[cdt-l] cdt-l Digest, Vol 47, Issue 6

glen fleag fiddleheadpa at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 12 20:41:58 CDT 2007

Doesnt surprise me one bit.
I found out a while ago where there loyalties lie.
They only print letters to the editor that are positive.
They advertise for mtn bikes and 4 wheelers and motorcycles in their mag.

I sent them a letter expressing my opinions on the need for the CDT to be 
placed in wilderness areas when this project started.   They never returned 
a reply!

I seriously believe they would prefer the CDT to be opened to bikers (both 
man-powered and engine-powered), 4 wheelers and even jeeps (yes they are 
advertised in their rag too)

they care much more about the dollar than they do about backpackers.

Shame on them!

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>Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 07:53:14 -0500
>From: "Skot Phrea" <skotphrea at hctc.net>
>Subject: [cdt-l] Backpacker Magazine C.D.T. Project
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>Howdy Folks ! Backpacker Magazine did not do anything that they said they 
>would. There was no gear, no G.P.S.units or training, They said that we 
>would get socks , wrong ! All they came through with was 1 bag of trail mix 
>, 1 single serving of peanut butter, and a pack of candy. There was only 
>one set of maps that our team leader received.I do not go into wilderness 
>without my own maps ! ( I could have brought my own if only backpacker or 
>our team leader would have communicated with me ). Our team leader didn't 
>return my calls and had a bad attitude. I had to have a benefit to raise 
>the money to go on this trip as that I have A.I.D.S and am compelled to 
>live on my S.S.I. I feel like a sucker for buying into their lies, One lie 
>backing up another for the entire fiasco. The thing that confuses me most 
>is wondering why they made it sound like we won a contest and in reality we 
>won nothing at all. Why couldn't they have been honest from the start ? Who 
>likes to be lied to ? This
>  whole situation has left me broke, depressed and mistrustful . I bet that 
>Jonathan Dorn makes more in a month than I do in a year. I wonder how he 
>would feel if the tables were turned ? I wouldn't wish H.I.V. on anyone but 
>it would not hurt my feelings if he fell off a mountain on his expensive 
>mountain bike. I am canceling my subscription to their feculent rag and I 
>intend on calling and writing their advertisers informing them of this 
>publications ethical bankruptcy . BACKPACKER MAGAZINE AND MR. DORN, YOU 
>SUCK !!!
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