[at-l] Hiking Companion Question
Michael O. Hanson
mhanson at winternet.com
Mon Apr 16 15:05:00 CDT 2007
As you might recall, I am considering hiking the Appalachian Trail using
adapted GPS. I originally considered a start date of March, 2007 but
decided to put it off until March, 2008 because of difficulty getting data I
consider necessary and some conversion issues. I have enough data to
attempt such a hike.
I plan to do a test-hike in Shenandoah National Park in mid to late May. I
picked Shenandoah National Park because of its reported relative ease and
access to Skyline Drive. That will give me some options if things do not go
as I expect.
Is anybody on this list planning to hike Shenandoah National Park then? If
so, would I be able to hike with them for one or two days?
The data I have look reasonably accurate. I have compared them with at
least two and three sources in some cases. Having said that, there are
certain things I will not know until I am actually on the trail. Having
someone around during the first day or two of such a hike could make a big
difference. I am planning a relatively slow hike because I want to see how
my data work and because I am a fairly slow hiker to begin with.
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