There are people out there who would eagerly take a great pair of wool-blend socks and sturdy boots over Italian leather shoes any day. These are the people who carefully examine their calendar each winter, tallying and re-tallying their days off from work en route to finding ways to combine them with paid holidays. All so that they can have just one more day "on the trail." These are the people who are a bit reclusive and despondent once back at work -- a bit naked without a good skim of body odor and sweat and sheepish about their freshly starched clothes. If you are one of these, or aspire to be one, then the exceptionally informative Web site of the ALDHA will be of great interest. Included on the site are links to the Trail Grapevine which includes news from the trail, information on work trips to help build or maintain sections of the trail, a link to join ALDHA, and a section on the upcoming Gathering -- the annual meeting of the ALDHA to be held at Dartmouth College in October this year. This information, along with lots more, is accessible easily by clicking on the little white blazes, emblematic of the trail itself. Have a great time hiking along this very well organized site.
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