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    What hiker has the most steps on WB,but never finished a T.?

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    I know a guy who has been hiking for at least 30 years. He has spent aprox. 9 months of the last 12 hiking. (spent the winter in New Zealand as he does every other year)

    He could teach every one here on WB something they didn't know about hiking.
    He has never completed an end to end thru that i know of although he has hiked much of the US. i would guess he is over 40,000 miles of hiking experience. HE lives out there.

    But of course, he is not a whiteblaze.net poster. He is out DOING what he loves, not talking about it! (i know he would not appreciate me putting his name out there. for one thing he ALWAYS spends Christmas and New Years out in the wilderness)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow View Post
    What hiker has the most steps on WB,but never finished a T.?
    me. hands down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    me. hands down
    DEFINITELY.....
    HAPPY TRAILS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD HIKE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roots View Post
    DEFINITELY.....
    I dont count him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    me. hands down
    I was gonna say me. Didn't know that you didn't claim a finished thru. I always thought that you did 5 of 'em. Oh well.

    This year I plan on coming off of this list. I'm leaving in probably a week (next weekend) as soon as I finish and turn in a map that I've contracted for with a local state park.
    Just hike.

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    Myself, coming up on 35 years of backpacking, but not nearly enough posts to qualify in that category. I do have several thousand miles under my belt, but nowhere near some of the high mileage I've seen others report (20/30/40K). My longest hike was on the PCT, Whitney Portal to Sonora Pass (John Muir Trail + the rest of Yosemite NP), about 300 miles - took 24 days. It was an awesome hike/experience, but after nearly a month I was ready to change gears (do something else).

    I love backpacking . . . just not sure about 5-6 months worth straight. There are many, who after doing a "thru" never backpack again, because they were sick of it when they finished. Backpacking is like cheesecake . . . I love it when I can have a big slice, but have no desire to eat an entire cheesecake in one sitting!

    When I retire in about 8 years (at 66), if still as healthy as I am now, I may start out at Springer and see how far I am capable of, and feel like going. With the responsibilities of "family," I've never been able to consider quiting work and hiking for six months. But that doesn't lessen my love of backpacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker View Post
    I was gonna say me. Didn't know that you didn't claim a finished thru. I always thought that you did 5 of 'em. Oh well.

    This year I plan on coming off of this list. I'm leaving in probably a week (next weekend) as soon as I finish and turn in a map that I've contracted for with a local state park.
    5 but none pure. i'm lacking about 10 actual white blazed miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    5 but none pure. i'm lacking about 10 actual white blazed miles
    Planning to finish? Which 10 miles, anyway? Inquiring minds an' all...

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    all in the Whites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    all in the Whites
    Well, there's a lot more than 10 miles of A.T. in The Whites. Care to elaborate?

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    Lone Wolf has the most posts, no?

    I think I might have the most pictures posted.

    I'll be 51 in April (shhhh)
    I've been hiking the A.T. since I was 9.
    Never climbed Katahdin, shame, but true. That's my honeymoon next year
    I was asked to calculate my miles but it gave me anxiety (I don't care about the miles anyways)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarLyte View Post
    Lone Wolf has the most posts, no?
    Probably...but he "keeps it pithy", so someone (certainly not me!) might have posted more verbage.

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    I think I might have the most pictures posted.
    You might at that, but I've been posting some lately, with more to come.

    Quote Originally Posted by StarLyte View Post
    I'll be 51 in April (shhhh)
    I've been hiking the A.T. since I was 9.
    Never climbed Katahdin, shame, but true. That's my honeymoon next year
    I was asked to calculate my miles but it gave me anxiety (I don't care about the miles anyways)
    Then don't count the miles; count the smiles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    5 but none pure. i'm lacking about 10 actual white blazed miles
    I'm missing about 40, best I can figure. Of those, I think I can blame about 15 on you. It all started with this event...


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    where was that exactly

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    Near Laurel Falls. 5/11/90. Freebird, Indy, you and I road-walked to Watauga Dam shelter the next morning. The four of us traveled to Damascus together... yellow-blazed from McQueen's. Tony (Dead Ahead, in green sweatshirt) made it to Katahdin; I met up with him on my 2nd or 3rd day sobo from K. Wild Bill (blue shirt) hiked with me for a week or so just before I bailed. The other guy sitting down was "Baseball John."

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    There was a rumor floating around in my earlier thru-hiking days (boy, doesn't that feel weird to say?) that Lone Wolf once decided to thru-hike the AT as a purist to see if he could do it. He got all the way to the base of Katahdin, looked at the mountain and then said, "Ah forget it," and went home.

    Well, that's what I heard, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy the Arab View Post
    There was a rumor floating around in my earlier thru-hiking days (boy, doesn't that feel weird to say?) that Lone Wolf once decided to thru-hike the AT as a purist to see if he could do it. He got all the way to the base of Katahdin, looked at the mountain and then said, "Ah forget it," and went home.

    Well, that's what I heard, anyway.
    Funny how stories get embellished overtime. He actually only made it to Damascus and as he was walking up to the door of Dot's, he was heard to sy "Ah F*** it! " and he's never gone home.

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    ....actually, at times, I would like to know how many on here haven't started a trail yet!

    geek

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    No one ever 'quits' they just take a few zeros then go back.......some are on their 450th zero though.

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