Trail Magic or Gods Blessings
During the 8 + months I researched the Appalachian Trail, certain things kept occurring. 2 of them were Trail Angels and Trail Magic. As I watched 100’s of video’s and read countless journal blogs, I became quite sure that there is an anomaly on the Appalachian Trail where people do nice things for other people. These people are called trail angels and the kind acts that they perform for other people, usually hikers, are called trail magic. As I continue doing my research, reading and watching, being a Christian it seemed to me that these people were actually carrying out the golden rule do onto others as you would have them do unto you. So really to me you can call it what you want I guess, but as I said earlier, it’s God’s blessing being bestowed upon people by other people. I’m sure there are sometimes when actual angels come down and there are acts of kindness done by that angel for a person or persons again, God’s blessing. AnyHoo, just giving you OneWay’s take on some pretty incredible things done by some pretty incredible people, no matter what you call it.
I’ve only been on the trail three days and I’ve already experienced this blessing of God. This, as it’s called, trail magic. The very first day, as I mentioned here in an earlier blog. When I messed up and hiked 4 miles in the wrong direction. The gentleman kindly offered to take me back to my starting place. That was indeed an act of kindness for someone that he didn’t know. The very same day as I had stopped midday to take a break and replenish my water and have a snack, I met a young man that was hiking portions of the trail getting ready to do through hike in the future. This young man instead of letting me go down a half a mile almost straight downhill to get water, gave me a bottle of his water. He said he had brought extra to share with someone. I don’t know why he did it but it was kind on his part to give it to me
Have a great day! OneWay headed north!
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