Mom’s mantra when you were handed pointed scissors. Today I volunteered trail work on Hiline trail. Getting to the scissors: I used loppers to knock down dead branches from trees bordering the trail. Maybe you never learned why not to run with scissors but the caution was for safety. I knocked down dead stuff that had sharp ends and their location was such that a bad move might have sent you into a gouger. Maybe you would never hit one but my removing them was like mom’s cautionary warning. The tread was not widened by my work. I experienced hidden dead stobs my work removes adding an experience to someone. Nice tshirt work day.
Trail widening by go arounds creates maintenance work, these are created to avoid a tech feature. Other workers reinforced out slope erosion and blocked go arounds keeping hikers and bikers on the tread.
Last night Dave and Annie hosted me for dinner and conversation. I slept in their driveway. They offered me the use of their laundry machines. I thanked them. I choose to use the laundromat in west Sedona to support their business. Besides I sometimes score an interesting conversation with someone.
Tonight the Zags play St Marys covered on espn, front bar seat for the game.
Snow is forecast for Sat and temps lowering into the 50s.