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June 14-17, Richfield, Utah Everyone is invited! Come learn about and explore the most arduous and famous pack mule route in western history. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail crosses the beautiful but dangerous terrain of the American Southwest through six states including Utah.
We just had a chance to speak with First Responders here in Damascus, VA and are happy to report that all but one hiker injured in yesterday's accident during the Annual Trail Days Hiker Parade have been released from the hospital. It was a scary scene here when an elderly gentleman, a former AT thru-hiker, lost control of his vehicle and plowed into dozens of hikers marching in the parade. We were about 200ft away from where the accident occurred and got to witness first hand hikers jump into action during a time of what has been described by many as "one of the scariest things they've ever seen". Dozens of heroes emerged from the crowd yesterday, a former AT Thru-Hiker lunged into the vehicle to remove the keys from the ignition while a group of about thirty hikers marching in the parade lifted the vehicle into the air to free a fellow hiker trapped underneath. Medical helicopters were used to transport the most seriously injured to nearby hospitals. Such an intense scene certainly changed the mood of the festival, but this tight knit community banded together to console those impacted and hundreds gathered to observe a period of silence before Backpacker's Annual Trail Days Giveaway. A tragic and unfortunate event here at Trail Days, however the response and ability of hikers to come together reassures our faith in and enhances our respect for the AT Community.