July, 2014 - I'm in "nose to the grindstone" mode here at Forestry Challenge HQ. I have sent out about 115 Annual Reports for 2013. It is amazing to think about how each report sent represents a company that sponsors the event, a facility that houses an event, or a volunteer who dedicates hours of time to the Forestry Challenge.
I'm pushing to get it done because I'm going on a 60 mile, 7 day backpacking trip next week in the Southern Sierra. I'm excited to spend some time amongst the giant sequoias, and also in the barren high country. My friends have not spent time with the giants, and I am as excited to see their reaction to the trees as I am to be there myself.
As I look forward to seeing all of you in the forest this fall, I am happy to tell you about the donation 100 hard hats and 100 pairs of safety glasses from John Deere. Thanks, Thad Currier, from the Construction & Forestry Marketing Division, for making it happen. We will all be safer out there in the forest as a result.
Until next month,
Welcome to the California Forestry Challenge website. Information on the 2014 events is now posted on the "Events" pages. New this year is the San Bernardino Forestry Challenge, now making the trip to a Forestry Challenge event convenient from anywhere in the state.
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