[at-l] male

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Mon Aug 27 22:48:27 CDT 2012


Actually you probably stayed at Calf Mtn Shelter, which to be technical 
about it, isn't in Shenandoah :)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cody Girl" <codycodygirl at gmail.com>
To: "RockDancer" <rockdancer97 at comcast.net>
Cc: "Felix J" <AThiker at smithville.net>; "at-l" <AT-L at backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 10:57 PM
Subject: Re: [at-l] male


>I stayed at Wolfe Shelter and hiked the 5 miles or so to the Visitors
> Center, where no one was about.  I looked at the list of trail angels, but
> it was Sunday morning I think, so nobody answered their phones.  I went
> over to that motel and sat there drinking an Orange Crush, doing not much
> else.  A while later I looked up and there was a car at the VC.  I walked
> back over and met Dubose.  He closed up the VC, took me to a B&B where I
> had a maildrop (I had decided not to stay there after all, the man was 
> very
> gracious about it.)  Then Dubose drove me around town.  Made arrangements
> to pick me up in 2 hours at the Dairy Queen I think it was.  I went to
> Kroger, where people at the deli, people in the aisle, people in the line
> all spoke to me, were kind to me, were interested in the hike, and so on.
> In no other town did I experience that at a grocery store.  I went to the
> Mexican restaurant and fed my face while they charged up my phone in the
> kitchen.  Then, over to the DQ for ice cream and to meet Dubose.  He had
> just taken his mother out to lunch for her birthday.  We stopped off at 
> the
> outfitters for stove alcohol, he dropped me back at the VC and I slept 
> that
> night at the first shelter in Shenandoah.
>
> I think that was my shortest town visit.  Dubose went way out of his way 
> to
> help me out (on his mother's birthday!), and everyone in town treated me 
> so
> well.  I love Waynesboro VA.  You'll notice the PO was not involved so I
> can't comment on that.  :-)
>
> Cody
>
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 4:39 PM, RockDancer 
> <rockdancer97 at comcast.net>wrote:
>
>> That's pretty amazing and once again the vortex seems to be just around
>> you.
>> No similar stories, although I have a nice one.
>>
>> In November, 1997 I mailed a package from Gorham, NH to Goldthumb who was
>> now on the flip to a road crossing in NY to finish his thruhike. To
>> encourage him I sent a care package with a beer, $20 and a dirty magazine
>> to
>> cheer him up. When I saw him in the Winter, after he finished, I sort of
>> expected a big Thanks, but nothing. I let it ride. Three months later 
>> (now
>> 6
>> months after mailing) the office at Harpers Ferry gets a call from the
>> Gorham PO asking if they can identify a hiker named RockDancer. (That was
>> all I wrote on the return address.) Sure thing I get the box returned to 
>> me
>> with everything intact. Now after 9-11 I wouldn't get away with just
>> putting
>> a trailname down. But I was a bit awed at the extra effort the folks at
>> Gorham took to find me and return the package. --RD
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: at-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:at-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
>> On
>> Behalf Of Felix J
>> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 5:24 PM
>> To: at-l
>> Subject: [at-l] male
>>
>> all right....here's a sad little funny story for you. Nov 14, 1998.
>> Waynsboro, VA.  A buddy of mine picks me up at the motel I stayed in and
>> took me to the post office and then to Weasie's for breakfast. I ordered
>> breakfast and opened my mail.  sometime between pancakes and hashbrowns I
>> realize that there was a package missing. It was the package with my VA
>> maps, a fleece hat and my winter gloves. As these were all items I
>> definitely wanted to have with me I had my friend take me back to the 
>> post
>> office after we were done eating.
>>
>> I go back in the post office, roughly 45 minutes after i was there the
>> first
>> time, and talked to the same man...who made me show ID again and all 
>> that.
>> He goes back to where ever it is they go to get stuff....and, got more
>> stuff! The new stuff STILL did not include the only package I really
>> wanted...my gloves, hat and maps.
>>
>> SEPTEMBER of 1999....I get returned mail...FROM WAYNESBORO, VA!  My maps,
>> hat and gloves found their way back to my house 10 months after they 
>> left.
>> This raises lots of questions for me.
>>
>> Move forward to September 2011. The woman I was married to at the time,
>> Pilot, was thru-hiking the AT. On September 12,
>> 2011 I mailed maps and AWOL guide pages to Waynesboro, VA for her. The
>> package got there on 9/15. She was due there 9/18.
>>
>> August 27th, 2012...I get returned mail...FROM WAYNESBORO, VA...her maps
>> and
>> guide pages. so, another package that sat in the Waynesboro, VA post 
>> office
>> for 10 or 11 months. This raises lots of questions for me again.
>>
>> --
>> Felix J. McGillicuddy
>> ME-->GA '98
>> "Your Move"
>> ALT '03 KT '03
>> http://Felixhikes.tripod.com/
>>
>>
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