[pct-l] Libido and the Hiker
Hiker97 at aol.com
Hiker97 at aol.com
Fri Sep 22 04:06:56 CDT 2006
_reinholdmetzger at cox.net_ (mailto:reinholdmetzger at cox.net) writes:
P.S. Switchback, you said no sex on the PCT; you said nothing about the
JMT. So I assume it's okay to do it on the JMT?
Actually, you bring up a good point. For years I have heard that the JMT
portion of the PCT is a hot bed (pun intended) of illegal activity. Just
because it goes on does not mean it is right. We need a JMT law enforcement
sweep. All violators must be rounded up and punished. May be they should be put
in stocks at trailheads for everyone to look at. You know the hands and feet
stocks. The embarrassment would be profound. Unfortunately and sadly, I
would expect to see a lot of PCT-L participants shackled in these stocks.
To continue my advice on why PCT hikers cannot be party to sex ....
Tenth, sex disturbs others. At campsites other hikers are trying to sleep.
There are noise curfews on the PCT. Tent walls are thin.
Eleventh, sex requires a good memory. If you misplace a name or mistakenly
use the wrong name of your partner, watch out. You do not know what trouble
is until you do this. If this happens in the actual act (saying the wrong
name out loud) you are dead. The hike is over. This is a show stopper in so
many ways. Why take the chance?
Twelfth, wenching and the associated trailtown sacking are frowned upon in
polite society. These activities can give you a bad reputation. People will
try to avoid you. You will be an outcaste.
I hope this helps you to stay focused on hiking and the PCT. By the way, if
you are caught doing it while on a supported or unsupported JMT record hike,
you could be banned for life from hiking the PCT. This is one of those fine
print items on the back of your permit.
Your pal, Switchback the Trail Pirate
Mister Manners of the Trail
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