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Dean "Bobcat" Valentini
Begins: Feb 24, 2007
Date: Wed, Feb 7th, 2007
Start: Springer Mountain (Southern Terminus)
Entry Visits: 643
Journal Visits: 5,338
Guestbook Views: 328
Guestbook Entrys: 24
Appalachian Trail Map
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Packing up the Goods!!!
Coming down the home stretch.
All the planning, dreaming, hard work to graduate early, long hours working to save up enough money, agonizing over college applications, FAFSA, acceptances, etc., etc., etc., is finally coming down to the wire.
What seemed like "forever" a few short months ago is really now only a matter of days....we're REALLY going to do this!!!
If all goes according to plan we'll be setting out from Springer before the end of February. One of the conditions my parents placed on us is that we return home to attend our HS graduation ceremony in June so we'll do that and then return to the trail (hopefully in MA), then complete the "thru-hike" in time to begin the next journey (college).
My Dad will be helping me keep up the journal so be sure to check back on a regular basis to track our progress.
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Thanks for taking an interest in our adventure.
The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more: www.appalachiantrail.org