Damascus Trail Days

Damascus Trail Days

Woohoo, Damascus Trail Days! It was something like … I have nothing to compare with. Hiking Woodstock? Hiking Burning Man? Time will tell.

Warren Doyle fetched me from the trail 100 miles ahead of Damascus, I stayed again at his Appalachian Folk School and enjoyed the Trail Days and myself for the whole three days.Workshops, gear talks, trail magic and trail angels in one place in one time, hikers I knew from the very beginning. Learned what is contra-dance and bluegrass music.

Then Warren Doyle drove me back to the trail, 100 miles ahead, the same place.

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Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.