Jim Beeson with his touring bike at the Pacific Ocean

So, at the last Hiker Happy Hour, several people asked about our former President Jim Beeson’s next adventure. For those of you who don’t know, Jim is starting a new long distance adventure. He and two friends are traveling by bicycle from the Pacific Ocean across country to the Atlantic Ocean via a route called the Southern Tier.

If you’d like to follow along on Jim’s adventure, he is keeping an online journal. You can read it at www.trailjournals.com/southerntier . The journal defaults to his latest entry. If you’d like to start from the beginning, you can either click “First” in the menu choices above the date in his journal entry, or click this link: https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/632324 .

Also, for those of you wondering, “What’s this about Hiker Happy Hour?” We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Olde Salem Brewery for a couple hours after work. Check the listings in our Meetup group for the next Hiker Happy Hour!

The Appalachian Trail is CLOSED
due to emergency power line repair from
Pine Swamp Shelter to Clendenin Road
effective 2/15/2021.

One of the tower structures has failed and is threatening to bring down the two adjoining towers. This area will be closed for an extended period.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HIKE THE TRAIL IN THIS SECTION!

Closure area between Pine Swamp Shelter (North) and Clendenin Rd (South)

For Shuttle Service, You Can Call:
Angel’s Rest Hiker’s Haven Hostel
(540) 787-4076