[pct-l] About how many thru hikers per year
Donna "L-Rod" Saufley
dsaufley at sprynet.com
Thu Jul 5 15:49:20 CDT 2007
Because of all the snow in the Sierras (and in the PNW) last year, the bulk of the hiker pack was still in California in July. There was a massive crowd in Independence for last year's 4th of July, with the main pack just a few weeks north of there.
This year is quite different, to say the least.
>From: Steve Fosdick <hikin_steve at yahoo.com>
>Sent: Jul 5, 2007 10:52 AM
>To: pct-l <pct-l at backcountry.net>
>Subject: Re: [pct-l] About how many thru hikers per year
>Well, now I'm really surprised. Maybe hiking south would be a better option for me! I'd get the chance to meet all the thru hikers going north that way!
> When I did my short hike last summer (55 miles going north in Oregon in late July) I passed two sectional hikers going south, but no thru hikers going North. It might have been too early for the thru hikes, though, and since they would have been going in my same direction, they could have been all around me and I just didn't see them.
>Pea Hicks <phix at optigan.com> wrote:
>Steve Fosdick wrote:
>> I'm still waiting for an answer to my original question: About how
>> many thru hikers are there on the PCT each year? What percentage hike
>approx 300-350 begin a thru-hike every year, overwhelmingly northbound.
>in fact, i'm only aware of two sobo thrubies this year.
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