Appalacian Trail Thru-hiker Study
Posted: 17 May 2007 10:40 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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I am a graduate student (and thru-hiker myself) conducting this study of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail. It is adapted from Roland Mueser’s 1989 study, my own thesis, and other related literature. As you well know, much has changed over the last 18 years, and it is my hope that this study will be helpful in contributing to the body of knowledge related to the Appalachian Trail and its users.

Here’s the link
http://sourcetosea.net/thruhiker/study.html

If you have attempted a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, regardless of the mileage completed, please take a few moments to complete this survey. Responses will be completely confidential. The survey is composed of eight pages, and pre-testers have indicated that takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Feel free to “guess-timate” when you are prompted for numerical figures.

I anticipate that data collection will continue until August 2007. If you would like to receive results of the study, fill out the email address prompt on the last page of the survey. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thanks in advance,

-“Johnny Swank”  (ME-GA 2000)
http://sourcetosea.net/thruhiker/study.html

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