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    Default Trail Magic Stories in 140 Characters

    How about some Trail Magic Stories in 140 characters or so. Keep them “Tweet”

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    My dad, water sources all dried up. Ice-cold gatorade, middle of nowhere.

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    Getting a ride off of Sonora Pass by one of the first cars after a snowstorm closed the pass and a beer for the ride.
    enemy of unnecessary but innovative trail invention gadgetry

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    Forum member gave me a hexamid twin with poncho groundsheet.

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    Overnight hike with kids. No filter no pot. Planned to carry all water. Planned wrong. Ran out. Other hikers gave us filtered lake water.

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    Getting invited to dinner out with the Ice Cream Lady’s family and a given a place to stay, at a time I reallly needed a boost as a lonely SOBO.

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    My first trail magic, King Tut, Nasty Gap AT, great Beanie with white blaze, hot chocolate and food.
    "He was a wise man who invented beer." Plato

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    I gave a guy some water who was slack packing and thirsty, he seem to appreciate it so I gave him some peanuts.

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    Gave 800 mg ibuprofen tab to sprained ankle scout leader hobbling down a mountain.

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    Ice cold Bud, given to us by another hiker after we were joking about no magic.
    - Trail name: Thumper

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    That time dad drove 6 rank thru hikers into Gatlinburg mid 90’s

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    Finishing section hike at Deep Gap. No cell coverage, couldn't arrange shuttle. Arrive at Deep Gap - two old guys getting off trail due to injury. Guy from Alabama arrives, needs someone to take his truck to Budget Inn in Franklin. Guess where my vehicle is parked?
    While searching for that unknown edge in life, never forget to look home. For the greatest edge you can find in life is to stand in the protective shadow of those who love you.

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    Meeting a real cool lady at Ethan Pond Shelter, before going our separate ways (then discovering we lived in the same building 170 Miles away a couple weeks later). Married 25 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickb View Post
    Meeting a real cool lady at Ethan Pond Shelter, before going our separate ways (then discovering we lived in the same building 170 Miles away a couple weeks later). Married 25 years now.
    I remember reading the full story a few years ago, it’s a goodn’

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    Hot day, water scarce. Came to Deep Gap & found water and one banana. Simple gift - maybe the best banana I ever ate. I was so grateful.

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    Ride from Vernon, NJ Post Office to the trail.

    80+ Year old lady handing out candy bars and bananas along southern Skyline Drive.

    15+ jugs of water at every road crossing in Southern Mass

    Grillin time at max patch!

    Candy Bars and water at the Silo in NY
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    Got a ride back to the trail out of Pawling NY in the back of a police cruiser. With a warning about not being legal to hitch in NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLEGHENY View Post
    Got a ride back to the trail out of Pawling NY in the back of a police cruiser. With a warning about not being legal to hitch in NY.
    Makes sense why I walked 22 from the duchess motel to the AT with no luck hitching lol
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    AT Map 1 Completion: 1818.9 Springer, GA - Franconia Notch, NH
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    Bear hunters giving us a ride down wildcat creek road and good folks that took us to the car at Dicks creek after we bugged out at Attis gap due to ankle injury.

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    Father and son riding up on horseback into camp after a wicked hard day giving me a beer..not AT but magic non the less.

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