The Colorado Trail backpacking is done for the year, but the effort is still generating plenty of interest and energy. This past Saturday evening, around 100 people came to MPEC for a delicious dinner and a musical presentation on Ranger Dave's progress along the trail so far. several delicious soups, a salad with MPEC's own savory dressing, and several homemade breads and deserts started out an upbeat evening. Then Dave told the story in pictures and love music of his 267 miles on the trail this summer. Here are some photos of from Saturday's program (staff & volunteers in the kitchen; cooks extraordinaire Mary Porter & Bernie Abrahams; warming up the crowd before the program; happy MPEC members Barbara Blake and Michael Wenzl).