I won't be posting an unofficial call-up list in 2015 because I'll be busy with another project.
I've re-retired and am in the process of prepping for a 2015 Appalachian Trail Northbound Thru-Hike.
Doctor & wife have both given me permission. Leon seems fine with it, as he'll be able to park his not-so-gently used truck (nicknamed White Trash) and drive mine while I'm gone.
Along with trying to complete a few long-overdue projects, I'm using this fall/winter to prep for The Green Tunnel.
AT thru-hike prep means getting in shape, ordering/trying out gear, putting together reasonable schedule, lining up mail drop boxes (Pop Tarts & Peanut Butter?), and soliciting advice from other 50+/vegetarian/early-start thru-hikers. Turns out there are plenty of each category out there and they're very willing to share the ups and downs (puns intended) they've experienced.
|(via Reed's AT Adventure)|
Solid preparation and staying healthy along the trail should give me a reasonable shot at completing the journey. Only one in four who attempt it actually make it...and I really want to be that one...