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Appalachian Trail 2003 - Chelsea's Journals

Entry #4 - March 6, 2003

Went up north last weekend; our main goal was to find a storage unit, but we weren't having much luck. I never imagined we'd have a problem finding one, but there was nothing available. We finally found something about 15 miles from our parents' places, which shouldn't be too bad. We're planning our move for Saturday the 22nd. Andy's brother and his wife will be town with their trailer to help us load our stuff. That helps out a lot, since we won't have to rent a U-Haul.

We're pretty much counting down the days at work. Unfortunately, I caught some kind of flu bug and haven't been feeling top notch the last few days, so I left work early today. Andy had yesterday off; he had a wisdom tooth pulled. Between all our aches and pains and sicknesses, etc., we're starting to wonder if it's all real, or if it's in our heads. What's it called - transferring stress and nervousness or whatever. Your body starts reacting physically. Some friends of ours were just telling us about it. Our bodies playing tricks, I suppose...

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Preparing to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Commonly used guides by A.T. thru-hikers include the Appalachian Trail Guides (published by the Appalachian Trail Conference), the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion, and the Appalachian Trail Data Book. The guide series includes a guide for each section, along with a series of trail maps. The Thru-Hiker's Companion has helpful info on towns, shelters, and water. The Data Book has basic distance info for road crossings, shelters, and other features. All are excellent tools for use during a long distance hike.




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