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Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Eastern PA BPL Christmas Hike on 01/10/2009 11:29:56 MST Print View

Joe Geib, Brian Fitzmartin, Chris Shive, & I got together between Christmas and New Years for for a 16 mile winter hike along the AT in PA near Harrisburg PA. It was a foggy, icy day, but we had a good time talking about gear, technique, and our favorite/future hiking spots.

Here's a photo of us having lunch at the Peter Mountain Shelter and getting to know each other.

Chris, Brian, Tom & Joe at the Shelter

Here is a link to the photos and trip report.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomclark1/sets/72157612277197034/

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Eastern PA BPL Christmas Hike on 01/10/2009 13:08:19 MST Print View

Tom,

Thanks for getting the time to post the TR. I had a great time knocking out another AT section. I think the pictures did little justice to the amount of crusty ice that was on the trail. I also don't think that you got enough pictures of the fallen limbs and trees along the trail. It seemed that the trees and limbs only fell along the trail, not in the adjacent woods.

Sorry about hitting the deer; it was his fault, I think the deer was drinking.

christopher shive
(cms432)

Locale: Along the AT in PA
Re: Eastern PA BPL Christmas Hike on 01/10/2009 14:25:59 MST Print View

Tom,

Thanks for posting the trip report. The photos are excellent. As I read your comment about me living on the AT and having to shovel snow off it.....that reminds me I gotta do that right now! As a recent converter (actually still in process) to lightweight backpacking, it was really beneficial to meet with you guys and actually see/touch some light or UL gear. I look forward to doing more of these trips in the future.

Chris

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Eastern PA BPL Christmas Hike on 01/10/2009 17:25:37 MST Print View

Glad you guys liked the photos. Yeah, sometimes it's hard to remember to take some photos. Feel free to add comments to the photos and fil in anything I forgot.

How was the hike you three had planned for this morning?

Chris, It was nice to talk about things with you also. Keep up that trail maintenance and good work with your scouts.

Tom

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Re: Eastern PA BPL Christmas Hike on 01/12/2009 09:09:41 MST Print View

We all bailed on the hike this past weekend. Besides weather concerns, we each had other personal issues that got in the way.