The 3 SOBO's were NOT the rude ones at the Springer celebration. Sorry if my post seemed to say so. I wouldn't want to sully their accomplishment with a final bad report....I met them on their last 1/4 mile up the mountain, talked with them in the shelter, was most happy to meet them. They confined their celebration to within the shelter... The ones who came much later were the ones who were noisy, interuptive, rude, disrespectful, and left a lot of trash. The worst were the ones who arrived after the fireworks. I'm not sure they stayed around, after all, for the rest of the night.
To the 3 SOBO's who planned and accomplished a finish date of Dec 31 and arrived joyously, bare torsos spattered with mud in spite of-and because of the downpour of rain...my apologies if anyone accuses you of the misbehavior of that night. I was happy to meet you and greet you...M, S, G.
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