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    I always offer the grateful hiker one of my extra...

    I always offer the grateful hiker one of my extra tools, if they want to help. Nobody has accepted the offer.
  2. Bike packing? You can't take wheels into Shining...

    Bike packing? You can't take wheels into Shining Rock.
  3. Taking the AT south from Devils Fork Gap, you are...

    Taking the AT south from Devils Fork Gap, you are going northbound on the AT -- towards Maine, not Georgia.
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    Now I may be more confused than before. You only...

    Now I may be more confused than before.
    You only get $60 for 4 hours of driving and 155 miles ?
    The hiker is going 39 miles with you at $1.54 per mile... And a group of 3 hikers would each be...
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    I would think the per-mile or per-hour price you...

    I would think the per-mile or per-hour price you charge is independent of how many hours or miles you do shuttling. Insurance costs are fixed, but otherwise the wear and tear and maintenance and gas...
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    For me to give you a ride, it would be 3.75 hours...

    For me to give you a ride, it would be 3.75 hours at $15 an hour, plus 134 miles at .50 per mile.
    That's 56 for my time and 67 for my car, or 123 dolla.
  7. It's a trip of 210 miles for me, estimated 5...

    It's a trip of 210 miles for me, estimated 5 hours. At .50 a mile and $15 an hour, that would be 105 + 75 = $180
    If you can't get a "legit" shuttle service, send me an IM, and we might work...
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    That still seems very angelic if you charge $1.25...

    That still seems very angelic if you charge $1.25 +/- per mile that you are actually transporting the hiker. For your total miles, you're getting maybe 60 cents per mile. This is normal compensation...
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    So if you average 20 mph, you are charging $1.00...

    So if you average 20 mph, you are charging $1.00 per Your mile. If you go faster than that, you're giving rides for less than $2+ per passenger mile.
    In the example suggested 2 posts up, Newfound...
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    Sticky: I'm located near the east end (or north AT end)...

    I'm located near the east end (or north AT end) of the Smokies and can probably shuttle anywhere from Fontana to Sams Gap, with quick response to Davenport Gap, Max Patch, or Hot Springs. To or from...
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