Trail Angel Lisa (Jaguar Paw)
Camping, showers, laundry and shuttles.
PO Box 1424
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039
Tel: (860) 671-0960
Name: Jim Baur
Comment: I live in Williamstown, MA just off of the AT. I can drive hikers to nearby towns. I’m in an apartment, so no overnight accommodations, but I can offer a shower and laundry.
Name: Anastasia Slough. Based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and work on a donation basis. My 4-Door Eggplant-colored Ford Edge can fit 4 passengers with enough space in the trunk for plenty of packs/gear. Text or Call 785-764-7248 if you need a lift or food drop 🙂
Name: Howard Gorin
Comment: My wife and I live near Washington DC. We can pick up hikers where the Trail crosses I-70 – about 14-15 miles west of Frederick, MD – or at the AT Conservancy HQ in Harpers Ferry, WV and bring them to our home for a few days of respite: a real shower, a comfortable bed, a washing machine and dryer, a chance to rest and catch up on the blog, buy supplies, etc. Pick up on Thursday afternoon only and return to Trail on Sunday. We do need advance notice – three days in advance is preferred – in order to adjust our schedules. Your tales from the Trail are the only “payment” we expect. Check out my Couchsurfing Profile: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/rovingrabbi
Name: jane spink
Comment: Live near port clinton, willing to help.
Name: Chris “Soggy” Vores
Comment: Chris “Soggy” Vores, Waynesboro, Pa. Phone/Text 717-331-9827. Add me on Facebook I can provide rides from the trailheads nearby and other trail magic goodness. I also can UberX you for longer distances.
Trail Angels don’t grant three wishes to thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail — unless they are wishing for cold water, free food they didn’t have to carry or some other creature-comfort not easily found on the trail.
We’re told: Don’t trust people you don’t know. Never take candy from strangers.
We believe: Trail Angels are different.
Need an example? How about the folks in Virginia at Burkes Garden Central Lutheran Church. They practice what they call “AT Trail Hospitality.”
Name: Leah Kopietz
Comment: I live in Dahlonega, GA within walking distance of the square, .7 miles from Walmart, and about 30 minute drive from the approach trail. I can host hikers overnight and drive to/from the trail on my days off. Happy trails everyone.
Name: MaryEllen Royce
Comment: We built a log cabin on West Carry Pond, Maine thirty-six years ago and the WCP Shelter has been a project of mine for 12 years. During July, August, September and until October 6th I supply the shelter with gourmet cookies, bars, PBJ’s, and assorted other items about every 2 or 3 days. We sometimes have what we call a barge party and serve an evening meal to anyone in the shelter, weather permitting. I have taken care of serious tooth ache with service to the ER, a stress fracture that needed a couple of days rest and hosted our family and friends as thru hikers. Blue skies, dry feet and safe travels. ME