Well.. THAT was interesting!
To the folks who took the time to write a little something in the shared document--a big thanks from me!!
I have to admit to being slightly surprised that more people didn't write something in the shared document.
IF YOU DIDN'T WRITE ANYTHING... could you reply to this post and say why? Even if it's just "too busy"--that would be useful.
Tell me also if there IS a crowdsourcing question I could ask that would motivate you to write something. Was the topic ("Pacific Crest Trail") just too esoteric for you? Or was it just not-all-that-interesting?
Now... To the folks who DID write something: Thanks again! The things you found and how you found them were fascinating reading.
Someone added the terminal post images to the doc. (I can't tell who!)
Ramon added a bunch of nice images which give you a sense for how varied the weather can be. (Good point.)
Hans added the discussion about the "Fastest time" to through-hike the entire trail--an amazing 83 days, 5 hours. I hadn't thought about that.
And the originator of the challenge, Rosemary, put her post into the comments (so I copy/pasted them into the shared doc for you, Rosemary... hope you don't mind).
All in all, an interesting little experiment.
I didn't quite get the numbers of participants that I was hoping for (which is why I'm hoping people will reply to this in the comments section).... I'd like to get a sense for what works and why.