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Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
A Blast From the Past on 05/27/2009 08:43:23 MDT Print View

This is not UL related so I wasn't sure if I should post here or in Chaff ... so I flipped a coin.

Long long ago on an internet far far away ... there was a UseNet NewsGroup called rec.backcountry. During the summer of 1993 its readers were treated to a serial account of an AT thru hike by a hiker named Gerry Gladu, trailname moonshot.

Moonshot wrote postcards every day or so and mailed them to a friend who posted them to rec.backcountry one at a time. It was almost like getting the postcards myself ... and helped keep the spark of interest in backcountry travel alive in my heart.

I recently found those postings on a website MoonShot's AT Hike

Edited by jcolten on 05/27/2009 08:44:23 MDT.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
A Blast From the Past on 05/27/2009 08:49:40 MDT Print View

rec.backcountry - when trail journals were actually written in a journal!

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: A Blast From the Past on 05/27/2009 10:48:03 MDT Print View

Totally cool..in '93, I was just finishing grade 9 and wondering when I would become an astronaut.

Wish they had scanned the postcards - did they have scanners back then?

Thanks for the link. :)

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: A Blast From the Past on 05/27/2009 11:29:19 MDT Print View

Wish they had scanned the postcards - did they have scanners back then?

LOL .... they sure did, $$$$$$ though.