Pennsylvania trip to AT Museum

We just returned from a great weekend trip to attend the Appalachian Trail Museum’s Hall of Fame banquet.

10356348_10202201014290001_574357001204606465_nAlthough John has made the walking sticks for the Hall of Fame’s inductees since its inception in 2011 – and helped lug some ancient equipment out of the old grist mill that became the museum – he had never made the trek up for the actual event.

Everyone was thrilled to see John in attendance and, much to his complete surprise, he was recognized with a beautiful certificate and warm applause for his artistic efforts over the years.

It’s true that John lives without electricity and sans computer, but he asked that I help him create a site where he could show his work, as well as photos of his beloved AT (coming soon!). We both hope you enjoy this new site.

~frances and john

John, Frances and Dukkha at the AT Museum.

John, Frances and Dukkha at the AT Museum.

The Appalachian Trail Museum is in a stone gristmill building that was part of the former Pine Grove Iron Works.

The Appalachian Trail Museum is in a stone gristmill building that was part of the former Pine Grove Iron Works.

Bodacious, the trail name that most people use for John, was asked to give a short presentation about how he creates the walking sticks.

Bodacious was asked to give a short presentation about how he creates the walking sticks.

Bodacious reunites with friends on the museum porch.

Bodacious reunites with friends on the museum porch.

Certificate honoring John's contributions.

Certificate honoring John’s contributions.


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About Frances Figart

Editor of The Laurel of Asheville and Plough to Pantry.
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