As I was walking through the woods over at Private Chester Russell’s place, I started thinking about pioneers and all they had to live through. I thought about what it was like for them crossing this country before there was anything. They came from the East Coast on their way west across what had to be worse than any of the woods we walk through today. We have it made in the shade. We have the ability to to take a break every once in awhile. We have provisions that are lighter, more portable, better tasting and last longer than anything the Pioneers ever had. Yet we still complain every time we get outside our comfort zone. It’s too heavy, it’s too far or it’s hot. It’s too bad really. If you think about it, you really get to see another perspective when you’re walking in the woods. I’ll be spending as much time as possible walking in the woods this summer.
~2nd Lieutenant Matthew Lane Griffin, Acting Commander of Calhoun County Company.