One day last summer I was walking to Silver Tree Day Camp and somehow I managed to
get hopelessly lost. There wasn’t a soul around. Trying to find my way back to familiar
territory I made a couple of attempts at following some primitive paths. But they
petered out and I had to backtrack. And then out of nowhere I happened up on two
young men. My memory is hazy now, but it seems like they were fixing up a swing from
a tree branch. At any rate they were just finishing up some activity.
When I asked them if they knew the way to Silver Tree, they started explaining a
labyrinthine route and my eyes started to glaze over. I guess they saw my perplexity
because they offered to guide me to Silver Tree. On the way back I explained my mission
of gathering information for the Dave & bill SF walk. And in turn I learned from
them that they grew up playing in the canyon. Ed said his brother was (or is) a counselor
at the Day Camp in the summer for Kid’s activities.
Just before we parted, I asked if I could take their picture for our web site.