Published May 21, 2014
Hard to believe that Trail Days is (are?) over and the usual suspects are back on the Appalachian Trail (AT) headed north to the next shelter, the next Snickers bar and/or the next Trail town party.
The next AT festival will be roughly 65 miles north of Damascus, not far from Hungry Mother State Park. The fun begins on Friday, May 23, 2014 and doesn't let up until the afternoon of Monday the 26th in Marion, Virginia -- where the Creeper Trail meets the Appalachian Trail.
Marion and Smyth County will receive their official Appalachian Trail Community Designation this weekend from our friends at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for Thursday, May 22nd in that region, so it might be a great spot for our heroes to take a zero day when the sun shines on Marion this weekend.
Say a prayer for your favorite Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and always keep a Snickers bar handy ... just in case.
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