[at-l] Hikers =economic indicator

Tom Schamp tschamp at verizon.net
Sat Feb 18 10:23:15 CST 2012

Amusing article, but I may be what's called a Contrary Indicator.

That's because, with the stock markets up over the past few years, it's more
feasible for me to quit work later this year.

I'm not looking to do a Thru especially, but a few 10-day section trips are
in my plans starting in 2013.


From: at-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:at-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On
Behalf Of Rosalind Suit
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:32 AM
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Subject: [at-l] Hikers =economic indicator




Number of hikers on the AT considered a possible leading economic


Also:  sales of men's underwear

                Sales of cemetery plots

                Rise/fall of hemlines

                Number of divorces

                Number of cement trucks on the road

                And, of course, the real estate market 


Interesting article.



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