[at-l] What's a thru hike?
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?
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Felix J. McGillicuddy
ALT '03 KT '03
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