Trail Magic

I’m enjoying reading a blog named “My Meandering Trail,” by an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker.  One of the things she raves about is the trail magic she comes across on occasion – cold drinks, chocolate and other goodies left along the trail for the taking by anyone needing a little pick-me-up.

This morning, while walking up the steep route of the Drinking Horse Trail, we came upon a little trail magic, ourselves, of a local variety…

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It’s a wonder this photo is in focus, though.  There were lots of new wildflowers in bloom but I have no photos except this one, taken on the way down.  Everything on the way up was a blur, but that’s what happens when you walk with a gazelle.

PS: We came across an individual pulling up and throwing on the trail a lovely specimen of goatsbeard.  He said a couple of walkers had pulled up hundreds of this plant, telling him it’s an invasive species.  Hmmm…I didn’t think that was correct, which it isn’t.  He said he’d check, too, which I hope he does before spreading that word any further.  Goatsbeard is an innocent, lovely native.

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About walksandrambles

My love of walking began in 2005, when, travelling with my Girl Scout troop to Switzerland, I joined a group of Norwegians for a day, to walk up Elsignenalp. I wasn't at all sure I could make it, but the guide was kind and through her encouragement, started out. It was an all-day affair for me and I was always the last one, but this didn't matter a bit...I'd found my new love! No photos exist for this...the camera went missing on a train...but I remember toasting myself with a cup of tea from my thermos at the top...it was a day of tough work and pure pleasure. If you walk, you know what I mean!
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