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Frolicking Dino
2008-03-10, 17:01
Poll coming

warraghiyagey
2008-03-10, 17:03
Before poll appears I'm gonna guess that strapping young Warraghiyagey guy is the correct answer.
:angel:

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-10, 17:06
Maybe next year..... :D

dixicritter
2008-03-10, 17:08
Cool poll Dino.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-10, 17:28
Maybe next year..... :D

:aetsch: :bootyshak

dropkick
2008-03-11, 00:25
No fair.

This thread should be labeled Living AT Trail Legends Poll as all the choices are AT hikers, and I'm pretty sure none of them are dead.

I'm going to sit in the corner and sulk until you recognize the NCT, PCT, ADT, LT, or the CDT (just to abbreviate a few).

Lone Wolf
2008-03-11, 07:29
there are no trail legends. just trail personalities. walking a trail is not legendary. it means one has the time and money to do it

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-11, 07:36
No fair.

This thread should be labeled Living AT Trail Legends Poll as all the choices are AT hikers, and I'm pretty sure none of them are dead.

I'm going to sit in the corner and sulk until you recognize the NCT, PCT, ADT, LT, or the CDT (just to abbreviate a few).Dearest Dropkick,

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/lowcarbscoop/Frequently%20used/NoSniveling-small.jpg Start your own poll thread on all the other trails.
If you want to snivel, go to that other site with the other snivelers.

Love,
Moma Dino

PS - Wonderful to see you again. I missed you.

PSS - Of course, I'm kidding about you going away from here.

dixicritter
2008-03-11, 08:05
I'll have to laugh if SGT Rock doesn't get 100% on at least the heard of catagory....LOL.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-11, 12:43
I'll have to laugh if SGT Rock doesn't get 100% on at least the heard of catagory....LOL.

SGT. who???

:ahhhhh:

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-11, 12:49
Glad to see someone has actually met WingFoot - I was beinging to wonder if he was real :dancing2:

warraghiyagey
2008-03-11, 12:56
Glad to see someone has actually met WingFoot - I was beinging to wonder if he was real :dancing2:

Yeah ummm. . . Wingfoot. . . yeah, I'm just gonna leave that one alone.
Let's just say I feel better for never having met him.

dropkick
2008-03-12, 02:23
there are no trail legends. just trail personalities. walking a trail is not legendary. it means one has the time and money to do it

Colin Fletcher

Grandma Gatewood

John Muir

Bob Marshall

:aetsch:

warraghiyagey
2008-03-12, 12:57
Colin Fletcher

Grandma Gatewood

John Muir

Bob Marshall

:aetsch:

Yup. People that hiked the trail.
:bootyshak

Lone Wolf
2008-03-12, 14:01
did any of them hike the AT?

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-12, 14:10
Granny Gatewood did - not sure about the others.

Lone Wolf
2008-03-12, 15:24
earl said she was a yellow blazer

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-12, 15:54
earl said she was a yellow blazerI've heard that as well, but since Earl didn't hike with her and no one else has mentioned her being a yellow-blazer, I've always considered the statement to be suspect. I've also heard that Earl was convinced early on that a woman would never be able to complete a thru-hike alone and that many felt his statements about Granny Gatewood were motived by that rather than reality.

Lone Wolf
2008-03-12, 15:56
well either way, there are no trail legends

dropkick
2008-03-13, 03:37
earl said she was a yellow blazer

As Grandma Gatewood became fairly famous after her first thru hike, and as she was fairly well watched on hikes after that, I rather doubt she was a yellow blazer.

side note: she was offered endorsement deals and turned them all down.

She also hiked several long hikes that weren't on the AT.
She liked to hike.
She was once clocked on one of her hikes she averaging 22 miles a day.

After doing a search I found no mention of Earl Shaffer calling her that.
Where did you hear it?

dropkick
2008-03-13, 03:42
well either way, there are no trail legends

Colin Fletcher: (1922– 2007)
Author of The Complete Walker and considered by many to be the founding father of modern backpacking

Grandma Emma Gatewood (1888–1973)
The first woman to hike the 2,168-mile Appalachian Trail solo.
She made her first thru hike in 1955 at the age of 67, equipped with Keds sneakers, an army blanket, a raincoat, and a plastic shower curtain which she carried in a homemade bag slung over her shoulder. She hiked it again in 1960 and in 1963 she sectioned hike the AT a third time. Making her the first person to hike the trail three times.

