A Village without Mailboxes!

My family and I are working on getting settled in Unionville, NY, a trail town along the Appalachian Trail. Unionville is so small, in fact, that it is not a town but a village! It does make for a nice stop for hikers with an Italian restaurant, a general store, a...

Sams Gap Trail Magic

Today we did one last trail magic in North Carolina. Next week we start our move to New York! Despite it being early in the hiking season we still had about 15 hikers come through. We teamed up with another trail magic group at Sams Gap and provided quite the...

A Box of Bibles!

We're glad to have recently had donated to us a box of 100 new Bibles! They are English Standard Versions testaments with the New Testament plus Psalms and proverbs. We've got some other King James Version testaments as well. We're excited to make these available to...

Snow Gaiters and Micro Spikes!

Thanks to Yard Dart and Laser Beam we've got some new snow gaiters and micro spikes! These should come in handy for winter hiking in New York – Banzai!

We’re Moving to a Trail Town!

Banzai (Doug) has accepted a call to be the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Unionville NY!The Appalachian Trail runs rights by Unionville. Most hikers will actually take the road into town and resupply at the General Store, eat at the restaurant there, and pick...

Make a Sign at Sola!

We've been making these signs using acrylic paint on wood scraps that we have lying around. And it has given us the idea that it would be a fun tradition for our guests at Sola to make a sign when they visit. We hope you'll make a sign with us someday! -Banzai and Hot...

Welcome the newest member of our team!

We are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Maple Josephine, born October 3, 2018. At birth she was 7 lbs, 7 oz, and 21 inches long. We know she will one day love hiking as she seems happiest when carried around; not when sitting still. Praise the Lord with us...