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[pct-l] alternate routes

At 01:16 PM 2/25/2001 -0800, Bradley Cascagnette wrote:
>In my book, I couldn't deny that such a hiker walked from Mexico to Canada,
>but because of the chosen route, I'd have trouble looking up to him/her as
>one who "hiked the PCT."
>                                         Charlie
>ouch Charlie!!  That sounds like an awfully narrow definition of the PCT
>considering these alternate routes consume such a small percentage of the
>entire trail.  If you consider the PCT a dirt trail that gets you from point
>Mexico to Point Canada, then I guess a person who does not stick to the

Aren't there a few sections of the PCT (in SoCal) that were originally 
routes but became official because the desired routes were unobtainable?