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April 16, 2018



I am currently immersed in a fascinating book by Jennifer Pharr Davis titled Becoming Odyssa:  Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail.  It’s the true story of Ms. Davis’s solo hike at the age of twenty-one across the 2175-mile Appalachian Trail.


A term that appears often in the work is thru-hiker — defined as someone who hikes a long-distance trek, end-to-end, within one hiking season.  I had never heard the expression before reading the book.  Since then, I’ve seen it several times, including on an entire wall at a local outdoor recreational shop dedicated to their clients who have walked the trail.


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  1. Suzanne Martin permalink
    April 16, 2018 7:28 pm

    Amazing to be a “through” hiker!!
    My maiden name is Pharr….maybe a relative??

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