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[pct-l] Northbound headcount?
- Subject: [pct-l] Northbound headcount?
- From: BLISTERFREE@delphi.com
- Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 23:01:35 -0500 (EST)
It seems new faces are popping up with increasing frequency around here,
all generally smiling and declaring their intentions to head north from
Campo in a few months. Which brings to mind the question:
How many of us are there? Anyone keeping a running tally?
Gentle Ben's data book lists stats on Northbound thru-hike attempts
(actually ALL attempts, N or S, I think) for years '94-'96. They went
up by 25% during that time (75 to 100 ppl). However, he doesn't include
this past year's info. Perhaps if anyone has that figure, we could make
a best guess for '98.
A PCT mailing list headcount might be useful in figuring this out, or
perhaps not. But its worth a check? My intuition tells me that the
majority of (maybe 60-70%) of thru-hiker wanna-be's are wired to the
internet, and have likely found this site, or will, before May. If no
one comes forth with a list headcount, maybe folks could reply to this
note with a simple "Present and accounted for" to facilitate better
- Blister>Free, present and accounted for, '98
... (sorry, 75 to 100 people represents a 33% increase, right?)
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