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    Default What is your hiking "status"

    I have seen a lot in these threads and have come to realize that not everybody here is a hiker some might be future hikers some use to hike and some will never hike with a few choices in between..

    Where are you in this hiker scale?
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    I don't get this poll.

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    I really don't care how frequently others hike. Nor do I feel a need to post trail reports of my hikes, to validate my accomplishments.

    I hike for my own satisfaction/enjoyment, not to impress anyone else.
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    Jesse - Your participation is appreciated even when you do not understand.

    Roland - Never felt the need to validate anything either and have never posed a trip report but like those that take the time to do so because it gives me ideas for future trips.
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    No weekend or vacation hiker category?
    The trail was here before we arrived, and it will still be here when we are gone...enjoy it now, and preserve it for others that come after us

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    I'm with Egads, I hike three or four times a year on weekends & vacation. Didn't really see a category for that level of involvement. Of course, I am a future hiker, will be out there again. I am a day hiker at times as well as being a multi-day backpacker. I certainly don't hike as frequently as I'd like; too busy making a living - hmm, need to think about that...What's to making a living if I'm not out hiking?
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    Hiking? I do that every week.

    Backpacking? I do that a few to a half-dozen times a year, and am looking forward to a nice long section hike later in the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse View Post
    I don't get this poll.
    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    I really don't care how frequently others hike. Nor do I feel a need to post trail reports of my hikes, to validate my accomplishments.

    I hike for my own satisfaction/enjoyment, not to impress anyone else.
    Ditto. . .

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    I don't see a way to edit the poll..... I think people try to make things more complicated than necessary. So here are some guidelines for the OCD....

    Future hiker - Youth individuals who have dreams of hiking but cant right now.
    Day hiker - This is all I do, no overnight backpacking
    Frequent hiker - Day hikes and backpacks may be on weekends or during vacation time
    I use to hike - Maybe it is a medical problem or whatever reason
    Never hike - You never hike but frequent WB because you want to
    I'm a troll - This was intended as humor
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    What category do the virtual or cyber hikers check?
    The trail was here before we arrived, and it will still be here when we are gone...enjoy it now, and preserve it for others that come after us

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    How about us occasional hikers?

    Incidently, the New Yorker has a related cartoon this week.
    "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    How about us occasional hikers?

    Incidently, the New Yorker has a related cartoon this week.

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    "Parameter: A quantity to which the operator may asign arbitrary valves, as distinguished from a variable, which can assume only those values that the form of the function makes possible."


    You left some out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nearly normal View Post
    "parameter: A quantity to which the operator may asign arbitrary valves, as distinguished from a variable, which can assume only those values that the form of the function makes possible."


    you left some out.
    :d:d . . . . . . . .

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    I dislike categorizing myself.

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    I just finished a hike today. My status is hungry and sweaty. I have dinner going. The shower can wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warraghiyagey View Post
    Not the one.
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    I live too far from mountains to be a day-hiker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingStick75 View Post
    I have seen a lot in these threads and have come to realize that not everybody here is a hiker some might be future hikers some use to hike and some will never hike with a few choices in between..

    Where are you in this hiker scale?

    Since this is a website for AT enthusiasts, I'd have to say that the poll is right in line with what I expected. It's hard to be enthusiastic about something you don't do, but possible to be enthusiastic about doing something new (in this case, hiking) in the future.
    It's nice that we have forums about other trails, since all of our "Whiteblazers" are not exclusively AT hikers.
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    hiking is hard work and makes you late for supper
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