We held onto the sum of money for a while trying to figure out the proper way to spend it. Eventually, we decided to leave our own trail magic for our friends. It was a good thing that we had that money too. Trail magic is expensive! We made up 3 coolers full of Reeses, pudding, and sodas galore and with the help of my aunt Vickie we left them on the trail for our friends to find. As far as we know, StarTrek, Mozzie, Despardo, Bacon, Gooch, Buffalo, Tinkerbell, and Rootbeer received our trail magic and possibly others. It felt so good.
Try the trail magic bit this coming hiking year and leave a notebook for hikers to sign. Hikers are already heading north on the AT from Springer. They majority of them will be passing through PA in May and June. And don't forget the southbounders. They'll be coming through PA anywhere from August to December. Trail magic can come in the form of a cooler--full of Little Debbies, soda, fruit, water, beer, or anything else alongside the trail that is meant for hungry hikers. Sometimes its a ride into town, a free stay in someone's home when the weather is just that bad, or a cookout at a lean-to. Do you want a hot dog, hamburger, or both??
|Though Curse encouraged hikers to "take a bunch" on the outside, on the inside of the lid I scolded hikers for being too greedy and made reference to their ever growing T-Rex syndrome.|