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Lizzy "Laugh Track" Corliss
City: Vashon Island
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: Mar 6, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Jan 20th, 2015
Start: Vashon Island, WA
End: Vashon Island, WA
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,720
Journal Visits: 17,573
Guestbook Views: 889
Guestbook Entrys: 10

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Moonshine and 2nd Rounds

Entry one of many more to come. It's still oober hard to believe this is real, Appalachia 2015. Pinch me, snap, crackle, and pop this has gotta be the twilight zone? Pacific Crest Trail 2014 was just the tip of the iceberg. Now, with 2189.2 miles of trail ahead I'm so ready to take on this mountain of ice's mid... triple crown... section. With a plane ticket to Atlanta Georgia on March 6th at 9 am, the 6 week countdown to kick off begins. I'm totally weirded out to be going solo. Not having the hearty soul of the brother "Magic Stick" a trail call away all summer is disconcerting. Thinking of the trail family, now spread across the globe, nearly brings tears to the eyes. Zone, T Bow, TuneBoost, Putt Putt, Itis, Pan, Grams, Patches, Nado, Captain, Che, Indie, and Smooth Operator. A new trail family will accumulate out there on the AT, but Original Gypsy Town Gangsters will always have the greater half of my heart. Nostalgia Nostalgia.

It's a new venture, a whole different tromp. Another 5 months, the same amount of elevation gain and loss however, 400 miles shorter, maybe more snow?, humidity ta drowned ya, historic value beyond belief, lots of people, lots of magic, shelters. I'm psyched, adrenaline courses through the veins as my mind wanders to this grand escapade on the daily. Ahh the freedom, ahh the simplicity, oh lord the conversations... poop, food, terra forming, and 3-D printers.

I owe a big thank you to Shutter, he got my rear in gear and inspired the split second decision to snag that plane ticket just this last week. Yet again, another of the best decision of my life. The next 6 weeks will be a flurry, Ekone, Bellingham, Stevens Pass, Port Angeles, Goldmeyer, Turtlehead Farm, Portland, and Haver MT. Celebrate and send off, a rush.

Things yet to gather for this tromp... maybe a shoe sponsorship? Cross your fingers for me. A tent, waterproof jacket, exofficios, wool shirt as inspired by the clothesline fresh Grams, rat proof food bag, tooth brush to keep these pearly whites glowing during all the Laugh Tracking to come, and some odds and ends.

Roc O may save the day at the airport.... If not Goosebumps and I are working on a meet up ride share to tent city in Amaiclola State Park. One way or another this boulders getting rolling.

New life work... seed planted by Dave Warren, again bulking up my reading materials in mental preparation for this hike, GRATZI!.. to inspire an escape back outside. Get your nose in the moss, dig in the mud, open your eyes to the sun, moon, and stars. Travel like a Neanderthal. I promise you will be refreshed, reoriented, and reabsorbed by a landscape that used to be more comfortable then the cubical bedroom many now call a refuge. Listen, point your ear to the wind, the mountains are calling... and so famously said... we must go.

Short and sweet, a repeat....

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