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I picked up this song from a hiker named Magic…..ever since, it just stays in my head…I just love this song!

I DON’T MIND                                         Peter Bingen

Vocals & Guitar: Peter Bingen | Solo Guitar: Ron Power

Well I am looking, I am searching, I have found
Near the ground, my soul, myself, beneath this trail.

There’s no other place I’d rather be.

I wouldn’t want to be an old man sittin’ in an office
Building someplace far away, with worry on my face.

Well you can take my car, my stereo, my little money.
Leave me with nothin’ but my trail family.

Take my dress up clothes, my cheap cologne,

My college loans I don’t mind, I don’t mind.

Purpose of life seems to me is
Not to take yourself too seriously.
‘ in the rain and hail.walkinCan’t you see me out here

Well if that taxman comes lookin’ I’m at 10,000 feet
Cookin’ up some oatmeal or some rice and beans.

I worship the Spirit who doesn’t just look down
He looks up and through and all around,
Find Him in the rocks and trees. Cause there’s no reason to pray
When you wake up every day to the sunrise over Cito Peak.

So find some ground lace up your boots start walkin’
And you will find reason, enough reason to believe.

Well you can drop your worries at the parking lot
Or way down in the city where the sun burns hot.
Although civilization is a nice place to visit,
I wouldn’t want to live there.

Oh just one final paragraph of advice don’t burn yourselves out.                     – – –
Be as I am. It’s not enough to fight for the land.
It’s even more important to enjoy it while you can, while it’s still here.

So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around.
Ramble out yonder, explore the woods, encounter the grizz,
Climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers,
Breathe deep that yet sweet lucid air.

Sit quiet for awhile contemplate the precious stillness
That mystery and awesome space enjoy yourself.
Keep your brain in your head and your head attached to your body.
Body active and alive. And I promise you this much.

I promise you this one sweet victory, over our enemies.
Over those desk bound people with their hearts in a box
And their eyes hypnotized by calculators.
I promise you this one sweet victory…

We are here on the top of Springer MT where we begin to trek… Go Go Go 🙂

Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

I woke up @ 6:30 am and greeted the rising sun of Appalachia Mountains. Breathtaking view to take in at that moment. We had breakfast….I was playing with food….nervousness, what else? Today is the day –
starting off with first step at Springer Mountain. Once I start that step, I am going to christen myself a trail name which is “RamSham” which is a nickname from “Rambling Shamrock”.  Roger’s trail name will be “Adventurous Cane” – “AdCane”.  Cool, eh?  The weather is beautiful….expected to be in 85 deg F today. It will be nice for next 2-3 days. Our next stop is Hawk Mountain Shelter which is approx. 8.3 miles away. I am going to turn off this pager and leave it off for next few days except for emergency.

Gee, I am going to follow the white blaze trail today! Catch y’all later! 🙂

PAH….Roger bought the airfares today.   Roger and I are to fly out this Monday morning (5-April) and land in Atlanta. We will stay overnight at Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega, GA.   What’s even cool is that Hiker Hostel offers Thru-Hiker Special.  It includes:

  • Shuttle from North Springs MARTA Station or Gainesville, GA to the hostel
  • Overnight stay in one of our bunk rooms
  • Breakfast
  • 8 oz of white gas or denatured alcohol (additional fuel may be purchased by the ounce)*
  • Shuttle to Amicalola Falls State Park or the Springer Mountain parking lot (0.9 miles north of Springer on USFS 42)

All for merely $70 per hiker! We will take a shuttle ride to the Springer Mountain parking lot this Tuesday 6-April to begin our AT Expedition.  It is gonna becoming a reality!  😎

Hello everyone!  ATDB Dream’s target date to begin our journey on Appalachian Trail is on 21-March-10.  It may be changed between 21-March and mid-April depending on the circumstance.

September 2020


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Appalachian Trail

Map of entire Appalachian Trail - 2,179 miles/3,507 km - through 14 states - Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

Map of entire Appalachian Trail - 2,179 miles/3,507 km

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