It’s Time !!

Posted by on March 9, 2014

I called the lodge to see if my pack had arrived. The guy at the counter said, “yes, it’s here Chris so you cant count on the postal service to get you out of this !!” ha!

So, Monday evening we catch a flight to Chattanooga, on Tuesday an easy drive to Ammicalola Falls (2-3 hrs). The plan is to enjoy the evening relaxing with good company, meet some NOBO’s then head out at first light on Wednesday. I’ll be starting at FS42 and backtracking to Springer (almost a mile). Abbie (my wife) plans to hike up springer then back to the car so 2 miles total for her….. She bought new hiking boots so I’m pretty sure she’ll be able to make the journey, if there is any hint of rain, I’m on my own 🙂

Today I’m at work and still trying to improve my charity contributions…. thruhikeat.com

Saying goodbye and enjoying the friendly comments and a good laugh…. It’s a different world in this place, the only way to believe it is to see it! Even then after 30 years I wonder sometimes how I became like them !!! lol

So,,,,, it begins. If you see me on the trail I’ll most likely be looking at my feet if I’m walking….Say hello and lets head north!

– Tank…………. Chris

 

Me and the WebMaster (my son)!

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9 Responses to It’s Time !!

  1. Bill McNichols

    I hope the ice storms have stopped. Good luck!

    Bill

  2. Bob Reiss

    On my knees on your behalf my friend!

  3. Trolley Stop

    Enjoy every moment on that wonderful ribbon of wilderness

  4. Terry Brodin

    Looking forward to reading about your progress and all of the wonderful folks that will cross your path. God Speed my friend!

  5. Victor Semper

    I’ll be following you all the way Chris. Stay up, Stay Safe, and have some fun along the way!

  6. Steve Gorey

    Chris, if you meet up with Buzz (trail name) he is a friend of a former neighbor of ours from Fort Lauderdale. Neighbor’s name is Roger Borrello. Buzz is starting about the same time you are. Wishing you lots of good luck. Babs

  7. Christina Weinberg

    I’m excited for your journey! Writing yo you from Capri, Italy

  8. Richard Churray

    Your start is very exciting! I have been praying for you and your journey! I look forward to the next post! PEACE

    Rick

  9. Trolley Stop

    Tank remember…The miracle isn’t that you finish. The miracle is that you had the courage to start.

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