It is said a lot in our Hiking Culture, that a Thru Hike is just a six month vacation. In the most basic sense, this is true, but as I think about it, it is also so much more and sometimes not a vacation at all.
Let's explore some definitions of the word:
1. an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.
2. a period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel
3. the number of days or hours per year for which an employer agrees to pay workers while they are not working
4. a of to or for of doing or