The last few days have been busy with emails, phone calls, and spreadsheets. Preparing for Sonic Peaks in practical terms has officially begun. My biggest concern at this point is making sure that I respect the local community and the shared resources. It’s possible that no one will care about this project, but it’s also possible that a lot of people will want to participate. However, the High Peaks region is already stressed from overuse, so I’m working hard to make sure I don’t make that problem worse. I now have a page on the website that outlines participation requirements. They’re not unduly severe, but people do have to show a certain level of commitment, and there will be a limit to group sizes.
I’m almost ready to go more public with the project, but I’m waiting to hear back from the rangers to make sure I have the green light from them. They are a critical part of this picture and I want to make sure I’m not making their jobs any harder than they already are.