Hiking and Bicycling Greeneville & Greene County Tennessee
TRAIL MAGIC ON CAMP CREEK BALD 2012
Members of the Greeneville Hiking Club performed Trail Magic at Jones Meadow on the summit of Camp Creek Bald. Trail Magic is the act of furnishing hot meals and beverages for the legions of thruhikers on the Appalachian Trail. Each spring, approximately 10,000 hikers attempt the long distance trek of over 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine on the AT.
The club set up their outdoor kitchen under two large tents on Friday morning, May 4 and served breakfast, lunch and dinner until noon on Sunday, May 6. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs along with a variety of vegetables, snacks, homemade cookies and breads were served for lunch and dinner. Breakfast consisted of bacon, eggs, pancakes and homemade bread.
According to the log book that was kept, there were 79 entries, eight of which were couples, meaning at least 87 hikers were served meals. Since many of the hikers remained for a second meal, over 110 total meals were served.
The thruhikers represented many states from every part of the U.S. plus several foreign countries.
More than 50 meals were served to the workers. Seven club members camped on the mountain both nights and 25 members participated in some way.