WORDS FROM OUR FOUNDER

April 22, 2020 Column

Back in the good old days – the days before Facebook and Twitter; before iPhones; before the days of MERS, SARS, and COVID-19; even...

April 15, 2020 Column

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy while having a chance (for some of us) to slow down and catch up on things at home.  I’m not...

February 5, 2020 Column

MIKE:  PLEASE USE THIS ONE Column for 02-05-20 Everyone always says that summer goes by so quickly.  “Summer’s almost over, and it seems...

December 4, 2019 Column

At the end of 2018 last December, I wrote a letter to our email subscribers that listed many of our accomplishments since Trail Guards...

October 30, 2019 Column

Some of what we do at Trail Guards has been with us from the start. A lot has changed since those exciting first efforts back in May of...

September 22, 2019 Column

Years ago, Trail Guards was a rain or shine event.  We didn’t care what the weather was doing, and today’s kids would still not care. ...

August 28, 2019 Column

One of the many joys of Trail Guards is the opportunity to introduce kids (and often adults) to things they might not otherwise...

August 19, 2019 Column

Youth outdoor adventure trips, like many things, can be affected in many ways.  Things like weather, equipment failures, injuries, and...

June 5, 2019 Column

The official start of Trail Guard summer is always the first Saturday after Memorial Day. We start out slow, and depending on the river...

May 8, 2019 Column

It was pretty slow in coming this year, but spring is here, and it’s time to get our Trail Guard program up and running.  Our van is out...