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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Dear lord, okay...I wasn't talking about quality. I should have been more specific. Boys shoes have a wider toe box than women's shoes. That's what I meant by perhaps avoiding blowouts on the side of the show. My boys hikers fit me perfectly.

I do have particularly small feet. I wear a boy's size 3. :lol:
My bad, we will just blame the bad reading comprehension on my wanderlust struck brain! I don't expect a larger toe box would have solved this problem unless she was complaining that the shoe was too tight in the toe and overpronates when she walks (this is my struggle). I'm also amazed that with as small a foot as you have the boy shoe feels good for you, you must have a pretty proportional foot and a "normal" stride to not experience any fitting issues or you just found an awesome shoe for you.


Proportional, yup. Let's put it this way, I don't have Tinkerbell feet. :lol:

As for the wanderlust you mentioned. I bet you're obsessing over Cam's posts like I am. Like I want to be "out there".

I live at high altitude in a pine forest with a couple of Aspens floating around. When I see those picks, the pull of home is starting to get to me. The tree canopy, the rocks, the moss, the understory. They want me! I'll be settling for a trip to the UK later this year. That's kind of "out there", right? Maybe more like "over there". ;-)

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Ha! Begone carbohydrate devil!

Lol. OK, the cookies will have to wait until you return to ‘normal’ civilization.

Bad news with those boots ... that means breaking in the new pair in the midst of the hike. I’ll be curious to know how the replacements hold up.

Great pics again, as usual. Keep ‘em coming!


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Where are our weary travelers today? Have they found a good Italian bakery, hunkered down with their bounty, and succumbed to carbs?

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We here tonight:

http://www.syntrinity.org/featured/hike ... ian-trail/

Delaware Water Gap. Omg I'm so done with Pennsylvania. 270 miles down and ~920 to go. Oh, and I'm 12 lbs lighter. *squeal*

Let me tell you, man. Those were some hard won pounds.

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We here tonight:

http://www.syntrinity.org/featured/hike ... ian-trail/

Delaware Water Gap. Omg I'm so done with Pennsylvania. 270 miles down and ~920 to go. Oh, and I'm 12 lbs lighter. *squeal*

Let me tell you, man. Those were some hard won pounds.

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You two are amazing. I'm seriously in awe.

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Delaware Water Gap?!?!? Are you on the PA or Jersey side???

Go to Jersey! Get real pizza! :mrgreen:

I ordered a copy of the movie I mentioned previously. Just came in today. Going to watch it in honor of you and Mrs. Cam because you guys are totally kick ass!

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Thanks, RI. There are all types of people hiking all types of hikes on this trail. We're just two people among thousands poking along. Nbd. I just want to be skinny and beautiful.

Jersey, I saw that movie in the theater after having read the book and hiked the southern half'ish in 2015. I like Redford and Nolte, but I must say actors in their mid-40's should've played those roles. Read the book if you haven't (I don't recall if you mentioned anything about the book).

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Thanks, RI. There are all types of people hiking all types of hikes on this trail. We're just two people among thousands poking along. Nbd. I just want to be skinny and beautiful.

Jersey, I saw that movie in the theater after having read the book and hiked the southern half'ish in 2015. I like Redford and Nolte, but I must say actors in their mid-40's should've played those roles. Read the book if you haven't (I don't recall if you mentioned anything about the book).

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Thanks, I bought it because I wanted to see the trail. Will consider the book but right now I'm reading yours...your travelogue!

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So we had to hang here today since we were waiting on my wife's shoes to be delivered. Thought I'd share a nice conversation with a hiker we just met.

So I'm charging my electronics and this guy comes into the lounge and just starts crushing a bucket of chicken. He's your typical looking thru-hiker, fit, beard, and tired. We start to chat and he tells me he's been sober for 6 months and this hike is a tool to help him process through that challenge. He also tells me he's carrying his father's ashes to Katahdin. We then proceed to exchange philosophies about life and challenges and whatnot. Very cool how people who meet for a bit and are bonded by the common experience of hiking the trail are so willing to lay bare their souls to one another.

Just in one day I've had nice convos with a lady who maintains the church's flower beds, a Marine who just got out and is hiking on terminal leave, an overweight girl who is using the trail to get into shape, a young couple hiking just to hike, and an old couple hiking the AT as a retirement challenge. Oh, and we encountered a young woman who was asleep at a booth in an Italian restaurant after having devoured half a pizza. Lol, just totally passed out. The owner said it wasn't unusual to see that.

Tomorrow we hit New Jersey (we're like one mile out). We've been told the trail gets better, rock wise, but I'll believe it when I walk it.

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So we had to hang here today since we were waiting on my wife's shoes to be delivered. Thought I'd share a nice conversation with a hiker we just met.

So I'm charging my electronics and this guy comes into the lounge and just starts crushing a bucket of chicken. He's your typical looking thru-hiker, fit, beard, and tired. We start to chat and he tells me he's been sober for 6 months and this hike is a tool to help him process through that challenge. He also tells me he's carrying his father's ashes to Katahdin. We then proceed to exchange philosophies about life and challenges and whatnot. Very cool how people who meet for a bit and are bonded by the common experience of hiking the trail are so willing to lay bare their souls to one another.


