I am writing this letter to your organization in hopes of obtaining information regarding trail angels in your area of coverage on the AT. I’ve been walking the AT since 2013 and learned a great deal about the trail, my hiking capabilities, and lastly the kindness and hospitality of trail angels. I haven’t been able to complete the trail for various reasons. This year my goal is to make it to Maine.
My friend and I plan to take our cars and move them along the trail with a 4-6 day walk between each resupply and/or zero day. We’re also planning to provide trail magic and trail angel services during our zero days. I realized after my many times on the trail how wonderful it felt to receive trail magic and trail angel assistance. I’ve begun the planning process to locate feasible spots along the trail where the trail crosses a major road, passes near or through a town or city, where a car can be parked safely. That’s where the trail angel comes in.
I would like to contact other trail angels and ask for their time and assistance to provide rides to and from the cars when parking the cars close to the trail is not feasible. I would like to pre-arrange their assistance prior to starting my trek in mid April. I left the trail in Damascus, VA this past June and that is where I plan to resume my walk.
If no information exists regarding a trail angel listing I would then request a referral to any person or other organization that you think may be able to help me. I can be reached via my email account or my cell phone. I thank you for your assistance. The great trail philosopher once said, “The hiker may be slow, but the trail is patient.”
Contact: Ernest A. (Big Tony) Amende
9311 Andersonville LaneSan Antonio, Texas 78240