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(AP News)   Some kids goof off all summer before starting kindergarten. And some kids grab a bag of Skittles and hike the Appalachian Trail. All of it   (apnews.com) divider line
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2021-08-23 7:38:20 AM  
Some kids' parents must not work
 
2021-08-23 7:43:55 AM  
Some get skittles, a tea and get murdered.
 
2021-08-23 7:45:07 AM  

goodbeer: Some kids' parents must not work


If you actually read the article, the parents are taking a break from work as Realtors. And the kid and his parents started the trail in the winter. Instead of being jealous, work a plan to where you can actually do something like this in the future.
 
2021-08-23 7:45:50 AM  
By themselves?  That's impressive.
 
2021-08-23 7:48:03 AM  
So the kids have mistresses in other countries?
 
2021-08-23 7:49:25 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: Some get skittles, a tea and get murdered.


Hiking the AT, and hiking in general, is extraordinarily safe for everyone who goes prepared with food/drink/gear.

You're orders of magnitude more likely to die driving to work this morning. So calm down.
 
2021-08-23 7:49:33 AM  
I f*cking hate out and backs.
 
2021-08-23 7:49:56 AM  
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Be afraid, children, be very afraid.
 
2021-08-23 7:52:21 AM  
It's no big deal.  I hiked the entire width of the Appalachian Trail at Stechoa Gap.  It's not that wide.  Took about five minutes.
 
2021-08-23 7:54:53 AM  
I knew a guy in high school who hiked the whole Appalachian Trail.
He spent the night after in a hotel room before coming home and he fell and broke his leg in the hotel.
That's not ironic but it's sort of funny
 
2021-08-23 8:02:49 AM  

GregInIndy: Peter von Nostrand: Some get skittles, a tea and get murdered.

Hiking the AT, and hiking in general, is extraordinarily safe for everyone who goes prepared with food/drink/gear.

You're orders of magnitude more likely to die driving to work this morning. So calm down.


Zimmer down, my guy.  You might have missed a reference.
 
2021-08-23 8:07:13 AM  
Must be a big bag of skittles or Donner Party 2.0.   And the people eatin' happens in North Caroline where they have mustard BBQ sauce.
 
2021-08-23 8:09:18 AM  

Habitual Cynic: It's no big deal.  I hiked the entire width of the Appalachian Trail at Stechoa Gap.  It's not that wide.  Took about five minutes.


"A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths."

~Steven Wright
 
2021-08-23 8:10:52 AM  
But the youngest of all may be Juniper Netteburg, who finished the trail at age 4, wearing a Wonder Woman costume, with her parents and three siblings on Oct. 13, 2020, said her parents, who are missionary doctors.

Tough break, gramps.
 
2021-08-23 8:11:27 AM  
Wow. I can't even get my 6-year-old to walk around the block without biatching that his legs are tired.
 
2021-08-23 8:18:13 AM  
his legs would work better if you started beating his ass
 
2021-08-23 8:23:26 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Must be a big bag of skittles or Donner Party 2.0.   And the people eatin' happens in North Caroline where they have mustard BBQ sauce.


Mustard BBQ sauce isn't North Carolina.
 
2021-08-23 8:41:35 AM  
Major props to this kid and his family! Good on them, no snark!
 
2021-08-23 8:42:55 AM  

Be polite walk on the right: his legs would work better if you started beating his ass


Yup. A fatal beating or two really straightened my ass out.
 
2021-08-23 8:45:32 AM  
What kind of weirdo names their kid after a network switch?

/Meet my kids Cee and Ceeplusplus
 
2021-08-23 8:50:44 AM  

Catsaregreen: goodbeer: Some kids' parents must not work

If you actually read the article, the parents are taking a break from work as Realtors. And the kid and his parents started the trail in the winter. Instead of being jealous, work a plan to where you can actually do something like this in the future.


I don't think "they haven't worked for eight months" disproves the original post as much as you think it does.
 
