Sunday March 29. I got an invitation to spend the night with friends I met on the Trail. Fred Schrom works for a landscaping company. He was contracted to chop down dead trees near shelters that might fall on the shelters, or campers, who sleep in or near the shelters. This effort got started after an AT hiker got killed by s falling tree at the shelter just north of Harpers Ferry where Dave, my hiking buddy, and I spent our first night. It’s a freak accident. Just about as likely to happen on the Trail. I see dead trees that have fallen across the Trail all the time. The Trail volunteers do a great job of maintaining the AT. They get out there with chain saws and remove the dead trees that block the Trail.