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Re: [pct-l] Thru Hiker Encounters

I, too, found Brick's note benign and helpful. A certain amount of
editorializing would be necessary to convey a flavor of the experience. I
found myself thinking back to those first few miles as an AT thru-hiker,
surrounded by a colorful array of fellow hikers, some experienced, some not,
some looking experienced, some looking neophyte, all looking eager, somewhat
anxious, a bit relieved, a tad perplexed, and a few shades wild in the eye.
Some would perfect their antics, others would head home at that next road
crossing. But how we all must have appeared to the curious onlooker,
detached from the experience and with differing perspective. Actually, the
"curious onlooker" in '96 was Lynn Setzer, and her account is laid out in "A
Season on the Appalachian Trail." I suppose it's only a matter of time
before the march from Campo begins to resemble that from Springer. Viva '99.

- Blister  (Mex-Tahoe April 24)

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From: Margo Chisholm <pctcoach@sopris.net>