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Friday, January 26, 2007

What's all the ruckus about?

Here's where I'll be this weekend.


The Ironmaster Hostel; at about the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, site of the annual PA Ruck.

What's a "Ruck"?

Well, the actual definition follows:

Ruck: (ruk) n. The undistinguished crowd or ordinary run of persons or things.

In the context of this weekend's event, it's a place for a diverse group of people from all walks of life, with one thing in common - love of the trail - to get together.

Here's a picture from last year:


And HERE are some more...

15 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

Happy Trails,Camo!

January 26, 2007 9:32 AM  
Blogger JR said...

The followers are called rucks so be the leader... Bet you need a good ruck sack to be a good rucker... hehehe...

January 26, 2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Ah, the mother of all rucker a real...never mind!
Have fun and be safe, stay warm!

January 26, 2007 9:54 AM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

Hope you have a good time.

January 26, 2007 11:14 AM  
Blogger mig said...

With a rucksack on my back. Valerie Valeria Valerie Valeria ahhhhh.... A rucksack on my back!

January 26, 2007 1:16 PM  
Blogger Beerme said...

Rots o' Ruck! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)

January 26, 2007 7:10 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Hey Camo,

I saw the picture of you and Shelly from last year. I can't tell if you are stoned, zoned out, completely bored, or what. But it definitely looks like you are there in body but not in spirit!

(:D) Regards...

January 26, 2007 8:40 PM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Nah, Hawkeye. That's called 'campfire trance'.

Stay warm and have a great time, Jack!

January 27, 2007 6:23 AM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

Hawkeye and marge, the caption under that photo SHOULD read..."So many women, so little time."

>:-}

January 27, 2007 7:14 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Maggie:
Thanks!

JR:
Actually, ruck sacks are passé; internal frames are the way to go.

boberin:
Have fun and stay warm I did.

'da Bunny:
A good time was had by all.

mig:
That song brings back memories.

Beerme:
Ummm...OUCH!!!

Hawkeye®:
Campfires are something that I can stare at in rapt fascination for hours.
(Maybe it's my inner caveman)

MargeinMI:
Campfire trance is a good name for it...

January 28, 2007 3:27 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Looks like fun :)

January 29, 2007 7:01 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Cassandra:
It is/was...

January 30, 2007 12:37 AM  
Blogger benning said...

"Tramp, tramp, tramp, the Boys are maaaarching!"

Looks chilly!

January 31, 2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger Kajun said...

A Ruck is a Ford pickup that is made in China---soon to be available at Wal-Mart.

January 31, 2007 4:52 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
Most years it's pretty chilly; most years I don't go on the hike, I just stay warm in the hostel.

Kajun:
Ruck might be how they would say an English word for fate or fortune in China, as in "rots of ruck!".
(Apologies to Dreaming Lady)

January 31, 2007 6:41 PM  

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