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Re: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Walking Sticks vs Ski Poles

At 11:03 AM 9/10/96 -0500, you wrote:

>On a side note, on a trip to the Shenandoahs, I discovered that the Lekis
>have another use - bear repellents. Just a few clanks of the Lekis against
>each other, and mother and baby took off running. :)

And the are also great cow repellants.  In '95, my wife and I camped beside
the trail just across Elk Garden before the ascent of Mt. Rogers - in the
morning as it started to rain, we were totally surrounded by 10 quite large
Angus cows, who we feared were going to crush us in our tent! Nothing would
make them move until I clacked my Leki poles together - they immediately
turned and headed down the trail.  Maybe I should sell these to farmers?

Mark and Janet Holmes 
Full Moon and Celestial Spirit (Ga-Me '95)
Fox Hill Inn - Innkeepers
VA 16
Troutdale,VA  ( 4 miles from Dickey Gap on the AT)
AT Hiker stopping point in the Grayson Highlands!
540-677-3313 or 1-800-874-3313 (for reservations)
email - mholmes@netva.com