Greer Spring View: Thanks to the Forest Service, this view is no longer only available to private land owners, but is now open to the general public; at least those who dare trek the old mule supply route by foot anyways, down from Greer Mill to the Greer Cabins. Gratefully, I was a part of the initial actions to restore the grounds and be one of the first to see inside the cabin and gaze upon the spring from an old deck that still stands strong today (well, mostly) believed to be built between the 20’s and 40’s.
Greer Cabins: The cabins were built in the 1920’s and remodeled again in the 1940’s. They stand as both an architectural artifact and an homage to the creativity from almost a century ago. The view alone is very serene and calming and is a great reward for hikers and adventurers alike. And to think, I would never have had an opportunity such as this without the Mt. Adams Institute and the wonderful VetsWork program.
Greer Mill: Built in 1899, Greer Mill is unique because the cables that ran the mill were 3/4 of a mile from the spring, an incredible distance for the technology at the time. I got a chance to meet with some of the members of HistoriCorps, a group dedicated to preserving history utilizing volunteers, as they jacked up the foundation to its proper height. I witnessed a piece of history in the name of preserving history, something meaningful and inspiring to write home about.
Epitome: These signs can be found at the camping area located at Greer Spring Recreation Area. To me, they not only map the area or list boring rules, they engage visitors by advertising all the joys available to those willing to seek them.