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Re: [pct-l] '97-Northbound headcount?

In a message dated 98-01-12 03:21:49 EST, andyman@efn.org writes:

<< What joy I felt when I finally saw that straight line of clearcut running
from one horizon to the other and then switchbacked down to the monument
itself and to reach my goal. The marker is a miniature obelisk. The top comes
off (it IS heavy!) and inside is the register, a thin spiral notebook. So I
was slightly disappointed when I found that it was completely full with
entries from 95-96. A few loose pages flopped around inside the baggie so I
signed one of those but it wasn't quite the same as adding my name to that
glorious roll call that I had imagined for so long.
The problem of course is that the northern terminus is fairly inaccessible,
visited only by through hikers for the most part. Another seven miles of
hiking is required to truly be finished. There is another register at the
Manning Park Visitors Center but I doubt if it is located there by every
hiker. It is of the official variety though and perhaps where the PCTA draws
it's figures from. Thus the slightly arbitrary final figure. But it doesn't
really matter because it's a personal thing anyway and, hey, you know what you
If someone this year wants to do a good deed and pack up a fat new notebook up
from Stehekin for the next few years of use, I'm sure it would be a worth a
few cosmic brownie points in the grand scheme of things.
 			Andyman >>

I thought the PCTA had a monitor for all the trail registers along the way.
Perhaps he or she will replace the register media this year when the snow
melts. Maybe they even subscribe to this list ... 

What do you think about this Joe S. (PCTA Office)? Is there a chance we could
get a new book placed at the border? Thanks.

Charlie Jones
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