I’m a “Lasher”…

To be honest, I have been a little concerned that I wouldn’t get credit for my AT thru hike if I end up doing it over two summers. Today I found Laughing Dog’s blog and was introduced to the term “Lasher: Long-Ass-Section-Hiker.”  Now at least I’ll have a name…

He also has this awesome map on his side bar.

appalachian-trail-map

And my pack came yesterday.  It’s packed with my preliminary equipment and it weighs in at 17.5 lbs (base wt w/o food or water).  I figured it would be between 15 and 18 lbs.  I’d like to see it down to 15 before I set off in June.  I’ve already started removing small unnecessary items.  When my new quilt arrives that should drop a half pound immediately too!

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