I love trail festivals. Hikers hitch in from up and down the trail so I got to see lots of faces I hadn’t seen in a while. I got to connect with a couple of my sponsors (shout out to Gregory and Vasque!) and check out gear from many other vendors. And then there’s the free stuff! I have to mail a box home, I got so much.

It rained on and off all weekend but everyone still participated in the raffles and games. I am happy to be back among my hiker family, and I get back on the trail tomorrow.

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The Bridge of the Gods

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Hiker trash on Thunder Island

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Thunder Island from the bridge

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They briefly closed bridge traffic for a community walk

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Oreo eating contest

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The vendors

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View to a heron down the canal

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With Nutella and Beerdra at the brewery

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Lazy Sunday