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Re: [ft-l] approximately 50 miles of trail near Eglin AFB


Have you people been visiting another planet or what? We have been
reporting the status of the proposed FNST segment across Eglin Air Force
Base for the past several years.  The decision by the Air Force to allow
the trail to cross a portion of the base was a major breakthrough and came
after many years of effort by FTA.  A draft Environmental Assessment (EA)
of the trail route is expected to be approved shortly and then work on the
trail can begin.  The North Florida Conference to be hosted by the Western
Gate Chapter had to be postponed because of a delay in approval of the EA. 
Hopefully, it can be rescheduled in the near future.  The conference will
focus on developing the first increment of this important FNST segment.  If
necessary we may even schedule an All Association Work Hike to help move
things along.  FTA will be responsible for building and maintaining the
trail.  It would be great if the military can help with the work, but we
can't count on their participation.

Look alive out there!

Fred Schiller

> From: sandy@deathsdoor.com
> To: ft-l@backcountry.net
> Subject: [ft-l] approximately 50 miles of trail near Eglin AFB 
> Date: Monday, January 11, 1999 4:53 PM
> >The US Air Force is proposing to build approximately 50
> >miles of trail near the northern boundary of the Eglin AFB
> >Reservation  >from U.S. Highway 331 between Freeport and
> >Defuniak Springs westward to  Highway 87, then south to
> >Navarre ending near the junction of Ten Mile Creek  with
> >East Bay.
> ok, i've been out of touch lately.  does this mean that soldiers will
> the trail for us or what?
> --sunshine*daydreams--
> .................later...................
> _______Sandy_______
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