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Gorp-Gobbler - Appalachian Trail Journal - 2015

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City: Grove City
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Begins: Mar 26, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Start: Damascus, VA
Trip Distance: 70.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 463
Journal Visits: 9,074
Guestbook Views: 724
Guestbook Entrys: 4

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For those of you that have been reading my journal, I must applogize for the lack of entries. When your are on the trail, and don't have one of those Smart Phones, or the type which you can journal from it's hard to journal, I have to wait until I get into town.

I'll go ahead and undate you to the present instead of trying to type in the details of all of the days gone by.

I'm presently in Damascus, VA, awaiting "Trail Days", which is this weekend, (May 15th-17th). I got in town two days ago, and I'm staying at "The Place", a hostel ran by the Methodist Church here in Damascus.

I'm also waiting for a new pair of trekking poles from Mountain Smith, as I broke one of mine, and a new sleeping bag from Clintonville Outfitters.

I had spent the biggest portion of my April SS check, on new equipment which got ruined when I had gotten sick, back the trail. The sleeping bag I bought was a regular length, a little short for my 6'2" frame, so Jonathan is sending me out another one.

Saw my first rattle snake the day I was coming down off the mountain into Damascus. It was quite large, and perhaps 4-5 foot in length.

There are a lot of hikers out on the trail this year, and even though I don't have a set hiking partner, I'm very seldom alone at night. This could change after Trail Days, as many hikers leave the trail at this time.

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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:


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