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[pct-l] Moving or sitting?
- Subject: [pct-l] Moving or sitting?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (david paulson)
- Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 13:28:31 -0800
- In-Reply-To: <200111181803.fAII3kq59407@edina2.hack.net>
> ... How stressful it must be to hike the
> PCT competitively -- always worrying about catching up or staying ahead,
> having to hike past dark, and eat while hiking to save time.
and Sly wrote:
> Most people consider it *sick* when someone hikes 2600 miles, no matter what
> their speed. Next time you do a 3 and a half month thru-hike, you'll just
> have turn around and head back, like another Dave did. You'll be certifiable
Certifiable? Agreed! :))
In all seriousness, though, why are those of us who prefer spending our
thru-hiking time moving, constantly defending ourselves against the slings
and arrows of those who prefer spending their time not moving, while the
reverse never seems to be true?
CMountainDave - or anyone - has a thru-hiker who prefers moving to sitting,
ever told you your hiking style was "wrong" or "unenjoyable"? Just
curious.... And of course we are just talking thru-hiking here; on short
trips I can sit as well as anyone :)
the "other" Dave (WalkOn)
For the record, Sly, in case you thought my decision to "turn around and
head back" was a spur of the moment thing, the decision to attempt a YOYO
was actually made in 1997 towards the end of my first thru-hike.
By not going "public" I was able to hike on my own terms and not endure
the B.S of other people telling me how to live 5 1/2 months of my life,
as Brian unfortuneately has. Be happy and HYOH.