Good Luck on your trip. Wish It were me! Thanks for the maps.
-- David Jones
Dear Amanda and Josh
This may not be your first big step together, and may not be your biggest step together in life. But remember our thoughts and prayers are with you through each and every step of the trail, as it is in every endeavor of your life. May your Love for each other grow in life, in every step you take on the journey! Slow and steady and with guiding vigilance, one step at a time you will be able to achieve what many only dream in life. Remember as long as we breathe we will be behind you, may not always agree but will be there for you. At last we leave you with An Irish Blessing:
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you In the palm of His hand.
Love Ya Babe and Josh
Dad and Mom
-- Dad and Mom
I'm so excited for you! Luke and I will follow your progress and be so happy and jealous! I know with you two cooking, there will be some gourmet backpacking meals! Have so much fun. Try to live each moment without expectations...so hard to do but ya know. Love you Amanda!
-- Helen Snyder
Just wanted to let you know that I love you both and will be thinking of you on your journey. I am sure this will be the one of many. Take care of each other and I will be checking on you. Love Aunt Barb.
-- Aunt Barb
You're my hero and heroine. What a brilliantly romantic thing to do. I wish you "yi lu ping an"--safe travels.
-- Mark Frank
thanks for the website. im looking forward to tracking your progress. well wishes from all of us up north.
Great site! Cant wait to follow your hike. Im the Ga section and part of the NC section in May. Good luck and hope all goes well.
Great site! Many good wishes on your journey. I'm starting from Springer around the first week of April so may never see you on the trail, but they'll be many kindred spirits out there I'm sure. Perhaps we'll meet at Trail Fest in Damascus! Enjoy the winter hiking - I just did two weeks in the snow in Shenandoah NP and was fine except for cold hands during the day and cold feet at night. In extreme cold used the hand warmers packets in the socks at night and would recommend mittens (I didn't have them)instead of gloves for warmth and the ability to use the handwarmers. I'll follow your progress as I hope to be following you all the way up to Maine!