[Cdt-l] CDT completion rocker patch

Jack Haskel norcalhiker at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 22:26:34 CST 2010

Fuck yeah, I want one. Assuming that I actually finish...

My thoughts:
How about not including milage? As we all know, the length of the
trail varies and is debatable. How about simply something like
"Finisher"? It's pretty neutral.

I'd want to buy one. An idea for distribution... Perhaps the product
gets donated to the CDTA or ALDHA-W and then they mail and profit from
the sales? Otherwise, someone (perhaps you Lint) would have to mail
them out, year after year. That's a lot of work. The type of work that
Yogi and J. Ley do already.


On 1/6/10, lint at riseup.net <lint at riseup.net> wrote:
> I'll admit it. I'm a real dork when it comes to trail patches. The fact
> that nobody offers a CDT completion rocker patch like the AT and PCT does
> seems wrong, so I'm going to have my own printed up. You know what I'm
> talking about, right? The rocker patch is the little mileage patch meant
> to be displayed beneath the official trail patch. I post this to ask three
> questions;
> #1  Any opinions on what the patch should say? I'm thinking mileage, but
> how to gauge the miles I hiked? The AT rounds down to "2000 Miler" as does
> the PCT "2600 Miler". I took the Anaconda cut-off, so I for sure didn't
> hike 3000 miles, although the CDT is always called a 3000 mile trail and
> 3000 is a nice round number. Which leads me to my next question;
> #2  If I did have a bunch of these printed, who would want one? I think
> the embroidery place will give a volume discount, but how to agree on
> actual miles hiked on that patch. Personally I don't care what ya hiked,
> but would it be more accurate to have it say "2800 Miler" or something?
> #3  Any internet savvy folks search for a retailer that makes them small
> enough? I found a few embroidery sites, but their curved rocker patches
> are kinda big.
> Lint
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