He's back at it!

People who know me know that I belong on the Trail. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (twice),the Pacific Crest Trail and the mighty Continental Divide Trail. I've hiked many of the long trails here in Michigan including being the first to hike both the Ironwood Trail and the Great Lake To Lake Trail. In 2017, I hiked the Israel National Trail and the Golan Heights Trail. My next goal is to be the first person ever to hike the Baja Divide Trail.

The purpose of this blog is to keep anyone who is interested informed of my progress and to encourage those who are able to support me in this endeavor.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Look at all the Love!

Thanks so much to the Braatens and their Little Haven in Beldon.  They not only welcome hikers into their home but they have been extra busy helping hikers find a way around this forest fire, helping them get their re-supply packages and driving them all over.  World famous and much respected, Brenda and Laurie Braaten are truly trail angels.

The Rosendahls of Chester are what you might call 'stealth angels'.  They don't have the capacity to host hundreds of hikers every season but if you know someone who is as connected as my Re-Supply Coordinator is, Meredith (Piper's Mom) and Lowell will invite you into their home, let you take a long, hot shower, wash your filthy clothes, feed you an amazing dinner AND a fantastic breakfast and get you back to the trail.  

Piper's Mom knows what hikers like because her daughter is the famous Diane Soini of  Santabarbarahikes.com.

Also in Chester, Dr. Webb is a dentist who has hiked the trail before. He and Karen Grossjar welcome hikers with a SERIOUS goody bag and lots of well-wishes. I've never enjoyed a visit to the dentist's office so much!

This buck was in the Rosendahl's back yard!

Wolverine and Brenda Braaten


Martha said...
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Martha said...

I love Brenda! She was so nice and eager to help you when we talked.
And Piper's mom...Meredith, what a joy! She was so willing to reach out to you in every way she could think of. I believe she would have tracked you down on that dusty, dirt road you were on!
Who'd a thought a dentist would be so kind and giving?
What would the trail be without trail angels. I want to be one when I grow up!!