[at-l] Hikers =economic indicator
tech.mann at verizon.net
Sat Feb 18 19:00:57 CST 2012
This is only an anecdotal observation.
Last summer, I took 3 two-week hikes in Virginia. Most of the hikers I encountered were section hikers like myself and were on vacation from full time jobs. Of all the thru-hikers I met, two were a couple who quit their jobs to hike the trail, one took a six month leave of absence, but the rest were either retired or unemployed. Given that last year had a record number of thru-hike starts and a high unemployment rate, would it be a stretch to conclude that the two are connected.
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From: "Rosalind Suit" <rosiesuit at live.com>
To: <at-l at backcountry.net>
Subject: [at-l] Hikers =economic indicator
Date: Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:31 am
http://www.laconiadailysun.com/node/128160/18664 Number of hikers on the AT considered a possible leading economic indicator….. 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. Rosie/mdhiker
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