Great Journal! Thanks for sharing...\\r\\nSee my comment on March 3 regarding foot pain and a possible treatment.\\r\\nHappy Trails!
-- Gerald Hutchinson
Hello again Amanda and Josh,
I just finished reading your updates and am glad to hear you made it into Erwin for some R&R, I bet you both really needed it. I wanted to let you know that I posted the pic. I took of you on Whiteblaze.net (it is under HikerMan36 picture entries), I hope you don't mind but I thought that you might like to see it as well as your family and friends. I hope you guys continue to enjoy your hike and I look forward to following your progress.
Excellent long trail maps. Thanks a lot!
My 1,000 Mile Hike and Paddle Across Alaska
I'm glad you guys updated. I was starting to wonder if you'd been eaten by bears. Also, thanks Willy and Karen for updating here as well that our hikers are safe. :)
And... Outhouse picture! Made my week. :)
Happy ST. Patrick's Day! We spent yesterday spreading mulch in high-60s-degree weather (a far cry from snow on Snowbird Mt.!), but none the less still thinking about all the folks we ran into on the AT last week between I-40 and the French Broad River. Give us a day and we'll try to send some of this nice spring weather your way...
Our test run on whether to attempt a thru hike ended with the only remaining question being whether to do it in 2010 or 2012. I think the infectious enthusiasm of the people we met on the trail was the deciding factor. Now if we can just figure a way to cut out 60 pounds of our combined pack weights!
Best of luck in the miles to come. We'll be tracking your progress on the way north, but with a good bit of confidence, as you both have "2000-miler success" written all over you!
Let us know sometime if you need a Care package...
-Your breakfast mates from Hot Springs, NC
I ran into Josh and Amanda this morning on the trail about 2 miles above Sam\'s Gap and I recognized them from their journal here and on Trailjournals.com. We talked for a little while and they seemed to be in good spirits despite the lousy weather they have experienced so far. I wish you guys the best of luck and hope you enjoy the rest of your hike. I look forward to reading your journal entries and seeing all of your pics.
-- Brian (HikerMan36)
Just to let everyone know that the kids are doing great and still enjoying the hike except for the weather (some cold days and rain). Last heard from 3-15-08 stopping for the night at Hogback Ridge Shelter due to the weather. Should be stopping in Erwin, Tn. no later than 2 days from now, hoping to update the web site then.
-- Dad & Mom
Hi Amanda & Josh,
My 5th graders are going to follow you until they leave in June. What a brave couple you are!!! Have fun & stay safe!
Mrs. Clifton's Fifth Grade
-- Roberta Clifton