First offline post…

I am currently on a plane flying to NC race the MC.  Thinking about hiking, so thought I would  try a post off-line.  There should be lots of chances for that on the trail.

Hazards on the trail:

  • Bears
  • Snakes
  • Tics and Lyme disease
  • Heat (cold too, but heat will be the first issue)
  • Lack of water
  • Lack of food
  • Injury (both acute and chronic)
  • Crime
  • Navigation
  • Emotional

That should be a start to the list.  I think I am prepared for them all but less than half of those who start an AT thru hike actually finish.  I like the term “slack-packing” because it implies a more relaxed slower pace.  Pushing hard probably will lead to injury, etc.  So, it’s Puffin the Slack-Packing LASHer…

BTW, couldn’t load an image off-line so there is none.  😉

Although I did try pasting this in later:


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