Reminds me of a social aggregate. To me, the things that you learn about people and their stories is the one of life's most interesting of encounters. This man showed you his scars and his motivations. I think that his dual purpose in hiking the trail is amazing. I mean the man is taking a life changing journey carrying the ashes of the one who made his life possible.

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Just in one day I've had nice convos with a lady who maintains the church's flower beds, a Marine who just got out and is hiking on terminal leave, an overweight girl who is using the trail to get into shape, a young couple hiking just to hike, and an old couple hiking the AT as a retirement challenge. Oh, and we encountered a young woman who was asleep at a booth in an Italian restaurant after having devoured half a pizza. Lol, just totally passed out. The owner said it wasn't unusual to see that.


I love this! I wonder if any locals have written about their own experiences hosting AT hikers? What I wouldn't give to hike even part of that trail in fall when the leaves are changing. I'm going to ask you questions when you return.

You guys are killing me here. Killing me!

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Tomorrow we hit New Jersey (we're like one mile out). We've been told the trail gets better, rock wise, but I'll believe it when I walk it.


Pics or it didn't happen!!! High Point used to be beautiful, I assume that it still is. Delaware Water Gap is, well, in my eyes it's awesome.

Enjoy!

Kill her. Take her pop tarts. ~ Nolte

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:46 pm 
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What an awesome thread!

A sincere reading pleasure.

Thanks and peace,
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What an awesome thread!

A sincere reading pleasure.

Thanks and peace,
Ceeboo



This is the best long-running thread on the entire board and it has been from the start. This thread was intended to be a kind of support thread. There's not even a hint of argument here, it's been nothing but peaceful and encouraging.

Cam's travelogue has catapulted the topic right into the inspirational stratosphere! Amazing, right? I've been researching the trip since he started posting. What he and Mrs. Cam are doing is no easy feat and far surpasses any hiking that I (at least) have ever done. I never thought he would post during the trip but I think I speak for everyone who has commented when I say that I'm very happy that he decided to share with us because it's just so darn cool.

I mean, I legit just got done painting rocks for my garden. It's what I do. That's how challenging my day has been. :lol:

They should be in Jersey by now if Mrs. Cam has got her new shoes. Cannot wait to see pics if there are any!

Stay tuned. I am.

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We fist pumpin' through Jersey:

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So, a few notes about Jersey...

- Jersey Girl is 100% from this place. While where we're at is super rural, bucolic, and charming (we stayed the night in Sussex county and the little town where we're at is post card cute) the people are chatty, up front about what's on their minds, and young and old alike casually throw '____' around like it were as natural as breathing. I like it. :) Accents are definitley noticeable here, too.

- The trail is a 1st cousin to PA's bull ____. Also mosquitos for days...

- Bears are everywhere so there are a lot of bear boxes which is nice. Super easy to just throw your food into the box instead of hanging it.

- Lots of people starting their hikes in Delaware Water Gap. It's nice because they overpack their food and fill up the hiker boxes with free ____. We've saved around $50 on free re-supply foodstuffs.

- Hiking is good for reading at night. I read A Song of Ice and Fire and I'm well into A Clash of Kings. I'm really not looking fwd to the Red Wedding.

- Hiking at 47 yo is harder than at 44 yo, and both ages are harder than hiking in my 20s and 30s. We're taking more breaks this time around which is fine. This is more Hiking Vacation than Hiking Crucible.

- For anyone thinking about doing this HIKE THE PCT FIRST. The AT should not be your first option. I will never come back when I'm done. NEVER!

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Doc, welcome to New Jersey!

Thanks so much for posting your pics and comments, it is fascinating to follow along.

Yes, keep an eye out for those bears, especially if you see cubs. Just last week, another bear wandered the streets in a town near me, officials following along, but he had no intention of leaving so finally they had to tranq him and cart him back to "home." They are everywhere!


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We fist pumpin' through Jersey:


I am no-so-secretly thrilled! :mrgreen:

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So, a few notes about Jersey...

- Jersey Girl is 100% from this place. While where we're at is super rural, bucolic, and charming (we stayed the night in Sussex county and the little town where we're at is post card cute) the people are chatty, up front about what's on their minds, and young and old alike casually throw '____' around like it were as natural as breathing. I like it. :) Accents are definitley noticeable here, too.


Thank you for this. You're now one of the few people on MormonDiscussions.com who can put me in context. Why is she so--"angry", "hostile", "ballistic", "abrasive"--she is not. She's just talking. With long years of experience interacting with LDS primarily from Utah, I've come to see that they project their motivations for using profanity on to me. That's not how it is. You can see that now. You can hear it now. And, I'm happy to know that you like it. :-)

As natural as breathing. :lol:

I so wish you could go down the shore and see the beaches, the Victorian houses, and get yourselves a slice on the boardwalk. Jersey has everything packed into one tiny over-populated state--mountains, farms, city, wetlands, beaches, and let's not forget the Pine Barrens--home of the Jersey Devil. :twisted: But I digress...

