View Full Version : where is the Thru hiker bubble right now?

04-16-2015, 23:08
I am just curious where this year's bubble of thru hikers is located right now.

04-16-2015, 23:47
Sounds like there's a big crowd tearing up the trail in the Smokies right now, but their spread out between Springer and Damascus judging by trail journal entries.

map man
04-17-2015, 08:20
Look at Table 3 in this article to see where the middle of the completing NOBO pack is in a typical year on a given date:


The middle of that pack should be around Erwin TN right now but you can expect to see a significant number of NOBOs all the way from Georgia to southern VA, as Slo-go'en notes.

04-17-2015, 13:49
And this is posted in the Class of 2012, why? I hope that all 2012 thru hikers are finished by now!

Crazy Larry #1
04-17-2015, 14:58
Crazy Larry's Hostel is full, Hikers Inn is full, Woodchucks Hostel is full, The Place has space.......

Crazy Larry #1
04-27-2015, 16:04
In between bubbles right now.............

09-05-2019, 09:47
Incredible. Please add a header summarizing your topic and findings. I believe you could attain funding to formalize your research and provide much useful data. Someone might fund aerial infrared surveillance to gauge populations. OK probably not but 90% of what you get in life you get by merely asking.

I can't find the answer to the simple OP question -- where's the bubble likely to be now. Also, I can't find anywhere online a real-time estimate of where NO and SO bubbles might be.

Also, please add a legend. E.g. what's DWG? ASSuME nothing, as we say in radio. Thx!

09-05-2019, 11:10
And this is posted in the Class of 2012, why? I hope that all 2012 thru hikers are finished by now!
I was laughing about that when I noticed this zombie thread come back to life today...

1. Why in 2019 is someone resurrecting a thread about where the bubble was back in 2015?
2. Why in 2015 was someone asking the class of 2012 where the bubble is.

Perhaps we can revisit this thread again in 2024 (2012...2015....2019.....2023)