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Re: [at-l] Mr. Bruce's Trail Guide
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Mr. Bruce's Trail Guide
- From: MHOLMES@NETVA.COM (HOLMES, MARK)
- Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 19:24:26 -0500
At 05:42 PM 2/6/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Mr. Bruce shows a map of the same area at the Northern base of Mt.
Greylock, but the
>adjacent town is identified as "North Adams, MA," and the overall box is
>"Williamstown, MA." Mr. Bruce doesn't even mention a town called "Greylock."
Does he have to mention every town? Does it really effect your hike? I
found it rather simple to get to Rt.2, turn left, stick up my thumb, hitch
to a motel and through all of this, I never even had a coronary while
studying Mr. Bruce's book.
>"Right - 2.5 miles." In the narrative on Williamsburg, he says Williamsburg
>miles from the trail," but his own map shows it is 1.5 miles to the
>and about twice that to Williamsburg?
His narrative in my '95 book says it is 1.5 miles to services on "the edge
Of course I wasn't wearing a pedometer.
>In his response to me, Mr. Bruce was adamant that the AT goes through
>even though he states that Williamstown is "1.5 miles from the trail," and
>his own map shows that it is about 3 miles from the trail. You may also
note in his
>responses elsewhere a tendency to "Clintonize" his role and "attack the
>I'm sure he laughs all the way to the bank.
Golly gee, Big E - lighten up! You've been walking thru too many stinging
nettles. Something tells me you are one of those Type A folks who adhere to
schedules - good guess?
For all the services Dan provides thruhikers at very little profit too
himself, it must be pretty damn frustrating to put up with so much
nitpicking. Now I will retire to put out all these flames.
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