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    Default NOT a ThruHIker-ThruHiker

    If I registered for an AT passport or whatever it is called and did not bother to get it. They didn't bother to put anyone down for that day anyhow.

    Did not walk the extra little bit to the ATC in Harpers Ferry and do the whole dance and picture.

    And walked by the office at Amicalola Falls around 1am.

    Am I a thru hiker?

    I did get all the required permits along the way like every other thruhike. Except for the 87-90 slow walk

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    If you didn't hike past the blaze inside the Harpers Ferry ATC office, you failed. Go back to the beginning and start over.

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    Since I thru-hiked I have met many folks who told me that th ey hiked and later they confessed that had not done the whole trail for one reason or another. I’m begining to think that there are more phones thru-hikers than real ones.
    When the AT published the list of those reporting a thru I found many listed that had quit along the way. One of them was a catholic priest.
    Grampie-N->2001

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    What’s the 87 - 90 slow walk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampie View Post
    Since I thru-hiked I have met many folks who told me that th ey hiked and later they confessed that had not done the whole trail for one reason or another. I’m begining to think that there are more phones thru-hikers than real ones.
    When the AT published the list of those reporting a thru I found many listed that had quit along the way. One of them was a catholic priest.
    more "phones thru hikers"?? more non-proofers?

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    To be a thruhiker the only thing you need to do is tap your heels together 3 times and say "me thruhiker".

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    So when I walked from BuckTown Creek to Percé Rock but didn't stop at the ATc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miner View Post
    If you didn't hike past the blaze inside the Harpers Ferry ATC office, you failed. Go back to the beginning and start over.
    So when I walked from BuckTown Creek to Percé Rock but didn't stop at the ATc?
    Sorry for the double post. Wanted to reply to Miner. That is my plan Miner, and possibly one last time. But I may call the beginning in North Carolina this year.

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    Any well wishes would be appreciated.
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    The Harpers Ferry ATC office is on a blue blaze. No reason to go there. The AT starts on top of Springer Mountain, not at Amicalola falls. Only one permit is required, for the Smokies.

    If you hike between Springer Mountain and Baxter peak, and do it in less then 12 months, then you are a thru hiker.
    The AT - It has it's ups and downs...

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    I think the only way to truly be a thru-hiker is to be dead. So, none of you are through hiking yet!
    I'm not lost. I'm exploring.

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