Just Retired and Getting Ready
OK first post, which means it will be full of mistakes and lack the pizzazz of many of my younger counterparts. Nonetheless, I need to get a post out there to get this thing started. Soooo, like the header says, “Just Retired…” , After 40 years of progressively responsible professional development in Adult and Juvenile Corrections and Detention, I decided to opt out of the work-a-day world and start tackling that “bucket list”.
First up, the AT. I picked up AT hitch-hikers in my hometown of Pearisburg, VA in my younger years and was fascinated by the nomads and pilgrims who came through each spring and early summer. I learned lessons quickly, only once did I let the hikers in the front of my truck. It took two weeks to air out. They were grateful for the lift in the back of the truck just as well. The last couple of years of work I started putting my equipment together, reading everything AT I could get my hands on and talking to everyone I could find who had thru hiked or section hiked any of the AT.
I plan to begin a NOBO hike starting March 23rd. Happens to be my late Mother’s 100th birthday. All the talk about huge numbers expected at Springer in early spring has me thinking about a flip-flop. I’ll discuss that more fully in another post closer to departure. So, first post to get things started and a big overview of my intentions. I’ll detail things more fully as I go.
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