@abmatic I dunno, need to study this a lot harder. It’s a huge-ass forest, got a lotta roads in diff sections

@abmatic Depends, I guess could be as little as 3 days if you avail yrself of nearby town services. But that’d be a whole day off hike. Blah

@rosebrier Mama & Jeff both said they could make a trip, could be one food dropoff & then pickup @ end. And I’d stuff the hell outta my pack

@smartyboots OH! good one

@dansinker He already got a new one, a dumbphone but I’ll tell him heh

My brother washed his phone

BTW the healthcare.gov website STILL doesn’t work for me. I had to buy a plan directly from BCBS. But I wasn’t declined for a change

OH YAY!! My health insurance is squared away for February. I got the Bling!! plan, dental & everything, still cheaper than current plan!

@smartyboots Well it’s like 10yo and the LSHT club website hasn’t been updated in for-fricken-ever too. Texas is still using phones for comm

I need angel in the N Houston area (@hollersister know anybody?) who might be able to receive a package of food & drive it to my smelly self

…so you’re forced to either hike into town at SOME point, or maybe get a friend to meet you at some intersection w/ some road somewhere BLAH

The other diff btwn book & reality: she said there’s no way to mail-ahead any food for resupply. There aren’t any ranger stations out there.

…and the “designated” campsites are nowhere near the trail. But yet the GODDAMN book about it says Jan is the very best month to hike! BLAH!

Talked to the ranger at Sam Houston Nat’l Forest. Thru-hikes can’t be done ’til Feb, blah. B/c they don’t allow dispersed camping til then.

Well I am turning 50 this summer… blog.appalachiantrials.com/mid-life-coura…

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