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Well, my wife left me....

For the Appalachian Trail last Sunday. 😂 After selling the house in March and her job on hold working in hospitals, it was the right time to go. When we met 33 years ago, we used to hike sections in GA and NC, so it’s been a dream of hers to thru hike it. She did GA by herself back then. Unlike the old days, with no communication, she texts daily updates when she has a signal.

It’s going to a long six months at home alone...

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Mmmmm... 6 months of beer and pizza...

Not trying to pry but did she work in the elective surgery dept? My wife went back to work in elective surgery last week.
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Did you check out Missing 411 before you let her go??
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Is she hiking alone?
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I hiked potions of the Georgia, TN/NC AT over 40 years ago.

Yikes!

It would be easy to meet her in Virginia and stay in Lexington, VA for a day or two.
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If she needs anything coming thru NJ I'm less than 30 minutes from most points here.



I'd be happy to help with whatever she may need. Just PM me.
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Keg party at Rocket's this weekend....spread the word !
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I'm almost in sight of the AT at Waynesboro Virginia at Afton Mountain Blue ridge parkway milepost O.

If you want, feel free to drop ship supplies to my place/ I could shuttle her/ get the stuff up to her. I've ferried a few AT hikers down to the town over the years.
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Six months seems a bit extreme. I wish her the best but the whole endeavour sounds risky to say the least.
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^ Well, I think it's a great idea. Here's a pic of me and the boys nearby!

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I get the negatives. But wow! Cool for her! Amazing.
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I could only be so lucky.........
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Sounds like a good time to clean out the house and set it up your way... or even better, sell it and move!
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We're not too far from the western MA / southern Vermont section. Reach out if she needs anything as she gets close.
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I hope to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail when I retire. My wife wants to come with me. In fact, it was her idea. Can't wait! Let us know her trail name when she gets it.
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Six months seems a bit extreme. I wish her the best but the whole endeavour sounds risky to say the least.
I don't think so. They need it and they are not casual about it from what I have seen from a single association/friend. A little off kilter in an enviable way.

Jeff, early 60's, the brother of my shop landlord, hiked the Appalachian Trail last year. Brings his pot into my garage and one-hits while I fix his car. Had me sell his car before he left last year. Gone long time. Came back and bought an old Hyundai Azera that I replaced an upper control arm on.

Yesterday he texts me and says "Do you have that quart of oil you wrote "Jeff" on? My oil is a little low". He comes over, he needs half a quart to hit the high mark. He says I'm driving to California for such and such a hike.

When you leaving?

Now.
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Send thick hybrid-wool socks ahead to the next depot. And full pack sized raincoat. Candy. Maybe not peanut brittle but something chewy that lasts. Apples are always a good thing. A book off the shelf she has mentioned. And ibuprofen.
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Six months?? Aren't you going to meet her at road crossings to resupply her with food?
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A good friend and his wife tried the AT from South to North. She made it to NC, he made it to lower Va. I've done small sections. Lots of climbing. Not a lot of vistas. Takes a special person. Best of luck to her.
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You guys take a handgun with you on these wilderness treks?

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