The economic impact of a trail is not just in the hikers themselves; it is in the promotion of these locations as destinations. Today my sister's family visited Cheaha State Park. The Alabama Pinhoti Trail goes through the park and they're visiting because they heard about it from the GET hike last year. If the GET didn't exist, I doubt they would have ended up here today. This is pretty cool. I'd love to be there too!
|Ben surveys the beautiful beginnings of the Appalachians|