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[pct-l] Class of 05 thru-hike-completion rate?
Now that's even stranger! 145 thrus sign register at Campo. 145 thrus
registered for KO. 145 thrus finish.
Cue the Twilight Zone music.
On 2/23/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Bob told me he counted them at the register at Campo.
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Carl Siechert <email@example.com>
> >Sent: Feb 23, 2006 6:17 PM
> >To: pct mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Subject: Re: [pct-l] Class of 05 thru-hike-completion rate?
> >To clarify the kickoff number...
> >Last year, we had 145 people pre-registered for ADZPCTKO who
> >as "2005 thru hikers." We don't know:
> >a) How many were actually attempting a thru hike and how many checked the
> >wrong box
> >b) How many of those 145 actually showed up at the kickoff
> >c) How many additional, unregistered thru hikers showed up
> >d) How many started north from the border during that 3-day period and
> >many started well before or after the kickoff
> >e) How many finished
> >All that is to say that the 145 number (which I tallied myself) is
> >unreliable, at best, and certainly shouldn't be conflated with the
> >completion rate.
> >The other oddity is that the purported number of 2005 completers is
> >significantly higher than 2004, in what was one of the most difficult
> >for thru hikers.
> >ADZPCTKO Webmaster and registration counter
> >On 2/23/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> I think the number has been applied to the wrong event; Bob Reiss had
> >> informed me that there were 145 thru hikers (section and day hikers
> >> from count) that started north from the southern terminus between
> >> Friday-Sunday of Kick-Off weekend last year. It would be incredibly
> >> if the number also applied to finishers, too, but I guess stranger
> >> have happened.
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