It probably won't change the world as much as the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day(R) (NTD).
The first Saturday in June is designated as National Trails Day -- although the reasonable folks at AHS will bend the date for groups that need NTD to be held on another day.
There are more than 200,000 miles of trails for us to travel and enjoy for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration and hiding from our crazoid families.
National Trails Day(R) events bring people together to share their love of trails with others -- whether you want to hike, bike, paddle, ride a horse, run a trail, wander in the woods or take pictures of the wildlife (think: birds).
One goal of the American Hiking Society is to highlight the vital work done by thousands of volunteers to maintain the trails for the enjoyment of others. They're always looking for fun folks to pitch in. "Many hands make light work" and "I'd rather be in the woods than [insert any task here]" are the mottoes of trail hands.
If your boss wants you to work on Saturday, June 1st, tell him or her that you cannot make it, but that you'll work extra hard on Leave the Office Early Day on Monday.
That should help.
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