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Trail Angels in Burkes Garden, VA – Appalachian Trail

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.”

Source: Trail Angels in Burkes Garden, VA – Appalachian Trail



M.A.S.H. Mobile Assistance and Shuttles for Hikers. I may be along the Appalachian Trail anywhere from Georgia in March to Maine in September.

  • 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.
    Tel: 423-483-0620

I am new to the Roanoke area of the trail but I am always willing to help out a hiker when I can

Name: Dennis Talley
Email: dwtalleylc@gmail.com
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.



I do shuttles in the Daleville Va area.

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.