[pct-l] Slideshow For Your Photos?

Pea Hicks phix at optigan.com
Fri May 11 13:40:16 CDT 2007

Andrea Dinsmore wrote:
> Question..........why do *some* feel that hikers should get everything free
> from others ??  Isn't there a cost to everything that is done in life ??
> Isn't it only fair to those putting in time, money and efforts into the
> hiker community to *at least* recoop their costs ?? And if a hiker (like
> Squatch) who puts in an extreme amount of time and their own money to put
> together a history of each year on the trail for all........what's the
> problem with charging for what is done ??  What if all of those who support
> the trail stopped doing it and just let you all "*hike your own hike*"
> without any input from those in the background ?? Internet info, supply
> companies, local businesses, trail magic and trail hosts. Would you prefer
> they all just kept out of your way ?? Would you feel better if the trail was
> like that ?? Ala natural ??
> Inquiring minds want to know !!

hi andrea!!

i couldn't agree more! if folks have put in time and effort, and thus 
need to recoup some or all of their costs, i have no problem with that. 
i think what squatch does is great, and he should make as much money as 
possible doing it. same goes for yogi, etc.

i DO however have a problem with hypocrites who slander others, while 
making arrogant claims of altruism, even though, as in this case, their 
website has advertisements for their own company!


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