Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

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Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Post by MikeC » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:30 pm

The man you know as Rusty075 in the forums, who has been a forum mod, close supporter and sporadic editorial contributor at SPCR for years, will shortly be off to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, which is 2,178 miles long. Last time he tried, Russ hobbled out midway with sprained/broken ankles after many weeks. He says he's better prepared this time. We can cheer him on from the comfort of our computer desks.

Russ writes:

I will be keeping an online journal of my trip here: www.trailjournals.com. There is a Guest Book feature if you want to send me a note along the way. The plan is to post journal entries on a more-or-less daily basis once the hike gets started, although there will be a lag in the updates depending on the availability of cellphone signals. So don't worry if things are quiet on the journal for a few days at a time.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has some general background info on the trail if you're not familiar: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/site/c. ... b.4805401/

I will have access to my email throughout the hike, and would love to hear from people back at home.



EDIT: Fixed the link for ya Mike. -Russ
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Post by spookmineer » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:54 pm

The link has a comma at the end which points to an error page, works fine without the comma though :wink:
Quite an undertaking, go go go Trusty!

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Post by MikeC » Sun May 10, 2009 1:38 pm

An email from Russ today...
Russ wrote:I crossed the 500 mile mark on the hike yesterday. Only 1678 more to go!
http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=8267
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Post by peteamer » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:58 am

Rusty075 wrote:Finished!! Woohoo!
Well done Russ!!!

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Re: Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Post by Trip » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:41 am

Impressive! It looks beautiful too.

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Re: Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Post by peteamer » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:03 am

Trip wrote:Impressive! It looks beautiful too.
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Jeez Trip, you're 'on the ball' with this one!!!

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Or have 'you' been hijacked?.....



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Re: Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Post by Rusty075 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:23 pm

What's going on in here???


...goes back to sleep.
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