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Re: [ft-l] Florida Trail thru-hikers

In a message dated 8/29/00 10:45:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
D_Blick@email.msn.com writes:

>  We HAVE TO STOP thinking in terms of
>  bits and pieces and start thinking of the whole trail.

To the maintainers who don't see the value in grooming trails for outsiders, 
I offer this quote from Appalachian Trail maintainer Paul P. Johnson, Jr. who 
maintains 4.6 miles of the Maine AT.  When asked what the motivation of AT 
maintainers was, he offered:

"We do it because we take pride in being part of something so much bigger 
than we are."

Food for thought.

Rich Evans
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