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woodsy
2013-08-16, 11:46
To which i replied neither .
Didn't meet and talk with but 2 hikers on the AT yesterday and this was the question
they each opened the conversation with.
Is everybody obsessed with section and thru hikers or was this just a coincidence ?
Don't know whether to feel flattered for looking fit enough to be sectioning or thru hiking
or ashamed for being out on a lowly day hike.

sheepdog
2013-08-16, 11:55
just tell them you are bigfoot hunting.

D'Artagnan
2013-08-16, 11:56
Some folks aren't happy unless they're able to categorize others. It's never really mattered much to me, but it's a question I get too. You could've told them you were a fugitive from justice and were seeing how much distance you could put between you and the guys hunting you.

Roche
2013-08-16, 12:08
Tell them you're currently hiking the AT section of the Intergalactic Trail selling time-shares for Del Boca Vista phase III on the planet Shrinkage.

D'Artagnan
2013-08-16, 12:37
Tell them you're currently hiking the AT section of the Intergalactic Trail selling time-shares for Del Boca Vista phase III on the planet Shrinkage.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Superman
2013-08-16, 12:38
Everyone is a section hiker until they've completed a thru hike.

Rosaleen
2013-08-16, 12:56
Everyone is a section hiker until they've completed a thru hike.

Very good point!

Ewker
2013-08-16, 12:58
Everyone is a section hiker until they've completed a thru hike.

unless you are rain man..then you are still The Condescending Hiker

Colt
2013-08-16, 12:58
I would tell them the complete opposite of what i was really doing. Strangers an info bad combo.

Superman
2013-08-16, 13:10
unless you are rain man..then you are still The Condescending Hiker

bless your heart.:bootyshak

Tin Man
2013-08-16, 14:02
unless you are rain man..then you are still The Condescending Hiker

had to check. yep, he is still on my very short facebook block list

Tin Man
2013-08-16, 14:05
I would tell them the complete opposite of what i was really doing. Strangers an info bad combo.

yep. you know how you can tell a thru-hiker, besides the obvious visual and olfactory clues? he asks if you have food or water to spare while trying to sneak a peek at your map.

MedicineMan4040
2013-08-16, 18:07
The Condescending Hiker ??? Is RainMan that negative? Regardless I hope he enjoyed the Whites.

SGT Rock
2013-08-16, 18:44
I hike, therefor I am a hiker. All else is incidental.

Superman
2013-08-16, 18:51
yep. you know how you can tell a thru-hiker, besides the obvious visual and olfactory clues? he asks if you have food or water to spare while trying to sneak a peek at your map.

Some day you will be able to thru hike and then you won't over compensate about them. Just sayin.

Tin Man
2013-08-16, 19:01
i'm just a half-ass overconstipated hiker... :)

Superman
2013-08-16, 19:09
i'm just a half-ass overconstipated hiker... :)

I kind of thought that would get a rise out of you.:angel:

Tin Man
2013-08-16, 19:17
I kind of thought that would get a rise out of you.:angel:

bless my heart??

dixicritter
2013-08-16, 19:58
I'm just a trail angel... sometimes hiker when the body allows it.:angel:

Tin Man
2013-08-16, 20:13
I'm just a trail angel... sometimes hiker when the body allows it.:angel:


The awesomest... non-moderating, moderater...

woodsy
2013-08-16, 21:34
just tell them you are bigfoot hunting.


You could've told them you were a fugitive from justice and were seeing how much distance you could put between you and the guys hunting you.


I would tell them the complete opposite of what i was really doing. Strangers an info bad combo.

I knew i could count on you guys for some good suggestions :biggrin:

Cuffs
2013-08-16, 21:46
I'm just a trail angel... sometimes hiker when the body allows it.:angel:

Best trail angle ever! Saved my ass that May!

MonkeyBoy
2013-08-16, 22:51
Best trail angle ever! Saved my ass that May!

http://www.wyzant.com/Images/Help/right_angle.gif

Lugnut
2013-08-16, 23:51
Hahahahahaha...... Cuffs made a mistake! :aetsch:

Cuffs
2013-08-17, 00:05
Hahahahahaha...... Cuffs made a mistake! :aetsch:

Fuck you. And fuck you MB. At least I'm at another party! Enjoying the NFL game in person! For fuckin free!

MonkeyBoy
2013-08-17, 00:10
Fuck you. And fuck you MB. At least I'm at another party! Enjoying the NFL game in person! For fuckin free!

I hate football.
Enjoy!
:)

Lugnut
2013-08-17, 00:16
The Raiders used to be good. Have fun!

