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 Post subject: Re: The score so far (Health & Fitness)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:27 pm 
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A few comments on the movie, A Walk In The Woods. I don't know how many times I've watched it. The views/vistas are incredible, great storyline and music. A favorite is Nolte's portrayal of Katz. Slight dings: They never use their hiking poles and their beards don't grow.

I ended up ordering the book and it arrived today. Pretty sure the only way I'll ever visit the AT is in my head through this story and the story you are writing here for us.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:30 pm 
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Well, you'll be pleased to know the last bit of New Jersey trail sent us out with a big f-you! And then New York was like, "Welcome ta Noo Yohrk!" while punching us in the teeth. This section has been absolutely demoralizing. I bit it twice today, and my wife took a nasty tumble kneecap-on-slate that was so bad we had to pull off today.

The trail taketh, but it also giveth. She hobbled .8 miles down a mountainside and another .25 into the Village of Greenwood Lake. The lady at coffee shop we just happened to visit hiked the entire trail in '94 and LOVES hikers. She wouldn't accept our money, even after I tried stuffing a twenty into her tip jar (she gave us coffee, juice, two cookies, and arranged a ride to a hotel so we could recover). The hotel she got us into? LAKESIDE ROOMS. Literally. It's so beautiful. Yesterday and today we were staring down at this beautiful and perfect lake, and now we sitting a few feet from the water.

I don't know. I've spent so much time feeling spiteful toward others, and here I am in supposedly the most asshole'ish part of the country and we've been treated so kindly I'm forced to start believing in the goodness of people again...

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Just so we're clear. I'm not enjoying this. At all. Lol.

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eta: My daughter just posted her own hiking pics to her Instagram account! It's working! She's been reading my wife's updates, and I think she got motivated. This is the same girl who just a mont and a half ago told me she'd NEVER hike on purpose.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:43 pm 
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That is one gruesome trail. Hope Mrs. Cam’s knee is okay.

Wasn’t that supposed to be crossing the road?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:45 pm 
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I think there's a revelation in this post. I'll note that.

Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
Well, you'll be pleased to know the last bit of New Jersey trail sent us out with a big f-you! And then New York was like, "Welcome ta Noo Yohrk!" while punching us in the teeth. This section has been absolutely demoralizing. I bit it twice today, and my wife took a nasty tumble kneecap-on-slate that was so bad we had to pull off today.


Sorry you guys got beat up. Don't like the sound of Mrs. Cam's injury. At all.

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The trail taketh, but it also giveth. She hobbled .8 miles down a mountainside and another .25 into the Village of Greenwood Lake. The lady at coffee shop we just happened to visit hiked the entire trail in '94 and LOVES hikers. She wouldn't accept our money, even after I tried stuffing a twenty into her tip jar (she gave us coffee, juice, two cookies, and arranged a ride to a hotel so we could recover). The hotel she got us into? LAKESIDE ROOMS. Literally. It's so beautiful. Yesterday and today we were staring down at this beautiful and perfect lake, and now we sitting a few feet from the water.


Lawd, sounds like you met your reward.

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I don't know. I've spent so much time feeling spiteful toward others, and here I am in supposedly the most asshole'ish part of the country and we've been treated so kindly I'm forced to start believing in the goodness of people again...


There's your revelation. You busted through a stereotype! Now you know something about what I mean when I use the phrase "East Coast Heart". I'm happy to read this epiphany.

Gorgeous pics!


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Just so we're clear. I'm not enjoying this. At all. Lol.

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eta: My daughter just posted her own hiking pics to her Instagram account! It's working! She's been reading my wife's updates, and I think she got motivated. This is the same girl who just a mont and a half ago told me she'd NEVER hike on purpose.

HA!


That's amazing! I think both of you guys are modeling traits/characteristic/practices (channeling MG) that your kids will be strongly influenced by. Well, obviously your daughter already is. I think that you're influencing us here on MormonDiscussions.com who are reading your posts.

I imagined that the journey would be sweaty and grueling. I don't think I appreciated just how tough it was until I read your posts. I don't think anyone can fully appreciate the challenge unless they're out there doing it.

Looked up Greenwood Lake. Yeah, that's pretty. I wish you could see those places in fall. There's nothing like the fall color back East!

Be safe!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:05 pm 
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I wanted to mention a little something. When I was a kid (6-8 years?) we camped all up through there and into Canada twice. Maine, NH. White Mountains, Old Man of the Mountain, Niagra Falls. I remember some of it and parts of Canada, and going through the border. I still have a bit of the Native American stuff that I bought going through there and my little pocket knife. We tent camped and often in primitive sites. Built our own outdoor kitchen and that sort of thing.

I've hiked a lot in my life but NOTHING like you are doing! I'll be happy to see pics you share of the area when you get there!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:05 pm 
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We is taking the day off. My wife's knee is giving her difficulty. She doesn't have range of motion back and it's a problem getting around out here.

I don't really have anything to update. It's hot. We're tenting. New York pizza is delicious. Bear Mountain state park was packed with every kind of human imaginable, all of them playing ____ ty music. We took a sidebar trip to West Point which was neat. We're losing weight*.

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* Protip: If you want to lose weight just eat less. Hiking is a ridiculous way to go about it. When we get off the trail I'mma do that so I don't have to do this anymore.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:49 pm 
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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
We is taking the day off. My wife's knee is giving her difficulty. She doesn't have range of motion back and it's a problem getting around out here.


Oh my. I hope she heals soon. :eek:

I don't really have anything to update. It's hot. We're tenting. New York pizza is delicious. Bear Mountain state park was packed with every kind of human imaginable, all of them playing ____ ty music. We took a sidebar trip to West Point which was neat. We're losing weight*.

- Doc[/quote]

Yeah, you bet it's delish! Jersey pizza is the same. Although there are places that advertise "East Coast Pizza" out here, none of it comes even close. On the boardwalk you can pay something like 10 bucks for a large pizza about the size of your table. Not joking. And they're displayed (for slices) and brought to the table on stands. It's so darn cool. So pretty I have pics of them. Homesick again.

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* Protip: If you want to lose weight just eat less. Hiking is a ridiculous way to go about it. When we get off the trail I'mma do that so I don't have to do this anymore.


But...you are still seeing different parts of the country and meeting a goal. Even if you didn't make it to Katahdin, you still spent your summer hiking the AT. That's praise and pride worthy in my book.

Of course my book would be sitting in a cool home with all my stuff while you guys are in humidity and in pain, so...easy for me to say. You guys take care of yourselves. Do what you can when you can and try to enjoy the in between resting and sight seeing out there.

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