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    gEarth shows him half way between the Tray Mount Shelter and the Deep Gap Shelter. Rough calc shows it to be about 10 miles today. He's about 14 miles from the NC state line, so may actually finish his first state tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackmom View Post
    Thanks, Brad!

    I sent a message off to my Dad (trail name Zhivago) this morning to ask him if he is with PG. I'll let you know if I get a confirmation. He is sporadic about checking in, he is not using a GPS tracker. Just a solar charger and his Blackberry when he feels like turning it on to connect to the world, lol.
    Heading NOBO is an extended "flip flop" for him since he started in ME last summer and had to come off the trail at the midway point for health reasons. I visited with him three weeks ago and we prepped all of his drop ship resupplies for general delivery to P.O.'s along the trail. His pack was ready to go and he was very excited to get out on the trail again! His goal is Harper's Ferry in May.
    I got confirmation PG and Zhivago had breakfast together this morning.
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    Update from Zhivago tonight: "At Deep Gap now. Knees are all better, just the tendons waking up for another adventure, hahaha. Did 13mi today. P80M64. Possible storm Wednesday, otherwise ten good days ahead. NC tomorrow."

    P80M64 = Page 80, Mile 64 in the Appalachian Trail Data Book (2010 ed.), Deep Gap Shelter, 3,850' el. 12.4 miles to the NC state line.

    Very happy to hear he and PG connected!

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    I talked to PG last night via texting and he said the Ga. mountains were nothing compared to the Whites. He said he was hiking with a couple of 60 yr olds and having a blast. He said he is 5 miles from the next town and he will be taking a zero day for weds because of a storm they are expecting. He says he feels great and his legs seem to be getting stronger by the day.

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    One of the 60 year olds is 65 and he is Mackmom's father. He did half the AT last year and is finishing it off now. I hope PG can keep up with the olde men.
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    They're making their way to the NC border. Hope they cross it today! This is exciting being able to see their progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Miser View Post
    They're making their way to the NC border. Hope they cross it today! This is exciting being able to see their progress.
    As of the last Track report an hour ago, they've got 8.3 miles to the state line (from Route 2).
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    This looks like a good break point or SPOT is not running. Corey said he was planning on taking tomorrow as a Zero Day so this could be a good place for him to dry things and take a break.
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    Are there any better links or maps for tracking somebody on the AT? The SPOT interface kind of sucks. It tells me where he is, but it doesn't tell you anything about where he is. It would be nice to take his position from SPOT and use that someplace else.
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    Bill, I have been using the following materials in Google Earth. http://www.appalachiantrail.org/site...d_GPS_Data.htm
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