[at-l] Last Field Trip
Art at crystalacresnh.com
Tue Sep 14 18:07:06 CDT 2010
Drove north today to do some more field editing for the Thru Hikers
Companion. I ran into a couple of unfortunate issues with hiker
service providers. The Grafton Notch Camp Ground has been open only
a couple of years by a gentleman who set this up as his retirement
job. I worked with him to get his establishment listed in the
Companion. While getting his place set up in May for the up coming
season he passed away from a heart attack. His wife has been trying
to work full time and meet the reservations accepted for the season.
But it has been very hard for her. A neighbor watches the place when
he can but he is busy with his hostel- Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge.
During the season a couple of hikers were unpleasant to the
proprietor of the Lodge. He asked for a shuttle into town then
complained about the price. Another was so frightening to the lodge
owner that he ran the hiker off with a rifle. The hiker then walked
across the street to the camp ground and caused a commotion there.
Again he had to be run off. Now both establishments are considering
closing their services to hikers.
I ran into on female hiker who flipped from PA and was zeroing at the
Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch. I gave her a ride into Gorham to
do her laundry.
It was a long day but I think I am almost done for the season.
Life is Good!!!
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