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team teebow
08-04-2009, 12:34 PM
Thought I would share this with all of you.



CREA(Cathance River Education Alliance) and Topsham Public Library present the film: 2000 Miles to Maine: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday, August 4 at 6:30PM Join us as we view and talk about this film inspired by Bill Bryson's book A Walk in the Woods. The film recounts the stories and experiences of several hikers who begin their trek in Georgia and follow them all the way to Mount Katahdin.



Topsham Public Library
25 Foreside Road
Topsham, ME 04086
(207) 725-1727

attroll
08-04-2009, 12:46 PM
Good movie. I have both versions of it. Even met the director.

Team Teebow, I have several other movies just like this one. If you ever want to borrow them just let me know.

team teebow
08-04-2009, 01:26 PM
Well I am going to check it out. Should be pretty interesting. I can only dream of hiking 2000 miles. Yikes!


team teebow 2 (cheryl)

attroll
08-04-2009, 01:29 PM
Well I am going to check it out. Should be pretty interesting. I can only dream of hiking 2000 miles. Yikes!


team teebow 2 (cheryl)
I will be starting the Appalachian Trail next March and hiking back to Maine. You are more than welcome to start with me.

team teebow
08-04-2009, 01:34 PM
I will be starting the Appalachian Trail next March and hiking back to Maine. You are more than welcome to start with me.


:eek: Gee thanks for the offer. That is totally awesome!! Are you making the journey by yourself? How cool!!! I wish you luck, health, strength, sanity, and whatever else you may need on the trails. How awesomely (is that a word?) cooler than cool!!

So tell me that you are going to write a book about your journey?

attroll
08-04-2009, 01:54 PM
I am starting out by myself. There will be plenty of people that will also be starting when I start. I am sure I will fall into some group or as a friend calls it, a pod.

I would like to write a book. I am not much of a writer though. I am going to try to keep an online journal, I said try.

I have been doing as much hiking as my works permits right now. I have hiked the Bigelows twice in the last three weeks. I am doing a four day shakedown hike with two other people in a couple weeks. They are also hiking the Appalachian Trail next year but not starting the same day as I am.

This is all very exciting and scary at the same time. I have all my gear and my pack weight for any given day on the entire trip will not weight more then about 30 pounds.

lexmano
08-04-2009, 03:09 PM
I will be starting the Appalachian Trail next March and hiking back to Maine. You are more than welcome to start with me.

I know nothing about this endeavor, what is the usual amount of time needed?

Kaching Karen
08-04-2009, 06:35 PM
I will be starting the Appalachian Trail next March and hiking back to Maine. You are more than welcome to start with me.
Take me! Take me! Actually, I'm hoping to see you on the trail! Maybe in Vermont or a little South. Ellen (Twisted Sister 2) and I (Twisted Sister 1) are going to continue our section hiking of the AT next year.

WhereRWe?
08-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Take me! Take me! Actually, I'm hoping to see you on the trail! Maybe in Vermont or a little South. Ellen (Twisted Sister 2) and I (Twisted Sister 1) are going to continue our section hiking of the AT next year.

Sheesh! This actually a great idea. You active hikers could meet Rick at certain points along the route and hike with him. Maybe we could even organize a geocaching event somewhere along the trail... :eek::eek:

attroll
08-04-2009, 10:19 PM
I know nothing about this endeavor, what is the usual amount of time needed?
It all depends on the hiker as to how long it takes. It will take on a average about six to seven months.

number seven
08-06-2009, 03:56 AM
I'm looking forward to your journal Rick.What are you taking for a camera?Or are you?When I did the 100 miler I took a Canon AE -1 and two lens.That added a lot of weight,but it was worth it for me.Today's camera's are super,but batteries are a pain in the neck.Just curious.--Don "number seven"

attroll
08-06-2009, 08:39 AM
I am taking a small digital. I did a lot of research trying to decide on what I thought would be the best and lightest. I ended up getting a Cannon SD880 IS. So far I have four 8 Gig memory cards for it. I will probably get a few more.

Haffy
08-06-2009, 09:38 AM
What about batteries? I see it doesn't take AA's.

attroll
08-06-2009, 10:39 AM
It has a rechargeable. I have had the camera for over four months now and I have only had to recharge it twice. In that time I have taken 984 photos and 11 movies with it.

I am undecided as to whether or not I am going to get an extra battery to carry with me. It will add more weight to pack and I will be hitting a town ever week or two where I can recharge it if I need to.

I just ordered a solar recharger kit. It weighs less then and ounce. I am going to try it out on a four day shake down hike that I am doing in two weeks. If it works then I will bring it along. If not that it will stay home and collect dust. I want to try to keep my pack weight to around 30 pounds or less, fully loaded.

team teebow
08-06-2009, 11:33 AM
This is sooooooo exciting!!!! I can't wait to read your journal!

attroll
08-06-2009, 12:42 PM
I have two journals on the internet right now. They are both on different sites. I am not sure which one I am going to use yet. I will post the two different ones later on and you people can help me decide on which one you like the best. I am fine tuning the one that I am leaning towards and that is why I am not ready to post the link yet.

It is so hard to get everything organized now with so much to do and so little time. I have to juggle working 12 hour shifts right now. I also am trying to get all the household stuff lined up while I am gone for seven months, get the bills all arranged, get the cars all set, answer emails, try to find another administrator for each of my web sites, renew my driver license, update all the web site software on each site, get someone to manage the server, get three cords of wood and stack it, hike as much as I can to get in shape, try to attend some geocaching events, ect. The list goes on and on but I think you get my point. Seven months is going to be here before I know it and I know I will not have everything done.

Haffy
08-06-2009, 01:13 PM
Sounds like time to have a wood cutting and stacking event at your house Rick,I know if I was around there I would give you a hand. I admire your spunk and wish I had the gonads to attempt that trip. I had a good friend of mine quite a few years ago do the trip and he did it in just 5 months. He was in good shape when he got done....:D

attroll
08-06-2009, 01:35 PM
There is a lady from Maine that in going to finish this Thursday at Katahdin that is 65 years old and she did it in four months.

Haffy
08-06-2009, 03:06 PM
Maybe when I retire I'll give it a shot. Right now just getting employment is on my agenda. Wonder if that is a record for age and time completing it? Are there any statistics for this sort of thing regarding the completion of the full AT?

Haffy
08-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Ok, just did some research and answered my own question here.http://www.appalachiantrail.org/site/c.mqLTIYOwGlF/b.4805579/k.DA92/2000Milers_Facts_and_Statistics.htm

Kaching Karen
08-06-2009, 05:48 PM
There is a lady from Maine that in going to finish this Thursday at Katahdin that is 65 years old and she did it in four months.

Did she do it with a full pack? What kind of support did she have?

attroll
08-06-2009, 10:29 PM
From what I can tell she did it will a full pack with no support. I have a friend that knows her and he is support to get me her contact info.

Ekidokai
08-07-2009, 10:53 AM
My God! Good luck with that. Sounds like a trip and a half.