What a beautiful day to celebrate National Trails Day! National Trails Day was started by The American Hiking Society in 1993 as an initiative to get people involved with trail upkeep, Leave No Trace practices, and just the joy of hiking in general. The Appalachian Trail Community of Front Royal, Virginia, which River & Peak Outfitter is proud to be a part of, gathered together today to provide an annual “trail magic” luncheon for hikers going through Manassas Gap.
June is peak season for thru-hikers making their way through Front Royal area. An estimated 30 hikers went by just in the few hours when the luncheon occurred. The event was a wonderful gathering of hikers and supporters.