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This is a non-event meetup and is nothing but a "given".
(Please check all photos in this post.)
THIS ON-LINE MEETUP WILL STAY ACTIVE.👌
I CHANGE THE DATE TO BE AT THE END OF EACH MONTH
FOR THE PURPOSE OF KEEPING ALL RECORDS INTO ONE PLACE.
BASICALLY, THIS MEETUP DOES NOT END.
Georgia Adventurers Group by Bill Witherspoon (Papa Smurf), the founder, is proud to inform you that each of the hiker who has completed hiking the Georgia Section of the Appalachian trail will receive a complimentary patch by The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC).
Whether you hiked with this group or another group or SOLO, you are most welcome to take advantage of it.
You shall list all the hiking dates and mileage of all sections from the Springer Mountain to Bly Gap (unless you hike the whole GA section in one day)..ah. There is a document file in the photo album that you can use as a guide to fill out the dates. In case you cannot remember the exact dates, use estimates. You will be honest and we will honor it. Your record will be sent to GATC for the approval.
***This is a one-time reward and it is up to you.
The organizer will also issue a "Certificate of Achievement" and send it to your home address or a designated address (fill in the blank on the form).
Please answer to questions when you sign up. I will contact you via private messaging to inform you the approximate date/dates that you will receive the certificate and the patch.
Please keep in mind that it is all voluntary. We are making time for each other just to give you an evidence of your pride. Either I write myself a certificate and buy myself the exact same patch (which now is hard to find) or I do nothing but feeling good about my accomplishment, it was a great feeling that someone and some people gave me these two things to make the "accomplishment" tangible.
However, whether you claim the patch and the certificate or not, I congratulate you sincerely. We will continue to hike the Appalachians regardless.
For my part of posting, a given like this, it is my goal to host hikes dedicated to David Day, the leader who inspired me to complete the Georgia Section in late 2015. I will follow his wish (he split it into 9 series). The whole 9 series will take time and it can be months or even years. Regardless of my mission, I am certain that your reason is to continue hiking because you are nature lovers.
"Make Fellowship With Wilderness" . "Hiking For Fitness, Best Therapy"
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