Thru hiking vs backpacking
Thru-hikers focus on covering long distances through achieving high daily kilometers/mileage in order to complete a trail within a set time frame. With most thru-hikers spending less time in towns then other backpackers.
I group Backpackers into three main groups:
Local backpackers backpack within their own country for weekends, over Christmas and school holiday breaks (especially here in Australia since Christmas is during the summer months) and other standard periods of leave.
Flashpackers are an emerging ba