HStroh at sjmslaw.com
Mon Oct 29 12:50:37 CDT 2018
Notwithstanding that the bulk of the posting have gone to other forums, I still find this list to constitute the best knowledge base for the PCT.
From: Pct-L <pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net> On Behalf Of Ron Graybill
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2018 9:41 PM
To: douglastow at gmail.com
Cc: pct-l at backcountry.net; Hiker97 at aol.com; Reinhold Metzger <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
Subject: Re: [pct-l] PCT-L
I watch the list regularly--soon will be continuing my section hikes northward. Have finished everything south of Mile 568, now struggling to go northward from Highway 58.
Ron "Slow Charger" Graybill, Age 74
On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 9:24 PM Douglas Tow <douglastow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Still reading the list here. Perhaps more traffic as the season
> approaches. Chipmunk
> On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Reinhold Metzger
> <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
> > Say Switchback,
> > Just got back from extended vacation in Hawaii and noticed just 1
> > post
> > all of October, so far, on the PCT-L.
> > It looks like the list is dying a slow death since you and I stopped
> > sharing our many years of hard earned hiking experiences during a
> > time when "Hard Core Mountain Men" like Switchback & Reinhold dared
> > to roam around in the wilderness and bears were nervous.
> > Yes, a time when Switchback & Reinhold tamed the wilderness caring
> > everything they needed to survive in the wilderness in "steel frame
> > to make the wilderness safe for the current crop of hikers strolling
> > on trails in UL Packs eating things like dehydrated food and Tootsy
> > We needed to eat heavier things with more "horse power" like Grits &
> > & Grizzly Bears.
> > Yes, thinks have really changed since Switchback & Reinhold roamed
> > the trails...and the list, especially the women, really seemed to to
> > be interested in what hard core mountain men had to say, enjoyed
> > listening
> > your words of wisdom and hiking humor and responded accordingly and
> > keep the list interesting & entertaining.
> > Now with you gone, the list is dull and dead........The list needs
> > you Switchback
> > COME BACK SWITCHBACK & RESURRECT
> > THE LIST TO IT'S FORMER GLORY!!!!
> > JMT Reinhold
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