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    Default GoFundMe for proposed SOBO thru hike


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    My thought is that people should save and pay their own way for life's adventures.

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    I get it. You're worried someone will get there and do it before you get a chance to if you work to do it on your own but from my point of view, unless you are just seeking help from family and friends, to put it out there for the general public it's like asking people to pay for a trip to the Bahamas. That being said, good luck to ya.
    ““Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees....” ― John Muir

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    I would like for the public to pay for my family to go on a trip to Hawaii.
    Maybe I can get enough funding to buy a custom Kamaka Pineapple while I am there.

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    I dont understand the negative comments when things like this come up. I for one vote with my dollar, by not supporting them. But I could care less that they ask. If there are idiots who give to them, then so be it. thats part of what makes this country great!
    The only thing better than mountains, is mountains where you haven't been.

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    What solemates said.

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    Cream-skimmers. Gotta love 'em.

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    Disgusting self-promotion. Lacks originality. Have at least 1,000 other ventures I could donate $$$...

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    Donate your spare $ to Wounded Warrior. Those people have EARNED it!

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    If I am going to donate to any adventure, it will be my own. Things mean more to us when we earn them ourselves.
    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.

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    The most intriguing question for me....... Who is actually donating to these? Has anyone on here hit the donate button? I would love to hear why? (I really am curious, this isn't just an attempt to publicly humiliate.)

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    Begging for 10 grand, with a thousand bucks to "fix" a camera?

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malto View Post
    The most intriguing question for me....... Who is actually donating to these? Has anyone on here hit the donate button? I would love to hear why? (I really am curious, this isn't just an attempt to publicly humiliate.)
    family and close friends

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    Get a job and pay for your own hike.

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    I wish you the best of luck on your southbound journey. Please do send updates to Whiteblaze as I am sure that I many others would love to read about your trip.

    That said, NO I won't be contributing a dime! It's your adventure. You pay for it.

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    Hahahahahahahahahaha! Good luck to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNH View Post
    I wish you the best of luck on your southbound journey. Please do send updates to Whiteblaze as I am sure that I many others would love to read about your trip.

    That said, NO I won't be contributing a dime! It's your adventure. You pay for it.
    I don't the the OP is the one asking for money. He just provided a link to a site where another person is asking for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malto View Post
    The most intriguing question for me....... Who is actually donating to these? Has anyone on here hit the donate button? I would love to hear why? (I really am curious, this isn't just an attempt to publicly humiliate.)
    I'm with you...
    Otherwise, wounded warrior maybe, but realistically when I have spare cash it goes to ATC, Nature Conservancy, or a local trail organization.

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    Looks to me like their best chance at getting support $$ would be from the "Contra-dancing" community in an effort to raise awareness of their existence. I never heard of it before........

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    I'm old enough to remember bumper stickers "CONTRA DANCING NOT CONTRA AID"

    And, no, it's not my adventure, but someone sent me the link. I'm not sure what to think about it.

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