Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cookymann's Contact and Itinerary Info

To all,

On or about April 1st I am beginning what I hope will be a spring, summer and fall hike of the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). To do this I am adding gmail as my primary email service. I transferred my entire contact list from roadrunner to gmail. For those of you with no interest in this email please disregard it.

I will still have my Road Runner internet address, but I will not be at home to read it. While on the trail I will use the following address ldwobker at gmail dot com

At the urging of my younger, hip friends I have created a blog. Larry Wobker's AT Hike-2009 URL http://ldw-athike-2009.blogspot.com/
I will update it on some regular basis and friends Alli and Daniel Walton will update it off snail mail I send them and phone calls I make.

My cellphone # is 336-816-3973. To save battery power it will be off most of the time. However, you can leave a voice mail.

To follow my progress,the National Parks Service has a good map of the Appalachian Trial. In my correspondence and my logs I will try to use places that are on this AT map.

I will now post a possible itinerary that shows me getting to Mt Katahdin, ME around Aug. 20th. I may not make it by then, but I think I can get there by Sept. 10th. After reaching Katahdin I will then plan on hiking the VA to NE GA section in the fall. Weather wise I can hike this section in Oct.and/or Nov., but it would be to snowy to hike the ME section.

DATE LOCATION AT Mile Marker as listed in "The Thru-HIker's Handbook"
  • Apr. 01 Damascus, VA 463
  • Apr. 08 Parnership Shelter, Hwy VA 16 6 mi. E of Marion, VA 527
  • Apr. 15 AT crosses US 21/52, 2.5 mi. W of Bland, VA 583
  • Apr. 22 27 mi. N of Pearisburg, VA 653
  • Apr. 29 10 mi. N of Roanoke, VA 730
  • May 06 Montebello, VA 814
  • May 13 AT crosses US 33 6.4 mi. E of Elkton, VA 897
  • May 20 15 mi. SW of Harpers Ferry, WV 990
  • May 27 10 mi. N of Fayetteville, PA 1080
  • Jun. 03 AT crosses I-81 W of Lebanon, PA 1170
  • Jun. 10 10 mi. S of Wind Gap, PA 1260
  • Jun. 17 2.5 mi. N of Vernon, NJ 1350
  • Jun. 24 Pawling, NY 1440
  • Jul. 01 Tyringham, MA 1530
  • Jul. 08 Green Mountain NF near Glastenburg Mt. VT 1620
  • Jul. 15 5 mi. W of Woodstock, VT 1710
  • Jul. 22 AT crosses I-93 in White Mt. NF, NH 1800
  • Jul. 29 10 mi. N of Gorham, NH 1890
  • Aug. 05 10 mi. S of Stratton, ME 1980
  • Aug. 12 10 mi. N of Monson ME 2070
  • Aug. 19 Katahdin Stream Campground, ME 2173
  • Aug. 20 Hike to summit of Katahdin Mt., ME 2178
If any of you might be near some of these places when I am, I would love to see you.

Wish me luck! Cookymann (trail name)

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