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"Last night brought back mountaineering memories - a long, cold, windy night. It was so cold last night I ended up crawling into my sleeping bag without eating dinner. Tomorrow we will be in Hiawassee, so plenty of food there!"
-AZ Cruiser's AT Journal just updated yesterday 4/17/14
http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=16111

http://www.ahwatukee.com/community_focus/article_9cbe6d62-c200-11e3-bc54-0019bb2963f4.html
Today an Ahwatukee Foothills man is setting out on a five-month journey to conquer all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and raise $10,000 for charity along the way.
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Food. It can be a strong motivator on the trail. :-)
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Great piece that may be common knowledge to some, it is important to understand that going outside is a great thing. 
Encouraging the uninitiated to get outside can be a trying task.  We know our experiences are specia...
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"Log for Four, Please!"
Ranger Bob, Winkle, Kokopelli, Bama... Huddling together on log to keep warm during a rest break on the #AppalachianTrail

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=15884
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Great photo, but it looks more like "One rock table for sitting on by four, please!"
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#TBT Snow Bridge crossing in Lyell Valley #Backpacking on the #JohnMuirTrail in 1971

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=10178
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Great photo of the falls in Georgia at the start of the #AppalachianTrail, Amicalola Falls is Cherokee for "Falling Waters"

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=446616
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We've visited here in the fall. It's beautiful when surrounded by the autumn colors. 
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Andy Smith aka "Racewalker" who was featured in local news for his fundraising hike began his #backpacking journey this week.  http://www.trailjournals.com/racewalker

http://www.thesylvaherald.com/top_stories/article_d44685a2-b43c-11e3-a06a-001a4bcf6878.html
A Sylva man will hike more than 2,000 miles to raise funds for a local food pantry.
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Way to go Andy! Happy trails.
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Outdoor lover (and founder of the North Face outdoor equipment company) Doug Tompkins and his wife have bought more than 2 million wild acres of Chile and Argentina since the 90’s in an effort to preserve the wilderness. 

In order to celebrate his 71th birthday, The Telegraph wrote a great article about his environmental activism: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ecology/10714356/The-couple-conserving-South-America.html
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