Preview: OCH’s Trail Angel

Chances are, when you contact us at OCH, you’ll reach Emma. She joined us in October after hiking 2,189.2 miles from Georgia to the top of Mt. Katahdin here in Maine. That’s the full length of the Appalachian Trail (the “A.T.”).

On the A.T., there are people known as “trail angels” who voluntarily take care of the through-hikers by showing up unannouncd, in the middle of the wilderness, with an unexpected boost of food, hospitality, and hope. “Trail Magic”, it’s called.

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    Bryan Edmonds says:

    Awesome. Exciting and excited to go hike the AT

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    john pyle says:

    An amazing story. I will put this in my toolbox as a mental health worker to pass on to my clients trying to heal.

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    Joy Phillips says:

    What a beautiful, thoughtful man in this video.
    May he find peace in giving to others, as well as to himself.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Joy ox

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    Harry Hammond says:

    This man’s experience of crisis paved the way to a life of meaning and wholeness….what a great story of recovery and unfolding of the self. In the long run, service seems to bring meaning and peace in ways consuming and “aquiring” cannot. Inspirational.

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    Jamie Snodgrass says:

    I live in Australia where our trails or “bushwalks” are a little different, not as well promoted or travelled as your AT, but like natural country everywhere wonderful & restorative.
    I watched “A Walk in the Woods” recently…& then a video on Small Boats Monthly about the Donnie Mullen’s inaugural through paddle of the NFCT.
    You have some beautiful wilderness in your part of the world, wonderful to see people coexisting harmoniously with it and each other.

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    Judie Romeo says:

    I have been the beneficiary of Emma’s attention to detail and you are right Steve, she is OCH’s Trail Angel. The video’s pretty good too.

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    Raymond Morgan says:

    On the sea or in the forest, home is where the heart is at peace. Peace to you all.