Big holidays can be such a drag when your life isn’t all picture perfect. It’s tough to be alone on Valentine’s Day or to be fussing with parents on Father’s Day or Mother’s Day. Thanksgiving with your insane relatives can be the worst. This year, you can be as thankful as that time you came across random Trail Magic … at Miss Janet’s Hiker Thanksgiving in Hot Springs, NC.
Your family is (probably) just like everyone else’s. If you have one at all. They’re not bad people, they’re not dirty, they’re not mean. But, who gets thru-hikers … except for thru-hikers?
If you’re feeling all alone and that no one loves you or cares for you, wipe those tears away, Buttercup! Your family of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers cordially invites you to the 4th Annual Hiker Thanksgiving to be held on (hello?) Thanksgiving Day 2016. And all the hikers rejoiced!
Spend Thanksgiving with people you loved, hated or heard about on the Trail. You’ve seen them piddle in the woods, watched them hit on one another, smelled them from five blazes away and heard them snore. Now, gawk at how fabulous they look (maybe) when they’re cleaned up and have lost their signature scents.
Please Note: Don’t worry. You’ll probably still like them. If it’s too much for you, bring a piece of charcoal and rub it on one another’s faces, just to make it real.