Everyone reaps the benefits of volunteers’ efforts

On several different occasions while hoofing it along a public trail, be it a Finger Lakes System or off-season snowmobile one, I’ve encountered others who complained that there was a fallen tree or large branch across a portion of the trail they’d just been on. I wondered if they realized how the vast majority of the trails we enjoy are kept so easily navigable for us? Certainly emerging new growth occurs, trees and branches fall from time to time, and wherever that occurs, they would simply remain there, were it not for the volunteers who keep these trails open.

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