bcwan.net Date: Sun, 03 Nov 1996 22:59:38 -0800 Kathy, you have done a wonderful job with the AT page. I wwnt to dipper's section on the mass portion. It was so good I want to add a link to it from my scout troop's page (still in progress, but isn't everything, www.bcwan.net/~pedurwin/troop8.htm). I contacted dipper and told whoever it is that I could furnish current data as I live near the MA part of the trail and hiked it many times, four as week long trips with the scouts. Our troop does some trail maintenance on another trail near here with links to the Long Trail. Write back if you want any AT info from here, the trail goes through our entire county N to S and within 5 miles of my house here in Pittsfield MA. Paul
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 15:49:59 -0500 From: Bennett Hoffman (bennett@whitecloud.com) I liked the footprints so much I linked to my pers. home page thanks... it's always a delight to visit there bennett -- Bennett Hoffman (Anand Gyanarthi) http://www.whitecloud.com
From: rafala@summit.net Date: Fri, 8 Nov 96 10:50:18 Hi there; You people are killing me! Every time I think I have talked myself out of a through hike, someone puts the idea back in my head. It just won't go away. Having 2 small children and being 36, I may have to wait a while and keep doing the weekend section hikes. I live outside of Shenandoah NP and have hiked all of the AT in this section. Glad to help anyone who needs info. Thanks for the home page! Gar-bear. Rafala@summit.net
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 04:32:18 -0800 From: K Lal (KDLAL@SYSTEMS.Watstar.UWaterloo.CA) Hi, I am planning to do the trail with my Mom after I finish my Engineering Degree this April. I have done a fair amount of thru-biking through the States and South America. I am looking for fellow Canadians to talk about costs. I am also interested in .. well everything about the trail. Cheers, Amazon-Kieran Lal
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 21:41:55 -0500 From: brook goldsmith (Skies@InfoAve.Net) Hey Guys, I just got to here. This is great!! It took me a while, though. I read most of the page. You guys seem like nice people, so I will trust you on what I am about to ask. I'm planning to hike The Trail this summer. I was wondering if alot of teenagers have hiked the trail before. I'm just sixteen, I've been backpacking ever since I was five. Mostly three to five day trips. How should I start indurance wise? I run about 20 miles a week, ( I don't want to get sluggish over the winter). I know I should be doing other things to help me. So just mail me with ANYTHING that would help me get ready for this. Do you guys think that I could actualy make it through? Should I wait a few more years? Got any good books for me to read? THANKS!!!! Skies@InfoAve.Net
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 13:12:08 -0500 (EST) Please put our class on your guestbook. We are the 5th and 6th grade at Tranquility Adventist School. Our e-mail address is 73323.1301@compuserve.com
From: Melissa Dianne Barbour (mdb4k@server1.mail.virginia.edu) Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 22:54:23 -0500 Hey Now! I just found the AT homepage and was very pleased to have a new place to get information. My name is Melissa and I am a 2nd year student at the University of Virginia and just recently hiked my first part of the Trail which was Reed's Gap. It was pretty meaningful for me considering my boyfriend and I had been planning this trip for over a year. We had many obstacles to overcome to finally get to go. My goal is to hike the entire trail in Virginia. Well, if anyone out there wants to share stories or experience with me, just send me an e-mail. Thanks!
From: AECV21A@prodigy.com (MR BOB BUSH) Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 18:02:46, -0500 Kathy, I attempted a thruhike this last spring/summer of '96. My trip ended at Great Barrington, MA. I was hoping I would be able to find some of my hiking buddies online. Anyone heard from Snowman, Bandit, Charlie Brown & Pixie Moss, Breaking Wind, Heavy Breather & Capt. Chuckie, Vermonster & Smiley, Gallery Starlight & Carla the ?, Phoenix, Bloody Nose, Micro, Scarecrow, Skywalker (1of2), Lagger, Blentiger, The Honeymooners, La-Z-Boy, Nowhere Man, Rambo, Hungry Hiker, Coppertop, Gumby, Ponch & John, Little John & Adrenaline Jim, Drooling Deer, Stretch, Gizzy, Jester, Grasshopper & Ol Swamper and Big Dipper??????? If so I can be reached online at AECV21A@Prodigy.com or Bob.Bush@Leitch.com Thanks, Bob Langolier -- GA -> MA '96
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 1996 22:18:25 -0700 From: "Joseph C. Bernier II" (jbernier@mail.vii.com) Great page ...and howdy! I'm planning a through hike from Maine to Georgia next year (1997), and would appreciate any help with locating food and lodging, either within walking distance of the trail, or a list of contacts that can be made, say, every 72 hours or so, that will take me to the nearest such good, inexpensive place. Thanks much! -- Joseph C. Bernier II, dba JCBernier Enterprises PO Box 70440, Salt Lake City, UT, 84170-0440 Modem / Fax 801-968-0638 jbernier@mail.vii.com
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 20:06:42 -0600 From: "Harold M. Smith" (esty@mail.usmo.com) Looking forward to retirement planning to take first seven months and devoting it to hiking the trail. It is becoming an obsession. I have started a homepage under traimix. I would like to setup one with a hiker walking a trail but I haven't got a clue how to do it, but what the heck life is an adventure. Last week I hiked 40 miles at Big Southfork in Tenn. the trees were magnificent. Happy trails Mike Smith (trailmix} email at esty@mail.usmo.com
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 23:49:36 -0600 From: "Brian Hoilland" (briwholl@Mars.utm.edU Great page; looking it over makes me nostaligic about my section hikes in '94 and '95 and excited about the thru-hike I'm planning for this summer. I'm about to graduate from the University of Tennessee-Martin in May and am planning on heading out for Springer as soon as I get done with finals. I'd love to hear from anyone else who's planning on thru-hiking in '97. Also, I'd love to hear from any of the friends I made on my hike from Fontana N.C. to Pennsylvania in 94, and/or from Springer to Erwin, Tn. in 95. Happy trails, Brian Holland "CANTEEN BOY" of 94 + 95
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 96 14:31:31 UT From: "jean chambley" (ccjc111@msn.com) what a great page! i have been planning a AT thru hiking for april of '97 and i've found your page invaluable. it certainly makes planning alot easier. keep up the good work. if anyone has any questions or can offer any advise i can be reached at ccjc@msn.com ( bobby ) thanks again
From: "Fred Stenger" (fstenger@pbmo.net) Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 22:23:22 -0600 Thanks for a great page to go to and dream about 1997, when I can start hiking on the "AT" . Meanwhile I'm stuck in Missouri Hiking on the "OT" (Ozark Trail) and enjoying it, while getting into shape. I'm sure all of your AT information will be invaluable to me, and I plan to visit often. Anyone interested in Ozark country can drop me a line for info: snail mail: The Ozark trails Club, P.O. Box 553 Poplar Bluff, MO. 63902 e-mail: fstenger@pbmo.net Thanks, Fred Stenger
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 20:40:38 -0700 From: Mike (adman@ny.frontiercomm.net) AT!!!!! starting in March 97 from GA. I've hiked all of the trail in NY and some in MA cant wait to thru hike its all I can think about. 5 more months!!! If anyone is starting around the 2nd. week in March let me know maybe we can hook up before hand and pump each other up (Even though i dont need it)!! Dont know if I want a partner but if I here from someone and we hit it off who knows. Cant wait till March!! Wolfcloud if you read this just want to say high!! and I will soon join you as a 2000 miler.
