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[at-l] R 'n R's Apology For Traditionalism



At 03:35 PM 6/14/01 +0000, Jim and/or Ginny Owen wrote:
>OK Rick - so I was trying to be lazy and you made me go back and find the 
>numbers :-)
>
>The number you're looking for is 235 - in 1990.  Not quite double, but a 
>respectable - and significant increase over the 148 in 1987 (58+ %).  The 
>peak effect takes 3 or 4 years to develop, not 2.  '87 doesn't count, in 
>'88 people start thinking about it, in '89 a few more of them get their 
>act together, in '90 - the peak load hits the Trail.

Just a quick reminder guys, these numbers are *all* hikers reporting that 
they completed the trail that year not just thru-hikers.

Saunterer