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Fontana to Hot Springs

Fontana to Hot Springs

Hey everybody!  We made it through the Smokies... and STILL no bear sightings!!  Here's a day-by-day for the last 10 days or so. Day 20 - Fontana Village Miles: 0...

May 5, 2015 : Scribe
Trail Magic – Love It or Hate It?

Trail Magic – Love It or Hate It?

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy states: The term “trail magic” was coined by long-distance hikers to describe an unexpected occurrence that lifts a hiker’s spirits and inspires awe or gratitude.

Apr 19, 2015 : Paul "BigTex" Bunker
Thru-Hikers to Trail Angels: Doing it Differently

Thru-Hikers to Trail Angels: Doing it Differently

I won’t hike the entire AT. This realization came on many days ago as I reached Cowart Gap. Well, it really hit me as I climbed out of Cowart Gap...

Apr 3, 2015 : Dana
“Trail Angels” Director Reminisces on Baltimore Jack, Miss Janet, Mala, and Trail Angel Mary

“Trail Angels” Director Reminisces on Baltimore Jack, Miss Janet, Mala, and Trail Angel Mary

The following post is courtesy Daniel Peddle. Peddle has directed four feature films- including Trail Angels, published several books, shown his paintings globally, discovered actress Jennifer

Nov 12, 2014 : Zach
Noro Not Nero

Noro Not Nero

I was full of excitement when I started the seven mile, 2,900 foot ascent up to Sassafrass Gap Shelter. I had just left behind the comforts of the Nantahala Outdoor...

Jul 26, 2014 : Michael Craigs
Life After the Appalachian Trail is What You Make of It

Life After the Appalachian Trail is What You Make of It

I left the Appalachian Trail over two months ago. And I’m here to tell the 70% of you who will join me: it does not suck. On the contrary, life’s pretty awesome...

Jun 25, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)
A Professional Trail Angel Chimes In

A Professional Trail Angel Chimes In

Hello, and greetings from the North Country! In most places, I am known as Meg Wilson, the author. But I hope you’ll call me Auntie Meg when you see me...

May 16, 2014 : Meg Wilson
Trail Magic Recap #5: That Time We Broke Wendy’s

Trail Magic Recap #5: That Time We Broke Wendy’s

This is Trail Magic recap #5 and it's glorious. Before we dig in, as always, we must first give credit where credit is due by thanking our benevolent Trail Angels....

May 15, 2014 : Zach
Trail Magic Number #2-4: Reeds Gap, Catawba, and Dickey Gap, VA

Trail Magic Number #2-4: Reeds Gap, Catawba, and Dickey Gap, VA

Better put on your wizard goggles (that's a thing) because shit's about to get real magical. The following Trail Magic update encompasses the most recent three trail magic sessions: Trail Magic

May 9, 2014 : Zach
The Generosity of Trail Magic

The Generosity of Trail Magic

Before I set out on the Appalachian Trail, I had heard from friends, books, and online sources about the unusual amount of kindness and friendliness on the AT.  Having lived...

Apr 7, 2014 : Mariposa