Getting to know Radkin
Was it possible to ever know Radkin
My memories of Radkin go back to when I first met him when I was a rookie paid patroller at Mad River Glen in December 1977.
I was amazed to learn when he told me with a smile he was going to live [and live quite comfortably so] the entire winter in the 4 foot by 7 foot lift operators shack (dimensions are a generous estimate) at the top station of the single chair lift. All would agree that is a pretty small space but do not forget it was also space he shared during the day with another liftie. Radkin (I was told that was short for radio kinectics....) relished his early morning & perhaps late evenings snow baths and I suspect the hours of solitude at elevation 3670 feet after the daily crush of skiers and commotion. His home built wind turbine gave him all the power he needed for his daily routine(s). He continued with his ample yet frugal appearing way of life after moving on from MRG to Shelburne and points beyond. I am sure there are and will be plentiful stories of the naked guy holding court out on Shelburne Point.
Radkin - may the force always be you ! May your force & outlook always be with us !