This thread is totally messed up.
Personal attacks against DAJA are totally messed up, even by Bearpaw, which surprises me.
DAJA isn't a freeloader.
Many long hikers are, and it sounds like many hostel owners on the AT are too.
Most of the posters on this thread are messed up because they support one set of freeloaders and not the other.
Fortunately, DAJA and I have our own set of BS to put up with up here, but it ain't all that different.