[at-l] 2011 Dates for Appalachian Trail Institute and Smart Start

Tom McGinnis sloetoe at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 3 10:15:04 CST 2011

Gathering '01: Yes, that was abhorrent behavior.

AT-$-charge cheats: I bought one night from the AMC on my throughhike, and one night hiking through with the boys. All the rest were "cowboy" "stealth" *illegal*. Likewise, when the boys and I hit Baxter, our first night was unauthorized, unpaid, and thereby illegal. Were there a contest on how to escape charges for hiking, I'm quite sure I could garner a podium finish. Further, I have posted a "How to Stealth-camp the Whites" post on numerous occassions, encouraging others to do the same. I don't know the particulars of the AT-access/insurance-related charge issue of which you wrote, but it sounds like the same thing as I've done -- including the encouragement of others -- to me.


--- On Wed, 2/2/11, rcli4 at comcast.net <rcli4 at comcast.net> wrote:
The other time he was laying out a scheme on how to cheat the folks that let hikers have access to the AT from private roads.  The fee charged was what the insurance company was charging them.  So from my limited experience ...

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