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Re: Thru Hike or Not?

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  • Herb
    I have always thought of a thru-hike as completing the entire trial in the course of a single trip, not necessarily from end-to-end. And as for Olive, she is a
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      I have always thought of a thru-hike as completing the entire trial in the course of a single trip, not necessarily from end-to-end.

      And as for Olive, she is a colorful character in whose opinion I would not put much stock in. But I do enjoy trading barbs with her.

      Herb

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Byron Nevins <biz@...> wrote:
      >
      > I parked my car at VVR. Hiked to Happy Isles with my daughter. Got a ride
      > to Lone Pine. Took one (delightful) zero day. And then hiked from Whitney
      > Portal back to my car at VVR.
      >
      > I enjoyed this route because:
      >
      > - I went NOBO for the first time
      > - I became well-acclimated in the easier Northern half first.
      > - Food resupply much easier in the first half while getting into "JMT
      > Shape"
      >
      > I was told by a waitress at VVR that I'm NOT a thru-hiker. That I am in
      > fact a section-hiker since I didn't start at one of the ends.
      >
      > What do you think?
      >
      > p.s.
      > One interesting feature of this route was that I saw the same people twice,
      > separated by 10 days. Including 3 groups with Yahoo pins, the Marine and
      > his Dad, and the SIerra Sisters.
      >
      >
      > --
      > All Generalizations are false, including this one.
      >
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