At that time I was thinking of the trail building and maintenance I did with the American Hiking Society. The AHS has week long projects that give volunteers the opportunity to perform services at state and national parks.  I was thrilled to find out there is a national park in the Virgin Islands.  It's not so thrilling to be rebuilding trails in 90 degree heat and %80 humidity.  It was the week at Wildcat Mountain in Wisconsin though that made me want to sharpen up my chainsaw safety skills and the only class I could  find in the area that awarded certifications also required you to climb the trees you were pruning.  The experience was, in technical terms, "totally awesome". 

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