[at-l] Earl Shaffer's hike questioned

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Mon Jul 4 10:20:14 CDT 2011

HEAR! HEAR!,  Earthworm.

I am proud to know personally the hikerwoman who wrote this post.


-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Patton <lpatton at fsu.edu>
To: AT -L <at-l at backcountry.net>
Cc: Laurie Potteiger <lpotteiger at appalachiantrail.org>; John H Shaffer <w3sst at juno.com>
Sent: Mon, Jul 4, 2011 10:43 am
Subject: Re: [at-l] Earl Shaffer's hike questioned

> > On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 9:53 AM, <carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net> 
 > wrote: http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/291803
 > "...A new report questions whether Earl Shaffer actually walked the 
 > trail's entire length....Jim McNeely, a West Virginia lawyer and hiker 
 > who spent years researching the epic hike,...his findings, detailed in 
 > a 158-page report...
I've read the report...as much as I could stomach.  Here's MY findings:  
hat Earl did was a good and wonderful thing and will be remembered 
hrough the ages. What McNeely did was mean-spirited and will soon be 
The really sad thing is the enormous amount of time he spent on research 
hat was of no benefit to society and could have been spent, instead, on 
omething useful--like trail maintenance or any other volunteer work. 
~~ eArThworm

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