What a successful summer! I've gained a deeper appreciation for the hiking trails I once sauntered down without a thought. I will never take them for granted again. I know that all the blood, sweat and more sweat we poured into the Laurel Fork area will result in improved recreational experiences for the lucky hikers, bikers and fishermen who stumble on this remote mountain. I want to thank SCA for this opportunity for my live is truly improved. I've gained four friends, a lifetime of memories and a deeper respect for the land.
As we repair tents, clean tools and package our cooking utensils, I dread the end to a magical season in the woods. I do not know exactly where life's journies will take me, but I will never forget this area, and never look at trails the same way.