[pct-l] NYT article on female long distance hikers

Mel Tungate mel at tungate.com
Mon Nov 16 16:29:14 CST 2015

We totally agree, as you might imagine.  

Your line and mine are the same.  If someone else wants a different line,
that is OK too.  I want to be the slowest person to finish the PCT - I want
to enjoy every step.  I certainly have so far.


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From: Pct-L [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Brick
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 1:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [pct-l] NYT article on female long distance hikers

My point was simply that "only taking advantages of resources available to
everyone" is a pretty good definition of "self supported." Like town stops,
mail drops, hotels, etc.

If water caches and ice chests are available to everyone, and were not
specially arranged, I don't see what the issue is with calling that "self

That being said, thought I really do respect the incredible feats by the
record hunters, "speed records" don't really appeal to me.
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