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Trail Names: The Best of 2017

first_imgWhen you’re on the A.T. you’re bestowed a trail name—a nickname, of sorts, that becomes your primary identity. Here are some of our favorites trail names from this year’s class of thru-hikers.1. Mouse King“My first night on the trail, I got to the shelter, and I noticed everybody was in their tents. No one was in the shelter because there were so many mice. I was so tired, I didn’t care. I was the only one who slept in the shelter. There were mice everywhere. I would turn on my headlight and they’d go away. Then after awhile, they just stopped going away. So I set up my tent in the shelter and went to sleep. The next morning I went to the privy, and there was a mouse right behind me, just staring at me the whole time.”2. Cheese“I was at one of the shelters, and I picked up a block of cheese, and ate it down in under a minute, and it was good, so they called me cheese. I tell bad jokes, and I’m from Wisconsin, too, so I’ve got all three things going on.”3. ILL“My first night out here, I got sick, and I threw up a couple times.”4. Magnito“I make jewelry out of metal wire, things like that. I was crafting on the rail a little bit, and someone said, ‘Oh you’re Magnito.’ It’s a super-villain in X-Men who is able to manipulate metal magnetically. After the A.T., I hope to start making jewelry for a living.”5. Sliced Beets“It’s a game I play with my son online.”6. Santa Max“Some young kid was here, and he had Max first. That’s the one I wanted. And because of the beard, he stuck me with Santa Max so he could keep what he wanted.”7. Heat Wave“I got it on the Pacific Crest Trail. I had never backpacked before, and I had no idea what I was doing. I was probably carrying about 60 pounds. I kept pulling up and cinching my backpack, and when we stopped at the first break, I unclipped everything, and I think my squeezed-up insides just kind of loosened, and I threw up all over the trail. Some older gentlemen came by and checked that I was okay and walked on. About 10 days later, or so, I ran into one of them again. He walked right up to me and was like, “Hey, Heat Wave, how’s it going?” The name stuck.”8. Cindy Loo Hoo“My hair is crazy purple, and I put it in a really high top bun a lot of the times.”9. Red Fox“I move through the woods like a fox, and I’ve got red hair and a big red beard.”10. Banana Split“I split my pants on Day 3, and I wear yellow shorts. I guess I’m kinda stuck with that the rest of the way.”last_img read more

Mermaid Beach renovator in prime location sells for $1.4 million

first_img22 Sunbrite Ave, Mermaid Beach. 22 Sunbrite Ave, Mermaid Beach.A MERMAID Beach two-storey brick home on offer for the first time in 40 years has sold for $1.4 million.The property at 22 Sunbrite Ave offers the potential for dual living with a two-bedroom self-contained apartment on the ground level.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoUpstairs is three bedrooms, living, dining and kitchen areas which flow out to a large north-facing deck.Belle Maison Realty agent Stephen Hay handled the sale.He described the position as “perfect” with the beach at one end of Sunbrite Ave and Pacific Fair shopping centre within walking distance.“Surrounded by new developments and some of Gold Coast’s most expensive and premium property this is your opportunity to secure prime real estate and create your new home,” the listing states.last_img read more

Manchester City Celebrate Global Partnership with TECNO Mobile

first_imgPremium mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, and the English Premier League’s Manchester City, are celebrating the launch of their new global multi-year partnership.As the official tablet and handset partner of Manchester City Football Club, TECNO Mobile will work with the club to grow their strategic marketing and advertising campaigns across the globe, including Africa where TECNO is already recognised as the market’s leading mobile phone brand.TECNO, part of Transsion Holdings, was first established in China and over the last decade has grown its global presence to over 40 emerging markets, where City’s fan base is also strong and continuing to grow every day. Speaking at the launch of the global partnership, which took place at the City Football Academy, Manchester City’s elite training and youth development facility, Tom Glick, City Football Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome TECNO Mobile to Manchester City’s growing repertoire of global partners. Its global focus coupled with a commitment to each of its local markets reflects our ethos and we look forward to working with them to connect with Manchester City’s global fan base.”Stephen Ha, General Manager of TECNO Mobile, added: “We are honoured to be partnering with such a successful and well known club as Manchester City, continuing our long association with sport at the highest level.“Providing our consumers with an unparalleled mobile experience is a top priority for TECNO Mobile and we see many similarities with Manchester City when we look at their commitment to delivering a premium match day and digital experience for their fans. We are delighted to join their team and can’t wait to kick start this partnership together.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more