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Former Admin
11-22-2002, 23:16
In percentages how twisted are people that hike the trail

12-10-2002, 20:30
Does 5% mean that 5% of the people on the trail are twisted, or that all of the people on the trail are 5% twisted? Very ambiguous poll!

Trail Dog
12-10-2002, 20:36
I think it means that 100% of the people are twisted 5% of the time.


Hammock Hanger
12-10-2002, 21:29
in our way... HH

12-10-2002, 22:02
Originally posted by Hammock Hanger
in our way... HH

Jeez speak for yourself Sue ...... LOL:D :D

Hammock Hanger
12-11-2002, 14:42
YOU of course are NOT twisted... my mistake. HH

12-16-2002, 22:16
Thank you for covering that mistake up Hammock Hanger:D LOL

01-12-2004, 09:52
Oh, I understood it to mean they were twisted like those trees that try to follow the sun - therefore I voted 5% to cover those LD hikers that are up before the sun and end their day with a head lamp on. :sun

use to be yang
04-28-2004, 14:08
I think this poll is 100% twisted!!! Was this ment to be in comparsion too whom???

SGT Rock
04-28-2004, 14:27
I will just rely on my wife's opinion for the answer and assume that I am twisted.

04-28-2004, 14:33
It's all a matter of perspective and, of course, degree.

This question kinda reminds me of people talking about the "return to normal life" when we hit Katahdin last year.


steve hiker
04-28-2004, 15:09
If you combine this poll with the AT Sex thread you'll get the percentage of hikers who do nude twister in shelters.

04-28-2004, 19:45
If you combine this poll with the AT Sex thread you'll get the percentage of hikers who do nude twister in shelters.

Brushing up against the sweaty skin of any nude hiker and having to hold that position on a twister sheet after five days of hiking in the rain in the summer heat of New York would cause my insurance company to cancel my coverage if they ever found out about it.

Jersey Bob
04-29-2004, 09:23
at least 10 characters

04-29-2004, 22:36
Poll not clear enough, please clarify! I think part of being human is to be twisted, and we're twisted by many forces - television, peer groups, society, religion, money, etc.

Actually too deep of a subject for me to go into now but for the most part I would say that hikers would generally be less twisted than the normals in our society. Why? Well, unlike 90% of our TV driven dreamlanders they are out there using their legs and experiencing nature directly, seeking to experience something greater than themselves and finding it in nature.

04-29-2004, 22:47

04-30-2004, 05:13
Hmmm, couldn't vote for 100%.

Twisted yes hikers pack mountains up carry fun for:jump

04-30-2004, 21:11
First define "twisted" and I may be able to give you the answer.


01-02-2005, 09:02
Them normal one bother me the most... :-?

01-02-2005, 10:43
In percentages how twisted are people that hike the trail=====================================
Define "twisted"

AT 2003

01-02-2005, 16:35
people that dont hike are twisted:sun neo

01-02-2005, 19:42
My Trail name is "Twisted Walkingstick". :D

Lone Wolf
01-02-2005, 19:50
Long distance hikers are merely inquisitive. Free thinkers.

Divining Rod
01-02-2005, 20:07
I'm twisted and love it!!:jump I wouldn't want to be "normal"... no fun.!!

Tin Man
01-02-2005, 20:22
Judging by this and all the other threads about nothing, I think the winter season is getting everyone on WB a little twisted.

I did a quick 2 miles yesterday to a small summit in a nearby State Forest and it did help clear the cobwebs.

01-04-2005, 17:11
Nope! Just want to walk over and see whats over the next rise :)

Whats wrong with that?

Now if I could just get my wife to go with me.

05-02-2005, 21:10
were all twisted as life!!! but i say keep on trekking!!! wohooo!!!

05-02-2005, 23:25
When my husband begin his thru-hike he was about 5% twist, 80% normal, 15% somewhere in between. When he finished he was 50% twisted and the other 50% was somewhere between twisted and really f*****d up! And, as a bonus, he started off as a hiker with a drinking problem and ended up as a DRINKER with a HIKING problem! hikerwife

05-03-2005, 00:10

05-03-2005, 00:12
MUCH madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. ’T is the majority In this, as all, prevails. 5 Assent, and you are sane; Demur,—you ’re straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain.
--Emily Dickinson


So as others said, who's definition?

Personally, I like softserve twist icecream on a hot July day.....

SGT Rock
05-03-2005, 00:44
With true madness the answer should have been something like -187%

The Hog
05-03-2005, 06:43
How twisted? Twisted enough to reject the dominant paradigm. Twisted enough to know that the world of work (a modern corporate-inspired version of slavery) is unnatural. Twisted enough to accept oneself as a wild animal among wild animals.

Think about the life of a bobcat. They are so good at hunting that they spend very little time doing it. Instead, they can loll about, sleeping, napping, dozing, looking for mates or playing or whatever. Now human beings.

We're supposed to be intelligent animals. But we spend much of our lives performing repetitive tasks, the most mundane drudgery that most respectable wild animals would never dream of doing. Indeed, I'd bet they'd die first.

Now imagine a bobcat entering into a contract that required him to only be with one female, period. He'd be breaking the contract the first day, because his DNA drives him to seek the females that overlap his territory. That's a driving force in a bobcat's life.

Am I saying that we are bobcats? No. But I am saying that we would be much better off if our laws, customs, social mores conformed more closely with our biology.

A lot of us get that eery feeling when we step onto the AT, that we're home, even though we just left home. I'm sure there's a good reason for that feeling. And that reason is simple. We've come back, to our ancestral home.

SGT Rock
05-03-2005, 09:33
Well I ain't a bobcat, I guess more like a wolf because I am happy to have a mate for life. But when you talk about feeling like I am home every time I get on the trail I think you are right on the money.

07-23-2005, 14:59
I'm so twisted that I'm considering changing my trail name to "Pretzel". :banana

07-23-2005, 15:03
If you combine this poll with the AT Sex thread you'll get the percentage of hikers who do nude twister in shelters.========================================= ===================
Is there a link to the "sex thread?" Could be interesting.

07-23-2005, 15:17
first time I used my HHammock, I woke up to answer nature's call and found myself twisted to the point that I was laying on the mosquito net and the escape hatch was over my head. don't know how I did that without hurting either myself or the hammock, but I'm sure it qualifies me as twisted.:p