EDIT: OR - HIKING TRAILS OF THE SMOKIES - Elizabeth Davis
> EDIT: OR - HIKING TRAILS OF THE SMOKIES - Elizabeth DavisHi Elizabeth, thanks for your Owner Review. My Edit, as you've
recently seen and in line with our Bylaws, takes the usual
format: "EDIT" - something requiring a change due to a typo or BGT
policy, "Edit" - something I suggest you think about changing though
the call remains up to you, "Comment" - whatever else I felt like
Please see below.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Elizabeth Davis"
>#### Comment: Well, good call, as uploading this one will garner you
> Alright, here is another one. I actually wrote it a while ago, but I
> was waiting until I finished the pack one before I submitted it.
a shiny new brownie point. Are brownie points shiny? Maybe let's not
go there ...
> PRODUCT INFORMATION### Edit: Whether a clickable hyperlink to a publisher is necessary
> Publisher: Great Smoky Mountains Association
is still under discussion. But as "http://www.smokiesstore.org/" is
easy enough to provide, I suggest you include it. Saves possibly
having to go back and redo it.
> Copyright: 2003, 3rd edition2.5 cm)
> ISBN: 0-937207-15-2
> Measured Weight: 12 oz (340 g)
> Measured Dimensions: 4.5 in by 6 in by 1 in (11.4 cm by 15.2 cm by
> MSRP: US$19.99### EDIT: Please put a space between "US$" and "19.99"
> FIELD LOCATION/REVIEW### EDIT: "that" I have done in the Smokies
> I have used this guide for all of the hikes and backpacking trips
> of I have done in the Smokies for the last year and a half,
> which totals approximately 400 miles of use.### Comment: Impressive.
### EDIT: metric conversion, please.
> Bob Lochbaum, one of the contributors for the book, wheeled### EDIT: book's
> each trail in the park at least twice prior to the books
### Edit: Hm. This isn't really your own experience, is it? How
about "The book states that Bob Lochbaum, ..."
> publication.### Edit: That part might also be rephrased. Maybe stating that when
> While trail signs at either end of a trail will sometimes disagree
> with the book (or each other!), the book is correct. The map also
> has the correct mileage, but is not a topographic map.
you've seen disagreements by signs, based on your topo maps you have
found the book's mileage to be correct, or something similar which
lets the reader understand the basis for your judgement call (and
brings your affirmative statement more in line with reporting your
> It has wiggly linesnot
> to indicate trails, and show the mileage between intersections. Do
> buy this book for the map. However, if, for some reason you lose the### EDIT: US$ 1.00
> map and want another one, it is available for $1.00 at most park
> ranger stations.
### Edit: I assume these are "Smoky Mountain park ranger stations".
### Comment: Yes, I can be that nitpicky. I have a reputation to
> Each trail description has seven sections: Length, Highlights,### Edit: I believe enumerations are supposed to use the word "and"
> Cautions, Map Key, Use, and Trailhead, and Narrative.
only once, before the last item enumerated.
> THINGS I LIKE### Comment: It weighs about as much as my cook kit. What exactly do
> It is a great size and weight to throw in a backpack
you mean when you state that your pack is generally lightweight?
Elizabeth, I hope you take the slightly teasing comments above in the
friendly spirit I assure you they are offered. Please repost with the
word "REPOST" substituted for my "EDIT" in the subject line above.
Please consider taking a picture of the book, or possibly a
representative page - this would go some way to further improve the
accessibility of your report. Which I've found quite accessible as
written and you see that I haven't had much to edit, let alone EDIT.