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[at-l] WAS (no subject) Now "Wingnut"...
- Subject: [at-l] WAS (no subject) Now "Wingnut"...
- From: camojack at comcast.net (Jack)
- Date: Tue Apr 12 08:46:39 2005
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Wise people do not let their dislike of Wingfoot's politics interfere with
their trail decisions."
I believe that's more easily said by someone who AGREES with said politics.
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Subject: Re: [at-l] Re: (no subject)
In a message dated 4/12/2005 9:04:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
In a discussion among actual long distance and thru hikers on WhiteBlaze,
probably the most active AT site these days, a large majority of those who
responded thought Wingfoot's Guide was by far the better book, mostly
contains more information. His Thru-Hikers Guide contains all the essential
information of the ATC databook. The Companion does not. Wise people do not
let their dislike of Wingfoot's politics interfere with their trail
Long distance hiking is difficult enough without adding political
It is a curious thing that the AT has this dual approach to information.
Surely anyone can produce a guide -- The Free Enterprise System -- but I
heard (to be verified by those who may know) that Dan Bruce (Wingfoot) gets
his information from the ATC without paying a royalty or copyright fee and
competes with that organization for customers. Is this true? And if it is
-- isn't it time that some changes should be made in the arrangement?