This photograph was taken from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) barn, located in Richmond. This area has special significance to me because I volunteered with the VYCC last summer on a wilderness crew and I remember sitting on the lawn pictured here at the beginning of my adventure. I had to go home due to sickness before my full month in the woods was up but it is still the most rewarding job I have ever had. I learned so much about myself, teamwork, how to live in the woods and about what true strength is during my stay near the Long Trail that summer.
Traveling around Vermont for my work with the Landscape Change Program has exposed me to new experiences but in this instance it has also reconnected me with the memories and the lessons I have learned from both Vermont’s beautiful landscape and the wonderful people who live there.