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Re: Backtrack, hitchhike, or shuttle?

     When I was in high school I worked at an outfitter's store and made a 
     few estra bucks helping shuttle kayakers and hikers in need. Poeple 
     would call the store (most of whom I knew) and I would meet them 
     (usaully combining it with some play time of my own) and they would 
     pay me $20 - $30 to shuttle them and their equip. back their cars. 
     so...you might want to call a couple of local outfitters in the 
     Delaware Gap area and see if there are enterprising, helpful, folks 
     willing to lend you a hand...
     Steve & Crosby
     A.T. GA --> ME, 97 

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Subject: Backtrack, hitchhike, or shuttle?
Author:  at-l@patsy.hack.net at Internet-USA
Date:    5/3/96 2:52 PM

   I've posted this on the USENET groups but have only gotten one 
response, so I'll post it here, too.
       What do most people do when backpacking for extended distances or
even short distances for that matter?  I'd like to hike for the whole 60 
miles (or even 20 miles if only for 2 days) without having to walk back
to the trailhead to drive home (Don't want to do this).  Do most people only 
walk half way along the trail and then backtrack to the parking lot?  Or
do you hitch a ride back (doesn't seem too safe)?  Or are there shuttles 
or some kind of tranportation that takes hikers back in certain parks? 
(Del. Water Gap, for example)
    Usually I have hiked a circular trail or had someone who stayed at the
campground and picked up the whole group at a set rendezvous point.  Both 
of these are out of the question for our hike.
Paul Shinn                       "What's life without a little excitement?" 
warlock@phoenix.resnet.upenn.edu                 ,___o 
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~pshinn/               _-\_<,