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.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day Two of Hike

Miles hiked: 9.2
Total AT Miles: 14.9

Additional Miles: .6

Maryland has rocks! See last post.

Spent the day snoozing until Cheap Chardonnay and his friend Foot Machine arrived with Trail Magic and the Double Meat Roast Beef All The Way extra mayo and olive oil hot peppers on the side on whole grain bun Subway showed up. Ate 1/2 of it. Drank 1/2 the Pepsi. And a grocery store bag of Resupply ... I'm good for 5 more days!

Thank you!

We had great Trail Talk and then Cheap Chardonnay hiked on and Foot Machine went home.

Just as I was finishing packing up ... Olympia and Fletcher arrived at Ensign Cowall shelter for the "rainy & cold" night.

I hiked back to MD 17 and down to the Free State Hiker Hostel. Shower, laundry, ate the second half of my Subway. Met Nancy who is finishing her last AT section!

Congratulations Nancy!

Met owner of hostel and all the kids (husband didn't make it upstairs). 4 boys, 1 girl in the middle, home schooled. 10 yrs to 2 months! Beautiful family.

If you're reading this and have read about the potato bugs (or for the Quayles "potatoe" -- that surely ages me & some of you are asking Quayle? Misspelled Quail??? and who are these people?)
Yes, but 99% are dead & they won't kill you! The Free State Hiker Hostel gets 5-Stars! Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

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