3/23/2014 – Day of Rest
It was soooooo nice to almost relax a day. I still had to do laundry and make a run to the local outfitter.
We had awesome TM (Trail Magic – See note below) today in the form of rides around town in a brand new BMW X5 suv… picture 8 of us in it, a clown car!
There was more TM in the form of a free Mexican dinner from the driver, the mom of another hiker in town. Awesome! It’s truly amazing how and when it just appears. … it’s there when you need it!
Note: There’s a tradition of charity unto others called Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail and other long distance trails in the US. It takes many forms. Sometimes, people will leave cold drinks and snacks at trail crossings for thru-hikers, or they’ll pick hikers up on the road and take them home for a few days of rest and food. It’s a great tradition and one of the magical things about hiking trips.
The pic is where we got lunch…