[pct-l] thru hike

JoAnn jomike at cot.net
Tue Oct 25 13:38:54 CDT 2011

to follow up, the AT community debates this often. The ATC has some
criteria for the designation of a hiker as a 2000-miler, but not
specifically for a thru-hiker.
I agree with the AT’s definition.

When I came on board with the list about 12 years ago, I think I always heard a thru hike as Mexico to Canada or the opposite direction; with days taken off (zeros or whatever you call them; “zero” was not a term used 12 years ago); somewhere between spring and fall; covering the entire trail (as it was laid out that specific year).

are we there yet

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