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    What job does majority of thru hikers do?

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    Walking .
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    J/K. Are you interested in pre or post hiking jobs?
    "Sleepy alligator in the noonday sun
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    Call all he wanta but he can't call me..."
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    What i meant is if you thru hiked what employment did you do before you hiked. (example i thru hiked and i was a truck driver). I would just like to see how many people deal or dealt with nature on a daily basis everyday for work? And if it helped them in anyway?

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    Before my thru I was in employed in Iraq.
    a.k.a CHOP-CHOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuwatiman View Post
    What i meant is if you thru hiked what employment did you do before you hiked. (example i thru hiked and i was a truck driver). I would just like to see how many people deal or dealt with nature on a daily basis everyday for work? And if it helped them in anyway?
    I was a garbage man before my first hike then a snowmaker for ten years after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    I was a garbage man before my first hike then a snowmaker for ten years after that.
    What resort did u work at LW..??..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverWarriorPJ View Post
    What resort did u work at LW..??..
    Jay Peak in northern Vermont.

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    Structual Ironworker before, Fresh Air Inspector afterwards!
    E-Z---"from sea to shining sea''

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    before- drywall/ plaster finisher, seasonal bicycle mechanic

    after- drive a truck for a food service company. kind of an odd switch but it was a good opportunity and im getting this summer off to thru hike the pct. yay.

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    I am thinking school teacher is starting to sound pretty good. Only 10 weeks in the summer off. Not enough for a thru, but enough to have some fun and keep money coming in.

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    i'm a photographer and still will be on the trail.

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    I build boat lifts and piers on lakes in the NC, SC area.

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    I'm an arborist and forester. I've spent the majority of my professional career in the woods. Will it help me on my thru attempt? Most likely.

    What will I be doing post-hike? ????????
    "You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters."
    ~Saint Bernard (1090 - 1153)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    I'm an arborist and forester. I've spent the majority of my professional career in the woods. Will it help me on my thru attempt? Most likely.

    What will I be doing post-hike? ????????
    who the ****** knows?!! That's the beauty, bro.

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    I'm a maintaince man for last 8 years for group homes in pa. worked there 25 years, bus driver, house parent, camp director,aide. before that i was a welder in a factory. will return as maintaince man when i'm done walkin for same group homes.

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    Nurse. I deal with a lot of "nature". Most of it smells really bad. That should help with the hike a lot when my hiking partner and I haven't showered in a week. Same smell, different day.

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    department of homeland security before...thinking about quiting when I come back and maybe working in the school system..if not, then department of homeland security after.
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    Didn't like the answers the last two times you asked?

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