In case you weren’t out traveling earlier this month and missed getting a copy of USA Today slid under your room door, there was an interesting article on the state of the National Forest Trail system, which is pretty dismal.
One thing you’ll notice in the article is the increasing reliance on volunteers to maintain the trails.
We’re eager volunteers. Personally, I enjoy the excuse to get out into the wilderness and do some work. The crew members are great and everyone’s excited to be there to work.
Plus, for me it’s a chance to see new areas and scout out where I’d like to return to shoot photos. Like this one.
For me, it’s a win-win.
As much as we’d like for the work to get done on its own, just through the love and dedication of the volunteers, it can’t. For many of the volunteers, they sure wish it could, but it can’t.
So please consider donating to the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA), the non-profit organization responsible for the trail-work coordination and execution, as well as the protection of the trail corridor.
The PCTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, meaning that your donation may be tax deductible on your taxes next year (sorry, if you were looking for an angle on the forms you’re doing now, that ship sailed two months ago).
We are 1/4th of the way to our goal! Would you please help maintain the trail that Jennifer and I will be walking this year? Your help will ensure that the trail is available for hikers in the future too.
Please click on the picture of Jennifer and Skinny on the PCT below to lend a hand.
Bill & Jennifer Anders