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 1996 17:01:12 -0700 From: Andreas Allgeyer (106101.3334@compuserve.com) Hello, I'm building a German Cajun-Website and in the next week there should be an extra section (in German) for the Trail. Who could help? Please write in English or German. I translate it for my page. You are welcome to visit my home page. If you know anything about Cajun, it would be nice if you could tell it me. CU Andreas Allgeyer 106101.3334@compuserve.com <
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 03:20:46 -0400 From: Dave Gerbstadt (Dave@infotrends.com) I have hiked parts of the Shannadoah Valley (Sp.) and in New Mexico, also parts of Pennsylvania... I have had the seed planted for 11 years now to just do the entire AP or aleast "try"... Now I have the bug/itchin' to go... just moved to Doylestown Pa. and their is a AP store in town... I have pack... need tent, stove few extras... I even have a sister who can get me a family buddy pass to fly to Ga. oh I'd like to just go... I do not want to go through another season like that... wishing i'd gone! I even saw video of people hiking parts of AP trail on PBS... AHHH!!! enough. E-mail me at: Dave@mail.infotrends.com
My page.
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 19:45:33 -0400 From: George Steffanos (exile@usa.nai.net) Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your AT home page. I was especially interested in the thru-hike stories, which confirmed something I suspected from recent backpacking trips on the AT--the thru-hiking experience has completely chamged from 1983 when I hiked it. I started at Springer on May 3, 1983 and finished on Oct 3. Being behind the main pack, I only met perhaps 20 other thru-hikers on the entire trip. I stayed in shelters almost through the entire state of Maine and only had company at 2 of them south of the Wilderness and 2 in the Wilderness. I met more thru-hikers in a 3-day backpacking trip in Maine last year than I met on the entire AT in 1983. I placed a link to your page on my personal home page, if that is OK with you. I have several other pages with the prologue and first 2 chapters (so far) of a book on the trip I've been trying to finish on and off since 1983. If you're interested, the start page for this is right here. If you think anyone would be interested in a story from the "prehistoric" days of the AT, you are welcome to add a link to the page. Thanks again for the AT home page. I can appreciate the massive amount of time and labor that went into it.
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 23:43:35 -0500 From: Wade Ward (ward@Netra.tilc.com) I just found your Applachian Trail page. I am an avid hiker and hope to be an end to ender one of these days...THANKS FOR THE PAGE.
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 22:52:38 -0700 From: DS Severance (sevy@conknet.com) Greetings, Found source for measuring wheels in case anyone else may be interested someday. Cederhom Manufacturing, of beautiful downtown Bastrop, Texas 78602 makes great wheels used by the AMC. Thanks to Eugene Daniels III for the info. Looking for Julian "Old Man" Westall, AT '81 last known address near Manchester, England. Anyone heard from Julian? The Bamaman
From: GMBuoy@aol.com Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 01:33:51 -0400 Hello from Ga! I've yet to see any thru hikers from this year anywhere on the web. Is everyone trapped in a time warp or something? Where is everybody? Scout and I both finished with "The Bird" on the 10th of September. Q-tip finished on the 15th? with Wookie and Zoo. To all both ahead and behind- Congratualations. I can't wait to see everyone at trail daze... By the way I am compiling a list of everyones address ect... Hopefully you will get yours soon if your on the list. Or you can just send me the info. If anyone has any questions or wants to talk trail smack write me! I'm at GMBuoy@aol.com for now. Sometime soon I should have a web page up and going Take Care! Mucho Gusto Ga-Me 96'
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 22:03:29 From: BBearss@gnn.com (Bryan Bearss) Hey great page, just wish I'd found it before I started my hike at Katahdin on July 31. I made it to Hanover by September 11, but by that time I had exausted all of my funds. It was so refreshing to meet all of the nice north bounders who were so willing to answer all of my nagging questions. Only problem is that most of them I'll never get to see again. :( Hopefully when I try to finish next year I'll meet just as many friendly people, and maybe by then a partner (human or k-9) will surface. -Bryan Bearss aka Spiderman -Bearss
From: LASTPORT@aol.com Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 20:53:47 -0400 Hi, New to the ATC (recent member) and this page. We have a cabin not far from Tom's Run Shelter near Pine Grove State Furnace in Pa. Hurrican Fran pretty much wasted a small section of the trail near Fullers Lake in this area. They have area posted as no trespassing, but do not believe they are bothering thru-hikers. We are normally on this section of trail most every week-end. Hope this little info helps. Bill & Carol Jones
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 19:48:05 -0700 From: Gether Irick Jr (irickg@tricon.net) Hi! I've just spent an enjoyable evening reading guestbook entries. Good to know that your page exists. I section hiked the AT over a period of 5+ years (500 miles the last year, 1992), and have about 600 miles completed on my second time around (or is it up and down?) Would like to hear from other AT afficandios. Happy Trails! irickg@tricon.net (Gether Irick)
From: "Stephen J. McAnanama" (stevemc@tiac.com) Date: Sun, 6 Oct 1996 17:53:37 -0400 This is a great place for hikers to share info and experiences. Just want to know if anyone has hiked the CT section of the trail recently. I'm planning a 4 day weekend of hiking and want to know what to expect. The trip is planned for the first weekend in November. See you on the Trail, Steve
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 1996 17:45:51 -0400 From: f crow (fcrow@wow.com) Subject: Nirvana Your web site is a true joy. I've been walking the AT since 1971. Still haven't completed, but I've bagged approximately 1600 miles. Actually not sure I want to finish. Love having something to look forward to. I'll be visiting often. Thanks for bei ng here. Pat....( Trail name...Farting Crow)
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 19:55:23 -0400 From: Brian Halderman (halderma@jake.udayton.edu) Brian Halderman halderbc@flyernet.udayton.edu
From: Thruhiker@aol.com Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 21:52:07 -0400 Have dropped in once before. I say again very nice job on these pages. I thru-hiked in '95, April 4 - October 3, trail name "Scribe". Will offer any & all advice to aspiring thru-hikers. Live in Northern Illinois and will meet hikers if they deem nessesary. E-mail address is: Thruhiker@aol.com Would like to get on the "write a hiker" page if possible. Thomas G Bauschke I am the Scribe I am the Walrus Coo Coo Ca Choo GA>ME '95
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 16:53:19 -0500 From: Bill Lockhart (ubuibme@siu.edu) Great page!!!! I hardly get any of my schoolwork done because I spend all my time at your site dreaming of my upcoming thru-hike. Anyhoo I am planning to do my hike starting at Springer in May '97. I'm not a totally inexperienced backpacker (not all that experienced either), but if anyone has any advice they would like to pass on I would appreciate it. I know that May is a late start for a northbound hike, but I think I can make Katahdin by October, if not I'll flip flop. Thanx Bill
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 00:35:27 -0500 From: Allen Richmond (tarich@ix.netcom.com) Wonderful pages! And from one Trail-er to another, I plan on making many-a footprint on this site!

