Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Trail Magic, Part 3

The third part of Noah C. Kady's series on trail magic appears in the 31 July 2007 issue of the Waynesboro (PA) Record Herald. It's titled "Trail magic comes in many forms."

Kady describes the food/drink side of trail magic again, with some specific examples (including one that he suggests might have gone too far). Then he contrasts that with the magic of the Trail itself -- how does the thing continue to exist? The answer, of course, is the corps of volunteer maintainers. Kady suggests that people wanting to 'give back' to the Trail might better do it by volunteering some time to keep it going rather than simply buying some snacks to leave at a road crossing.

Excellent series, this.

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