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    Default Would this count as a zero day?

    If you camped here, would it count as a zero day?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickb View Post
    If you camped here, would it count as a zero day?
    Really nice and all, but a zero day to me is just a day during (typically) a thru or lash where one makes zero miles on that day on their selected trail. It doesn't matter if you sleep in the AT trail shelter, the gutter or in a luxury hotel all that matters is as part of your hike you made zero progress in that day in terms of distance. This also excludes getting 'off trail' for a time, which is a subjective call, which could be for a side trip (such as hiking the LT at Maine Junction, before continuing the AT), or visiting friends, medical reasons, etc.

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    Ha! Wow, that is...weird. Weird to me, anyway -- and I expect to most everyone else on here. But then again, those of us who enjoy being out in the Dark Scary woods, with Big Scary animals, huffing & puffing ourselves into exhaustion, and actually <gasp!> sleeping OUTSIDE probably strike other people as weird, too. To each their own.

    But I don't think it counts as a zero unless they spend half the day doing laundry and resupply.
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    My first thought is, "Wow. How nice. No bugs."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starchild View Post
    Really nice and all, but a zero day to me is just a day during (typically) a thru or lash where one makes zero miles on that day on their selected trail. It doesn't matter if you sleep in the AT trail shelter, the gutter or in a luxury hotel all that matters is as part of your hike you made zero progress in that day in terms of distance. This also excludes getting 'off trail' for a time, which is a subjective call, which could be for a side trip (such as hiking the LT at Maine Junction, before continuing the AT), or visiting friends, medical reasons, etc.
    Have to agree starchild thats a zero. Thats japan for you those acommadations. I d rather hit the noodle houses seen as I have to order good romein online.
    My love for life is quit simple .i get uo in the moring and then i go to bed at night. What I do inbween is to occupy my time. Cary Grant

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    I think the trip to Japan from the AT for a day at that place would not qualify as a zero day due to the sheer effort alone to yogi a ride on a squid boat off the Aleutians.

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    I wonder if the Fontana Hilton is going to offer a similar package?

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    That's the funniest version of "glamping" I've ever seen!

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