Allen Richmond
Scioto Trails


Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 19:40:53 -0700 From: DS Severance (sevy@conknet.com) Looking for a good measuring wheel for doing trail measurement. Does anyone have a good used one or know of a source for a new one? Please e-mail me at sevy@conknet.com Thanks David S. Severance (The Bamaman) AT'81 Check out my homepage here Thanks DSS
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 15:56:29 -0700 From: Chris Reed (martha@ncc.moc.kw) Subject: Most outstanding page/job I know that it takes alot of work to keep this page going..I wished their was some way to help; but seeing how I haven't been to vermont or on the trail in over thirty years its hard to do... I live and work in Kuwait now..but someday I will be home and will pitch in...meanwhile keep doing a wonderful job..It gives me something to read and track while here.. God bless you... Chris
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 96 13:28:59 -0700 From: "L. Robin Armstrong" (rarmstro@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu) I'm contacting AT hikers regarding the donation of bandannas that have survived the trail. Bandannas are to be incorporated into a quilt for the ATC Silent Auction Fundraiser, in Bethel ME, August '97. Any and all donations would be appreciated. It's for a GREAT CAUSE, fundraising for the Trail. Robin rarmstro@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 16:52:32 -0500 (CDT) From: Sarah M Aumann (saumann@csd.uwm.edu) I am so happy to find this page! It is great! I'm trying to plan a hike for '97 and i need all the support i can find. Does anyone out there know of any good non-leather hiking boots? I am a vegan and won't buy/wear leather. I haven't had much luck so far. So if anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks again for the great page. Take care, Sarah Aumann
From: JRL100GHZ@aol.com Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 07:30:53 -0400 Hello Kathy! I have been enjoying your WEB page for several months now and I absolutley love it! It is well written, personal yet very professional, informative, interesting, and above all one can feel the great personal effort that you put into it. In every possible way you exceed all STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE in publishing the site. THANKS-A-MILLION for bringing this to us! ! ! IT IS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! joe
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 1996 20:19:25 -0400 From: "HAROLD D. LANHAM" (hdlpsc@galileo.mis.net) Hi Kathy: Just finished about five days on the AT in Mt. Rogers with Model T. We were southbound for Damascus but due to the bad weather we left the trail before getting to Damascus. We met a lot of wonderful hikers. Lots of weekenders out over Labor Day Week-end. This was my first time on the AT. Model T was a thru-hiker in 90 and 94. I certainly gained a lot of information in a short period of time. We were very appreciative of Damascus Dave at Mt. Rogers Outfitters for the Shuttle service. Thanks also to Kelly who picked us up at the Country Store in the Grayson Highland State Park. We were cold and wet. The blueberries were great and also the fruit given to us by a couple of campers. "yogi" It was an experience. On Sunday morning at the Trempi Shelter we had a short devotion servce lead by Mike. It was six in his group. L. D. from Boise, Idaho was also there. L. D. was a southbounder but we never saw him any more on the trail after that morning. The new Wilson Creek Shelter was very impressive. It started raining about the time we got there. It seemed to be very few hikers that was familiar with the AT Home Page. Maybe I'm a better hacker than a hiker. The trail was in much better condition than I expected. Thanks to all who made my first hike on the AT a very special time for me. Thanks to Model T for being there for me as "Big Brother" Pioneer Harold D. Lanham P. O. Box 307 Harrodsburg, KY 40330 hdlpsc@mis.net
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 1996 23:54:29 -0700 From: Petey (bspencer@aztec-net.com) Hey Kathy, I just thought I would drop a line to you and express my excitment at finding the AT homepage. My wife and I live north of the border in Canada, and also live along the Bruce Trail. I am the hiker in the family. My kids are to little and my wife was never really into it until she met me. I used to work at the Mountain Equipment Co-op, outfitting people with gear. I loved that job, but the economics of being a parent necessitated a real income. I went corporate. Any way, I have been reading articles on the AT for years. Backpacker and Geographic. I have lived vicariously through these articles, now with the homepage I can have at my finger tips. Someday I hope to cover part of the trail. I have been fortunate enough to have contacted "Tarkus". We have communicated a couple of times and I hope to continue the relationship. Marshall has been most informative. Many thanks for the homepage, Pete.
