Happiness and contentment in life come from the merging of Opportunity and Talent. My Dad had Talent but no Opportunity so could not find a way to learn to play the Violin. I had Opportunity but no Talent -- I lack the physical ability to complete a Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail. I failed to learn this lesson even after numerous section hikes, but in the Spring of 2013, after 41.6 miles hiking in MD and PA, I learned the lesson that Dad had in mind when he told me to "hike the Trail." This Blog is now about the Merging of Opportunity and Talent more than it is about hiking the Appalachian Trail, but I still plan to include snippets of the Trail in the Blog. It's about Chasing the Trail of Life. I hope you enjoy my posts.

COMPUTER TRESPASS---RCW 9A.52.110---Computer trespass in the first degree.

(1) A person is guilty of computer trespass in the first degree if the person, without authorization, intentionally gains access to a computer system or electronic database of another; and (a) The access is made with the intent to commit another crime; or (b) The violation involves a computer or database maintained by a government agency.

(2) Computer trespass in the first degree is a class C felony.

This Blog is Dedicated to my Dad. Although he never accomplished his dream of learning to play the Violin, he did construct and play a Dulcimer at an Elderhostel.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day One of Northbound Hike from MD

Miles today: 5.7 (not counting back-track)
Total AT Miles: 5.7

Brother and Sister-in-law dropped me off at US 40 Alternate & I hiked 0.3 miles back to Dahlgren Campground and signed register which was full. Just put Trail Name, date and time (1:15 PM) and wrote NoBo.

Hiked to Pine Knob Shelter. Stopped to talk to 2 Section Hikers, the Maryland Challenge group, 3 Dads and 4 Boys at the Washington Monument, and a family of 5. Took 5 hours.

Getting water & eating & going to sleep. Other than a sore knee and tired feet, I feel great!

Only one other hiker here, in a hammock and already sacked out.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck and have fun! Maryland is my home state and a rather nice hike too.