Last left you guys may 16. Been busy since then!!! Will try updating as much as possible at this stop. Next stop 3 or 4 days away, depending on my time!
Today’s lesson: trail slang.
I will include as much as I can!
Taking a zero – not hiking any miles
Taking a nero – nearly a zero
Shelter – a place to sleep or stay dry in the rain. Also to eat lunch etc.
Camping – flat spots along the trail that people use to camp in.
Stealth camping – camping in areas that you should not be, like the smokies were shelter only, but one could stealth in a secluded spot.
Trail days – a festival held in Damascus, VA, bunch of smelly hikers hang out and look at new gear.
Hiker funk – that smell after 4 or 5 days of no shower or bathing at all, and no deodorant, and no clean clothes.
Slack pack – hiking with out a backpack.
Trail name – nickname given to you by other hikers. I am chop chop.
Hostel – a place for cheap room and board. Sometimes has food, dinner, breakfast, laundry, Internet, showers. All the necessities.
thru hiker – someone hiking from Georgia to Maine, or the reverse. It’s written GA-ME
Section hiker – someone who does the whole trail in parts, or just a weekend hiker doing a section of the trail.
Hiker porn- the food network
Gear porn- checking out other peoples high tech gear
HiKer midnight- around 8pm…we are a wild bunch.
I will add more as I think of them. I spend all day thinking about it!