July 21, 2020 was a special day. That’s because it’s the day when my AmeriCorps crew and I met our main “boss” with the City of Boulder, the personification of fear itself: Jo.
For those of you who don’t know me, I look like I’m in shape – but this is a trick. If I do more than 30 seconds of cardio, I fall to the ground, defeated, and accepting of death. Guess what kind of work hiking all day with a sledgehammer in your backpack is? Cardio.
As promised, I’m finally continuing the story of my AmeriCorps term in Colorado. The last entry in this series recounted events that took place on July 15, 2020. On that day, my work crew and I began working on a trail managed by the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department. We returned to that trail on July 16, although there was a twist later on.