View Full Version : Anybody for a Trail Worker's story?...anyone?.....

07-17-2012, 01:27 PM
As so many of you know, trail work is my passion. Each year I write an essay/story about trail work, sometimes for essay contests, but more often just as an appeal to let people know the task before us as trail workers. I guess a nice thrill is that in some cases they have been printed or posted on local papers or newsletters back home where I grew up. This year I submitted the essay also to Philip Werner as a guest essay for the site "Sectionhiker.com" and am greatly honored that he would post it on his site as of today.

While it weaves a story along with an appeal, I also think many will find it interesting due to the fact that I was allowed by the AMC to incorporate data from the annual North Country Trail Volunteer Program Annual Report.

So if you are already a volunteer trail worker, you will hopefully be familiar with many of the sentiments involved, and if you are thinking of being a trail volunteer, perhaps it will add a bit of steam to your train.

The whole story can be found here (Philip was nice enough to incorporate some pictures too):


07-18-2012, 08:12 AM
Beautiful, FisherCat. Your idealism and dedication really communicate themselves. I still miss my section of the Carter-Moriah trail between Mt. Surprise and Mt. Moriah. The blueberries must be ripe around right now.

07-21-2012, 01:18 PM
That was really fun Scott. Thanks for the adventure!