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Re: [ft-l] An idea for the FT


There are still lengthy roadwalks required in those areas where we as yet do 
not have trail established (particularly east of Eglin and between Econfina 
Creek and Blountstown).  Do you propose to include these roadwalks in your 
proposed hike?


>From: "Cricket" <D_Blick@email.msn.com>
>Reply-To: ft-l@backcountry.net
>To: <ft-l@backcountry.net>
>Subject: Re: [ft-l] An idea for the FT
>Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 11:08:00 -0400
>I wanted to re-state the original idea of this hike before we get too far
>afield with it.  If we want to make changes that's fine, but here is the
>original idea so everyone can understand it and either accept or amend it.
>(Paraphrased from HATT since Pittsburgh explained it much better in fewer
>words than I could.  Thanks Pittsburgh.)
>On Presidents Day weekend 2001 individual hikers or small groups of hikers
>will each hike sections of the FT for which they have previously signed up.
>The hike will attempt to cover the entire 1300 mile Florida National Scenic
>Trail (designed or un-designated,"thru-trail") in that weekend.  At noon on
>Saturday, Feb 17, 2001 teams of hikers ( "teams" means individuals, 
>groups) will be positioned at specific locations along the entire Florida
>National Scenic Trail ( 2 teams at each location 40-60 trail miles apart ).
>Handshakes will be exchanged, then one team will hike south, and the other
>team will hike north. 48 hours and 20-30 trail miles later, at noon on
>Monday Feb 19, 2000 new pairings of teams, that have hiked from opposite
>directions, will meet and exchange handshakes. In this manner, the entire
>trail will be hiked, with the touching of hands unifying the entire 
>So that is the basic idea.  Times and mileage can be changed, I just stuck
>some in so you would get the idea.
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