This is the frequently asked questions page. I'm sure folks out there have many questions but first let's start with a definition.

touron /tor'-on/: a cross between a tourist and moron. Behavior includes asking thru-hikers many questions, some for really, really stupid things.

What is the Appalachian Trail?

What's with the stupid names?

How was your hike?

Did you hike alone?

You hiked alone??!!

Did you camp every night?

What did you eat?

How far did you walk each day?

Did you see any bears

How much money did you spend?

Did you get lost at all?

How much did you carry?

I just checked out the 1999 List of Days. Why does it seem you only stayed at shelters?

I just checked out the 1999 List of Days. Why so many days off?

I just checked out the 1999 List of Days. Is that a negative mileage day I see?

You make reference to a “Bounce Box.” What is that?

What is “slackpacking?”

What is “Blue Blazing,” “Yellow Blazing,” and the issue of being a “Purist?”

Wait a minute…did you say someone got struck by lightning?!

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