Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Headed for the Appalachian Trail



Well this is my last entry from a keyboard to the Shipslog.  The next, when I have a signal and it all works I should be on the trail headed North.

I know I may not make it 30 miles, but I am going to give it one last try.  I have told Sherry I will give up this goal if I fail this time.  There is always a time to know (or learn) your limitations. But you do not know until you try them.

Wishing all of you the best in your goals in life.  I am dropping a lot in Sherry’s lap.  The handling of the final paperwork for the Coach, title, tag and insurance. It should be done in Florida but she isn’t there. We are hoping NC will cooperate.LOL

And then there is the filing of our income tax forms. I have done them myself until I started in business then I had a bookkeeper. But for the past 20+ years I have gone back to doing them myself.  She will get a local tax person to do them this time…

We head out for Amicolola Ralls State Pak in Georgia early in the AM.  I hope to start the trail by 11 AM on the 26th.  Temps are supposed to be 17-20 degrees the night of the 26th, gonna break me in right.

I will do my best to post that evening at the start. I have a grandson, Joshua, who runs 30+ miles in marathons, surely his grand pa can walk a few hindred miles.

This has been a hectic time, but it is what it is….


Nite Shipslog


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It never hurts to try, if you don't try you will never know the outcome. Wishing you well and safe travels on the trail. I will be waiting to hear from you when on the journey.

salemslot9 said...

Good luck Jack! :D

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Best wishes Jack. Praying for you and your family.

God bless.

Mevely317 said...

I'm late to the party but you're on my mind. 'Trying to imagine where you are ... what you're seeing ... how you're feeling. Prayers lifted!

My Tata's Cottage said...

I am so late but praying for you and wishing you a successful journey. I pray we know the outcome. Godspeed

Woody said...

"God's Speed" to you Shipmate ! Set the Jib and Square the Sail, Be Careful and Go Easy ! Keeping you and Sherry in our Prayers ! Love, Gary and Anna Mae

Chatty Crone said...

Good luck Jack! God be with you! Sandie

Lisa said...

Ill say a little prayer for a safe adventure. Can’t wait to hear all about it.
You lost me at 17 degrees.

Stay safe!

yaya said...

Good luck Jack...and good luck to Sherry too. I'm betting the taxes are the least of her worries with you out in the wilderness! Please be safe and good for you for not giving up your goals. I'll keep you in my prayers for a successful goal reach!

Woody said...

From: Chief of Naval Operations
The ship’s Hiking log describes every circumstance and
occurrence of importance or interest which concerns the Readers and
the operation and safety of the Hiker, or which may be of
historical value. Prayers Lifted for you and Sherry !
Love ya's :
Gary and Anna Mae

Susan Kane said...

You are one bold (if not a little on the crazy side) man, Jack. Remind yourself once in a while that you are not 35 anymore. Common sense, Jack. Common sense.

Woody said...

Excited to hear about this "First Leg" of your Trek on the AT ! Stay Alert, Stay Safe ! Prayers for you and Sherry !!! Love Gary and Anna Mae