guest blog by Ed Perratore
Every long trek has a lesson for us, and a good walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail is no exception. At the start of my first round-trip hike here, I witnessed buds erupting everywhere, birds flitting about to build their nests and the glistening sun melting the last ice patches of winter. Growth was in the air, filling me with every breath. It was early April.