John Muir (1838– 1914)
One of the first modern preservationists. Founded the Sierra Club. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas.

Bob Marshall Bob Marshall (1901-1939)
An early forester, conservationist and co-founder of The Wilderness Society.
Which is responsible for passing the Wilderness Act, which protected approx. nine million acres (36,000 km˛) of federal land.
The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (known as the Bob in Montana) consists of three wilderness areas, over 1.5 million acres (6,100 km˛) is named after him.

How about Earl Shaffer (who you were talking about - I think)?
He was the first AT thru hiker, and his hike helped establish the trail.

If these people aren't trail legends what does it take?

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 06:55
Is anyone else finding it amusing that the only two of the five listed who consider themselves legends are the less recognized?

Lone Wolf
2008-03-13, 09:58
i know the 5 listed and none of them think they are legends

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 11:46
Hmmm . . . considering changing my trail name (this year only) to Trail Legend.

:ahhhhh:

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 12:06
i know the 5 listed and none of them think they are legendsReally - these items sort of gave me the impression.....

Dan Bruce, known in hiking circles as "Wingfoot' is widely rocognized as the expert on AT thru-hiking.
This 'book' written by Warren Doyle (30,000-miler)

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 12:19
OHHH Touche Dino!

:fight:

Lone Wolf
2008-03-13, 12:27
Really - these items sort of gave me the impression.....

i ain't got wingy's book or do i go to warren's website but b. jack lists all his doings in his profile on WB

Lone Wolf
2008-03-13, 12:28
OHHH Touche Dino!

:fight:

what's that mean

Wonder
2008-03-13, 15:45
SOme people are just legends in their own mind.....

enviro
2008-03-13, 15:54
I don't understand why people don't realize exactly how important I think I am.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 19:58
what's that mean


i know the 5 listed and none of them think they are legends


Really - these items sort of gave me the impression.....

What I've seen of those books - it seems that there might be more truth to them believing they are trail legends.
That's what that means.

Lone Wolf
2008-03-13, 21:53
but there are none

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 21:55
but there are none::: Dino seen wading out of D'Nile :::

dixicritter
2008-03-13, 21:55
Don't y'all start arguing over here dadgummitall.:secruity:

Lone Wolf
2008-03-13, 21:59
Don't y'all start arguing over here dadgummitall.:secruity:

i ain't arguing. i'm stating FACTS. there is no such thing as a "legend" dead or alive associated with a walking trail. period. i'm right. sniffers and wannabes may think so.

dixicritter
2008-03-13, 22:01
OK. You've stated it. We've got it. This isn't WB.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 22:03
OK. You've stated it. We've got it. This isn't WB.

Here here.:camouflag

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 22:05
::: Dino seen makng popcorn :::

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 22:05
::: Dino seen makng popcorn :::

You started it. You must be ATCs Woodsy.


:biggrin: :beer: :bike:

JAK
2008-03-13, 23:05
So far;
Wingfoot has the highest known-to-met ratio.
Baltimore Jack has the highest met-to-known ratio.

JAK
2008-03-13, 23:07
The poll wasn't specific regarding knowing 'in the biblical sense'.

JAK
2008-03-13, 23:11
I stand corrected. The grammar used in the poll precludes the use of 'know' in the biblical sense, unless perhaps it is used metaphorically, as in;

I 'give a ****' who ...... is.

That doesn't really work either. Again, I stand corrected.

dixicritter
2008-03-13, 23:14
Don't over think it JAK. :wink:

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 23:32
Don't over think it JAK. :wink:

Too late.

:albertein

:biggrin:

JAK
2008-03-13, 23:35
YEAH, I AGREE! LOL!! :o

dropkick
2008-03-14, 01:46
I was starting to think about .... something .... but then there was a popping noise in my head and a burning smell.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-14, 02:04
I was starting to think about .... something .... but then there was a popping noise in my head and a burning smell.

I think that's called a aneurism. I've had a few myself. Especially after editing the Three Word Story Thread.:biggrin: