From: Ms. Barry McAlister <[email protected]> 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 [email protected]. 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: Pam Bennett <pin[email protected]> 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.
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.”