Cuffs
2013-08-17, 00:41
It's not that I'm for the Raiders, I hate the Aints!!

dixicritter
2013-08-17, 09:37
I have to admit MB made me laugh too.

john pickett
2013-08-17, 10:54
I don't hate NFL football so much as I ignore it. The Romans had their circus, We are given sports to keep our minds numbed.

SGT Rock
2013-08-17, 10:57
I generally only pay attention to college football. Once the BCS championship is over, then I'll watch some pro football until it ends too.

Sargevining
2013-08-17, 11:03
So. I'm about 900 miles from the AT. I can't be either a Section Hiker or a Thru hiker.

I'm calling the gummint. This has got to be some kind of discrimination and I'm sure there's a payday for me in it somewhere.

I quit watching football the day they fired Tom Landry.

I quit watching baseball when Carl Yastremski retired.

I quit watching Hockey when Bobby Orr retired.

Never like basketball.

Golf looks like it sucks. A short hike with no trees, and people clap for you while you do it. The only clap I got on a hike was back in 1974.

Superman
2013-08-17, 11:11
So. I'm about 900 miles from the AT. I can't be either a Section Hiker or a Thru hiker.

I'm calling the gummint. This has got to be some kind of discrimination and I'm sure there's a payday for me in it somewhere.

I quit watching football the day they fired Tom Landry.

I quit watching baseball when Carl Yastremski retired.

I quit watching Hockey when Bobby Orr retired.

Never like basketball.

Golf looks like it sucks. A short hike with no trees, and people clap for you while you di it. The only clap I got on a hike was back in 1974.

Does that mean that you live in Boston. That would explain expecting a payday from the gummint.

Tin Man
2013-08-17, 11:14
Golf looks like it sucks. A short hike with no trees, and people clap for you while you di it. The only clap I got on a hike was back in 1974.

Golf with me an you will see plenty of trees, water and sand... just sayin'

Tin Man
2013-08-17, 11:14
I generally only pay attention to college football. Once the BCS championship is over, then I'll watch some pro football until it ends too.

ditto. can't wait for Penn State season to start...

Sargevining
2013-08-17, 11:22
Does that mean that you live in Boston. That would explain expecting a payday from the gummint.

Grew up in NH. Got to Texas as fast as I could.

I see everybody else getting a payday from discrimination. I'm going to form a 501c(4) advocacy group called End Hiking Discrimination Now Liberal. I put Liberal in there so the IRS will approve the application. You can donate to me. When you do , I will not only let you post on my blog, but I will let you pee off my porch and you can post here, too.

Superman
2013-08-17, 11:28
Grew up in NH. Got to Texas as fast as I could.

I see everybody else getting a payday from discrimination. I'm going to form a 501c(4) advocacy group called End Hiking Discrimination Now Liberal. I put Liberal in there so the IRS will approve the application. You can donate to me. When you do , I will not only let you post on my blog, but I will let you pee off my porch and you can post here, too.

Holy crap I can pee off my own porch and I don't even know what a blog is. It sounds like something you'd cut pete out of.:angel: Having said that....it sounds like a program our commie, pinko gummint would support.:beer:

Roche
2013-08-17, 11:40
[QUOTE=Sargevining;321233]I'm going to form a 501c(4) advocacy group called End Hiking Discrimination Now Liberal. I put Liberal in there so the IRS will approve the application. /QUOTE]

Perhaps you may need to substitute Progressive for Liberal. Liberals now consider it discriminatory to be referred to as a Liberal.

woodsy
2013-08-17, 19:45
Dang, a thread about section/thru hikers gone to politics, sick fuckers.

sheepdog
2013-08-17, 19:53
snort....

sheepdog
2013-08-17, 19:54
I don't hate NFL football so much as I ignore it. The Romans had their circus, We are given sports to keep our minds numbed.

and reality tv.

john pickett
2013-08-18, 10:34
"and reality tv"
yeah, they think they'll reach the intelligentsia with that!

john pickett
2013-08-18, 10:36
"End Hiking Discrimination Now Liberal"
That's terrible! How are you going to pronounce that acronym?

Bearpaw
2013-08-18, 12:11
Saturdays are for football. Sunday is for church, hiking, and NASCAR.

MedicineMan4040
2013-08-18, 23:47
I've been to Parry Sound.
Section hiker or thru-hiker, hmmm. I remember a quote from Lone Wolf 'It's just walking in the woods'. I agree. I'm
just a walker.....just thought of The Walking Dead...looking forward to October :)

Law Dawg (ret)
2013-08-21, 20:15
Just get all squinty eyed and say (in clipped rapid sentences);

Why, did they send you to ask!? You one a them!?:y: