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Patrick S
(xpatrickxad) - F

Locale: Upper East TN
Sub 24 hour trip on the AT on 08/19/2011 14:48:09 MDT Print View

This is for Dave's Summer Trip Report contest over at Bedrock And Paradox. The more people that enter this contest the more fun trips we all get to read about. So read mine and post yours!

You can find the full report here: Patrickofeasttn.blogspot.com

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Re: Sub 24 hr AT trip on 08/29/2011 18:58:54 MDT Print View

Hi Patrick,
I enjoyed this writeup, as I have many of your previous reports. It's funny how expectations sometimes get in the way of enjoyment of the moment. Loved the pictures of the sun in the clouds, and the bulls.
Thanks man,
Ike

Patrick S
(xpatrickxad) - F

Locale: Upper East TN
Re: Re: Sub 24 hr AT trip on 08/30/2011 08:57:38 MDT Print View

Thanks a lot for the kind words, Ike. I learned a lot about attachment and expectations after the premature ending of the BMT hike. The trail was exactly what I expected: road walks, no views, ups and downs through the woods for days, and no people. I usually enjoy walking alone through the woods, but I'm happy I didn't push myself to finish when I realized I wasn't enjoying that trail.

And if anyone is interested I made a new post with a video of my gear list for this trip. The quality is low and the camera work is crummy, but its short and to the point.

Thanks again for checking out the trip report.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Sub 24 hour trip on the AT on 09/05/2011 17:48:46 MDT Print View

Nice job capturing the special quality of the Roan Highlands. I recall being up there one night under my tarp watching two thuderstorms in the distance.