Pix from Dahlonega's Trail Fest 2013

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Dahlonega Trail Fest 2013's banner at the Crimson Moon Cafe, photobombed by a Bear on the Square poster. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Trail Fest 2013 in Dahlonega, Georgia, took place March 22nd through the 24th in beautiful downtown Dahlonega.

The festivities could not have been more perfect.

Sure, it would've been nice if it didn't rain and if it weren't so cold. More people would've been nice too, but it was fun anyway. All the hardcore regulars were there.

There was dancing, food and drink, lots of fiddlers, helpful vendors, authors, informative displays and food.

We're in debt to all the folks who spent months behind the scenes preparing for this annual event. No doubt next year's Dahlonega Trail Fest will be even perfecter.

Maybe a picture or two will inspire you join us in 2014.

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Author Johnny Molloy has written a zillion books on hiking and the outdoors. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Two of the hundred or so volunteers who made Dahlonega Trail Fest 2013 a success. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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You couldn't swing a cat without hitting a happy vendor or two. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Ashley Houston (left) displayed her gorgeous designs and creations. Ashley's company is "Sacred Wilderness Batiks." On the right is Ashley's sister -- a flight attendant who would not give me a free ticket to fly to Boston to see Suzannah.

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Hike Inn is the coolest place most of us will never go. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Dahlonega's own Tom Slavicek from Black Eagle Leather. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Volunteers from the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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The Lumpkin Coalition is saving hemlocks. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Marsha Connor (left) is Dahlonega's Appalachian Trail Community Ambassador. Julie Judkins (right) and her well deserved halo. Julie administrates the AT Community Program for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Julie Judkins poses with local riffraff at Dahlonega Trail Fest 2013. ~~ Photograph not by Robert Sutherland


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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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