And so, here we are 33 years later getting a chance to look back at our younger selves. This video was filmed in 1989 and stars a bunch of campers along with Davies, John, and Barclay.
Former TrailRidger Davies Hood of the Birmingham area posted this photo of a seasonal brew from Highland Brewing Company on the TrailRidge Facebook page. It reminded him of all of his backpacking trips up over Roan Mountain. I'm not sure whether it was the name Little Hump that reminded him of camp or seasonal spring ale. I'm hoping the former.
How many of you remember some of those hikes from Carver's Gap down to 19-E on the Appalachian Trail? Highland Brewing Company wasn't around then but I'm sure you remember the stop at Bob's Dairyland on the way back to camp. Bob's, by the way, is still in business the last time I drove by.
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.