The SAF Convention was a good time! We competed in the Quiz Bowl and attended talks on issues in forestry. The Keynote Speaker, Richard Louv, was very interesting. He wrote the book "Last Child in the Woods," which is about how children today are not as in touch with nature as they should be. I bought the book and it is a very good read!
I attended some talks on silviculture and the Pinchot/Muir debate. There were also booths for businesses and schools, and the Mont Alto crew hijacked the University Park booth. There was and abundance of free merchandise and finger foods. The highlight of the trip, however, was the day we took off from the convention to go sightseeing. We drove out and saw a few waterfalls and wound up at Mt. Hood. The scenery in Oregon is amazing!
All-in-all, it was a great trip.. and seeing hobos is always a bonus!