Ron Brown: Trail Angel

Ron Brown and The Book -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Ron Brown became a friend when we did a story on Georgia's Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia.

That's where Ron maintains the iconic book signed by would-be Appalachian Trail (AT) thru-hikers as they begin the trek to nearby Springer Mountain -- where the AT adventure ensues.

Ron's love of ... and devotion to ... the AT doesn't end when he punches out. That's when he puts on his halo and/or cape and transforms himself from Mild Mannered Ranger into a Trail Angel.

This time, however, we have someone else lined up to tell Ron's tale: Michelle Hiskey, a freelance writer and writing coach from Atlanta. She bills herself as:

"Columnist Michelle Hiskey is a veteran writer whose stories of recovery and redemption bridge unexpected places and people across Atlanta. She has freelanced for CNN.com, NCAA.org, ESPN.com, the New York Times and several nonprofits. She currently writes for the Georgia State University Foundation." Michelle also worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 22 years. She can be reached at michelle.hiskey@gmail.

Her recent story and photographs on Ron Brown were far better than we could compose. Michelle kindly agreed to allow us to share a link to her memorable work. We trust you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Click Here for Michelle Hiskey's Story on Ron Brown, Trail Angel

Click Here for Ron Brown & Amicalola Falls

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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