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[pct-l] secret for pct-l members only

no offense to the editor intended.

credit card company ads on a hiking site =
wolf in sheep's clothing.


----- Original Message -----
From: GINA LEACH <word-witch@mindspring.com>
To: Steve Courtway <scourtway@bpa-arch.com>; <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] secret for pct-l members only

> Steve,
> I assure you my intentions are pure. I have had much support from PCT list
> members, from visiting the site to contributing good information. Like I
> stated before, I may not be able to give much. If I lived in Califorinia,
> Oregon, or Washington I'd be able to give rides to hikers, stash water, or
> help maintain trails, but since I currently reside in San Antonio and have
> toddler to care for it makes it kinda hard to help out that way. If I
> give them a straight donation out of my pocket I'd do it, but I'm a stay
> home mom in a one paycheck family. If I can get Hike the Wild to start
> earning a profit, then not only will I be able to contribute to my family
> but I will be able to give to those who support me and would love to be
> to pay the writers who share their work on Hike the Wild.
> I have recieved an ok from Brick if I post items pertaining to my site if
> they are related to PCT. I avoid posting any time I make a change to the
> site or add something I feel is not relevant here because that to me is
> along the lines of spamming the list, which I do not want to do.
> I was not sure on the direction I was going to take with Hike the Wild
> I just happened to get in touch with the guy who did the AT for an
> interview. This led to my investigating the other thru hikes, as well as
> planting the personal seed to thru hike the PCT myself some day. (now my
> year old daughter wants to join me) While I have spent much time in the
> backcountry and have done some mountain climbing, I have much to learn
> before attempting a thru hike. For instance I never considered using a
> before and recently left my tent at home for a one nighter to experiment
> with one. (A story worth sharing some time!) The concepts of ultra light
> fairly new to me, though I've always tried to keep the load from getting
> heavy. I also was intimidated with the logistics of planning a five month
> hike until reading the posts here.
> This is simply my way of giving back. I do not appologize if this offends
> you. I owe great thanks to many people on this list. To name a few: Henry
> Shires, Jonathon Ley, John Vonhof, and Mountain Dave. Then there are the
> listers that have subscribed for site updates, the unknowns who have
> my site and maybe clicked on an ad, and the many people that have already
> hiked the trail who post their knowledge here. Thank you, thank you, thank
> you.
> Gina
> Hike the Wild editor and PCT hiker wanna be
> PS - and yes feel free to contact me directly at my email address.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Courtway" <scourtway@bpa-arch.com>
> To: <PCT-L@mailman.backcountry.net>
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 11:10 PM
> Subject: [pct-l] secret for pct-l members only
> from hike the wild:
> >Each time you make a pledge to this site, you'll also be able to
> >enter a comment or suggestion that will be e-mailed directly to
> >the editor of HikeTheWild.com. Your comments and suggestions
> >are used to help shape the direction of the content of the site.
> pssssst (in whisper voice) the editors email address is
> (look both ways) wordwitch@mindspring.com
> My advice to the PCTA - don't spend the $1.18 in once place.
> Steve
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