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magicthunder in Allegany County is doing 26 things including…

hike the appalachian trail


magicthunder has written 4 entries about this goal

I've done it now!

I haven’t hiked the whole trail, but I’ve done a section now. My next goal is going to be the whole trail. I loved hiking it and I can’t wait to go again! I’m already planning another trip with a friend.

I'm leaving tomorrow

for North Carolina and i’m doing about 70 miles of the trail. I’ll be in Georgia a little bit, but mostly North Carolina. I’m hoping to do the whole trail in sections. It’s going to take a long time, but I’ve wanted to hike the trail since I was little. I’m soooo excited!

I'm going in May!

My parents said I could go this summer, but I need to hear from my boyfriend’s sister about her plans. So far I know that we are going to leave sometime the last week in May and we’re spending about 1 week on the trail. I’m not sure exactly where we are going to and from though. I hope she gets back to me soon. I really need to know some of the plans in order to prepare myself for the trip.

I'm so excited!

I’ve wanted to hike the trail for years now and I could never convince anyone else to go with me. I was so excited when I found out that my boyfriend’s sister hiked a section of the trail a couple weeks ago. I was talking to him the other night and he said that his sister is planning to go again and she invited me to go with her. The plans aren’t completely laid out yet, but right now it looks like I’m going down to North Carolina to visit his family for a while this summer and Elizabeth and I are going to spend about ten days on the trail. I can’t wait!


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