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The article is now at
http://www.sunone.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?SearchID=73127747746927&Avis=GS
&Dato=20030301&Kategori=DAYBREAK&Lopenr=203010309&Ref=AR.
for those like myself that just tried to look up by the old link.



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Subject: FT-L digest, Vol 1 #432 - 4 msgs


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>    1. Re: Mullet Wrapper article on hikers (Deb)
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>    3. RE: mullet wrapper article (Grant, Brad)
>    4. RE: mullet wrapper article (David L Rohe)
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> Message: 1
> Reply-To: "Deb" <dblick@cfl.rr.com>
> From: "Deb" <dblick@cfl.rr.com>
> To: "Florida Trail Mailing List" <ft-l@backcountry.net>
> Subject: Re: [ft-l] Mullet Wrapper article on hikers
> Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 13:08:22 -0500
> Organization: Florida Trail Assn.
>
> I always get a kick out of these "before hike" articles.
> They are so naive, and I include my own in that comment.
> But isn't it great that there are still a few places to set
> out this naively on a great adventure?  Please be sure to
> post links to subsequent articles.
>
> Cricket
>
>
>
> > The Mullet Wrapper aka The Gainesville Sun has an article
> in today's paper
> > on a couple of nascent thru hikers:
> >
> >
> http://www.sunone.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Site=GS&Date=200
> 30301&Category=D
> > AYBREAK&ArtNo=203010309&Ref=AR
> >
> > Its a long URL so you may have to paste it together.
> >
> > Bryan
> >
> > "Si vis pacem para bellum"
>
>
>
>
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> To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> From: "David L Rohe" <drohe@fs.fed.us>
> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 09:28:42 -0500
> Subject: [ft-l] mullet wrapper article
>
> I don't suppose anyone in the Gainesville area would want to write a
letter
> to the editor thanking them for putting in a story about hiking, but
asking
> them why they didn't interview a FT thru-hiker?
>
> Any takers?
>
> Dave "Hatter" Rohe
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> From: "Grant, Brad" <brad.grant@sfcc.edu>
> To: David L Rohe <drohe@fs.fed.us>, ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Subject: RE: [ft-l] mullet wrapper article
> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 10:54:15 -0500
>
> David,
> They did run a multi page article in November of last year about a couple
t=
> hat hiked  the AT earlier in the year. I saved it and am looking at it
righ=
> t now. The couple was Merridith and Kyle Arola and it talked about the
trai=
> ning that they went through to prepare. Kyle was a former Marine but due
to=
>  some problems and the pain that ensued he had to dropout in VA. Merridith
=
> continued on and finished. It basically painted a realistic picture of the
=
> trials of the trail and even listed the gear that she used in her 35 pound
=
> pack. The article was very well done in my opinion. It definately did not
m=
> ake it sound like the average person could just strap on a pack and go.
>
> I don't know if they did not include an interview with a thru hiker in
this=
>  latest article for this reason, it might have been.
>
> Brad
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ft-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net
> [mailto:ft-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net]On Behalf Of David L Rohe
> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 9:29 AM
> To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Subject: [ft-l] mullet wrapper article
>
>
> I don't suppose anyone in the Gainesville area would want to write a
letter
> to the editor thanking them for putting in a story about hiking, but
asking
> them why they didn't interview a FT thru-hiker?
>
> Any takers?
>
> Dave "Hatter" Rohe
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Subject: RE: [ft-l] mullet wrapper article
> To: "Grant, Brad" <brad.grant@sfcc.edu>
> Cc: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net, ft-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net
> From: "David L Rohe" <drohe@fs.fed.us>
> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 11:57:18 -0500
>
>
> Brad,
> I am certain that the article was done well, and I am certain that the
> people that were interviewed were interesting and informative.  I am,
> however, developing a slight pet peeve regarding Long-distance trail
> articles IN FLORIDA, that don't use the FNST as the basis of the article.
> I know everyone has heard of the AT, but how do we expect greater
> recognition for the FNST and the Florida Trail System if our own local
> (read: Florida) papers don't use us as the destination rather than the AT.
> I know that we get coverage for the FT in most of the papers, and I have a
> great respect for the AT, and those that hike it.  I simply feel that the
> FNST should be the focus of any Long-distance trail article that is
> published in Florida.  If I lived in NC, I would certainly expect said
> article to be about the AT or if I lived out west, then maybe the PCT or
> CDT, but I live in Florida, and gosh darnnit our trail deserves the
respect
> of our local media on a consistent basis.
>       Unfortunately the problem is even bigger that this though.  I led a
> hike in Torreya State Park recently.  The trail there is a part of the
> Florida Trail System and is maintained by the Apalachee Chapter.  While on
> the hike, we met two hikers going the other direction.  I very politely
> hailed them, and inquired about their day, their hike, and where they were
> from.  They said they were having a wonderful time and that they lived in
> Chipley, FL.  I then quite naturally asked them if they were FT members (I
> don't know everyone's face yet :))  They looked at me strangely and said,
> "Gosh no, we hike the AT not the Florida Trail."  I think they may have
> also mentioned that they were ATC members.  There is nothing wrong with
> being a ATC member.  Many FT members also belong to ATC, or AHTS (Alabama
> Hiking Trails Society), and many others.  The thing that bothered me as I
> wished them well upon their way, was that these hikers, who live in
> Florida, obviously do some hiking in Florida, and would be a great asset
to
> the organization, was their apparent disdain for the FNST.  They said that
> they only hiked in Torreya because of the ups and downs.  I mentioned the
> challenges of the trail along the FNST, but they shook their heads, as if
> to say "Sure there are challenges, now move along."
>       Sorry to everyone for the rant, but this has been growing in me for
a
> while, and I guess that article was the match on the dry straw.  I'd like
> to finish by saying that the AT is the Granddaddy of trails, and the FTA
> has a wonderful relationship with the ATC.  But we've been around over 35
> years.  What more do we have to do, because I for one will walk across hot
> coals, lead anyone who doubts in Bradwell or Big Cypress, only tell me so
> we can get started!
>
> Whew.
> -Hatter
>
>
>
>
>                       "Grant, Brad"
>                       <brad.grant@sfcc.edu>           To:      David L
Rohe <drohe@fs.fed.us>, ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>                       Sent by:                        cc:
>                       ft-l-admin@mailman.back         Subject: RE: [ft-l]
mullet wrapper article
>                       country.net
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>                       03/03/2003 10:54 AM
>
>
>
>
>
>
> David,
> They did run a multi page article in November of last year about a couple
> that hiked  the AT earlier in the year. I saved it and am looking at it
> right now. The couple was Merridith and Kyle Arola and it talked about the
> training that they went through to prepare. Kyle was a former Marine but
> due to some problems and the pain that ensued he had to dropout in VA.
> Merridith continued on and finished. It basically painted a realistic
> picture of the trials of the trail and even listed the gear that she used
> in her 35 pound pack. The article was very well done in my opinion. It
> definately did not make it sound like the average person could just strap
> on a pack and go.
>
> I don't know if they did not include an interview with a thru hiker in
this
> latest article for this reason, it might have been.
>
> Brad
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ft-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net
> [mailto:ft-l-admin@mailman.backcountry.net]On Behalf Of David L Rohe
> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 9:29 AM
> To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Subject: [ft-l] mullet wrapper article
>
>
> I don't suppose anyone in the Gainesville area would want to write a
letter
> to the editor thanking them for putting in a story about hiking, but
asking
> them why they didn't interview a FT thru-hiker?
>
> Any takers?
>
> Dave "Hatter" Rohe
>
>
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