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#1 slovakiasteph

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

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I guess this belongs in Town... the subtitle is "The world we live in," so I think it fits!

However, one of my other hobbies is hiking, and I'm obsessed with the Appalachian Trail.  Since I like to combine hobbies as much as possible (and that's very possible with LEGO), I wanted to try building something to correspond with that.  This is my first nature MOC... first time trying to build rocks.  It's quite out of my comfort zone as I usually create buildings.

I wanted to represent a shelter on the Appalachian Trail.  It's a 2,185 mile trail that runs from Georgia to Maine, and many people try to thru-hike (hike the entire trail) over the course of a summer.

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Shelters provide a place to sleep for those who don't bring tents.  Some of them have bunks, as does this one, and a sleeping bag unrolled inside.  Two backpackers have arrived and have unpacked their bags. Also, one is boiling some water with his camp stove.
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Another thru-hiker is arriving!
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A couple of day hikers stop to admire the spring.
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Thanks for looking!
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

This is a great little scene. I was unaware of the Appalachian Trail. I've heard the name, but never knew it's length. That would be quite a journey to walk the whole thing. Your first nature MOC looks very nice. The little spring and rock face are nice.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:10 PM

Excellent rustic looking structure 'slovakiasteph' :thumbup: , the hills are alive with the sound of.....Lego being built ! :grin:

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:24 PM

You did a great job on the shelter's texture! And the spring is a very nice detail. Very well done overall. It's a very neat scene. Thanks for sharing.  :thumbup:

I might go hiking to the Appalachian Trail soon as part of my college's orientation activities.  :grin:  You just got me more excited.  :tongue:

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

Nice rockwork  :thumbup:  The fig posing looks good as does the shelter and trail.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:41 PM

Looks Awesome.  Great MOC!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

Thanks a lot, everyone!  This was a fun build and I enjoyed the escape from the usual.


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I might go hiking to the Appalachian Trail soon as part of my college's orientation activities.  :grin:  You just got me more excited.  :tongue:

That would be so much fun!  I was hoping to do a 3-day hike later this summer, but it doesn't look like that will happen.  Would you be backpacking or hiking?
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

View Postslovakiasteph, on 27 May 2012 - 08:41 PM, said:

That would be so much fun!  I was hoping to do a 3-day hike later this summer, but it doesn't look like that will happen.  Would you be backpacking or hiking?

I wasn't aware that they meant different things until you asked and you brought it up.  :tongue:  It'd be hiking + camping, so backpacking, right?  :classic:  I'm sorry things didn't work out. Do you hike there often?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

View Postjohnnyvgoode, on 27 May 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

I wasn't aware that they meant different things until you asked and you brought it up.  :tongue:  It'd be hiking + camping, so backpacking, right?  :classic:  I'm sorry things didn't work out. Do you hike there often?

Yes, hiking with all your camping gear is backpacking.

I've done a lot of hiking, but I haven't been out to the AT yet, unfortunately, just looked at loads of pictures.  It's a 7-hour drive from where I live.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:07 AM

Some of this years city sets, particularly the forest police ones seem right up your alley.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:18 PM

Nice, I’ve slept in couple of those over the years.  :classic:  My middle brother hiked the whole trail back in 2000.   :thumbup:

Most of the one's I've stayed in are like this one:

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:13 PM

View Postslovakiasteph, on 27 May 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:

Yes, hiking with all your camping gear is backpacking.

I've done a lot of hiking, but I haven't been out to the AT yet, unfortunately, just looked at loads of pictures.  It's a 7-hour drive from where I live.

Oh, I see! Must be an amazing experience. Have you ever done the complete trail?



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