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Recieving from Giving

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I have received so much from giving to the AMC as an Information Volunteer and Naturalist.
Working at the Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center during Spring Skiing is a prime example!
1. I gained knowledge. I had to study maps, figure out where the crevasses are opening up, in order to keep the skiers safe and on the best snow fields.

2. I gained friends from around the world! I talked with skiers, mountain climbers and tourists who looked to me to help them have a safe and exciting time on Mt. Washington.

3. I got in a good workout chimbing to Tuckerman's Ravine. During my midmorning break, I hiked up to the Ravine in order to see first hand the conditions that I was telling people about. My reports were more accurate because of the hike.

4. I have the satisfaction of being one of the 16,000 volunteers, and 100,000 members, supporters, and advocates of the Appalachian Mountain Club, promoting the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.
Here is a photo of my friend Frederick Pitcher who also supports the AMC

Giving to the AMC is a satisfying and rewarding experience. Ask me, and I will tell you how you can be a part!

Photos by Fred Pitcher and John Stetser

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PANFRIEDTROUT 4/28/2014 11:40PM

it's true ... when you "give" you actually get so much more. it's one of those intangible, intrinsic things. good for you for volunteering!


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DS9KIE 4/26/2014 8:50AM

    sounds like fun

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MJ7DM33 4/24/2014 10:45PM


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HOUNDLOVER1 4/24/2014 1:32PM

    Great blog, and I agree we receive a lot when we give to others. emoticon emoticon


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DEBBYFROMMT 4/24/2014 11:47AM

    This is so cool! When we hike to ski the back country we are completely on our own. There is no one to tell us the best place and where there are problems. You are a great person to take this on, especially when some of the skiers really don't listen.

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DEB62BIE62 4/24/2014 9:56AM


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WILSONWR 4/24/2014 9:42AM

    That is really great that you can volunteer with an organization that is fun and gives you an opportunity to react with so many like-minded individuals!

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SANDRALEET 4/24/2014 8:21AM

    A job is wrath emoticon doing well

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1CRAZYDOG 4/24/2014 8:20AM

    Loved your blog. I find I always get more than I give!

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“Ask, give thanks, repeat. Ask, give thanks, repeat.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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Looks like we were on the same wavelength with gratitude too! I found this quote then read your blog!

HUGS Have a good Thursday.

Prayers continue for Dylan

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HARVESTER54 4/24/2014 8:19AM

    That sounds wonderful A gift given and received at the same time. You can't beat that.

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IOEINC 4/24/2014 7:43AM


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    Nice blog up to the commercial announcement. LOL

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NASFKAB 4/24/2014 7:35AM


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MAMISHELI53 4/24/2014 6:42AM

    What a rewarding occupation, and so good to keep you fit!

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MICKEYH 4/24/2014 6:38AM


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TWEETYKC00 4/24/2014 6:26AM

    That is great. I hope you have many more adventures and meet even more friends there!

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/24/2014 6:12AM

    What a great perspective you have!

Well done!

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