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[ft-l] Cumberland Island Trip Report (abridged)
- Subject: [ft-l] Cumberland Island Trip Report (abridged)
- Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 23:40:41 EST
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The full story of the FTA expedition to come in segments, but I've only just
gotten home and unpacked. Here's the condensed version...
Room 11, Riverview Hotel.
Oysters, crackers, cocktail sauce & wine.
Our wilderness experience spoiled.
I felt like a snowplow.
Three extra miles, but worth every step.
A long green corridor.
Slews of sloughs.
Seven miles, 35 lbs, 3 hours.
That's the quick take on 5 days, 4 nights in the Cumberland Island Natl
Seashore Wilderness. The ironic part: I'd queried Backpacker regarding an
article, got a "no thanks." Then met a fellow yesterday who'd picked up a
back issue of Backpacker that had Cumberland Island listed as one of a dozen
winter destinations, so he up and left his cozy home in Charlotte NC and
drove 5 hrs to go backpacking. "That short piece didn't do this place
justice," he said.
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