Gonzos on the trail, literally.
It takes a lot of work and manpower hours to build a little path through
the wilderness as The Sungod, Gimp, Scrounger, and the Dipper found out
over the weekend.
Signing on a few months ago, in support of, and under the leadership
of, Gordon Young, our Gonzo buddie, Pictou Branch, we joined with 40
plus others, to eat, drink, socialize, sing, but mainly to trim trees,
dig dirt, move/cut fallen trees, etc., as we worked on 4-5 kms of the
evergrowing long distance trail from Cape Chignecto, Cumberland County,
to Cape George in Antigonish County--which will be a footpath of over
Over and above all the other good times enjoyed and learned over the 48
hours, the big thing is the appreciation of the work that must have been
done by others over the years providing the many hundreds of kms I have
hiked/biked, etc.. And I now realize it was done at a painstakingly slow
40 people, 10 hours working on the trail, around 4 kms complete---Just
think about all the trails in the world, eh!
Thanks to Gordon Young for his vision years ago and prayers he will see
this completed in his time, also thanks to him, and Ellen/Ruth
(administration), and Bob (Chile pig out), and to our 'technical' leader
Garnet for the skills he passed on to us.
Thanks to The Crooooo.
Chronicle Herald Article
Ellen's Pictures on Shutterfly
Anyone got a GPS?
Boss man Garnet - Teaching
The Work starts
It's funny - early on
Gonzos on the Trail
Duffy and a competing wind source
Attitude re-adjustment time
A bit of music