One of the most rewarding and inspiring aspects of working for the Catamount Trail Association is learning about and collaborating with the people who choose to spend their free time volunteering with us. They organize tours, maintain and improve the trail, help us host events, and oversee the financial health and integrity of the organization.
After spending a day skiing or improving a section of the trail together, one quickly becomes aware of the depth and breadth of experiences our volunteers have to share. Most have worn many hats over the years in their personal and professional lives. Neil Ulman, who died at 77 last winter, looked after the Catamount Trail as a CTA Trail Chief in Craftsbury for many years. In addition to his award winning work for the Wall Street Journal, it turns out he was also a poet. His family has just published a collection of his worked as “Craftsbury Poems,” available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, Vt.
For more on Neil and the recently published poetry collection, I encourage you to take a moment to read Michael W. Miller’s recent Wall Street Journal Article: From WSJ Journalist to Rural Poet: A new collection spotlights a retired editor’s little-known literary pursuits.