Tough luck - I had a great time there!
I do! Love that kind of stuff.
Originally Posted by rocketsocks:1278142
Are Chicken Ankles really what it's all about?
That being said, if I were a hostel owner with no fear of repercussion from my corporate office, I'm sure I would have bumped a few chests. I stayed at SBF in 2008 and had a great stay. It was toward the end of thru hiker season, and Curtis sounded as though he had had enough of jerks for one season. He went on to tell us that most of the a-holes he had dealt with were from Ohio or Florida. A little while later he said "so where you guys from?" We all had a pretty good laugh. Regardless of my state of residence he still treated me well.
He let me park my truck there during the BMT hike, had everything I needed and was very hospitable to me.
But, I'm from the northeast originally. Maybe I just take direct-and-to-the point as normal.
I cant believe anyone thinks his resupply is expensive.... its not a dollar general sure, but its cheaper than most places down this area!
Woohoo go Lonewolf! I hate when people just blatently abuse hostels like that!
one recent statistical study showed most of the *ssholes that hike the AT come from CT, is it the water up there or something?
wow I never got letters like that.... LW you rule!
no yapping you are a hoot.... (You have my respect)
I have stayed there twice. The first time Curtis was drunk and a bit of a jerk and things were a bit of a mess. The second time he was drinking reasonably and a much nicer person and things were more in order. I think it really depends on how much he has had to drink combined with how many hikers come through with entitlement issues pissing him off. As for the resupply prices, he pretty much has a monopoly and could charge whatever he wanted so I think the prices are quite low considering his location.
I'll add that Curtis was helpful and courteous both by email and phone as I was planning my trips, shuttle, and stays.
Last edited by Rain Man; 04-17-2012 at 10:46.
ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: ... Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit..... Numbers 35