[pct-l] David Hough's bandana

Donna "L-Rod" Saufley dsaufley at sprynet.com
Thu Apr 30 14:17:43 CDT 2009

Many thanks to the Class of '02 who so generously produces the bandanas each year. I just wanted to note that the supply of bandanas here at Hiker Heaven is limited as well, and typically runs out before the season is over.  So, no guarantees about there being bandanas available here. 


-----Original Message-----
>From: Jackie McDonnell <yogihikes at gmail.com>
>Sent: Apr 30, 2009 9:58 AM
>To: pcnst2001 at sbcglobal.net, pct-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: [pct-l] David Hough's bandana
>The bandanas are a gift from the PCT Class of 2002 to current year hikers,
>section or thru.  A section hiker is a person who hikes at least one full
>section this year.  Current year hikers who register for the Kick Off
>received their bandana when they checked in at the registration desk.
>Current year hikers who were unable or unwilling to attend the Kick Off can
>pick up a bandana from our super-secret back-up supply at the Saufleys.
>Non-current year hikers were able to obtain a bandana at the Kick Off for $5
>We (the Class of 2002) made 708 bandanas.  The majority of those were
>distributed at the Kick Off, some as gifts, some for $5 each.  I just
>checked the "Who Registered" page for this year's Kick Off.  I noticed you
>did not register.  By Saturday, we noticed that the bandana suply was
>rapidly dwindling.  We counted the number of registered hikers who still had
>not checked in, and we counted our bandanas.  We tried to save enough
>bandanas for the registered hikers.  Since you did not register (and we know
>that you know registration is required for this event), we did not know to
>save a bandana for you on Saturday.  We had no way to know you would be
>there.  The vast majority of 2009 hikers did receive a bandana.  After all
>the 2009 bandanas were given out, we offered 2008 and 2007 bandanas which
>were left over from previous years.
>Your statement "As a mere section hiker I was not allowed to purchase a
>yellow bandana, even for ready cash" is misleading and untrue.  Honestly we
>don't care if you are a section hiker, chunk hiker, or thru hiker.  If you
>are a current year hiker, you are a current year hiker.  For you to imply
>that we consider section hikers to be "mere hikers" is untrue.  But you know
>this.  You have been part of the community long enough to know this.  If you
>had registered for the Kick Off (which you also know you're supposed to do),
>you would have received a bandana at the event.
>You can still get one when you hike through Agua Dulce.
>The Class of 2002
>On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 8:49 AM, David Hough on pct-l <
>pcnst2001 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> My 2009 ADZPCTKO Saturday photos are not organized yet.
>> But they are unorganizedly at:
>> http://pcnst.oakapple.net/recent/
>> The organization may improve over the next week or so as I have time.
>> Previous years are at
>> http://pcnst.oakapple.net/photo/other-pct/adz/
>> As a mere section hiker I was not allowed to purchase a yellow
>> bandana, even for ready cash, so if yours disappears one night while
>> you sleep, it wasn't me.   So what does a section hiker do with a PCT
>> bandana?
>> http://pcnst.oakapple.net/photo/cc-pct/h/2008-09-21-h02/h9210020.jpg
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