Appalachian Trail Stomp

May 11, 2009 at 6:00 am 2 comments

Last year at the Hiker Talent Show at Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia, I discovered that Appalachian Trail thru-hikers are a musical bunch.

Trail Days - Talent Show - Lake[something] Playing Guitar Trail Days - Talent Show - Bagpiper (Close) Trail Days - Talent Show - Cornbread 1 Trail Days - Talent Show - The Andrew Johnson Mountain Trio 5
Trail Days - Talent Show - The Colonel Sings Trail Days - Talent Show - Amazing Grace (to House of the Rising Sun) Trail Days - Talent Show - Female Performer About to Sing Trail Days - Talent Show - Singer

Taste of Musical Hikers from the Trail Days 2008 Hiker Talent Show

That very summer, Bo Cox thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. He has some great videos of his journey, including this one which uncovers hikers making music on the trail. Keeping up with thru-hiker innovation, they use what was on-hand as their instruments– their gear, their hands and even the trail itself.

Smoky Mountain River Stompin’

Speaking of Bo Cox, he also has a great video condensing his northbound thru-hike into 20 minutes. (Hat Tip, The Smoky Mountain Hiking Blog)


Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Hiking, Tennesee.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sware  |  May 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

    LOL, I saw your twitter and I read it as “Appalachian Trail Stamp”. I thought the post office was going to have Stamps with the Appalachian Trail on them. 🙂

  • 2. tgaw  |  May 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    @sware – Oooh an Appalachian Trail stamp would rock! Now that we have an Appalachian Trail License Plate, we need to set our sights on a stamp! 🙂


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