Re: Thru Hike or Not?
- 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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
> 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?
> 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.