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 16:34:22 -0400 From: "Steven J. Massey" (massey@aero.odu.edu) Hi Kathy, What a wonderful service you are providing in your creation of an Appalachian Trail home page. I found your site from the Official VA page which I linked to my homepage. Thanks for making a great page! Steve Massey
From: BeckerPW@aol.com Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 09:13:35 -0400 Nice homepage. Any former 2,000 milers out there from the class of 1976? PWB
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 20:38:18 -0400 From: "Erik A. Zars" (zars@ix.netcom.com) Wow, great job folks on an outstanding web page. I am planning a thru-hike at the end of March 1997 and hopefully finish on Aug 29, 1997 on Katahdin when I turn 29. (I reached this summit when I turned 12). I enjoyed the journal entries and related info. If anyone has more info, please mail me "stuff" at zars@ix.netcom.com. Keep up the great work.... Erik
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 01:58:25 -0700 From: CRitter@t-online.de (Christian Ritter jun.) Christian Ritter CRitter@t-online.de
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 05:37:57 GMT From: gardener (gardener@docking2.dockingbay.com) I really enjoyed visiting your page. It brought back many memories of my brief hikes on the AT. My longest hike was 450 miles and lasted about 30 days. It was the trip of a lifetime for me, but someday I hope to do the whole trail. I am very much interested in any email with fellow hikers, or people that are just interested in the AT. I am located in Jacksonville Florida and if there are any hikers in this area, I would enjoy hearing from you. I am interested in getting involved in day and overnight hiking if possible. So if you want to talk AT or any other kind of hiking trips drop me some email. Jim gardener@docking2.dockingbay.com Live simply that others may simply live!
From: britho@sprynet.com Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 10:39:51 -0700 Hey I was looking for a new trail name I found out someone had my other if you could please E-mail me with a cool trail name thanks
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 13:59:37 -0400 From: "James E. Womack" (jewomack@roanoke.infi.net) What a nice website. Please include my helpful hint for future thru-hikers on the Trail near Daleville, VA. I periodically distribute a one page information sheet which includes all sorts of helpful data on local hiker attractions as well as emergency numbers and services. Hikers may find these at the shelters in the area or at the section sign-ins. Look out for Weekend Jim's Super Hiker Helper when you come through. Occasionally my wife and I entertain hikers at our home. This year we gave Clifford Tell lodging in his effort to run the Trail in record time. We also helped Bushman-Butthead after he had become lost and soaked near McAfee's Knob. Good hiking. Weekend Jim
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 15:54:30 -0500 From: Ellie Fountain Maden (malyce@shore.net) Hi Kathy and everyone, This is a great page - loads of information and inspiration! I'm planning a thru-hike with my husband, starting in March or April of '98. I wish we were going in '97! - Ellie
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 00:10:38 -0500 From: David Guy (dguy@tcac.com) Hey Kathy, I really liked your site! Thanks for providing the info. Thought you might want to check out Wilderness Way Online, has lots of great survival info: Wilderness Way David
Date: 15 Aug 96 12:26:42 EDT From: "J.P. Fentress" (102450.2713@CompuServe.COM) Please add my name to your guestbook. Any new news on this summer's tradgedy?J.P. Fentress
Date: 08 Aug 1996 11:26:11 GMT From: "Lavoie-Russ" (MSMAIL.LAVOIER@TSOD.LMIG.COM) Kathy & Fred, Great page! For all of you looking for more info about the AT or other extended treks get onto any search engine and search on "thru hiker" - you'll be amazed at all the cool sites out there. I'm hoping to celebrate my 40th year on the planet by hiking THE trail next year GA-->ME but am still waiting for a response to my request for a 6-8 month leave of absence. But will I want to return to corporate America after such a trek?! Russ :-)
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 1996 10:02:54 +0500 From: Robin Wells (bwells@istar.ca) Great Page with lots of great info Especially the Kushmans' Chronicals Robin
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 09:52:31 -0700 From: Barbara Fisher (fishba@tigers.org) I am pondering/dreaming/planning either a thru-hike or a two-hike split (depending on what I can work out job-wise). I would like to make connections/dream with others of like mind. I am planning on utilizing the I-net to connect with my gifted science students during the course of my hike.......Suggestions? BTW: Projection is to start next spring/summer.
From dch@enter.net Tue Jul 16 19:50:43 1996 once again i would like to let all AT people know about the Allentown Hiking Club, Allentown, PA We maintain 11.5 miles of the AT in NE Pa and care for 2 shelters Allentown and Outerbridge... we have also just installed last month a Clevis-Multrum Privy at our Allentown shelter that has been a big fave of this years thru-hikers.... Just wanted to let people know we are out there....and if any info is needed on our section, or perhaps a shuttle needed in our area, to contact me via email.... Frenchy Hoffman Vice President Allentown Hiking Club Allentown, Pa (section 3&4) dch@enter.net
From Thruhiker@aol.com Thu Jul 18 16:51:29 1996 Subject: 95 Thruhike Walked the walk & talked the talk last summer. I learned much about myself: how much I can "take", but also how much I can give. Those 6 months were the best I ever had. People were wonderful. My faith in humanity was renewed. Now I look Westward, the PCT is calling my name. Ever forward, onward & upward. I am the Scribe I am the Walrus Coo Coo Ca Chu GA > ME '' 95
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 14:21:40 -0400 From: "K.M" (olympic9@worldnet.att.net) We are visiting the Olympics in Atlanta, GA at this time. My e-mail address is: ocook@cennet.mc.peachnet.edu
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 20:48:53 -0400 From: Dwayne (dwms@roanoke.infi.net) Hikers are the greatest people on earth! I hiked over 700 miles in 95. It was the best 3 months of my life. I met some of the best people- Florida,Strider,Jake,Sprout,Milicri,Cosmo,The Happy Hiker,Red Gear,Socrates,Let It Be,Asbestos Man,Roadrunner and Red Dog just to name a few. I'm fortunate to live 2 miles from the AT in Catawba,Va. and would like to thank all of the aspiring 96 thru-hikers that let me be a part of their journey via rides to and from the Homeplace,slacking you to and from Cloverdale, ect,ect. It's been a pleasure. Some of them are : Turtle and Godfather,Snowman,Buckeye 70,Skillet,Botony Boy, Shaft, Shaggy, Amazin'Graze, Tiger Cane, Spiderman, Hop A Long, Okeepa, Florida Dave, Star Gazer, Mapman and Squirrel to name a few. Hope you all made it as far as you needed to go. For all of the hikers to come- I hope I get to meet each one of you. Take your time hiking from Pearisburg to Cloverdale,Va. it is a rugged surprise. I can be reached at my brother's e-address dwms@roanoke.infi.net SOUTHPAW GA-NO HURRY-MA
From dndon@sprynet.com Wed Jul 24 13:31:40 1996 Date: 7/24/96 From: Don Napier("dndon@sprynet.com") Corpus Christi, TX I greatly appreciate this link to the old home state. I was born Cumberland(Harlan, Co.), 1931, and am a graduate of Danville H.S. and Eastern Kentucky U. Planning to come back to the A.T. area this fall and scout for a place to retire -probably around Kingsport. Again, thank you for your efforts.