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I don't think the trail is going to stay that way. My understanding is that Jersey has at least a surprise little stretch of trail for you. I'm not saying what. You'll know it when you get there if you haven't already. As to the mosquitos...look up thread for my mention of "Jersey bombers". I know. I'm sorry. The humidity? Again, sorry! :eek: (by the way, it's 7% humidity here today. Okay, I'll stop. :lol: )

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- Bears are everywhere so there are a lot of bear boxes which is nice. Super easy to just throw your food into the box instead of hanging it.


Good, good, on the bear boxes!

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- Lots of people starting their hikes in Delaware Water Gap. It's nice because they overpack their food and fill up the hiker boxes with free ____. We've saved around $50 on free re-supply foodstuffs.


Nice! Free is good!

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- Hiking is good for reading at night. I read A Song of Ice and Fire and I'm well into A Clash of Kings. I'm really not looking fwd to the Red Wedding.

- Hiking at 47 yo is harder than at 44 yo, and both ages are harder than hiking in my 20s and 30s. We're taking more breaks this time around which is fine. This is more Hiking Vacation than Hiking Crucible.

- For anyone thinking about doing this HIKE THE PCT FIRST. The AT should not be your first option. I will never come back when I'm done. NEVER!

- Doc


Why hike the PCT first?

I think a "Hiking Vacation" makes more sense than racing through it when there are places to see and people to meet and food to try? Why race through a part of America when you can actually experience it by taking a break in the towns along the way? You guys are really getting a taste of the flavor and personality of each state that you're moving through.

Hike your own hike. It'll always be a part of you both.

And, be safe! **waves to Mrs. Cam** Damn girl, you have to be one special lady to do this!

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Did you guys ever see Animal again?

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Did you guys ever see Animal again?


We did! He caught us in Unionville, New York. We're totes besties nau.

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We did! He caught us in Unionville, New York. We're totes besties nau.

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Totally fab! I can only imagine getting to the place where you're hitting the wall and thinking you know, there's no way in hell I can do this--I can't keep going.

But he did! Go Animal!

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So Unionville, New York. Did you guys walk the boardwalk in Jersey?

Also...I don't know if you'd like this or not but food--if you go into a place and see Taylor Ham and Eggs (fried--sandwich or plated) you might like to try it. Some places also call it Pork Roll. If you've never had it...maybe give that a try. If you get a sandwich, ask them to put it on a Hard Roll. People put ketchup on the sandwiches. Do whatever you want with it, it's not a rule.

If you get it plated with eggs, ask for home fries and maybe some rye toast. Yeah, that'll work. Ketchup again...do whatever.

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We did hike the boardwalk!

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We stopped short of the "stairway to heaven" since it would've forced us to go 17 or 18 miles instead of the 12 we just hiked in order to get to the next shelter. So, we're resting up at a hotel to get ready for the ascent and follow-on big hike.

New Jersey is beautiful. I've been fantasizing about owning a home in this area because it's so pretty.

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We did hike the boardwalk!

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We stopped short of the "stairway to heaven" since it would've forced us to go 17 or 18 miles instead of the 12 we just hiked in order to get to the next shelter. So, we're resting up at a hotel to get ready for the ascent and follow-on big hike.

New Jersey is beautiful. I've been fantasizing about owning a home in this area because it's so pretty.

- Doc


Boardwalk--Jersey has a sense of humor. That's the Jersey version of rolling out the red carpet for you guys. :lol:

The places I joke about on MormonDiscussions.com are joke-worthy because they're urban concrete and asphalt crap holes. You can smell Newark as you de-board the plane. I friggin hate Newark but it's my only way home.

Where you are is really is beautiful. Even prettier in Fall. I was born in the Catskills to Jersey parents from Newark. After we moved back down to the Shore we spent summers driving up where you are--High Point, Port Jervis, The Hawk's Nest, etc., to stay a couple of weeks on the dairy farm that was next to our "pleasure" farm.*

The air itself smells like life. There are rivers, lakes, creeks and streams. I wouldn't blame you for thinking about relocating to that area.

The Shore has a flavor and beauty of it's own. Best thing--get up early, eat breakfast on the beach, boardwalk pizza for lunch (omg) and pick up a couple of subs on the way home. That's my version of heaven. Do it all the next day. And the next. Keep going. I could do it forever. I'm basically a total beach bum who lives in the mountains.

Jersey is known for it's produce. There are roadside stands on the highways where you can pick up Jersey tomatoes--heaven in your mouth I so swear. They also sell incredible hanging baskets of flowers. If anyone offers you Jersey tomatoes--take them. You won't be sorry.

(Getting homesick while I write this)

Love that little grill place in your pic. Sometimes the best food comes from little places like that. It makes me happy to know you experienced part of Jersey and that you liked it. That's nice.


*Pleasure farm=my father spending money he didn't have on stuff we didn't need like 108 acres in the Catskills.

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