Prune picker

This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.

Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A summer at Arcadia National Park.

It was a summer Jackie and I treasured. We parked our fifth wheel trailer at the park headquarters. We worked as volunteers for the park for 3 1/2 months. Jackie worked in the reception center and I worked in the sign shop.

The park hak has many miles of trails. There were several hundred trail heads and intersections. I made the signs shown in the picture. Day after day.

This is Jackie standing by a sign post. Notice that the post is held up with rocks. The terrain at this point was all rock. Acres of rock like on the top of Cadillac Mountain. To mark a trail the park placed rock cairns at intervals. Sometimes arrows were painted on the rock.

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  1. I've always loved Acadia. Always wanted to make signs like this for my property. Did you use a hand router? Or is it a computer controlled router?

    1. Penciled the letters on the sign and then used a hand router. Acadia is a wonderful place.

  2. Thank you so much for volunteering and making it an even better place.


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