Illustration by Jasmine Facun

What happens when a roller derby veteran who has never mountain biked joins the Baileys Trail System team as an intern?

“When I look down at this region from up on the trail, I see opportunity,” Jasmine Facun writes. “I see a natural resource, not for its coal or salt or clay, but for its breathtaking beauty. … I count myself among those whose lives have been positively impacted by these trails.”

The bad news? Jasmine’s internship with the Wayne National Forest has come to an end.

The good news? She’ll be continuing this important work as the Baileys Trail System Program Assistant with Rural Action and the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia.

Read Jasmine’s Blog Post