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    RIP Jack Tarlin - Baltimore Jack

    For those AT folks who missed it

    http://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthre...ses-Away/page3

    Per the thread there are no details. Jack hiked the entire AT numerous times and hiked large parts of it even more often. In more recent years, he would follow the thruhker bubble especially down south helping out at various popular trail stops. When not hiking he lived in Hanover NH.

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    So sad!

    Jack was a peach. I met him on my big hike (in 1995) from Springer to Damascus during my second trimester of pregnancy (hah hah, not a real thru-hike attempt). He was so funny and so full of information. I have a picture of him in my photo album. He's lounging on a tarp with some of the folks in our trail family. What a character. Gosh, I think he was only a few years older than me. Gone too soon. He's a real trail angel now
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    That is a shock.

    The man had a heart of gold to go along with his acid tongue.

    I spent a day of great conversation with him once on my thru-hike in a basement kitchen of a frat house at Dartmouth making lasagnas for a bunch of thruhikers.

    His spirit will remain on the AT for a long time. A truly unique individual. Rest in peace, Jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    For those AT folks who missed it

    http://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthre...ses-Away/page3

    Per the thread there are no details. Jack hiked the entire AT numerous times and hiked large parts of it even more often. In more recent years, he would follow the thruhker bubble especially down south helping out at various popular trail stops. When not hiking he lived in Hanover NH.
    PB - Thanks for posting this BTW. That thread at White Blaze has become one hell of a memorial to BJ. I've been following it, although I rarely check the site anymore. Laurie Potteiger (sp?), a long time ATC employee at Harper's Ferry and well known among the AT community wrote a beautiful post about him. The AT honestly will not be the same without him. He was such a staunch defender of the trail.
    Humankind has not woven the web of life.
    We are but one thread within it.
    Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
    All things are bound together.
    All things connect.
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