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    Quote Originally Posted by dug View Post
    It was a joke title. Lighten up Francis.

    You can think the story is interesting, or not. Your choice.

    Having hiked with an infant, I admire them for taking this on as, personally, it's unfathomable to me.
    Its not a unique story. People have hiked with infants since time began. I'm sure a few were eaten along the way, but enough survived to continue the species


    And dont call me Francis

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    Then don't read the #$%& thing if you don't find it interesting.....

    It was unique to me, and evidently a few others. Shall we qualify what clears for interesting with you prior to new threads being created?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dug View Post
    It was a joke title. Lighten up Francis.

    You can think the story is interesting, or not. Your choice.

    Having hiked with an infant, I admire them for taking this on as, personally, it's unfathomable to me.
    . Who's Francis? Has he broken any records on the AT?
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    I can't believe I have to remind folks to dial it back in a thread about hiking with babies, but here we are. If you can't reply in a civil manner, step outside and enjoy the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Metsky View Post
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    I can't believe I have to remind folks to dial it back in a thread about hiking with babies, but here we are. If you can't reply in a civil manner, step outside and enjoy the weather.
    Lmao, I was thinking the same thing, reading the latest responses. Talk about 1st world problems. Personally, I'm not that impressed with the feat, as I consider to be a " Supported Endeavor ''. Now, if they decide at Harpers Ferry, that it's to much and the baby completes the rest on her own, Ill call it interesting and remarkable.

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    I aplogize if I offended anyone.

    Last I knew, they had flipped to Katahdin and headed South and are somewhere south of Mass.

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    That's awesome.

    Last night I was thinking that backpacking with a 15-month old is really something, but actually maybe a really little kid is easier than a slightly older kid - a 3 month old only weighs, what, 15 lbs? A 2 year old weighs probably 30 lbs, and you've still got to carry him pretty much the whole way.

    Eventually the kid starts to hike on his own, and there are no diapers, but you probably need to carry more food, and the clothing and gear are larger. Eventually he can do it all by himself and can even save your butt in a jam.

    There must be a way to express all of this mathematically, to find the 'age of maximum effort required' to backpack with a kid. I'm thinking 2 years old. Maybe 3. But I believe the numbers will show definitively that kids in general are a huge pain* in the a$$! :-)

    *Still wouldn't give mine back though.
    Sure. Why not.

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    Oh they were carrying the kid? Bummer the ATC completion form requires the applicant to certify that the applicant walked the entire distance .

    Much more interesting, youngest person to crawl the AT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Metsky View Post
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    I can't believe I have to remind folks to dial it back in a thread about hiking with babies, but here we are. If you can't reply in a civil manner, step outside and enjoy the weather.
    Bwahahahahhahahaha!!! It's Precious!!

    This is the funniest thing on VFTT in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    Oh they were carrying the kid? Bummer the ATC completion form requires the applicant to certify that the applicant walked the entire distance .

    Much more interesting, youngest person to crawl the AT.
    That's called "Baby-Blazing." It's the latest addition blue blazing, yellow blazing, and aqua blazing. Purist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    ... as I consider to be a " Supported Endeavor ''.
    +1

    It's a charming, heart-warming story but as much an "achievement of completion" as the many backpacks, sporks, and iPhones that also "finished" the AT. Except this cuddly bit 'o baggage needed constant refueling and some maintenance (so ... kind of like a stove).

    /s

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    I think I ran into these folks at Lakes. What an amazing family experience to have!
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    I found the article very interesting and if someone did this in 2000-2001, wouldn't that be over the winter and quite impossible Francis?
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    Winter thrus arent impossible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaTom View Post
    I found the article very interesting and if someone did this in 2000-2001, wouldn't that be over the winter and quite impossible Francis?
    Sobos tend to hike later in the year and when you hike barefoot, you tend to hike slower. They were hiking well into January. What you think is impossible two young women did it barefoot.

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