Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 23:29:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Matt Simerson <email@example.com>
Subject: August hiking trip to the Killarney mountains.
On Friday, August 13th, 1999 I will be leaving to once again lead a brave pack of adventuresome souls into the Killarney mountains. As you may already know, I spent 4 days in the Killarney mountains last year.
This is your formal invitation to join me and a few other hikers as we
hike the Killarney loop that stretches 100km (63 miles) through the
Killarney mountains. Several people have already committed to going (Mike, Daniel, (Surls), and myself. That's three of the four that went last year. I would not be the least surprised if the fourth (my sister Martha) decides that she wants to go with us too.
The trip will last a full 7 days of hiking. You math majors have already
figured out that the pace will be 9 miles a day. While that doesn't sound like an awful lot, it's setting a good pace and holding it. Hiking is a lot harder when you're carrying a weeks worth of supplies through the mountains.
You have to also remember that you need extra time to do things. Cooking takes longer, filtering water, and breaks along the trail take time. Then there's setting up and tearing down camp, swimming in the crystal clear lakes, picking berries, and just plain taking the time to have some fun that all keep the pace down.
If you want more information on the Killarney mountains, you can read the info about it in my home page (from last years trip) and there are quite a few sites online if you look around.
Since it's a long drive up there, the first night might be spent in a
lodge. There's a really nice A-frame that can be rented and we'd drive up Friday, spend the night in the A-frame and then hit the trail first thing Saturday morning.