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Johnny Swank
08-16-2007, 11:51
I hope everyone is doing well and not melting from the summer heat. As of this morning, 390 thru-hikers have completed the survey - this is by far the largest dataset collected from a collective 804,300 miles of hiking!

I'm going to keep this survey open until 8/29, but then it's on to the data analysis stage. This will take several months to do a full-blown workup, but I'll have rough results in time for the Gathering in October.

If you know of anyone has attempted a thru-hike that still might be interested in completing a survey, feel free to send them to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KvzRwDZ93H3RTT0y1rzzhw_3d_3d

Thank you again,

-John Pugh (Johnny Swank, MEGA 2000)

08-16-2007, 12:05
Awesome job! I look forward to seeing the final results!

Johnny Swank
08-22-2007, 11:34
412. No steroids needed!

Another 30 or so will make a cumulative Million Miles of hiking represented. Too cool.

The Solemates
08-22-2007, 12:47
Awesome job! I look forward to seeing the final results!

me too.....

Johnny Swank
08-22-2007, 12:54
Me too. This is going to be one bear of a dataset to wade through, but there should be some pretty cool stuff to come out of it. I peeked at some of data a couple of days ago, and I've got thru-hikes from 1971 - last week on there.

Johnny Swank
08-29-2007, 13:29
Just hit 503! I'm going to collect for an additional week, but will need to cut off any more collection after 9/6. Again, thank ya'll so very much!

Again, here's the link

Johnny Swank
09-10-2007, 12:27
Shutting her down today. 559 hikers ended up taking the survey.

09-10-2007, 14:31
What a great response! You've got your work cut out for you now.


Johnny Swank
09-10-2007, 15:05
I really didn't expect to hit anything over 300 or so. I'm floored!

09-10-2007, 23:25
Congratulations, will be eager to see the results! It's easy to see that lots of time and effort went into your study :)