From: Jane and Aaron McCarter Subject: Trail Angels - Respite and MASH Message Body: Jane and Aaron McCarter (1994 AT thru hiker “Monk”) Trail Angel support from Ashby Gap/Route 50 to Snickers Gap/Route 7. Offering: A unique opportunity to chill for an evening at a nearby winery or brewery: choice of 20. We transport to the venue and back to the trail or hostel. Max 4 hikers and a modest fee. And: M.A.S.H. Mobile Assistance and Shuttles for Hikers. Assist with transportation, resupply, and other resources as needed. Evenings and Weekends . We are generally available and welcome the opportunity to be of assistance. Please text “AT” to 703-554-5791. Looking forward to another great hiking season. Happy Trails!
From: Ms. Barry McAlister <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Near Chester Gap/Front Royal, VA Message Body: Hello! I have been hosting AT hikers at my home in Huntly, Va for two years. I post on the Facebook page of “Women Hikers of the Appalachian Trail”, and I provide sleeping quarters, laundry, dinner al fresco, swimming pool and p/u/ d/o at HWY 522 near Front Royal/Huntly. Hikers can find me on Facebook @ Barry McAlister. My email is Barrybearsmile@gmail.com. Usually, I like to get a text a day before a hiker needs a pick up, but I have been able to accommodate last minute. A small donation always appreciated.
From: Gabe Osiier
Subject: Trail Angel supporting from Harpers Ferry to Glasgow
Wife is section hiking SOBO, Virginia. During the course of visiting her, I have become addicted to being a trail angel. Contact me if you need a place to stay for a day or more, many can sleep in my house, if you need a ride somewhere, or if you need you to bring you something. I can make almost any time work. Text or call 540-288-7027. Shout out to the great hikers I have met this year, including Hummingbird, Dandelion, Hazmat, Fireball, Minnesota, Old School Hippy, Viva, Tuttleman (so cool I got to see you finish your flip flop!), and of course my lovely wife Maria (please somebody give her a trail name!). Hike your hike!
From: Pam Bennett <email@example.com> Subject: Appalachian Trail Shuttles near Rockfish Gap VA Message Body: I have been shuttling for over 15 years and love it! I go anywhere within about 125 - 150 miles of Rockfish Gap including Shenandoah national Park. Advance notice appreciated and available mostly on weekends.
From: Wes McGee "The Patriot" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Angel Available Message Body: Set up 16 times between Virginia and Maine following the 2017 hikers and will again be setting up for 2018. Available to help if I can in any situation. Just ask?
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.”
- Janet Hensley of Erwin, Tenn – www.facebook.com/themissjanet
Comment: M.A.S.H. Mobile Assistance and Shuttles for Hikers. My services are provided on a donation basis. I may be along the Appalachian Trail anywhere from Georgia in March to Maine in September.
Name: Dennis Talley
Comment: My name is Dennis and I am available at times to help if needed. I am new to the Roanoke area of the trail but I am always willing to help out a hiker when I can. I am retired but managed by SWMBO. Give me a holler if I can help.
Name: Karen Dillard
Comment: I do shuttles in the Daleville Va area. I charge 50 cents per mile for section hikers & slackpackers. Free rides around Daleville. I’m not in the guide books but I do have a place in my home for hikers that are injured etc… It’s just word of mouth. I don’t charge anything to stay with me. I live 5 miles from the trail crossing in Daleville. My cell # is 540-815-1289. I’m known as HikerMom.