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    :banana The one Reason you would get off the trail for a few days? Just one Answer please!

    Mom's home cooking as I pass by within miles from trail.

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    Funerals or if a family member got sick and thats about it.

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    Injury. both repetitive(abuse) or accidental injury.

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    A Sirens song!
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    Zombie Apocalypse, but only because i have been waiting for a long time for it to happen.
    Schemer: Someone who is always trying to pull a fast one, or get bye through shady methods

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    injury
    you only asked for one work, but 20 characters are required. I needed a bigger word.
    Everyone's first question:
    "Wow - How tall are you?"
    Answer: "I'm 6'6""
    Ergo, my trail name: 'Six-Six'

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    Trail Days.

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    Every few days to get food.
    "The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer"

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    RAIN. 3 days of it.
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    Besides some of the others already given (but certainly not all ):

    Need a vacation from my vacation. Most of hiking is pure mental, taking a few days to vary your activity is a good thing. For example: On my first long hike, I spent a couple days caving, couple days canoeing, visited home at Christmas, White water rafting for a couple of days. Also went off-trail to explore some particularly interesting local celebrations/attractions such as Mesa Verde in Colorado, Ft. Larned during their Centennial Celebration in Kansas. Taking these "vacations" was very good mentally, and kept the hike more interesting.

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    You find yourself pregnant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takethisbread View Post
    RAIN. 3 days of it.
    Was that meant as a joke? I couldn't tell without the smiley face.
    The trouble I have with campfires are the folks that carry a bottle in one hand and a Bible in the other.
    You never know which one is talking.

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    Injury, family matters, restocking. Beware of all draws to the off-trail world.--Kinnickinic
    You never know just what you can do until you realize you absolutely have to do it.
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    I agree.. Zombie Apocalypse.

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    wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WingedMonkey View Post
    Was that meant as a joke? I couldn't tell without the smiley face.
    No. Absolutely not. If it's gonna downpour for a few days, I have no qualms about sitting it out. I carry very little raingear.
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    If I'm gonna leave the trail for a word, my word is "poontang"

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguedeadguy View Post
    If I'm gonna leave the trail for a word, my word is "poontang"
    A truly worthy diversion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMP View Post
    Funerals or if a family member got sick and thats about it.
    this is probably the only reason i would be off trail, i always laughed when people took time off for weddings,and it happens alot! don't ask me to be there or plan the wedding for off season(oct-feb) :-)

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    If this is supposed to apply to thru hikers, as it is posted in the Class of 2012, I see a lot of poor excuses for leaving the trail for a few days. It's easy to get off, it's not so easy to get back on.
    The trouble I have with campfires are the folks that carry a bottle in one hand and a Bible in the other.
    You never know which one is talking.

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