Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thank you Wartburg!

It's easier to update when we have cell reception. :)

We had an amazing stay in Wartburg, which wins our favorite little trail town award. It is the ideal town for hikers and has a really bright future as a trail town. We were glad to meet with the mayor and councilman and talk about the trail - thank you for lunch!

Local trail angels make trail towns come alive. Our Wartburg trail angel was Gary Darnell, who slackpacked us twice, convinced us to stay an extra day in town, put us up for a night, helped us resupply at his grocery store, reviewed maps with us, introduced us to locals, set up an interview, gave Bart cigars (he is really excited), and fed us pizza and homemade elk stew. WHEW! It was so nice hanging out with you and Karen and relaxing by the fire. We can't thank you enough!

We look forward to returning someday soon. THANK YOU Wartburg for an amazing stay.


  1. Thank you for all of the nice comments about Morgan County and Wartburg, my home county, a really nice place.

  2. Good luck on your awesome trip, stay safe.