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Re: [ft-l] Dan Smith
I tend to agree with you after having talked to two people who have hiked this
section and read Nimblewill's journal. I know I would like to hike the whole
trail but am not excited about that section.
> As you may know, Dan Smith of Dan Smith and Karen Berger fame (numerous trail
> books to their credit) is hiking the FT this year. He started at Loop Road
> about December 9. He reported walking through waist deep water.* We (Jon
> Phipps & I) were to pick him up on SR 60 on December 21. However, he called
> last Thursday to report that he was off the trail and heading home early for
> his planned Christmas break. He had poison ivy so badly over both feet that
> he was risking a massive infection. He'll be back January 1 and picking up
> where he left off, near Clewiston.
> He plans to write a couple of articles and perhaps a book about the FT. His
> spirits were still up, but he was heading to the doctor to get some help in
> getting rid of the poison ivy.
> *about that water--I guess I can ask this question and risk the flames I'm
> apt to get, but WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE WE DOING PUTTING IN A TRAIL WHERE
> PEOPLE (in what seems to be a "normal" year) ARE WALKING IN WAIST DEEP
> WATER?????? Don't we need to re-think that section below Oasis? Nimblewill
> Nomad's journal of that section is even worse. We are endangering folks
> calling that kind of swimming a trail.
> On my soapbox,
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