[at-l] AT Retirement Areas

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Fri Aug 12 22:56:44 CDT 2011

Yep, good question.  That's why I had "town" in quotation marks.  Something 
where light commercial services were available, some sort of a store with 
groceries, a post office, restaurant, motel, gas station.  Maybe two or 
three of those?  Something that the casual observer would say, "yep, this is 
a town".   Just crossing the town limits a long way from anywhere wouldn't 
cut it (for this drill).

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Walt Daniels" <wdlists at gmail.com>
To: "giniajim" <jplynch at crosslink.net>
Cc: "Steve Landis" <s.landis at comcast.net>; "AT-list" <at-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 11:26 PM
Subject: Re: [at-l] AT Retirement Areas

> What is your definition of a town? All the trail in NY is in a town 
> because
> that is the name of a political subdivision. It says nothing about where 
> the
> shopping center is. There may not even be a shopping center, just a police
> station here, a town office building there, a strip mall somewhere else.
> Garrison (near Graymoor) is sort of an example. There is a gas 
> station/deli
> right at the AT crossing of Rt 9, the fire station is a few tenths of a 
> mile
> away, the train station .5 mile away, a post office another place. 
> Garrison
> isn't really even a town, only a zip code or hamlet.The town is 
> Philipstown
> which has several hamets, but none called Philipstown which has a town 
> hall
> in one of the hamlets.
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 10:49 PM, giniajim <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:
>> How many actual "towns" does the trail actually run right through?
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