Sunday, January 3, 2010

I Hike for a Living

It may be hard to believe, but I hike for a living. That’s right, it’s my job to hike! I can hardly believe it myself, but it's true. In my position as a volunteer at Buckskin Mountain State Park it’s my responsibility to look after the four trails found here in the park. Every morning five days a week I put on my boots, shoulder my pack or carry some tools and head up the trails. I may dig out some drainage ditches, clean out some culverts, or replace rotten steps or faulty water bars. Or, I may only end up carrying out some orange peels and toilet paper. But by the end of the morning I return to our campsite tired, but satisfied ---I did my job.

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