[at-l] What's a thru hike?

Felix J AThiker at smithville.net
Mon Jan 10 12:40:16 CST 2011

On 1/10/2011 12:50 PM, Cody Girl wrote:
> Hey everyone!  I was talking with a friend of mine about 
> the 2000 miler app and this idea came up.
> He started at Springer around the same time as me.  I 
> can't remember exactly where I met him, but we already 
> knew each other by the time we were in Gatlinburg.  Last 
> time I saw him was at Mahoosic Notch, he summited a couple 
> of days before me.  Somewhere in Maine he skipped 30 
> miles.  He had been battling knee problems all the way and 
> I guess skipping those 30 miles was necessary for him at 
> the time.  When he made this decision he planned to do the 
> 30 after he summited, but he didn't go back to do it.  He 
> lives in N Carolina and has no plans now to ever go back 
> and do it.
> He has chosen not to do the 2000 miler ap because he 
> didn't hike the entire trail.  He told me he's not a thru 
> hiker, he's a (very long) section hiker.
> What do you think?  Thru hiker or section hiker?

Hello, worms.    :-))))))))

Felix J. McGillicuddy
ME-->GA '98
"Your Move"
ALT '03 KT '03

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