What happened to the hippie backpackers?
January 12, 2010 8:29 PM Subscribe
What happened to the hippie trail backpackers of the 60s and 70s when they went home? Did they mostly turn into normal, functioning members of 1980s society or did a significant number of them stay burned-out hippies for the rest of their lives?
posted by borkingchikapa to Travel & Transportation (36 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I know this is impossible to answer with any statistical certainty, but anecdotal evidence is enough. I want to make the point that most of them turned out fine, despite wasting large parts of their youth in the middle of nowhere, but I really have no idea if that's generally accepted as true.