Howdy! as it happens, I was just sharing some memories with a friend as we prepare a Gathering for this nonprofit group I work with, Heartwood.org. We'll be in the area May of 2017, and I thought, gee I wonder if good ol'TMC is still there? I think I contacted Mark and/or Bobbie a few years ago when I first re-established contact with the modern world, I was living in SE Ohio for several years in a very rural county, off the grid, no 'lecktricks, haul my own water, not much different from the early days at TMC! I was a dedicated camper for the first six years, and those experiences instilled a deep love of the Mountains and wild places and hiking that continues to this day! This is an opportunity to say thank you to all the counselors and kids and to Mark and Bobbie for those amazing times.
Mark's Note: Thanks Matt. So wonderful to hear from you. Bobbie and I are still alive and kicking and it's always fun when our friends contact us. It has been a while since I've walked the old TrailRidge property but I did drive by Hughes Gap Road in Buladean a couple of times in July 2015. I'm "semi" retiring from the five-days-a-week grind, so perhaps I'll get up that way and check it out.