This past Thursday, October 21, more than a hundred people gathered to celebrate Carl Fabiani's retirement after more than 40 years as a member of the park's trail crew, most recently as the Trail Foreman. The event was attended by park employees, former park employees, volunteers, former volunteers, even a representative of Congressman Dave Reichert's office, who presented Carl with a flag flown over the US Capitol in his honor.
Carl worked with thousands of volunteers and volunteer groups during his career, and has always turned in more volunteer hours than any other park program or supervisor. His volunteers completed more than half of the trail work in 2007, the summer after our big floods, and have continued to make an enormous difference in the reconstruction of the Wonderland and Glacier Basin Trails. With any luck, Carl will no go far, but simply become one of those volunteers himself!
I've posted photos from the event on my Flickr website. You may follow this link to see them all:
Click the link in the upper right corner of the page to watch a slide show version of the pictures (or watch a smaller version at the end of this post). To download any picture for your own use, you may do either of two things: either right-click the picture and choose "original" size; or, click the "actions" drop-down above the picture and choose "view all sizes," then choose "original." Then, click the "download original size" link and save it to your computer.