At the Road’s End

Sun Kisses Fitton Green

Sun Kisses Fitton Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Cynthia McCain

Walking up the trail
at the road’s end
past the part where the grouse drums
and up the hill with the deer prints
til you get to the open sun.
In the meadow where the new shrubs got burned off there are larkspur and cinquefoil
and the very first calochortus came out last week.
Last month we heard a flock of geese, watched them fly straight overhead
but the sound bounced off the valleys and you’d think
they were below us.
Other years, the old logging road was covered with
fleshy algae
but I haven’t seen them for the last decade, I’m guessing.

The calendar of these plants has become my calendar
The seasons of these trees have become my seasons
The destination of these geese, my destination.

*This beautiful poem was published in the poetry journal, Heart

Trail Work Day **FILLED**

Continue to share the trail love! Join fellow volunteers to be a part of local trail history-in-the-making as we enhance the new Mulkey Ridge Trail.

Volunteers are needed for projects including regraveling and erosion control from Fitton Green to Bald Hill Farm. Many hands make light (and fun!) work. Refuel with tasty treats generously donated by New Morning Bakery!

Difficulty level: challenging. Volunteers will be moving heavy loads of gravel and repairing trails on rough and steep terrain. Folks will be hiking several miles over the course of the day. This is sure to give you a great workout! Please be aware that poison oak is present on this site. Robust physical condition is required to safely enjoy this activity, which is recommended for ages 16+ (minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).

To sign up, fill out the short form below. Any questions? Please email Rebecca.

Trail Work Day- SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!

The fall Trail Work Day series continues! Join fellow volunteers to be a part of local trail history-in-the-making as we continue to enhance the new Mulkey Ridge Trail.

Volunteers are needed for projects including regraveling and erosion control from Fitton Green to Bald Hill Farm. Many hands make light (and fun!) work. Refuel with tasty treats generously donated by New Morning Bakery!

Difficulty level: challenging. Volunteers will be moving heavy loads of gravel and repairing trails on rough and steep terrain. Folks will be hiking several miles over the course of the day. This is sure to give you a great workout! Please be aware that poison oak is present on this site. Robust physical condition is required to safely enjoy this activity, which is recommended for ages 16+ (minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).

To sign up, fill out the short form below. Any questions? Please email Rebecca.

Let’s Pull Together!

Calling all volunteers! Whether you call them weeds, non-native plants, or invasive species, one thing holds true- plants like English ivy and Armenian blackberry (though yummy!) can threaten native plants and impact our trails. Join GLT as we host 1 of 5 community sites for the Let’s Pull Together event organized by the Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District. Let’s come together as a community for a morning of weed pulling and trail enhancing because, by pulling together, we can protect native habitats while improving our trails at Bald Hill Farm. For more information and to register, click HERE.

Difficulty level: challenging. Volunteers will be moving heavy loads of gravel and repairing trails on rough and steep terrain. Folks will be hiking several miles over the course of the day. This is sure to give you a great workout! Please be aware that poison oak is present on this site. Robust physical condition is required to safely enjoy this activity, which is recommended for ages 16+ (minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).

Any questions? Please email Rebecca.

Trail Work Day

Our beloved trails need your lovin’! Join fellow volunteers as we continue to enhance the new Mulkey Ridge Trail.

Volunteers are needed for projects including regraveling and erosion control from Fitton Green to Bald Hill Farm. Refuel with tasty treats generously donated by New Morning Bakery!

Difficulty level: challenging. Volunteers will be moving heavy loads of gravel and repairing trails on rough and steep terrain. Folks will be hiking several miles over the course of the day. This is sure to give you a great workout! Please be aware that poison oak is present on this site. Robust physical condition is required to safely enjoy this activity, which is recommended for ages 16+ (minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).

This day is part of the fall series of Greenbelt Trail Work Days. Many hands make light (and fun!) work.

To sign up, fill out the short form below. Any questions? Please email Rebecca.