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Noodleheads Hit 100 Miles



We are in Franklin North Carolina having finished two milestones:  1.  Finished Georgia, and 2. Completed 100 miles.


It is a rainy day and we hitched to town to dry off.  It is almost scary how fast we got a hitch and then a ride within town to a motel.  We know it can not always be this easy.


We are meeting lots of hikers of course.  Lots of young people that are fun to talk to.  I love how excited they are about everything…and it’s fun to see what they pull out of their pack.  (one guy had 16 books…he is now called the word bringer).  Then there are people that have hiked it already giving everyone else advice.  We have decided not to tell people that we have hiked it unless they ask.  It’s funny the previous hikers are so busy telling you how to do it and what’s next that they never get around to asking you if you’ve done it.


It is really nice to be around all this green.  We have been munching on sassafrass and digging all the rododendron and spring flowers.


Love to all,
The Noodleheads


ps.  the pic is of us on day 1 with our 2002 buddies.

6 Responses to Noodleheads Hit 100 Miles

  1. SUNRISE ga-me '02 April 20, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Hello Hiker Friends!! I heard y’all were on the Trail again! Happy AT Anniversary to you! I am now living in Hot Springs and own ArtiSun Gallery here in town. Hope you will come in for a visit when you get to town!

    Sunny aka Sunrise

  2. Sam April 26, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Looks like a good time. Hopefully as you get close to the smokies you will have some clear skies to enjoy all of the views. Enjoy Albert while in Standing Indian, it is a real good one.

  3. Barefoot Sage April 26, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    You’re bringing back memories of my AT Thru in ’08. What an experience… I remember after the first week had passed and I called my husband. He asked how many miles I’d walked and when he heard I’d passed 100 he was like, “Oh my God! You’re really going to do this…” He told me later that up until then he couldn’t imagine me following through with the whole AT. But at 100 miles in a week, it sank in. I was going all the way! Thank GOD I read Jardine’s book and went with a MP and other very light weight gear. It was my first backpacking trip, and at 47 I never would have made it carrying 35 + lbs. I left April 1st with 27 lbs on my back, but quickly learned that I didn’t need to carry 3 liters of water and 8 oz of fuel on the AT, LOL! Under 25 lbs for most of the way after that. Except when it was my turn to carry the 6 pack and brats of course…

  4. Tumbling bear April 26, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Song bird and Tumbling bear are section hikers! We leave for another week. We will be in NC headed for NOC /Fontana dam

  5. kim chee April 26, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I have never gotten the thru hike AT bug but people with limited time off go up to Harpers Ferry one summer, then HF to Maine the next year. Mouse bag HIGHLY advised for the shelters (at least they are cute mice).

  6. Now Or Never April 30, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Hey Noodleheads,
    Y’all going to stop at Trail Days? Hope so. See you there.

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