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    :banana The Place

    Is now open for the season! Let the games begin!!!!

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    There's several headed your way,met 5 while out checking Jerry's Cabin shelter.Several others had signed the register also.About a foot of snow above 3000ft....

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    just a heads up for any ladies or guys for that matter who plan to stay at The Place. the live-in caretaker forced open a closed door in one of the rooms while a lady was changing just before trail days. he told her changing and privacy in rooms was NOT allowed. one must change in the bathrooms. the police were informed and the caretaker admitted going into the room without permission. the church still chooses to keep him. me and TOW are done trying to help the church with The Place. this caretaker is VERY bad for the church and hostel. only go there as a last resort

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    Wow, that's really sad to hear.... I hope something changes for the better sooner rather than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HikerMomKD View Post
    Wow, that's really sad to hear.... I hope something changes for the better sooner rather than later.
    without exception, everyone I know that stayed there when I was in Damascus, complained about the caretakers heavy handed approach.its a shame, the place is one of those a.t. institutions that shouldn't go away. my friends are thinking of filing for a hostel license for next year, hopefully that will happen and open up another alternative for hikers.theyre wonderful people.

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    I am getting licensed this week....

    When someone pays to stay they have a right to privacy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOW View Post
    I am getting licensed this week....

    When someone pays to stay they have a right to privacy.....
    Good to know. Been hearing great things about your place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    without exception, everyone I know that stayed there when I was in Damascus, complained about the caretakers heavy handed approach.its a shame, the place is one of those a.t. institutions that shouldn't go away. my friends are thinking of filing for a hostel license for next year, hopefully that will happen and open up another alternative for hikers.theyre wonderful people.
    I heard the same thing as I hiked from Pearsiburg to Buena Vista. Evryne who stayed there had nothing good to say about the caretaker. I'm not sure if the caretaker has ever hiked long distant? One group of hikers night hiked into the Place & arrived 15 minutes before the Blue Blaze cafe was closing, they placed their pack on the bunks they claimed & then headed off to get hat great meal that they rushed into town for. After dinner they went back to The Place only to find their packs removed from the bunks & placed in the yard?? They were told by the caretaker that they needed to have their bunks made by lights out? Any long distant hiker knows you don't touch anyone else's pack! I also heard several people who had been sitting quietly in the community room & the caretaker walked up turned all the lights off for the night? This caretaker seems a little too military for the Hiking community because all they have done is turn people away from a cherished town hostel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    this caretaker is VERY bad for the church and hostel. only go there as a last resort
    Sorry I added the wrong quote on the above post. Agreed, this Caretaker is VERY bad for The Place
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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    without exception, everyone I know that stayed there when I was in Damascus, complained about the caretakers heavy handed approach.its a shame, the place is one of those a.t. institutions that shouldn't go away. my friends are thinking of filing for a hostel license for next year, hopefully that will happen and open up another alternative for hikers.theyre wonderful people.
    I agree about the Place and I wish you the best HB!

    Quote Originally Posted by TOW View Post
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    When someone pays to stay they have a right to privacy.....
    Way to Go TOW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    without exception, everyone I know that stayed there when I was in Damascus, complained about the caretakers heavy handed approach.its a shame, the place is one of those a.t. institutions that shouldn't go away. my friends are thinking of filing for a hostel license for next year, hopefully that will happen and open up another alternative for hikers.theyre wonderful people.
    Dont know if we're talking about the same guy, but the gentleman there this spring was a nice guy, easy going, definitely not heavy handed. I was there early on so maybe he changed or someone else took over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drybones View Post
    Dont know if we're talking about the same guy, but the gentleman there this spring was a nice guy, easy going, definitely not heavy handed. I was there early on so maybe he changed or someone else took over.
    i didnt stay there as i have friends who live in damascus,was there 5/1 to 5/4, guys i were hiking with that did all complained about him being a d***.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    i didnt stay there as i have friends who live in damascus,was there 5/1 to 5/4, guys i were hiking with that did all complained about him being a d***.
    A duck????
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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    A duck????
    I was wondering myself...dude maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    A duck????
    dudi............

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerboy57 View Post
    dudi............
    dudu.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drybones View Post
    dudu.............
    either one i suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    A duck????



    Sorry....I couldn't stop myself from posting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drybones View Post
    Dont know if we're talking about the same guy, but the gentleman there this spring was a nice guy, easy going, definitely not heavy handed. I was there early on so maybe he changed or someone else took over.
    Bayou was there early in the Spring; sounds like you're talking about him. He's a very affable and reasonable guy. The d*** is whoever followed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookerhiker View Post
    Bayou was there early in the Spring; sounds like you're talking about him. He's a very affable and reasonable guy. The d*** is whoever followed him.
    ummmm....no

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