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Calling all thru-hikers:

Hi Everyone! Veggie here. I am currently in graduate school at Prescott College for Environmental Studies, which is why I am going sobo on the CDT rather than nobo this year. I am now entering the data collection phase of my thesis and I would like your help! The current title for my thesis is: Developing environmental attitudes in relation to sustainability resulting from thru-hikes on long-distance trails in the United States. The purpose of the study is to uncover change in the environmental attitudes of thru-hikers concerning sustainability inspired during the act of thru-hiking. Furthermore, it is to analyze and interpret how thru-hikers explain their developing environmental attitudes, particularly related to sustainability, to non-thru-hikers through blogs created during their thru-hikes. If you are over eighteen years old and have completed at least one thru-hike in the United States, I invite you to take a survey that will be included in my thesis research. This includes all thru-hikes in the U.S. over 200 miles.  While I would greatly appreciate participation, this study is completely voluntary. Please see the attached link to fill out the survey. More information is available on the survey site before the survey begins. Feel free to share this with other thru-hikers as well! Thank you!



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