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Re: [pct-l] Purist and Etc.

Monte - 
'Purist' is a four letter word - if it's used to denigrate someone else's
hike. You ain't seen nothing if you haven't experienced  the 'white
blaze/blue blaze' wars on the AT.   You're right - there's no room for
judgment on the trail. 

Walk softly,
On Sun, 2 Apr 2000 16:03:28 EDT Montedodge@aol.com writes:
>  After having a second cup of coffee, I getting a twisting in my 
> stomach. The 
> terms purist or supported or slack packing are words that should not 
> be used 
> in a group of hikers. These terms are meant to accredit or discredit 
> a 
> persons hike. This is one item a hate seeing is the judging of 
> anothers trip. 
> When a person says this guys a purist or this guys not, it creates 
> fiction. 
> Mountain Climbers are some of the worst in these little " Judge Wars 
> ". Each 
> climber saying his or her climb had more meaning Because????? 
> Thru-hikers 
> should hike their hike and not use judging words like those above. 
> Don't put 
> another's trip down if it doesn't meet some preconceived idea of 
> what a 
> thru-hike on some trail is. It just brings discord ( to be mildly 
> put )
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