Don Tripp: A Day in the Life of the Trail Conference

January 21, 2018
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Don Tripp: A Day in the Life of the Trail Conference


Trail Conference Roles: Trail Chair, Headquarters Volunteer

Don Tripp loves interacting with people who have a passion for the outdoors. The retired commercial mortgage banker joined the Trail Conference in 2009, and he’s been a tireless champion for the trails ever since. As the West Jersey Trail Chair, he oversees supervisors and maintainers around the Delaware Water Gap region.

Don, who lives in Lambertville, N.J., also volunteers at the front desk of Trail Conference Headquarters selling maps, marketing publications to prospective retailers, and answering email inquiries. “I enjoy reading and responding to questions about hiking,” Don says. “The questions are fun and interesting to answer!” Don often answers calls and emails from hikers concerned about trailhead parking, reading maps, and running into snakes. “That’s what I like the most: educating and connecting people with nature,” Don says. When he’s not “on duty,” Don enjoys getting outside to hike the trails he works so hard to protect.

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