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RE: [pct-l] Slack Packing
- Subject: RE: [pct-l] Slack Packing
- From: "Reynolds, WT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 22:04:59 -0800
My definition of "slackpacking" is hiking the trail without overnight gear.
For example: "You place a car at the road exit to Hauser canyon, then
dayhike from the Monument to Hauser Creek -- then walk out to the car and
camp wherever [a Holiday Inn?].
My definition of "supported" means that a support team has food and supplies
waiting for you at resupply points but you carry your gear down the trail.
If you carry only the gear necessary for the next leg and have the support
team carry the rest ahead until you need it - maybe that's "slackpacking'
and maybe that's just like using a driftbox.
Jim Owens once defined a PCT "thruhike" as getting from Mexico to Canada in
one hiking season and under your own foot-power -- any danm way you want to.
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