|TrailRidge Mountain Camp - the Buladean Years
Tom Stitt and Mark took a group of kids on the first "long" on-road, self-contained bike trip in 1997. We've had other self-contained trips at camp that were two or three days and we've had "supported" trips that were much longer including at least one "mountains-to-the-sea" bike trips. On this five-day trip, we didn't have a sag wagon. Packed what we needed on the bikes. Tom just uncovered these photos he took and shared them. They are posted on the trailridge.info website along with a bunch of other things to explore.
It's been nearly 20 years (I'm thinking) since I've seen Gus Jerdee. That changed this week when I found him. I can't disclose his actual location, but he's enjoying his retirement living on a few acres in the mountains of North Carolina. And that's where we're all probably thinking he should be. He and Suzanne stay very busy developing their mountain homestead. Each summer they invite family and friends of family to their own little camp for a couple of weeks.
Just some random thoughts about how TrailRidge came to be and about life at the camp in those first 15 or so years in Buladean.