From TroyClay@aol.com Wed Jul 24 22:44:09 1996 Just a brief note to say I enjoy reading the notes from fellow hikers. I am new at hiking, and I am interested in learning all that I can. I made my first hike in June, three days starting at the approach trail at Amicalola Falls in GA. I enjoyed it quite a lot and learned a few valuable lessons: pack efficiently (get the weight down) and get in better physical condition.
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 00:32:16 -0500 (CDT) From: Tommy A Neumann (tneumann@tenet.edu0 Kathy: I just recently found your AT Home Page. Bravo! It's great! As a 48-year old school teacher and Scout leader in Houston, I hope to one day have the opportunity and good fortune to thru-hike the AT. I have hiked the trails of Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and have made two canoe trips into the Boundary Waters/Quetico Provintial Park area on the Minnesota/Ontario border, but the extent of my hiking on the AT has been the short hike in the Great Smoky Mts. Nat'l Park from where the trail crosses US Hwy 441 at Newfound Gap up the trail a short distance to the restrooms. I don't think that quite qualifies me as a thru hiker. You asked what I enjoyed most about your home page. In a word, "everything." However, I have especially enjoyed reading the diary of the Kushmans (Richard and Kathy)--"download" and "nexmo." But, the last entry that I have found was for their day 106 (6-14-96) report from Keys Gap just short of Harpers Ferry. Then, yesterday, I found a short note stating that they had left the trail for a trip to Florida to visit relatives. The implication was that they would be back on the trail before too long and that their reports would continue. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE KUSHMANS? Are they okay, and have they continued their hike, or have they decided to stop for the year? I almost feel like I know them now and am interested in how they're doing. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Kathy, keep up the great work on the home page, and perhaps some day I, too, will be able to add the account of my own thru-hike. See ya on the trail, Tommy Neumann, Houston, TX
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 10:27:58 -0700 From: Earnest Bedell (ernieb@mindspring.com) Hi guys, Back again to visit and see whats new with ya'll. Great page as always. Here in Georgia the North bounders are well on their way and in a few short weeks we expect the South bounders to start comming in. We have a Ridgrunner on the trail this year to assist and monitor. If anyone need information on then Ga. AT I am listed on the GATC home page for FAQ's. So write and ask, I'm slow but I get it done. Till latter, ernieb@mindspring.com
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 17:35:17 -0400 (EDT) From: "J. REDDY" (DF2202@ais.smith.edu) Greetings, I'm an avid hiker from Northampton MA. It is my dream to thru-hike the AT. Someday... Love this page and check in frequently to read the journal entries/news from thru-hikers. Best, Jaya Reddy and hiking buddy Manju (3 year old choc. lab.) Northampton MA
From: davel@gis.net Date: Mon, 15 Jul 96 18:53:05 -0700 Hi Kathy, I am "Waldo's" grandfather. I have been attempting to follow his trail trek, but was derailed by the message that his laptop was dead and he was waiting for a replacement. I attempted to try to find a way of reaching someone who could take some action in getting him back on line and I came accross this guestbook. I also discovered what appears to be evidence that his laptop has been repaired or replaced. Who can I contact to find out what can be done about accessing his daily journal thru his home page? I'm a bit of a hacker, but do enjoy it and do want to keep in touch with him. Dave Landers Wilmington, Massachusetts
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 10:36:10 -0700 From: Sandi Emery (SEMERY@worldnet.att.net) Hello! Just wanted to drop in and say "Hi" to all of you... planning a spring '98 departure for a thru hike... taking along my (then 8 year old) daughter Hannah, and a friend. Hope to meet some of you on the trail! Sandi
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 15:52:19 -0700 From: Brad Carleton (carleton@erols.com) Hi Kathy, First let me say great web page & daily journals! I have made a number a day hikes on the Maryland & Pennsylvania trail, but this month I finally got up the nerve to make a thru-hike. I took a six month leave from my job (could be permanent) and plan to leave in the middle of July. I'll be starting in Maine and making a southbound trip and look forward to seeing everyone on the trail! Any hikers look for a southbound Fall trip, drop me a line. Brad Carleton Baltimore MD carleton@erols.com
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 20:30:24 -0400 From: "HAROLD D. LANHAM" (hdlpsc@mis.net) Have Honeymooners leave a message on my e-mail to let me know how things are going on the AT. Harold Lanham ...................................... Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 22:32:54 -0400 From: "HAROLD D. LANHAM" Kathy, Thanks very much for the e-mail. I read with much interest the info from J. P. and Cathy relating to the Honeymooners. There was a lengthy article printed in the Lebanon Enterprise (local paper in Lebanon, KY) about the Honeymooners. I have a nephew, Model T, who was a thru-hiker on the AT in 90 and 94. We are planning for a week on the AT during September. Harold D. Lanham
From: Smith J Civ ACC/CEVOT (smithjp@hqaccce.langley.af.mil) Date: Mon, 08 Jul 96 11:47:00 +5 Just a note of thanks for making the guest book possible. My wife and I thoroughly enjoy the entries and the links you have made a available through your home page. We visit the trail every year or so - - only as domestic tourists - around the Waynsboro, VA area primarily. Our interest has peaked with the Appalachian Trail since Mar 96. This was the date we traveled to Amicalola Falls in Ga. (start of the trail) and witnessed my brother get married - hence the creation of the thru-hikers "The Honeymooners". Married on March 4th (get it, march forth), they are now in Pennsylvania, still going strong. We met up with them at Lewis Mountain (Va) and spent a fabulous weekend with them - meeting a lot of the other thru-hikers we've read about. What a treat ! Plan to continue watching the guest book and other Appalachian Trail pages/links for more updates on the Honeymooners and others on the trail. Thanks again ! JP & Cathy (Yorktown)
From: Tom Hix (thix@erols.com) Date: Thu, 4 Jul 1996 11:06:54 -0400 thanks tom
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 21:23:32 -0700 From: Mike (harmik@epix.net) Spent the weekend (6/29 -7/1) with through hikers between Port Clinton and Eckville, PA. Attached myself to my brother in law "SPARE", who has been on trail since April 1. I've hiked sections of the trail before but never had the opportunity to spend time with the dedicated. Quite a group. Turtle, Eagle, I can't remember all the others who passed us as I became an anchor for SPARE. I left him this morning so that he could get on with his thing. Haven't been on the Port Clinton/Eckville ridge in 30 some odd years. How things change, but the beauty and allure remain. It looks like new boots and something better than a pack basket is in order!! God be with each individual on the trail as they make their way. M.Haring / harmik@epix.net
