|Sent on:||Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:05 PM|
Spring is here, the grass is 'ris...
I've just gotten back from vacation and am all inspired to get things going for another year. I hope to meet lots more of you and get as many people out on trips as we can.
Todd Gantzer, one of the first group members, has enthusiastically taken on the responsibility of helping to organize trips and of leading some trips of his own.
One of the challenges of leading these trips is finding places to do what we do. State parks and forests don't work because of (perfectly logical) restrictions on use; they don't want us taking down trees, even dead ones, or starting fires. We have two locations currently that we use but I would love to be able to spread out our activities to different locations. There are multiple reasons for this: greater variety means the chance to practice in multiple terrains, and it also means that we have even less impact on any one place.
So! I'm hoping that some of you out there may know someone who owns land somewhere within a 3-4 hour drive that you think might be suitable for our purposes. If you've been on a trip with us before, you'll know what I'm talking about; if not, please get in touch with me and I'll be happy to lay out exactly what I'm looking for when it comes to a location for an overnight outing. I try very hard to be a good steward of any land that I use; the owners of the land we already use have agreed to be references for us if anyone wants to hear that we're responsible and take care of the land.
If you can think of a good place to host our trips, I'd love to hear about it. Let me know!
Hope to see some people at the Arthur Haines lecture (just announced!) next weekend!