June 6th, 2009

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my apple trees will never get across and eat the cones under his pines

Today I justified my carbon footprint for at least the next 48 hours.

Today is National Trails Day, and I went out with a bunch of other Ragged Mountain Foundation members to repair trails on (go figure) Ragged Mountain, Connecticut's best-known climbing face. We hauled a whole bunch of traprock up slope to use as trail edges and erosion stops, moved a rock roughly the size of a coffee table to make a step on one of the staircases up to the clifftop, and (while quoteing Robert Frost at each other) built a dry stone wall to reroute traffic around an eroded trail section.

And then I came home and ate some yogurt and a meatloaf sammich bigger than my head. Next project today, slushing.
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