- Mar 6, 2005
- Southeast NH
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“The race vehicle used to support Scott in his run, as well as Scott’s headband, clearly displays these corporate sponsors. The sponsors are providing money and equipment to support Scott’s run in exchange for advertisement and engagement that they expect will protect or increase their market share and improve their profits. … When Scott arrived at Baxter Park to complete his run at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, he brought all of this to Baxter Peak, in Maine’s largest wilderness.”
The Facebook message was unsigned, but Bissell said on Thursday that he wrote it.
Bissell said Jurek and the corporate sponsorship that helped carry him to the record are anathema to the vision of the park set out by former Gov. Percival Baxter, whose 1931 donation of land and funding has made the park what it is today.
That director Bissell seems really bitter and like he's trying to go out of his way to rain on his parade.
So what if he has corporate sponsorship? The cost of all the gear and supplies was probably in the low thousands.
Wow. Drama. Were the two former lovers?
All I read out of the article was that "some officials" of BSP...representing BSP? BSP belongs to the people of the state, not to some governmental authority. When it comes to goals for the future of the AT, some of these lower salaried people should hardly be addressed as an important official representing BSP. Those types often develop very strange sets of priorities and inflate their own status when interviewed. Some of Maine's State Gov't attitudes were...and some still are just slightly left of prohibition...imho.
That is an interesting article. Some things I didn't know about Baxter. Still Mr Caverly exaggerates when he says things like "a hundred camera people. So what it really boils down to is that the group was registered - any additional folks at the top were not part of that group. Additionally - ONE PERSON - ASKED PERMISSION to bring champagne and it was granted. So when people pop off with statements that make it sound like there was some big loud obnoxious parade going up the mountain I can only shake my head.Interesting perspective here: https://bangordailynews.com/2015/08...-director-shares-thoughts/?ref=relatedSidebar