It all began when Koon noticed a tree had fallen in the woods, not far from the house. He decided to hack his way through the underbrush to either right the tree or cut it down. After completing that chore, he noticed that he had created a path and opened up the canopy to a vision of blue sky and dappled sunlight.
“It reminded me of an overgrown horse path I loved to hike, that ran between the Milestone and Polpis roads,” says Koon. Excited by the bit of open sky, Koon decided to expose the nooks and crannies of his unusual property further.“It was like taking baby steps for me,” he says. “Together with Bart and a dear friend, Sean Browning, we would clear a ‘room’ at a time.”