I had a great weekend doing some trail magic for the AT 2014 NOBOs with Joe Jackson (Video), Sue Carpenter and Mary Langford at Stecoah Gap in North Carolina. The weather was very comparable to our trail magic weekend last year, mostly rainy and wet, but I still can’t really think of a better way to start off the spring than feeding some dirty and muddy hiker trash. We cranked up the grill and fed burgers and hot dogs to some seventy plus hikers coming through the gap on their way to the Great Smoky Mountains. It was great meeting so many wonderful folks, young and old, heading north to Maine. I even know one of the hikers personally. Dan Maloy (Gray Ghost) and I have been business associates for many years. It has been fun following Dan as he keeps up his journal at: Gray Ghost’s 2014 Appalachian Trail Journal.
Good luck to all the 2014 NOBOs !! Enjoy the journey!!
Some fun weekend photos below:
Blue, Morrison, All Day, Cheesesteak, Young Gun, & Sole Power
J Rex, Mary, Ace, Sue, Mackerel, & Video
Whitewater, Boucher, Swamp Donkey, All Day, Denali, Video, Dumpster, The Rock, & Maverick
James, Whitewater, Mary (Mrs. Whitewater), Crazy Horse
Blondie, Big Dog, & Indiana Jones
Whitewater, Video, and Lobster
McGyver, Mary, Melissa & Rob (new trail angels this year), Joe Cool, & Forrest
Awesome… my kids and I met Koda & Safety a few weeks back at Stover Creek Shelter… great to see they are still going! And awesome that you guys are providing this awesome trail magic!
Looks like a great day for trail magic. Glad you all are having fun. Looking forward to seeing your post on the PCT. I will also be following Gray Ghost on his journey. Pray for safety all the way around. Enjoy. God bless. RC Slowpoke.
I hiked and hung with , All Day, Safety & Koda, Young Gun, Pepper, Cheese steak, Crazy Horse, Jo Cool, Forrest, Mcgyver, awesome group of hikers!