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I need a trail angel desperately. My boyfriend, Anthony, is
hiking the trail right now with his Rhodesian ridgeback dog, Rosie. And I get
the pleasure of being his support from the home front. Both Anthony and Rosie
are really strong hikers; they usually hike about 20 miles a day. However, this
past week they had a number of days in a row that were really long and hard,
and they hike more like 25-30 miles a day. Rosie got worn out and a little beat
up, and she really needs some rest, but Anthony can't afford to take a week
off, or even a few days really. The strain of having to urge Rosie along, and
practically carry her is really exhausting Anthony both mentally and
physically, to the point that he is debating giving up his dream of finishing
this hike to come home so that Rosie can rest and recover. I really don't want
Anthony to have to end his hike at only 800 miles in, and I want Rosie to get
the rest she needs. Does anyone know a trail angel, somewhere near mid
Shenandoah, who would be willing to take Rosie for a few days, or a week maybe,
for a little bit of money? We don't have much, and we certainly don't have the
$300 that we already paid to have Rosie boarded for 4 days while he went through
the SmokyMountainsNational Park.
But we could pay around 50-100 dollars. I know this is a tall order that is why
I need a true angel, who also happens to be a dog lover, and who wants to see
this man not have to give up on his dream. I would appreciate any responses,
suggestions, people you know, or very affordable pet boarding in the area.
Thanks so much.
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efforts helped spark renewed interest in the trail, and Avery (leading the charge
since Perkins’ death in 1932) was able to bring other states onboard. Upon
taking over the ATC, Avery adopted the more practical goal of building a simple
hiking trail. He and MacKaye clashed over the ATC's response to a major
commercial development along the trail's path; MacKaye left the organization,
while Avery was willing to simply reroute the trail. Avery reigned as Chairman
of the ATC from 1932 to 1952 (he died that same year).
Avery became the first to walk the trail end-to-end, though
not as a thru-hike, in 1936. In August 1937, the trail was
completed to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, and the ATC
shifted its focus toward protecting the trail lands and mapping the trail for hikers.
From 1938 to the end of World War II, the trail suffered a series of natural
and man-made setbacks. At the end of the war, the damage to the trail was
In 1948, Earl
Shaffer of York, Pennsylvania, brought a great deal of
attention to the project by completing the first documented thru-hike. Later
Shaffer also completed the first north-to-south thru-hike, making him the first
to do so in each direction. In
1998 Mr. Shaffer, nearly 80 years old, again hiked the entirety of the trail, making
him the oldest person ever to complete a thru-hike.
In 1994, a story appeared in the Appalachian Trailway
News describing a 121-day Maine to Georgia thru-hike in 1936 by six Boy Scouts. Although
the story has been accepted by some members of ALDHA, a
great deal of doubt has also been expressed and this
earlier thru-hike has never been verified. Shaffer's 1948 journey is still
generally recognized as the first A.T. thru-hike.
In the 1960s, the ATC made progress toward protecting the
trail from development, thanks to efforts of politicians and officials. The National Trails System Act of 1968 designated
the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail as the first national scenic
trails and paved the way for a series of National Scenic Trails within the National Park and National
Forest systems. Trail
volunteers worked with the National Park Service to map a permanent
route for the trail, and by 1971 a permanent route had been marked (though
minor changes continue to this day). By the close of the 20th century, the Park
Service had completed the purchase of all but a few miles of the trail's span.
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