[Cdt-l] Big Sandy Lodge
rbelshee at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 30 20:49:39 CDT 2009
This was just the last straw in a series.
When I went through in 2007 I spent quite a while trying to repair the
damage from some 2006 hikers when they berated him in front of his customers
for the trail damage done by his horses. He said he tried to move the
discussion to the side and have a reasonable exchange (including how much
trail maintenance is done by horsemen), but the hikers instead continued to
berate him in front of his clients. He was irate and ready to cut off CDT
hikers at that point. The 2008 hiker that broke into his cabin was the last
straw of a series of hikers who were purely focused on their own agendas
instead of the long term relationships we all rely on. Sigh.
That said, there are some really beautiful alternative routes that open up
in the Winds by not diverting south to Big Sandy.
From: "shane wohlken" <darkbodhi at yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:38 PM
To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Subject: [Cdt-l] Big Sandy Lodge
> Just an FYI on Big Sandy Lodge, I e-mailed Tim at BSL regarding whether
> they still accept packages for thru-hikers, and this is the response he
> e-mailed to me:
> "Hi, Due to a break-in of my cabin for a hiker to get his package last
> season,we won't be doing this service any longer, it will be removed from
> the website. Tim"
> So it doesn't look good folks :-(
> The Gimp
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