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

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 15:10:52 CST 2011

He is what he says he is. A very honest man.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Felix J <AThiker at smithville.net> wrote:
> 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.    :-))))))))
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