9/26/15 NOLS “Special Session” . . .

On September 29th the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) joined us for a special session. They were truly an inspired and diverse group of individuals. Twenty-two (22) hard working young volunteers. This session was made possible due to a relationship that has developed over the last few years.

About half of the students were from the east coast.  A couple were from the south, and the most distant visitor was from Beijing China. All were energetic, smart, and inspired. We had a great time working with them. We hope they had as much fun as we did; this is a relationship that we hope will endure.

In this second image (below) you can see where we were working. This is a long side-hill traverse, it runs parallel to to the Little Mountain Park access road – but hundreds of feet up the hill. This extension of the trail called Rooty will connect the mid-mountain area to the top of trails (one that we’ve yet to build) that will lead down to the new Heart of the Park Public Trail Facility.

Here (below) you’ll see one of the NOLS instructors at work. No surprise they brought a group of skilled leaders, individuals that truly lead by example. We gave each instructor a MVTB tee shirt for helping make this session possible.


In this last photo (below) you can see two students helping shape the trail tread. We got probably twice as much done as was planned. Thank you NOLS!

If a special session interests your business, school, church or your civic organization please contact us…

Published by Skagit Trail Builders

Skagit Trail Builders is 100% volunteer run. Our mission is to design, build, and advocate for multi-use community trails in Skagit County Parks

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