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RE: [pct-l] PCT Fees-More

> One obvious question one could ask based on my previous post is: "What
> projects than can't be accomplished by 'few dedicated people willing to
> spend their time and money on the goal' ". My view is that, in general,
> projects of this nature either never happen or only happen at great
> and great waste.
> Take, for example, the many trail angels on the PCT. Now imagine if the
> government decided to take over this task, establishing and funding "Trail
> Angel Services" equilivent to what is available today as a result of
> individuals efforts.
> My experience with just the southernmost 140 miles of the trail [Campo to
> Kamp Anza] is that the government bureauracy required to provide
> from trailhead transportation thru ADZPCTKO to the hostel at Kamp Anza
> overwhelm the entire USFS staff in that area. The budget would be
> the insurance astronomical...and the eggs not near as good as Bob's. Now
> multiple that by the entire 2700 miles, the hundreds of trail angels, and
> the many varied services that they provide. Just imagine the
> government........

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