The Jackson Pathfinders held a trailwork day on Sunday Oct 12, 10AM-2PM. The weather was beautiful following a soggy few days leading up to it. Both trails are now ready and open for all to enjoy without worrying about the knee high grass in many areas. The seasonal off-shoot trail to the Metedeconk (past the bridge on the north loop of the Silver Stream) is also clear and now easy to traverse.
A special thanks to some newcomers who showed up following the recent coverage in the local papers: Jerry, Joe and Mike. The Pathfinders always appreciate meeting new volunteers who share the same appreciation for making trails in Jackson enjoyable. An extra special tip of the hat goes to Mike, who we met deep into the Steve Kitay trail. Mike started his work at 5:30AM! using an old but faithful 18" Craftsman lawnmower. He had much of the heavy work done for us by the time we met up, and gladly accepted a bottle of water the other Mike had. He mentioned he walks the trail regularly and enjoys it so much he felt the need to pay it forward.
And lastly thanks to the the regulars who come out to volunteer: Tom, Pat, Laura, Manny, Karen, Mike, Gayle, Ken and Eric. I know many others would have liked to join but couldn't due to previous committments- but you were there with us in spirit.