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[ft-l] answers to crickets ?s...also long
- Subject: [ft-l] answers to crickets ?s...also long
- Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 11:47:02 EDT
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I also think it is a grand idea.
The time element for 2001 is definintely a concern but not an impossibility.
Since I have already deleted your original email I don't remember the
logic of a three day weekend other than the convenience of it. Another
possibility if we think about February for Florida Hiking Trails Month is 2
or 3 or 4 consecutive weekends or Saturdays or Sundays. Especially since it
is a hiking MONTH as opposed to hiking day or hiking week. There are other
options to explore besides an all in one weekend thing. I think...again I
don't remember the rationale of the 3 day weekend other than we had them to
[For example, the deadline for the Sept/Oct Footprint is already past. The
earliest we could get it in would be Nov/Dec issue and we would have to have
all the details hammered out by Sept 15 to make that
issue.] Oddly enough, we discussed this at our last Activity Leader's
planning meeting. Maybe I live in a dream world but it seems like that lead
time is from the pre-computer publishing days and could be edited down
considerably. I am going to bring it up at our next ExComm meeting (Cracker
Chapter) and see if we can't get our state representative (sorry if I have
the titles and lingo incorrect) to take it to the next state meeting. While
it won't help us out right now with this project it still needs to be
[We need a name for this. Any ideas?] I'm not too good with this part.
[Do you think we could pull it together for 2001 or give a full year to set
it up and publicise and shoot for Jan/Feb 2002?] I actually do think we
could do it for 2001. There are arguments for both sides. For 2002 would
be the excellent planning. For 2001 is that adrenline and excitement thing.
But I think if we want to do it we can. I'll commit to it with you right
now for whatever assistance you require.
[Should we take it to the Board of Directors and make it into an "FTA
sponsored" event or keep it informal and just run it among members who are
interested?] Ah, this may be the answer for the 2001 first run. But it
would be nice to make it official and maybe annual.
[What dates can we come up with that will satisfy working and non-working
people and eliminate seasonally closed hiking areas?] Maybe take an entire
week in February?
[Should we include the loop trails or just the thru trail?] It's a toss up.
[Should it be a 2-day, 3-day or 4-day event?] See above about a week or
consecutive Saturdays, etc.
[How long should each section be? (1300 miles/20 miles = 65 sections)]
I'll leave that to the hiking experts. I'm a short distance kind of woman
who knows her limits.
[Should we have an alternate date in case of bad weather or would that be
too difficult to arrange?] Nah. One crummy day shouldn't deter the truly
committed. Hmmm...truly committed. Sounds a bit scary. Might be cold or
rainy but it isn't hurricane season.
[Who wants to help out with organizing it?] Me.
[Since I opened my big mouth first, I'm willing to handle general
communications via phone and email and help set up a webpage to keep track
of section sign ups. Also I can work with the FTA office so they are kept
informed and can answer questions when people call. I don't know the first
thing about handling publicity though and we could really use one or two
people to head up that part. Also, people to divide up the trail into
appropriate sections. Also, people to talk it up within their chapters and
other outdoor groups. Also, people to come up with a logo. Also, people to
coordinate purchase and distribution of patches/t-shirts/banadanas/whatever.
Other ideas?] Whew. I'm tired just reading it. Maybe someone will
volunteer to co-ordinate those areas. I'm not too artsy fartsy so no logo
ideas here but I could handle purchase, distribution, etc. of whatever we
come up with. I'm a pretty well organized individual. And I love project
management so I'm pumped.
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