6 days ago
Yesterday was a terrible day on trail... If you’re not familiar with the Appalachian Trail community, we are very close. Out here, we’re all family. We look out for each other, help when needed, and have each other’s backs.
Yesterday, two hikers were attacked by a NON-hiker, and unfortunately one of those hikers lost their life. It hurts. I can’t tell you the range of emotions I’ve felt over the last 2 days... anger, sadness, frustration, pain. Our family has been hurt, and everyone feels it.
Yesterday was a very emotional, somber day on trail. Everyone felt wounded — and we were. My heart goes out to those hikers who were out doing what we all are... living their dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. I can’t imagine the pain experienced by those involved and their families.
I’m thankful for this family I’m honored enough to be a part of. We are stronger together, and we will not let fear or hatred win. Please keep this entire community and those affected in your thoughts and prayers. ♥️♥️♥️