[Cdt-l] Sam Hughes

PeekTrekker4 at aol.com PeekTrekker4 at aol.com
Wed May 2 23:03:03 CDT 2012

Please explain details of the $160: 1. Is that from Deming or Hachita or  
elsewhere?  2. Did Sam or someone else take you? You imply by chocolate  
milk, but don't state specifically, that Sam took you.  3. If  Sam's price from 
Hachita is $100, that's not at all unreasonable, and you  should tip him on 
top of that. It's 6 hours of his time, plus gas, plus wear and  tear on the 
vehicle. $160 from Deming is not at all unreasonable either;  it's at least 
another 110 mile round trip on paved roads.  4. You "became  indifferent" is 
a strange phrase. Care to explain?  5. Sam's $100  is only up $10 in 2-3 
years; the price of gas and repairs is up a lot more than  10%.
In a message dated 5/1/2012 11:34:51 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
ron.a.guay2 at gmail.com writes:

The $160 cost to Crazy Cook as a solo male hiker was all I could  
afford..that and a 1qt of chocalate milk for Sam.  Given the documented  $100 cost 
(and a phone conversation)...I was shocked.  It was completely  unexpected but 
after getting to Crazy Cook from Deming and seeing how my first  three 
water sources were Sam caches...I became indifferent. 
Future hikers need this information so they can plan appropriately.   $160 
to the official strarting point (nice new monument by the way) or <$5  to 
AT - 2006
PCT - 2011 
On Apr 26, 2012 1:13 PM, "Designer Aviaries" <_birdcage at 7cities.net_ 
(mailto:birdcage at 7cities.net) > wrote:

As trail angels in Grants, we understand the costs involved in  water 
caches and supporting the hikers. It would be a wonderful gesture to  send Sam 
some help as he has done so much to support the trail. Let's make  some "trail 
magic" for Sam, we are. Hugo and Carole in Grants  NM

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