“A highlight of summer” – report from a PCTA volunteer project
Thru-hiker and PCTA crew leader Barry “Token Civilian” Teschlog cutting brush on the project. Photo by Ryan Lawrence
Ryan Lawrence and Andrew Post, North Cascades Wilderness Rangers, joined us on one of our trail projects this summer. Didn’t know that our program rocks? Neither did they.
Read their excellent account on the Mt. Adams Institute blog.
Andrew and I just finished working on a Pacific Crest Trail Association volunteer project organized by North 350 Blades, and we were both blown away by how rock’n’roll our group was…
[On the camp cook:] I actually started referring to her as “Lord God Sonja Mother of Light and All Things Tasty”…
Honestly, it’s a highlight of my summer. Feeling like you’re part of something bigger than yourself, something that you can come back to years later and feel proud about. I helped do this, I made a contribution. I made a sacrifice…
– first night at camp, he already had the crosscut out. He’s been working with crosscuts for years and years, the man just wanted to share his knowledge.
Read the whole report. It’s worth it.
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