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Trail Days, May 18 to 20, in Damascus, Virginia

Damascus, Virginia, hosts the AT Trail Days every year the first weekend after Mothers' Day

This Trail Town has hosted their Trail Days for several years.  It is estimated that around 20,000 people descend upon this town for an Appalachian Trail get-to-gather, reunion, etc.  Many equipment vendors will be present with great deals as well as being able to repair broken equipment. 


There are several shuttle services throughout the area that work to get hikers from the trail to Damascus and back to the trail again.

Dr. Fix-it to Speak at Seminar

Because of the interest in Dr. Fix-it's research and book, he has been asked to present a one hour seminar on Smiles, not Miles; How to Enjoy the Appalachian Trail.

The Seminar is scheduled for Friday, May 18, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The location is in the Damascus Old Mill Inn.  All that attend will be given a special luggage/pack tag that says "Katahdin or Bust." 

Dr. Fix-it will be in the Author's Tent at Trail Days

Come by the Author's tent to stop and visit with Dr. Fix-it. He will be giving away performance style Katahdin or Bust T-Shirts to 10% of those stop by. Selection will be by drawing and will continue until the T-Shirts are gone. Everybody will be given a Katahdin or Bust Luggage/Pack tag as long as supplies last.

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