4/20/2008

GONE HIKING...for the summer

I'll be wandering various Trails this summer...

...make any summer comments here.

(If I get to a computer, I'll post a few pix and reports from time to time)

10 comments:

Kris said...

God bless and keep you on your hike! I'm sad I can't get out myself, I have some friends hiking along the North Country Trail in Pennsylvania in June.

John D. Howell said...

Keith,

If you're heading to Wyoming then why not take two days and go through Buffalo, WY. When I was a youth pastor in Buffalo - one of my favorite hikes was to go through the Cloud Peak Wilderness and overnight at Misty Moon Lake. From there - it's an short hike up Bomber Mountain where you can still see the remains of a World War II Bomber.

If you need a guide - I'm planning on taking that hike the last week in July and you're welcome to join me!

elizabeth said...

Coach-
Congratulations. I am oficially jealous! Remember... 1 bounce dryer sheet at the bottom of a pack goes a long way toward freshness. Almost zero weight and a lot less B.O. I like to keep a couple in my pack in a Ziploc and rotate them from time to time. Not recommended in heavy bear country, unless you are with companions you are sure you can outrun.
Hope you have a great time!!!

Gary said...

Keith - have you ever hiked any of the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks High Peaks wilderness area in New York state?
If not, you must consider...

Keith Drury said...

I am just about ready to leave for Springer Mountain Georgia after the last minute drying food, packing boxes to ship to country post offices and packing-and-repacking my backpack. Thanks to all of you who were faithful readers this school year. Thanks to those above with ideas for this still other "trails that need hiked." Sometimes in the little "Trail Towns" there are Internet connections--if so I'll look up page and see who passed by. thanks for coming!

Keith Drury said...

May 17... after 21 days of backpacking I'm in "Hot Springs" North Carolina...about 250 miles from Springer Mountain Georgia where we began. Today Burt Webb (who was with us for two weeks) left and Phil Woodbury (with us form the beginning) left for home. Ethan Lennox and I are here for Sunday church and resupply--we head out Monday and our next resupply town is the final one listed--after that we're flying by the seat of our pants until a full month passes by the 27th, 500 miles of trail arrives, or we cross the Virginia line.... then we'll end and hitch home....

--Keith Drury (from Hot Springs)

Rudy said...

coach - i am sooooo jealous. i woudl LOVE to see you when you come out this way to hike in August. please give me a call!!!! i will have rudy jr. to show you ;-)

hope the hike is going well.

- rudy

ps. would you give my parents a hug for in FL???? ;-)

Keith Drury said...

May 23. We're passing through Erwin Tennessee... in the big bald area of NC-TN.... we have all but 120 miles of our 500 mile hike done now...our goal now is to get to the Virginia line by June 1 then hitch home to Indiana in time for General Conference....

We did two 22 mile days this week---which is long mileage on the Appalachian Trail for us.... rollin on North! --Keith Drury

Joy said...

Coach D, is there any chance you'll be adding rss to your tuesday column page anytime soon? I'm guessing you've been asked this a hundred times . . .

Keith Drury said...

JOY--go to very bottom of page and click subscribe to feed....