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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkSnow View Post
    So where did they film "A Walk in the Woods?" Was any of it in Maine?
    If it's based on Bill Bryson's book I don't think he made it out of Georgia.
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    Bill Bryson on the movie that is roughly based on his book: https://thinkmaine.bangordailynews.c...-deter-hikers/

    This article was referenced: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...mg.72/abstract I wonder what Mr. Bryson's take on this would be.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/sp...il-record.html

    "This time, he capped each night with one or two beers and left from rest stops with rainbow-colored Spree candy, Three Musketeers chocolate bars and bacon in his pockets"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconebobsquarepants View Post
    "This time, he capped each night with one or two beers and left from rest stops with rainbow-colored Spree candy, Three Musketeers chocolate bars and bacon in his pockets"
    No wonder he needed a nap.


    "Jurek incurred a $500 fine and public outrage for opening champagne at the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine during his record run."
    - I don't remember public outrage against Jurek but more against park officials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abubob View Post
    - I don't remember public outrage against Jurek but more against park officials.
    yeah they used him to point out that they don't want more people in the park, Baxter State Park is odd because of the way it is set up, the administration seems to resent people going there.

    He was fined for littering, although the only "litter" was literally the champaign, he picked up the cork.
    They claimed he was hiking with "too big of a group", however it wasn't his "group" it was a bunch of fans that waited for him and decided to hike with him.

    Interestingly enough, some girl has claimed to already beaten the new record, however she has no real proof as she didn't think it was "required".

    https://gearjunkie.com/kaiha-bertoll...il-record-2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhippy View Post
    Interestingly enough, some girl has claimed to already beaten the new record, however she has no real proof as she didn't think it was "required".

    https://gearjunkie.com/kaiha-bertoll...il-record-2016
    Scott Grierson's and Luman Walter's comments are convincing arguments against the claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconebobsquarepants View Post
    Rosie returns ?
    It appears as if they've confirmed she skipped part of the trail, which is all that is needed to invalidate her claims. It also leads you to believe she skipped a lot more, which is too bad because it will detract from anything she did do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhippy View Post
    yeah they used him to point out that they don't want more people in the park, Baxter State Park is odd because of the way it is set up, the administration seems to resent people going there.....
    It certainly is bizarre...they(State Politicians) just resent any and all the people..other than fellow polititians...whose behavior(ie enjoyment of life) they can't control.....along with resisting ideas/change that would bring in more $$$ to state coffers. Has always had me scratching my head. Too many very old thinking buzzards and young interested only in their beachfront properties have been in state government and in charge of things hundreds of miles from the state capital.



    Think you nailed it SBSP. Rosie sure created a template....
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