[cdt-l] cdt-l Digest, Vol 47, Issue 6
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
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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> 1. Backpacker Magazine C.D.T. Project (Skot Phrea)
>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
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