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 08:36:24 -0700 From: STANLEY FRENCH (nelson.french@Sun.COM) Nelson French Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 13:05:44 PST From: trailblazer@juno.com (Chet J Fromm) Enjoy reading the ANST guestbook. My Appalachian Trail journey was completed in the years 1987 - '88, AT handle "Merc". Since then I've been hiking other National Scenic Trails. All can read about them at my web site:
Chet Fromm's Backpacker Guide
It has LINKS to all kinds of Backpacking/Hiking related stuff. For those who wish to follow up, Please read the web section on my Stamp Campaign for National Trails postage stamps, and follow up! Leave comment about such, and any others, in my guestbook there. {]0__| ANST 87-88 {]| | FNST 89 / \ | PCNST 90-91 / \| NCNST 92-95 Director-at-Large NCTA CW3 US Army (Ret) Trailblazer@juno.com http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1140
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 14:50:29 -0700 From: Chris Odom (codom@hubcap.clemson.edu) Hi Kathy, I have enjoyed your pages and guestbook for a long time. Thanks for all your effort regarding these! I am grad student in physics at Clemson University and will graduate in 18 months. After that I plan on thru-hiking from GA to ME and maybe even turning around and hiking ME to GA if I am healthy. I will begin in April 1998. If anyone is interested in hiking with me on the AT or on trails in the southeast contact me through my home page. Thanks again. Chris Odom
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 96 23:49:29 0000 From: dwilliams (jdw@DAX.CC.UAKRON.EDU) Hello South Bounders: I am going to begin a southbound hike in August and am looking for any helpful information about trail conditions and/or weather preparation for a fall hike. Also, any hikers that may be considering a southbound hike around the same time, i'd love to hear from you. David Williams Cleveland, OH jdw@uakron.edu
Date: Wed, 29 May 96 01:38:53 UT From: "Joseph Folzenlogen" (JoeFolz@msn.com) I just got back from Hot Spring, NC, where I was able to do day hikes on several sections of the AT. The most exciting was coming up the Low Gap trail from Cosby and then going over to Mt. Cammerer. I also just got an email reponse from Waldo dated May 24, but have not been able to access his page this evening. I checked out the hiker's notebook at a couple of the shelters, and the unusually warm weather was giving them trouble. Joe Folzenlogen 74747.1307@ compuserve.com
From: "Griffiths, Thomas D." (grifftd@smtp2.essexgroup.com) Date: Thu, 20 Jun 96 09:15:00 PDT please include me in the guestbook.
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 13:04:13 -0700 From: Dave Todeschini (telson@mail.idt.net) Sorry about the E-mail fiasco, I changed the E-mail name and those dummies closed out the E-mail account altogether. We are new at this, so bear with us. Our book will be on the press shortly - AND we are looking for new authors. Please pass the word around. We also deal in Magellan GPS equipment - we have SUPER prices on the entire GPS line - Right now, I just need to get out of here and walk a few days without seeing another soul. The Northern Adirondacks sounds good. See you Dave Todeschini Check out the webpage about our GPS guide!!
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 12:02:45 -0400 From: Todd Roy (toroy@vt.edu) Hi Kathy, I'm taking your advice and writing this letter so that you can put it in your guest book. The reason I'm writing this letter (as Kathy knows) is because I'm doing a Thesis on the AT and could use people's help. There will be two parts of this Thesis, the first, and required by the school will be one of those dry books, the other part will hopefully be a multimedia program. What I am looking for is help in gathering information. Anything that you think would like to see in a program will help, also any suggestions on what should be in a thesis and a program would be helpful. I am looking for information on good section hikes of any length, stories, tips and even recipes (I'm not sure if they will make it in, but I think it would be a nice section to have in a program). Please make sure to send me your full name so that I can give you credit in my thesis. Thanks for any and all help. Todd Roy
From: Cuj0@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 10:33:05 -0400 Kathy, I'm struck by how little or how seldom the ATC or others endeared to the WHITE BLAZES report on its MAGIC PLACES and the angels and heroes found there. An example that comes to mine from my recent segment hike (on the way to Maine) in SW Virginia is: WOODSHOLE. Approaching Sugar Run Gap out of Wapiti Shelter (or Pearisburg going South) during May to July you are apt to see a sign inviting you to stop over at a Magic Place known as "Woodshole". It's been so since 1986, when Roy and Tillie Wood opened their 1840s log cabin and its converted barn/hostel to thru-hikers. Contribute as you can for your stay and put a stone on Tillie's rock wall, if you stay. Use the honor system to pay for the soft drinks and candy stored in the 'frig, and rest a while. For real memories of your own, stay for the $3.50 breakfast that starts around 7:30 a.m. Oh, and just for me scratch behind Sam's ears before you go. Roy Wood moved he and his beautiful Tillie to this remote part of the Appalachian Mtns. to enable him to intensify his study of the elk (wapiti) population in the area. Roy was to become Assistant Secretary of the Interior during the Carter presidency. Roy passed on in 1987 and that year and those since Tillie has continued the Woodshole tradition, aided by a hiking friend and volunteer, Hugh Penn--trail name, "High Pocket", who you might say got "stuck" in Woodshole, You'll marvel at what a difference a warm, engaging smile and manner like Tillie's and Hugh's--oh, and Sam's (Tillie's 16-year-old, black and white, Springer Spaniel) makes. I sure did. Edd Higbee, "Wild Blue", Battle Creek, Michigan [GA -> ME '93 -?]
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 16:32:18 -0700 From: Chris Bath (cmbath@vaxxine.com) Hi. Great to see a site for the AT. I've never been on the trail, or on the east coast of the US, for that matter. I've recently moved to an area, however, that will change that (I hope). I'm close enough now to pop down and give it a whirl. Thanks. p.s. I got here by going through the Bruce Trail link. -- _____________________________________________________ cmbath@vaxxine.com Christopher M. Bath 4600-21st Street Vineland Station, Ontario Canada L0R 2E0 (905) 562-0131 -----------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed, 12 Jun 96 11:02:39 -0700
From: "L. Robin Armstrong" (rarmstro@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu)

I was quite happy to see a trail name of someone I had met (Baltimore Jack) while section hiking last year. Much thanks to him for providing "trail majic", for me and my partners (Just George, Calypso Dan).

