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: