Trail Days 2016 in Damascus, VA

Trail Days 2016 in Damascus, VA. ~~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Trail Days 2016 in Damascus, VA. ~~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

All paths lead to Trail Days 2016 in Damascus, Virginia. Only triskaidekaphobes and those who believe in barbaric superstitions could fear the good times starting on Friday the 13th at the Appalachian Trail's biggest, loudest and best attended trail festival.

These rules define Trail Days:

Water balloons are prohibited due to safety concerns. Water guns are still ok, but ... use caution and common sense. Please do not spray water on ... those in uniform, such as the Honor Guard and police. Please do not spray ... trail maintenance clubs, beauty queens, and scout troops.

Only happy hiker trash must be forbidden to heave water-balloon bombs at beauty queens and The Law. Only on the Appalachian Trail. Only at Trail Days, May 13-16, 2016.

Hike to the Appalachian Trail Community of Damascus for the fun. Stay for the music, the Talent Show, the Hiker Parade, free gear repair, the yard sale, vendors, old friends and free showers.

Pause for a moment or two as Baltimore Jack, who passed away recently, is remembered by his friends, fans and hiker folks who knew him or of him.

Trail Days. It's like Woodstock on the Appalachian Trail. Without the mud.

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