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- Subject: [pct-l] Purism
- Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2000 6:52 AM
> My definition of "supported" means that a support team has food and
> 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
> one hiking season and under your own foot-power -- any danm way you want
> Jim Owens is right on. If a hiker uses the Postal Service or UPS to
> food or gear for him/her, he/she is walking a "supported hike", so I doubt
> that there are or have been many "purists" in the long-distance hiking
> The HMS Beagle -- that's purist.
> -- Dave
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