Today, I "moved" to Chittanango, NY. Arrived just in time to go with my friend Mary to a meeting of the Adirondack Mountain Club, Iroquois Chapter. (Not really near her, but she wanted to hear this speaker.)
The speaker talked about Professional Trail Crews, which was kind of a whole new thing for me to hear about. These are crews of mostly college-age young people who are paid to go out and maintain trails in the Adirondacks and the Catskill Mountains. He brought pictures, and let me tell you, those kids look great after a summer of that kind of work, all without power tools.
I know pictures of a meeting aren't too exciting to look at, but it's all part of how trails remain great places to get outside and have fun, so if you like to hike, you need to be glad for meetings. You might even consider joining some trail organization. It takes a lot of this kind of stuff (education, administration, volunteering, money, etc) to keep trails on the ground for us to enjoy.
Sold some books, too!
It was hard to say goodbye to Dan and Ruth, but Mary and Bill are good friends too, so it's all good. And she will be busy tomorrow, so I'm likely to get more writing done. Let's hope!
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