For the last few years I have tried and tried to make it to Trail Days in Damasus, Virginia, and failed. This year, I am all set to go. Cats, and Dogs all being taken care of, and time off work. Trail Days starts in just a few weeks. This year the dates are set for May 15, 16, and 17th.


Trail Days this year looks well organized and they have a new and improved website. They are also looking for Volunteers to help set up.

Some of the Vendors this year include:

Mountain Sports Ltd.
Geographic Locations Int’l.
Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc. David Miller (Author)
Vargo Outdoors LLC
Backpacking Light
Hennessy Hammocks
Comfortwagon Enterprises, LLC
Backpacker Magazine

I can’t wait to meet other backpackers and join in the fun. I am taking my video camera, so if you some strange person interviewing and shooting you hiking down the trail, that’s me.

Of course I’ll be taking an opportunity to do some hiking myself in and around Mt. Rogers and the AT itself. It should be a great time.

Hopefully I’ll see you out there.


Feel free to contact me at any time. Started Backpacking in 2003 and have never looked back. My all time favorite hike was last April when I hiked the Sycamore Wilderness Canyon. No trails, no signs, just wilderness and a 3,000 foot steep drop into the Canyon. I ran out of water my third day. Why? There was no water in the Canyon. You can check out my video on the "" page. Thanks for dropping by.

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  • Hello,

    Are you by any chance the guy that was filming the talent show right in front of the stage? If so I would love a copy of it. I am the guy that sang “Knocking on Heavens Door”!

    Happy Trails ,
    Spam aka Jamey Harrison