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[at-l] Thruhiking..is it a job?

Indeed, sometimes it's work. That's the Trail. But it's never Work.

- Gary from Fairfax

kahley wrote:

> At 07:21 AM 6/28/01 -0700, Orange Bug wrote:
> >I look forward to "payday." Every hill is work,
> LOL.I hear ya! But that's not what I mean.
> I mean a job....I mean a mighty sigh as you
> leave the shade of a porch and head out.
> As a weekend warrior, I have never had that feeling.
> Sometimes I don't have as joyful a hike as other times,
> but noooo way do I ever reach that point of <sigh>........
> back to work.
> I've always feared I was missing some essential ingredient
> necessary to thru.  I'm trying to identify why people
> keep on keepin on when it becomes "a job" .
> A sweaty achy 10 hr a day job....
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