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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...


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...


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

Have fun and stay warm I did.

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

That song brings back memories.


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

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...

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...

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

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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