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
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.