The Shenandoah Project
"Let Us In"
December 1980--February 1981

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July 26, 2015

William

Enclosed are some of the documents about
the arrangements made to get HikaNation
through Virginia.

At first, Shenandoah said "no way".
Someone had told the supervisor Mr. Jacobsen
that 2,000 people were on the way.


Got that cleared up and you may recall the
Park had a ranger available to issue permits
to all the HikaNation hikers.

Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
(Virginia HikaNation Coordinator)



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To: Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
(Virginia HikaNation Coordinator)

From: William E. Hutchinson
(PATC Coordinator)

Date: January 22, 1981

Re: Shenandoah "huts", campgrounds, permits



To: Edwin R. Page
(ATC HikaNation Coordinator)

From: Robert R. Jacobsen
(Shenandoah National Park Superintendent)

Date: January 23, 1981

Re: Additional Shenandoah Nt'l Park information



To: Robert R. Jacobsen
(Shenandoah National Park Superintendent)

From: Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
(Virginia HikaNation Coordinator)

Date: February 3, 1981

Re: Hikers reaching Park 1st or 2nd week of May



To: Virginia Park Managers (7)

From: Bob Proudman
(NPS: AT Project Office)

Date: February 5, 1981

Re: Possible "strategic problems and unusual stresses for normal operations".




To: Bob Proudman
(NPS: AT Project Office)

From: Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
(Virginia HikaNation Coordinator)

Date: February 8, 1981

Re: "..hikers usually do not hike as one group."; group gatherings; number in group and daily mileage.



To: William E. Hutchinson
(PATC Coordinator)

From: Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
(Virginia HikaNation Coordinator)

Date: February 8, 1981

Re: "Full cooperation from Mr. Jacobsen (Shenandoah Nationall Park Superintendent)"



To: Al Schneider

From: Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
(Virginia HikaNation Coordinator)

Date: February 8, 1981

Re: Allaying concerns about hiking on the Appalachian Trail



To: Various (12)

From: Bob Proudman
(NPS: AT Project Office)

Date: February 20, 1981

Re: Estimating the group's Virginia progress and planned events for Virginia



To: Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
(Virginia HikaNation Coordinator)

From: Jim Kern
(The American Hiking Society)

Date: February 24, 1981

Re: William Hutchinson's concerns about the "HikaNation crowd"


Articles provided by Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
Virginia Coordinator for HikaNation.


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