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Having hiked the AT with my wife back in ’95, I’m still always interested in what is going on out there and during some browsing today on the Net at Fred and Kathy’s AT page, I stumbled across a link to TrailPhone.net.  This is a fabulous resource, especially for those who might be following a hiker along the trail as they hike those 2100 miles to Maine.  The hiker can call in via cell phone or regular phone to a toll free line and leave a recording of how their day or week went and by visiting the Trailphone web site, anyone following their hike can listen to them talk about their hike.  It’s a lot easier for the hiker to make one phone call to inform friends, vs twenty.

Kudos to Adam Varga for setting this up.  If you’re a hiker, I’m sure he’d like to have you visit his site and I suspect a small donation, if you use the service, would help him keep it going.

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