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    Default Article on the "Ten famous Appalachian Trail Hikers"... Makes me sick to my stomach.


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    I thought it was interesting. My stomach is ok. What's the objection?

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    article is out of date, but still interesting

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    http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wil...ng-walk-in-the

    A little sensitive arent we? Its a pretty decent list and someone with some basic knowledge of the trail history put it together. They inclueed --

    Earl Shaffer
    Mike Hanson -- blind AT Hiker
    Grandma Gatewood
    Bill Bryson
    Scott Rogers -- an amputee
    Kevin Gallagher
    Jacques d'Ambois
    Andrew Thompson
    Justice William O Douglas
    Mark Sanford -- yeah they injected a little humor here and listed him as the most famous person NOT to have hiked the AT.. Come on lets be realists, there are a lot of folks that were introduced to the AT through that news story that had ot yet hears of the trail. I thought it was funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckahoe64 View Post
    Mark Sanford -- yeah they injected a little humor here and listed him as the most famous person NOT to have hiked the AT.. Come on lets be realists, there are a lot of folks that were introduced to the AT through that news story that had ot yet hears of the trail. I thought it was funny.
    he was synonymous with the trail that year i hiked a lot in 2009 and that was the question i was asked "Where's Sanford?"
    this was not a research paper
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    Hey what happened to JPD? She got quite a bit of news coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedaling Fool View Post
    Hey what happened to JPD? She got quite a bit of news coverage.
    BTW, she is mentioned under Andrew Thompson's section, and they call it the "women’s record", don't they know she has the record, period?

    Another example of women being held down by the Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by illabelle View Post
    article is out of date, but still interesting
    How old is the article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedaling Fool View Post
    How old is the article?
    at least May, 2011 as per the comments below pictures. Not really that old.

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    Tossed the cookies into the office can huh? Why?
    Dogs are excellent judges of character, this fact goes a long way toward explaining why some people don't like being around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    at least May, 2011 as per the comments below pictures. Not really that old.
    Ahhhh, too bad, they should have waited until July 31 of that year to release that article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    Tossed the cookies into the office can huh? Why?
    I never understand your posts

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    What I find amusing about this is how many of these people did NOT actually hike the whole Trail. In fact, only a few of them did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedaling Fool View Post
    BTW, she is mentioned under Andrew Thompson's section, and they call it the "women’s record", don't they know she has the record, period?

    Another example of women being held down by the Man
    I thought they were supposed to be held down by the Kitchen.

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    I think it's a JOKE they would add Bill Bryson to that list, if some one is going to put together a list like this atleast they can do is be SERIOUS about it.

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    The article was AT hikers - not AT THRU hikers. Still - I thought most of them were inspiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RED-DOG View Post
    I think it's a JOKE they would add Bill Bryson to that list, if some one is going to put together a list like this atleast they can do is be SERIOUS about it.
    How's it a joke to include Bryson on a list of the 10 most famous AT hikers? Whether you liked his book or not, and regardless how much of a candy ass he really is, he is forever going to be attached to AT history. His very successcul book will always come up in any AT book search or book discussion. It will be through his book that the majority of the public will probably get their initial (and probably only) exposure to the AT. The likes of Earl Shafer and Grandma Gatewood are only going to be familiar to those with more than a passing interest in AT hiking.
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    Where's Minnesota Smith's name?

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    I have nothing against the choices, but let's make it a little longer and add Bill Irwin.

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    I think it would be more interesting, at least as a general news article, to list famous people that have hiked some of the trail. For that list only Bryson and the judge probably qualify, but maybe Ray Lewis will do part of the AT when he gets back from Kilimanjaro.
    "Waning Gibbous" would be a great trail name.

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