[at-l] Gathered?

Cody Girl codycodygirl at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 09:16:03 CDT 2011


I visited The Clark when I went thru there.  It is wonderful!
On Oct 11, 2011 8:29 AM, <bluetrail at aol.com> wrote:

> Well, I'm hearing about the Gathering second hand.  Weather was beautiful.
> Jon enjoyed Skurka's presentation very much.
> The work hike was mostly hauling materials uphill.
>  Jon, too, thought that the campsite was excellent.
>
> He was also delighted that ALDHA members got in free to the new
> Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.  He declared the Museum to be
> incredible.  He's still up there, planning to ride his bike up Mt. Greylock
> and on a rails to trails trail nearby, as well as checking out the Clark Art
> Institute and the Williams College Art Museum.
> http://www.massmoca.org/
>
> I'm just sorry I'm stuck at my desk in Orlando.  Two years, three months,
> and 20 days till retirement....
>
> Jon
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RockDancer <rockdancer97 at comcast.net>
> To: 'Tom McGinnis' <sloetoe at yahoo.com>; at-l <at-l at backcountry.net>;
> 'Linda Patton' <lpatton at fsu.edu>
> Sent: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 7:59 am
> Subject: Re: [at-l] Gathered?
>
> Got back last evening, 2 of the hikers from this year need to get to Logan
> airport early Wed morning - Little Bird and Rolling Stone. Short summary of
> the weekend:
> 50 new members created for ALDHA
> Terrific camping spot, sunrise over Mt. Greylock
> About 400 attending
> Skurka seems like a nicer person for having done the Alaska trip
> Giving AT completion certificates is a hit - about 25 members of class 2011
> attending
> Ultralight hiking workshop was outstanding
> Tricks and Bookworm are a couple!
> Trivia game had 2 - $100 prizes donated - gift certificates to REI - nice
> incentive gift, but tough questions.
>
> "Which shelter is the last, heading northbound, that has the water source
> flow into the Gulf of Mexico?"
> --RD
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: at-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:at-l-bounces at backcountry.net <at-l-bounces at backcountry.net?>] On
> Behalf Of Tom McGinnis
> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:21 AM
> To: at-l; Linda Patton
> Subject: Re: [at-l] Gathered?
>
> I'm walking. That's not Gathering, but it *is* walking. About a hour at a
> shot. Beautiful sunlight this past weekend (very Concord College), beautiful
> moonlight last night (very.... moony).
>
> I've *thought* about hiking so much, recently. I feel I'm going nuts. (Yes,
> I said "going.") It feels like the other end of Re-Entry. (Both of those --
> the longing and the returning -- are very Gather-ish, eh?)
>
> I am thinking about Christmas -- I will probably miss a hike again, which
> sucks in its own right, but then too, where would I go? I so enjoyed heading
> from Fontana down to Springer for New Year's Eve a few years back, but could
> I do it again? Even the faint company I had (2000 milers heading in) was
> fun, but that would be lost on a "new" alternative. Hmmmm.
>
> No, no Gather here...
>
> sloW toe
>
> --- On Tue, 10/11/11, Linda Patton <lpatton at fsu.edu> wrote:
>
> > Didn't *anyone* go to the Gathering???  It WAS this past weekend,
> > n'est pas???  Where are the reports?  Inquiring minds want to know.
> > ...and so does mine.
> >
> > ~~ eArThworm
> >
> > "Let the beauty we love be what we do." -- Rumi Visit my website at
> > http://booksforhikers.com
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