A Challenge for Trail Runners
"I was invited to attend a meeting at the NY/NJ Trail Conference and I spoke to many volunteers who have spent the last 10, 15, 20 years volunteering regularly to maintain the trails that I enjoy running on, and build new ones that someday in the future I will enjoy. I began to feel quite selfish for taking so much and not giving back. I signed up and I spent a day on the trails doing the best that I could to give back and it truthfully changed my perspective. It was some of the hardest manual labor I have ever done, and it completely changed my perspective on how important it is that all of us who enjoy the outdoors and nature make an effort to give back to nature. . . .