Wil Kohlbrenner was not at MMT this year. He was never at MMT. But Wil, in some ways, was the most important person in making MMT a great event. Wil did not build all the trails in the Massanuttens, but he maintained them, blazed them, and nurtured them. Through his persistence, the trails of the Massanuttens went from poorly maintained, tree-strewn paths to first class highways. The MMT course and the event itself are much better today because of Wil Kohlbrenner.
Wil Kohlbrenner died on April 27. He had been in ill health that prevented him from going out on the trails he loved. We will miss him.
If you enjoyed the trails of the Massanutten, give a thought to a man who dedicated his life to make them better. You are in his debt.