That's because La Cañadans and visitors are rewarded every day by the work the Trails Council, the city, county and state lawmakers put in to design, fund and build the loop trail.
The calm experience of walking or riding along the trail is the very opposite of the cajoling, wheedling, brainstorming, fundraising, grant-writing, politicking and testifying that was required to deliver the goods. The members of the Trails Council have displayed unwavering patience and perseverance.
On June 7, the Trails Council is holding its annual “Thank You” barbecue at the Flintridge Riding Club, acknowledging its supporters. Perhaps it ought to be the other way around, as the loop trail the council was instrumental in creating is one of La Cañada's finest assets.