Hiking Log - Coincidence

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

This is part 29 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here.  You can read all the previous hiking posts by clicking here.

 

Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer's insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!

 

Following is my selection of this week's thoughts of a hiker.

 


 

12-31-17  Enjoying a 15º morning/afternoon to say goodbye to 2017!!

 

1-1-18     Cold at midnight!!

 


 

Most hikers use a trail name when they write in the trail log. Trail names run the gamut from things like FlipFlop or YoYo to RoadRunner, Sees Bears, etc. The names are sometimes just as interesting as the actual comments. But I don't always read the names. I also don't share those names because the people who wrote in the log might not want me to. I bring this up because while the first comment above included a trail name, the second included real names. And if you read on, you'll see why I find that interesting.

 

Hiking Log - CoincidenceThe entries above are written by two groups of people who obviously love hiking. I say that because the first hikers went on a hike in 15 degree weather on the last day of the year. Most people would have no interest in doing so, but in this case, they thought ending the year in the great outdoors was important. The second group of hikers was even more dedicated to hiking, going out at nighttime on New Year's Eve. They hiked with some sort of light, making their way to the same trail log and writing a few words. They ended one year and started the next, not at some hugely noisy and crowded party, but alone in a silent and cold forest.

 

Months later, two couples who hadn't seen each other in a while were having dinner together, talking about things they had done in the last six or so months. Somehow the conversation turned to New Year's Eve and how they spent that time. And as they talked, they realized they had both spent the last day of the year and the first day of the year hiking. They both wrote in a log. Could they have been on the same trail, and perhaps written in the same log? They weren't sure.

 

So I jumped up from my dinner table and ran into my office to get the 2018 Trail Log. I quickly flipped to the first page, and read the first entry above. I had written those words myself and I remembered how cold it was. In fact, I remember thinking something like, "wow, why did I agree to do this hike? It's !*&* freezing!" And then I read the second comment above about being cold at midnight. And right after the words I've shared here were the actual names of our friends. The friends who were at our house for dinner that night. The friends who have agreed to be the keeper of the log after we have moved from New York.

 

Talk about a coincidence. Hours after we had hiked the trail and written in the book, they had done the same. The four of us were the only hikers who visited that log during the first three weeks of the year. And a month or two from now, the four of us will take a hike together. My husband and I will remove our 2019 trail log, which will be only half full. And our friends will put their 2019 trail log into the box. I don't know what they will do with the words they read, but it is good to know our buddies, fellow lovers of the great outdoors, will take over.

 

As for me, I plan to continue to share hikers thoughts until I can't find any more of interest, so I think this series will continue for quite some time. But it's great to know that future hikers can continue to share their thoughts with others after we are off to our next adventure. And talk about a coincidence....

 

Until next time, happy trails!

 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

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Kat Palmiotti
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It sure is a small world, Bob "RealMan" Timm !

Brenda J. Andrew - It was such a fun "wow" moment. 

It was cold Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - Bitter actually. But it was still fun! (Believe it or not!)

Apr 16, 2019 08:07 AM #8
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Lottie Kendall
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Fascinating, Kat. I'm glad you have friends to take over your log when you move. 

Apr 16, 2019 08:31 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Kat- - - coincidence occurs seemingly so random which enhances its appeal even more. 

Apr 16, 2019 10:04 AM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Kat Palmiotti - you are so lucky to have friends that will be the caretakers of the new trail log.  You will find (if you haven't already) find a trail that will become your new adventure and with it, a log.  

In Sedona, we have a very difficult (expert) hiking and climbing trail. There have been those who have lost their lives on this climb.  It is at Bell Rock.  My son is a guide who has taken many dozens to the top. It is a life-altering journey for many. One of the most rewarding experiences of his life. 

The reason I bring this up is ... there is a log book at the top of this rock. I would love to read the life-changing entries in this log. 

Top of Bell Rock Club

Apr 16, 2019 11:02 AM #11
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Brian England
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I don't think I could ever enjoy 15 degree weather, I would certainly use a different word to describe 15 degree weather, haha.

Apr 16, 2019 11:16 AM #12
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Kat Palmiotti
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Me too Lottie Kendall !

Yes, it was a fun moment, Michael Jacobs !

Apr 16, 2019 11:35 AM #13
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Wow, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® that must be quite the experience! I'm not a climber, just a hiker, so I don't think I'd attempt that peak. I bet the trail log entries are amazing.

Brian England - It was cold, but you do warm if you walk fast enough!

Apr 16, 2019 11:36 AM #14
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Kat,

It is so nice to pass on the trail book, and new trails and logs will no doubt emerge, and I am looking forward to hearing more from you.  A

Apr 16, 2019 01:25 PM #15
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Kat- that is really eerie and somehow comforting!  I love reading the hiking log so I'm happy that it will continue. 

Apr 16, 2019 05:49 PM #16
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 As with any accomplishment it must be fun to look back and see what you went through to reach your goal, Kat Palmiotti 

Apr 17, 2019 03:45 AM #17
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel - The log books I currently have still contain lots of stories!

Kathy Streib - I appreciate your wonderful comment!

It is, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ! Have a wonderful day!

Apr 17, 2019 03:47 AM #18
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Norma J. Elkins
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At 15 degrees I am at home sitting next to my nice warm fireplace.  They definitely in fact must love hiking to be out in that kind of crazy cold weather.  Great blog...thanks for sharing!

Apr 17, 2019 05:19 AM #19
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Will Hamm
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Wow cold for sure and I would perfect to hike the trail doing the spring or summer or even fall.

 

Apr 17, 2019 07:55 AM #20
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you Norma J. Elkins - Yes, they definitely love hiking!

Will Hamm - All year round it's doable (as long as there isn't a lot of snow or ice).

Apr 18, 2019 03:07 AM #21
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kat, that is simply incredible, and with the source so handy(your trail log) you knew for sure!!!!   "Get it in writing" sure saved you lots of head scratching nights wondering if they were the couple hours behind you on New Year's morning!!!  Are you staying in the region with your move?  Your clients will miss you!!!

Apr 19, 2019 06:29 PM #22
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Kat Palmiotti
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Bruce Walter - It was a fun moment when we figured out we had all been on the same trail the same day. And no, we are not staying in the region. We're moving from NY to Montana!!! Quite a few of my past clients are now friends, and they are all invited to our new place!

Apr 20, 2019 03:06 AM #23
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Bruce Walter
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Kat, I know you will enjoy Big Sky Country as my nephew is with Wells Fargo in the Helena area.  He loves to fish and enjoys the great outdoors.  I think my brother and his wife will join them out there in about five years when he retires.

Apr 20, 2019 08:52 AM #24
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Kat Palmiotti
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Yes, Bruce Walter -  we will definitely enjoy Big Sky Country. We can't wait! We do a lot of outdoor stuff, and it's just so beautiful there....

Apr 20, 2019 04:24 PM #25
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Kat Palmiotti - I understand how you feel. It's like passing on the baton. You did your best, now it's up to them to do the rest. You did a great job and your dedication and caring will take you far in life. I wish you all good things. Thanks for being a very special person. Friends, always. 

Apr 21, 2019 08:03 PM #26
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Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I'm not done with the log yet, but I am very happy that we can pass the baton! I'm looking forward to meeting you some day!!

Apr 22, 2019 02:50 AM #27
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