I decided to do a little self-guided trail work following the "Trail Next Door" initiative with my Pulaski, pruners, and garden shears, clearing up some of the maintenance backlog from last season.
The commute to the trailhead where the work party was taking place didn't have any traffic whatsoever (just step outside). Given that there wouldn't be any orange hats (or other green hats) present, I knew that today I would need to run the tool checks and take necessary breaks. I would also need to supply the candy bag and the sodas today (or in this case, wander down the street to pick up ice cream from a local vendor).
Got most of the work done really early (filled up 2 compost bins), leaving some leftover work for next week.
Enjoyed the lavender and rosemary (not blossoming), and the blossoming pink heather and pink bleeding hearts.
Today I definitely stuck to the WTA trail maintenance motto: 1) be safe, 2) have fun, 3) get a little bit of work done.