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March 7, 2008 7:14 AM

Glad to hear you are doing fine. The pic's are great also !
Thought you may be interested in this I found at Scotts blog :,guid,d08d2e86-8533-4739-bf57-fe47db9cd910.aspx

Has to do with those pesky shelter mice we hear so much about. I don't know about you guys, but those critters would drive me NUTS !
Put three or four cotton-balls in a 35mm film canister then put several drops

of Oil of Peppermint on them. When turning in for the night, open the film

canister, pull up a cotton-ball and the Oil of Peppermint keeps the mice away!!!

Don't know if this works, but may be worth a try, eh ?
Have you ever heard of this trick ?
Hope the weather is great for you, and the walk is fantastic !

-- HrlyDave

Muskegon, Michigan

March 6, 2008 2:14 PM

Just thought I would see how you guys are doing. Looks like you have made some good progress. REI Folks say 'Hey'! I will check back later. Safe travels!

-- Kerrick Wilson

Raleigh, NC

March 5, 2008 12:26 AM

Just looking on trailjournals to see who was in mid - nc so far when i came across your journal. Like your map. FYI, night hiking in the fog is a lot easier if you hold your headlamps at waist level (less glare - better visibility). Enjoy your trip.


-- Eric Goldman

Wilmington, NC

March 4, 2008 11:15 AM

Enjoyed the pictures...what a challenge. Wish you guys the best. Carolyn

-- Carolyn Brabble Daw

Plymouth, NC

March 4, 2008 6:26 AM

Josh and Amanda..What a gift for us to meet you at Three Eagles in Franklin...We are living vicariously by reading the journal of your amazing adventure..We keep hoping for good weather for you guys!! Stay safe and enjoy every moment!!

-- Joe and Judy

Franklin, NC

March 3, 2008 3:32 PM

Josh and Amanda, \r\nYour website is outstanding! You thought of everything! Great courage and a true test of comradery for the newly married couple! I will enjoy watching your progress. Be Careful, stay safe but have fun!

-- Cathy Henning

New Bern

March 3, 2008 8:02 AM

You guys are making me want to hike the trail. Seriously. I think the next adventure should be biking across country. I'll come with you. We can be roommates again. Stay warm and keep up the good work! <3

-- Jillann

Bloomington, IN

March 1, 2008 9:57 PM

Love your journal and pics! Glad to hear you don't seem to have many physical problems since you mentioned you didn't train much prior to starting. I admire your courage for taking the time for this adventure. Best of luck! I'll be reading...

-- Bob

Irmo, S.C.

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