An Update from the Trail
Last winter, we received an email from M’Lynn. Her late husband, Paul, had a dream to hike the Appalachian Trail. He never made it to the AT–but, M’Lynn thought, maybe his boots could?
Maybe they could serve as a reminder for all of us to live our dreams while we can. Maybe they could go one step further and pull someone off the couch and onto the trail.
We asked you, our community, to help us make that dream a reality. More than 400 emails poured in, from seasoned thru-hikers to first-time backpackers. We heard a resounding, ‘Let me know how I can help’. We knew we were part of an incredible community, but damn. We were floored.
Today, we bring you an update on the journey the boots have made over the past nine months, introduce you to some of the hikers who carried Paul’s boots and hear M’Lynn’s reaction.
None of this would have been possible without the help of our friends at REI.
Tracks provided with permission from the artists.