When I grow up I want to write like Billy Baker.
His recent essay in The Boston Globe was like watching Tiger Woods stride to victory in his glory days. Only different.
Reading Billy's account of stinky thru-hikers and defeated warriors made me want to spray my office with air freshener and pack a cooler with succulent goodies to leave as "trail magic" on the portion of the Appalachian Trail nearest my home in Georgia.
I earn a living as a writer. My employer is cheated when I merely refer you to the work of others, so I'll post this at no cost to him.
That's how much I hope you'll take a few minutes to immerse yourself in Billy Baker's revelations of trail magic and trail angels in Monson.
Tags: Events, Tourism, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, and Appalachian Trail Community
Monson, Maine, at the southern end of the 100-Mile-Wilderness is an oasis for Appalachian Trail hikers.
Published Sep 12, 2014. Shaw's Lodging in Monson, ME, the iconic Appalachian Trail boarding house, is for sale. The cost? Only 20% of the price of a parking space in New York City.
Published Jul 25, 2013.
The section of the Appalachian Trail in Maine known as the 100-mile-wilderness is desolate, but sometimes you can find a little Nectar.
Trail Magic -- an unexpected treat for hikers on the Appalachian Trail -- is one of the highlights of hiking the Trail. Thank God for Trail Angels!
Thru-hiker hopefuls got their first taste of Trail Magic at Gooch Gap, 17.2 miles from the start of the Appalachian Trail.
Volunteers like Bill Finan and his wife Gail have helped the Pan-Mass Challenge raise more than $400,000,000 to fight cancer.
Read about the most famous places on the Appalachian Trail.