It’s never too soon to give back, so I joined the “Hoodlums” trail maintenance crew. The Hoodlums are part of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and maintain the trail in what is essentially northern half of the Shenandoah National Park and beyond into Maryland. My first expedition is Saturday, April 20. I’ll post pix and a description of our work.
The hiker journals clearly demonstrate how critical tail maintenance is, so we’re going to find out how it’s done and who does it. I’m sincerely looking forward to new friends and some hard physical work. Stay tuned and to all hikers this year, hike on with heads high.