2021-08-23 8:58:26 AM  
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2021-08-23 9:02:52 AM  

sprgrss: Harry Freakstorm: Must be a big bag of skittles or Donner Party 2.0.   And the people eatin' happens in North Caroline where they have mustard BBQ sauce.

Mustard BBQ sauce isn't North Carolina.


Yes it is, eastern North Carolina has plenty of it, as does eastern South Carolina. They also both have vinegar and pepper BBQ in the East.
 
2021-08-23 9:23:14 AM  

goodbeer: Some kids' parents must not work


I envision you as 50 pounds over weight and sleeping in mom's basement.
 
2021-08-23 9:27:02 AM  

GregInIndy: Peter von Nostrand: Some get skittles, a tea and get murdered.

Hiking the AT, and hiking in general, is extraordinarily safe for everyone who goes prepared with food/drink/gear.

You're orders of magnitude more likely to die driving to work this morning. So calm down.


It's a Trayvon Martin comment.  The kid just wanted to walk home and get Robo-ed or whatever the hell kids call mixing skittles, arizona tea, and prescription cough syrup.  Like stupid kids do, not get in a fight with some wannabe hardass.
 
2021-08-23 9:40:17 AM  
the parents are taking a break from work as Realtors.

In this insane market?  Where (at least around here) there will be about a dozen offers on a house the day it's listed.  Where you could probably close a couple houses per week minimum?  All that time on the trail probably cost them, in missed commissions, fully funding the kid's college education 'and' nice vacations to the Mouse House for several years.

Good on them & the kid, no snark there, but their timing was really bad professionally.
 
2021-08-23 9:40:54 AM  

GregInIndy: Peter von Nostrand: Some get skittles, a tea and get murdered.

Hiking the AT, and hiking in general, is extraordinarily safe for everyone who goes prepared with food/drink/gear.

You're orders of magnitude more likely to die driving to work this morning. So calm down.


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2021-08-23 9:44:29 AM  

Recoil Therapy: their timing was really bad professionally.


They could be commercial realtors, in which case, not a lot happening on that front these days.
 
2021-08-23 9:47:26 AM  
Wow.
Those white people really...walked. Outside.
 
2021-08-23 9:49:20 AM  

Winterlight: Recoil Therapy: their timing was really bad professionally.

They could be commercial realtors, in which case, not a lot happening on that front these days.


That's true.  And it would be amusing to tell their commercial clients, those who's entire workforce is now working from home & they want out of their now useless building ... "I'm sorry, they're 50 miles from the nearest pay phone.  We can try to reach them in two days..."
 
2021-08-23 9:50:41 AM  
Or these days, 50 miles from a cell signal

/still waiting for the coffee to kick in
 
2021-08-23 10:00:38 AM  
how did the kids get thru the really hard section in Maine...
 
2021-08-23 10:01:06 AM  
I'm putting pants on today.... not now, but probably later
 
2021-08-23 10:16:54 AM  

Subtonic: Be polite walk on the right: his legs would work better if you started beating his ass

Yup. A fatal beating or two really straightened my ass out.


Question...how could you have had a second "fatal" beating?
 
2021-08-23 10:18:47 AM  

GregInIndy: Peter von Nostrand: Some get skittles, a tea and get murdered.

Hiking the AT, and hiking in general, is extraordinarily safe for everyone who goes prepared with food/drink/gear.

You're orders of magnitude more likely to die driving to work this morning. So calm down.


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2021-08-23 10:27:10 AM  

Micosavo: Subtonic: Be polite walk on the right: his legs would work better if you started beating his ass

Yup. A fatal beating or two really straightened my ass out.

Question...how could you have had a second "fatal" beating?


Well, ...  He got better.
 
2021-08-23 10:34:19 AM  
My god, the number of "Are we there yet?"s and "How much longer?"s they must have heard...
 
