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[pct-l] the subjectiveness of a thru-hike

At 09:40 PM 10/15/02 -0700, John Mertes wrote:
>A few comments:

>Now as to labeling oneself a "thru-hiker". How much of the trail does
>one hike to be a thru-hiker.

IMVHO: Thru = through; means ALL. no less, no more. Thru from border
to border with few irregularities if any...I never rode
any significant distance except to/from towns but always
back to where I left off on the trail.