I've never done it, nor even thought much about doing it. But I'm currently planning a hike that would be greatly improved using this strategy( actually it would be my back & pack). the trail crosses a road at the half way point where a parking lot and restrooms are located. ( Pacific crest trail section wa-I) having never having done this myself, I'm somewhat reluctant. But feel this is the time to learn a new hiking tactic. Any words of wisdom or experience from the collective? Thanking all in advance