Thanks for sending the dates. We will look into it and see if we
can get there. Hopefully, it will be cooler.
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, tim garner <slowhike@...>
> hopefuly yall can make it to hot springs (sept 14-16). i know of
several that plan to be there.
> and hopefuly, it'll be cooler by then. ...tim
> Brona <i_reiki_u2@...> wrote:
> We remember meeting you at Hot Springs. If you remember our
> trailer and the red Toyota truck, well, you won't be seeing either
> again. And if you do see either, let us know. Better yet, tie them
> to the nearest tree.
> Hopefully this winter we will be able to get out again. Right now
> it is just too hot to even think about hitting any trail for us.
> Look forward to seeing you again, maybe in Hot Springs.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tim garner
> > really sorry to hear that brona.
> > i meet you at one of ed & karen's camp outs at hot springs last
> > i don't know what to say except that those that are supposed
> to be managing our resources, usually forget where their
> are supposed to be.
> > but i hope you'll continue to take advantage of all the
> trails you can. ...tim
> > Brona wrote:
> > I have put off writing this for sometime now trying to decide
> > what is the best course of action. (For those of you who don't
> > know, I have been in an arm wrestling match with the NPS to
> > Registered Service Animals, which are goats, to be on the trail
> > allowing me access to the AT.)
> > The AT community has become somewhat of a family for me and
> > on the AT - a passion. Yes, there are other trails but none like
> > the AT and it is sooooo close for me. Yes, there may be other
> > communities but none like the folks associated with the AT.
> > Everyone on this group is special.
> > It seems that the NPS has the upper, larger hand when it comes
> > this arm wrestling match. I am out here all alone. There seems
> > be no group, organization, lawyer, etc wishing to assist me.
> > the ACLU doesn't tackle this kind of thing! This is not a fight
> > can fight alone. My health is too fragile. My time is too
> > valuable.
> > I am making the decision to spend my time quietly in the woods
> > somewhere else other than fighting a seemingly pointless,
> > endless battle. I have no desire to be a poster child for this
> > battle.
> > What the NPS has done is illegal and a slap in the face for all
> > disabled people. I have asked for nothing more than to let me
> > the trail. What I ask the NPS for costs them no money or time.
> > NPS did give me an alternative (which they legally have to do).
> > That is to allow the group size to increase so that I could have
> > other people carry my things for me. What an insult! Not to
> > of what additional people would do to the trail compared to my
> > service animals. And that act would also take away my
> > which the service animals provide. Even if I didn't prefer the
> > solitude of the trail, I can't afford to "hire" anyone to go
> > me. Besides, not many people want to be on the trail during the
> > winter/colder months. I was also told by the NPS that I could
> > be on the AT period but could be on the other trails that cross
> > AT. This in effect is closing the entire AT park to me and that
> > also illegal.
> > It would be great to be a "normal" person without the need for
> > Service Animals. To have the freedom to be able to go and do
> > without the extra baggage associated with being "imperfect". To
> > able to do things "normal" people can do. But I am not. I am me
> > and this is what I have in my life and what I have to deal with.
> > I had a choice, I wouldn't choose the extra burden of having to
> > with service animals on the trail. I too would prefer to have
> > nothing more than my own pack on my back.
> > An update on the theft of our truck and camping trailer from
> > Damascus, VA: There is nothing new except that now that the
> > Chief has been arrested for illegal activity, we wonder if their
> > might be some ties to the auto thefts in the area as they did
> > us where to park and that it would be safe. The truck and
> > have not been located. I currently have my SUV for sale so that
> > can purchase a replacement truck which I have found. Also, I am
> > looking for a slide-in camper for a short bed truck. The service
> > animals will be in their pull along trailer as before.
> > Thanks to all and enjoy!
> > Brona
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