Through-hikers, those intrepid souls who spend months hiking a long trail such as the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, acquire lots of colorful slang along the way. A NoBo is a northbound hiker; a SoBo is someone heading south, and Yo-Yo refers to the act of reaching the end of a trail and heading back the way you came. A zero day is when you take a day of rest, and a nero day is a “near zero” day, when you walk a mere 10 miles or so.

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