To all hikers: I'm collecting bandannas that have spent time on the trail, to be incorporated into a quilt for the AT fundraiser in Bethel, Maine, August 1997. Response has been good, but I am still looking for donations.

Thank you to all who have responded thus far!


From: Teleheel@aol.com Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 21:21:18 -0400 just a very quick note (this is a borrowed machine) to anyone from the class of'95; this is a great page,and a great idea; I hope to check back on it when I've got more time. Until then, best to all of my trail friends who I've missed as much as the Trail itself. I can be reached all of the summer and early fall at Bascom lodge atop Mt. Greylock; anyone who's passing thru should absolutely stop by. We know how to take care of hikers here. Special hellos to Quixote, Bald Eagle, Dreamer, Star Child, JByrd, Moon, Trux, MORT, D.C., Jake, Dean, and I'm gonna stop before I list about three hundred people--y'all know who you are; I only hope you're all doing well. Best wishes--L.A. Tarlin ("Baltimore Jack") P.O. Box 1800 Lanesboro MA 01237
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 96 17:10:30 -0700 From: rmiller@sundial.sundial.net Great Website! Really enjoyed checking ahead for the next sections of the Trail. I would like to hear from anyone who has done the Great Smoky Mt section of the AT.
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 1996 23:41:35 -0400 From: Michael Jones (mjones@inmind.com) I'm a relatively new convert to hiking, but I enjoy it thoroughly. I usually hike trails in the Blue Ridge Parkway region of Central VA, including sections of the AT. Currently residing in Lynchburg. Would like to meet other hikers in my area. Thanks for your service to AT hikers by creating and maintaining this web page. Feel free to browse my page at... home page.
From: Thekidmega@aol.com Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 23:39:52 -0400 Hi there. Kudos to the great web page which further strengthens the community we have on the AT. I send my best wishes to all those on the trail (physically there and those of us who remain in spirit). Tommy "The Kid MEGA" Brooks
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 11:29:31 -0700 From: lward@usacars.com (Lisa Ward) hi kathy! i'm not a hiker but one of my best friends started a (hopefully) thru hike in april. i've enjoyed the chance to do some reading about the trail! thanks!
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 96 00:15:30 -0700 From: MHOLMES@NETVA.COM (MARK HOLMES) KATHY, Enjoying your Web page! My wife and I hiked the trail in 1995 (Full Moon and Celestial Spirit) and are now working as innkeepers at the Fox Hill Inn in Troutdale, VA, where we stayed one night while attempting our thru hike. I say attempting, because I broke my ankle heading into Hanover, NH, thus ending our hike last year. This year is has been great though as we are able to return some of that trail magic that was doled out to us last year. We've enjoyed the company of the Kushmans at our inn and are looking forward to seeing Waldo show up (wherever he might be). We've had about 25 thru-hikers stop here this year and are looking forward to seeing more (special rates for thru-hikers). If you're not a thru-hiker and want to visit a great place with gorgeous scenery, biking, hiking (Mt. Rogers, Grayson Highlands - 15 minutes away),fishing (stocked trout streams), canoeing (on the New River), then you will find our inn, which is centrally located to these activities, as a perfect place to start your day! We are high on a hilltop with a 360 degree view of the mountains, with sheep and cattle grazing on the hillside. Full breakfast, use of kitchen facilities if you wish, owner very familiar with Grayson county and activities. Call us at 1-800-874-3313 if you want more info. We are not far from VA603 and VA16(Dickey Gap). We p/u thruhikers from the country store in Troutdale and offer free shuttles back to the trail. Ok, ok, enough of this shameless peddlin'! If you have any questions about the inn or thru-hiking, feel free to write me care of mholmes@netva.com. Take care and the best of luck to all you thru-hikers in 1996! Mark and Janet Holmes
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 21:45:24 -0400 From: "Richard M. Gaughan" (a13man@netaxs.com) Hello All: My name is Rich and I'm a day hiker from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Today I closed out a section of the trail that I had left undone from last year. It was from the Swatara creek north to the Blue Mountain campsite. The day was pretty gloomy and wet and I thought that I would go the entire day without seeing another soul. On my way back I passed two solo through hikers who were about 45 minutes appart. I didn't ask their names (and they didn't offer em) but I did wish them good luck. The reason I mention it is because I thought it was a little early in the season for through hikers to be at this juncture of the trail.? Anyway. The reason that I decided to write was because of the other travler that I met on the trail. A Coyote. They are becoming more and more prevelent here in PA. I,ve read about them but I was still taken aback. It was on the ridge line about 3.5 to 4 miles north of Interstate 81. Thats all for now. Keep up the good work with this site. LATER R.G.
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 09:31:11 -0400 From: Magarita Metaxas (sealevel@capecod.net) Please enter in guestbook. I found the site very informative and well organized. I'm thinking of a back packing expedition this summer. Any suggestions, comments or help would be greatly appreciated. My web site has been in operation since late 1994. location is here. Thanks Harry
From: "Gene C. Cochran (Archangel)" (moondogs@intrstar.net) Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 01:44:25 -0400 Hi There! Well, I finally got my web page loaded. Still have one or two bugs to chase down, but at least it's something! (hehehe). Here's the URL: http://www.intrstar.net/~arcangel/. Any suggestions on page improvements would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for letting me link to your page! Gene Cochran (Archangel) PS. I can't seem to get my background .jpeg file to load when the page comes up. Any help would be appreciated. GC
Date: Sun, 26 May 1996 00:41:48 -0500 From: David Wallace (elkhorn@nrv.net) Pocahontas Press of Blacksburg Va. publishes TRAILS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, in conjunction with the Outing Club of Virginia Tech. For more information about the book, please write Pocahontas Press PO Drawer F Blacksburg VA 24063, or call 800-446-0467.(It is a beautiful guide.) Sincerely, David Wallace
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 10:56:17 -0700 From: deborah (dbr654@mail.airmail.net) Thanks for the web page. This is my first time to visit. I especially like the daily journals from hikers on the AT since my husband and I hike. Great job! Keep up the good work! I am Kathy from Knoxville, TN. I can be reached at pastlane@aol.com
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 18:04:54 GMT From: kiowa@usa.pipeline.com (Robert A. Coggeshall) Every summer and fall I make the trek from the flatlands of Ohio back to my native New Hampshire to hike sections of the Appalachian Trail. I am always looking for hiking partners. You are welcome to visit my home page.
Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 13:14:14 -0700 From: Michael McNeill (mickymac@ix.netcom.com) Just a quick sign in to say hello! I've been following the Kushmans and Waldo's thru hikes and look forward to meeting/hearing from them When they reach the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Haven't heard from either of them in awhile. Are they still on "the Trail"? This site is tailor made for a hiker like myself! See you on the web or on the trail! NOTE: They're out there!! The Kushmans were due to start hiking again today (May 22) after a few days of delay. And Waldo is having some technical problems so he hasn't yet been able to do the daily updating that he plans to eventually do.
From: Scott Wyatt (SWyatt@mail.waas.fp.trw.com) Date: Thu, 16 May 96 12:29:00 +5E Hello to the hikers of '94 and all others who have hiked the AT or are going to. I started on top of Springer on March 1st of '94 with 11 others, of which about 7 made it all the way to Katadin. Hi to Energizer, Tennman, Frog, Toad, Full-Time, Indian Dancer, Noon-time, Digger & Swiss Miss, Renaissance Man, and everyone else I haven't mentioned. I see from this register that more than a few people are planning hikes. The best source of information and help in planning a hike is for you to go the Gathering in October. This is the big annual meeting of the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) and is being held this year in Carlisle, PA around Columbus Day. The majority of the people there have either done a thruhike, section hike or are planning to do a hike. The Gathering has two solid days of seminars, activities and slide shows, including many just for women(such as safety on the trail). I highly recommend that you go. I first went in '93 and it was what really changed my dream of hiking into a reality. If you have any questions about planning your hike, please feel free to contact me. My email address should be good for the immediate future at: Scott_Wyatt@SMTP.SVL.TRW.COM You can also send me snail mail at: Scott Wyatt 2572 Chain Bridge Road #103 Vienna, VA 22181 If you are planning a thruhike, just remember: the hardest step you take on your hike is the first one.
From: DBibby@Gradcorp.com
Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 07:49:05 -0400

Hello Hiker dudes and dudettes

Aint the web cool! Good luck to all you thru-hikers. As for me, no plans to hike the trail this year. Still training my little camper dudettes Ariel age 8 and Erica age 7.
Last summer we did several overnighters in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Plan to do more this year. Maybe we'll cross paths on the trail. Until then check us out at Mypage.com :)


From: elliottr@mqg-smtp3.usmc.mil Date: Sun May 12 05:28:07 1996 Ronald D. Elliott (RON) 5903 Mt Eagle Drive (Unit 916) ALexandria, Virginia 22303 EMAIL: ELLIOTTR@MQG1.USMC.MIL
Date: Fri, 10 May 96 15:27:33 -0700 From: "Ronald S.Place" (rsp4@cornell.edu) Hi nature lovers, I too am new to computing and net surfing and I am amazed and very pleased at the endless list of interesting stops along the net. I am a retired chaplain from Cornell U.; in my 70th year; and mo- bility impaired. But my wife and I have taken every chance to ex- perience the A.T. wherever it can be accessed from the road. The first time was at Clingman's Dome in the Great Smokies, also in Maine and a half dozens places in between in the years since. This will be one of my favorite 'bookmarks' so that I can follow the exploits of those just starting their trek. Ron Place Ithaca, NY rsp4@cornell.edu
From testuser@jvs.laca.ohio.gov Tue May 7 16:40:42 1996 Date: Tue, 07 May 1996 16:33:08 -0700 From: Network User Greetings fellow hikers!! I'm just learning to use the Internet and have been spending quite a bit of time looking at your information. What a lot of fun this has been. I'm a school teacher with three boys and we're planning on smaller hikes through the AT. Any suggestions to get the boys and I started? MKAndrews mand@jvs.laca.ohio.gov
Date: 07 May 96 01:55:23 EDT From: "L. Wayne Scott" <102236.103@CompuServe.COM> I am making a late AT start in late May. I'm planning a thru hike. What is the purpose of the guest book? My trail name will be Strider. See you on the trail.
From: Chris Kent Fuller (gt3922a@prism.gatech.edu) Date: Sun, 5 May 1996 14:14:58 -0400 (EDT) Hello AT Enthusiasts, I didn't realize that the AT had such a presence on the Web; this is great! I'm planning a thru-hike beginning early June of '96 (one month from now). Yes, I know its a late start, but the Olympics are coming to town and disrupting summer classes at my school (Georgia Tech) such that I'll have an extended summer this year. What better way to spend a long summer? If anyone else is planning a late start from Springer I'd like to swap stories with you, and since I live in Atlanta, a ride to Amicalola Falls is certainly a possibility. Chris Fuller gt3922a@prism.gatech.edu -By the way, Kathy deserves a round of applause. This page is a valuable asset to the AT community. Thanks!
From: LbNeill@aol.com Date: Sun, 5 May 1996 09:39:29 -0400 Greetings to Kathy and all from a place where there "just ain't enough mountains". I've talked the family (wife Sue, son George, 12 and daughter Sally, 10) into coming with me to Springer Mtn. and hike a few days in June. Looking for good weather and lots of birds! See you soon! L.Neill
Date: Thu, 2 May 96 19:34:33 UT From: "Jim " (LifeIsHere@msn.com) Hi Kathy, Jim here, Just came from Waldo Takes A Hike page. I am the father of two members of the band "Navel" that Waldo mentions in his list of interests. They gave me his address that was listed in the Charlottesville, Va. newspaper and asked me to look it up and email a message to Waldo. While I was completing this task I ran into your page here. I am a workshop and seminar leader using the processes: Rebirthing, Self-analysis through Body Awareness, and Telepathic Animal Communication. Since I am talking to the animals, I am always interested in areas set aside for nature's development. I am new to computing and having a great time learning. I hope to soon have a home page of my own about the subjects I mentioned. You can find me listed under Animal Communicators on Sierra's web site: http://www.asyst.net/animal/tepath.htm. Good work. Stay with it. Jim Worsley email- LifeIsHere@msn.com
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