[pct-l] Sensationalist

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Mon Sep 4 16:26:10 CDT 2006

In a message dated 9/4/2006 4:59:03 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
blisterfree at yahoo.com writes:

But...  but, there's a big difference between most hikers 
starting at Campo within  two weeks of each other, and many 
hikers starting out from Lake Morena on  the same day 

Not everyone starts out the very same day, not all stay to the end.   Even if 
everyone left from the border on any given day they wouldn't reach Aqua  
Dulce the same time.  
What's the ideal window?  Probably from mid April to the 1st week in  May.  
Put 300 hikers on the trail within 3 weeks and it's going to seem  like alot.  
With the slower hikers starting earlier and the faster hikers  later, they're 
going to cross paths somewhere, most likely between Aqua Dulce  and KM.
Long gone are the days when the PCT has only 100 thru-hikers, but the ideal  
window is still the same.

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