Acadia Pathmakers - Chris




"Don’t say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Social Aims

I ran into Chris, leading his crew on the Hadlock Brook Trail.  Walking past me with extra-large strides, he’s a bundle of energy. He was happy that I stopped in to visit with the group and was really eager to talk about and show me the re-route they were building on the trail system. This section included some newly constructed granite stone steps, several interconnected staircases in actuality, cut into the hillside far above Hadlock Pond – dry stone masonry at its most elegant. Watching the work progress, it became clear that Chris is a person of action who leads and mentors by example. He has very high work standards for himself and pushes hard for success. Tenacity and perseverance; this is Chris. Working hard is something innate. Chis proved to be nonstop hands in the dirt, splitting and moving rock with the crew. …describing, aligning, and implementing the cable system set for hoisting boulders across the landscape. …but most importantly, encouraging everyone through act and action. It’s clear that his crew really enjoys working with him and am sure they learn lots about themselves and develop refined skill as part of business.  Thanks, Chris, for being one of those few out there who show possibility.

Hasselblad 500C medium format SLR camera + Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 lens+ Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 black and white film

~Dan Grenier
2015 Artist in Residence
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park