2021-08-23 10:38:29 AM  
A five-year-old did not hike the trail. He didn't plan it, shop, pack for it, carry his supplies, follow the map, or anything else. His parents hiked and carried all his stuff. And him, half the time.
 
2021-08-23 10:42:30 AM  
Great...just what I needed. The pressure on worrying about not finishing and knowing a 5 yr old did. DNRTFA so was it a "through hike" or did they do it sections at a time? My work computer wouldnt let me access the page.

Ive been training hard for my attempt beginning early early spring 2022. Its been a dream of mine since I was about 10 and walked one section with a great uncle who has walked it end to end nonstop 2 times. The last time he was 70 yrs old.
 
2021-08-23 10:43:40 AM  
As a hiker and a Skittles enthusiast, I can confirm their amazing abilities to provide sugar-sourced energy when you're low on water.
 
2021-08-23 10:47:56 AM  

dothemath: Wow.
Those white people really...walked. Outside.


Exactly! They had a spiritual awakening!

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According to the Appalachian Mountain Club, the AT has seen a 155% increase in the number of people attempting a northbound thru-hike between 2010-2017. The number of thru-hikers to complete the Pacific Crest Trail increased from 156 in 2011, to 719 in 2016, and the number of individuals to complete the Continental Divide Trail went from 7 in 2011 to 51 in 2016.
Thanks in part to the publicity long trails have received through books like Wild and A Walk in the Woods, data show that the number of people attempting thru-hikes will only continue to increase. Social media has only helped to fuel the fire-and I find myself feeling guilty for encouraging people to get outside.


It's how I found my most authentic self!
 
2021-08-23 10:53:18 AM  
That's kind of amazing. How did his parents keep the iPad charged the whole time?
 
2021-08-23 11:15:36 AM  

Micosavo: Subtonic: Be polite walk on the right: his legs would work better if you started beating his ass

Yup. A fatal beating or two really straightened my ass out.

Question...how could you have had a second "fatal" beating?


Well, I got better...
 
2021-08-23 11:16:07 AM  

suid: Micosavo: Subtonic: Be polite walk on the right: his legs would work better if you started beating his ass

Yup. A fatal beating or two really straightened my ass out.

Question...how could you have had a second "fatal" beating?

Well, ...  He got better.


Oh goddamn it!
 
2021-08-23 11:18:28 AM  

Winterlight: Recoil Therapy: their timing was really bad professionally.

They could be commercial realtors, in which case, not a lot happening on that front these days.


That's where all the money is here in Colorado. It's all about commercial real estate, building self storage and apartments.
 
2021-08-23 11:33:03 AM  

asciibaron: how did the kids get thru the really hard section in Maine...


If you're talking about the 100 mile wilderness, that was my first thought when seeing the headline, too.

I've heard it's easier if you're doing a North hike because you've built up your stamina.  Of course, on a South hike, you're doing it when it's cooler, but then you've got to do Georgia in the heat.

/got hired once because the lead sysadmin wanted to try a thru-hike (and I could cover sysadmin duties)
//she had to abandon it because of lyme disease
///had to abandon her second attempt because of lyme disease, too
////third attempt ran into foot problems.
//don't remember which attempt she found a corpse
 
2021-08-23 11:55:12 AM  
How do you know someone has hiked the Appalachian Trail?  Don't worry, they'll tell you
 
2021-08-23 11:57:12 AM  

Watubi: How do you know someone has hiked the Appalachian Trail?  Don't worry, they'll tell you


You're fat and lazy aren't you.
 
2021-08-23 12:06:56 PM  

KB202: A five-year-old did not hike the trail. He didn't plan it, shop, pack for it, carry his supplies, follow the map, or anything else. His parents hiked and carried all his stuff. And him, half the time.


Considering how some five year old kids can't make it halfway through a supermarket without throwing a fit, I think the kid did well.
 
2021-08-23 12:06:59 PM  
''Some other thru hikers gave him toys, including a pet rock''
'Here, kid... enjoy !''
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/ made me do an evil lol
 
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