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[pct-l] RE: Looking for partner for 2002 thru-hike
I'm thru-hiking, and I don't have a partner. I'm answering on-list 'cause
others may be wondering the same thing.
I hiked the JMT last summer and timed it to be with some of the PCT
thru-hikers. What I found is that partners came and went. Some people, like
couples, were committed to hiking the trail together. Others were free agents,
grouping up as personalities and itineraries meshed. I hiked with some people
for a few hours, some a few days, and some longer. Sometimes it was just me,
other times there were seven of us.
I talked to the other hikers and read online journals that describe this
flowing culture strung along a 3 foot corridor 2650 miles long, and they
described what I described. "Oh, we met in X and left on the same day." "He's
got to go to a wedding next week, so he's headed out early tomorrow at a fast
pace. I probably won't see him again."
When I hiked, I didn't know this about the trail. I really liked the dynamic.
I enjoyed the ebb and flow of people. It was also interesting to see who would
wait for me, say for a half-day town stop, and who I was willing to wait for.
I found comraderie builds quickly with the right people.
So, I don't have a hiking partner, but I'm not worried about being alone.
Maybe we'll hike together...
From: "david osborne" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 19:35:55 -0800
Subject: [pct-l] Looking for partner for 2002 thru-hike
My name is David ("id" for the trail), I live in Sacramento, and I am planning
on thru-hiking the PCT this season, <snip> I am looking for a trail partner (or
partners) for my thru-hike.