From: Stan Mordensky Subject: Trail Angel along & near the MD AT Message Body: I became a trail angel well before the summer of 2013 when my son, (Dino DNA) was a thru-hiker on the AT. I saw how any kindness or little gestures to help any hikers was appreciated. I began teaching & training my MD public school students high adventure skills from an MCPS course, "Outdoor Ed for Secondary Students" about 1973. I often traveled the four-state area (WV, VA, PA and MD) as our playground helping others when needed. Now in approaching our 70s we hike a little shorter distances but enjoy the outdoors and helping people. I live one hour off the MD AT, Looking forward to seeing you along the MD AT.-Stan 301-639-8584
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: David Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Appalachian Trail Angel Message Body: I would like to be an angel at the Vernon, NJ parking lot.
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.”
- 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.