I also tried yesterday to explain why I thought trail angels are so generous. They help us because they want us to be successful. I’m sure there are many reasons why they wish for that and are willing to provide assistance.
Some have done a hike like this themselves. Some have a family member who has done a long hike. For them, trail magic is a way to give back.
For others, though, I think they simply want to help because they like to help others. They are genuinely kind and thoughtful. Trail angels are special members of the hiking community, even if they aren’t hikers. They share in the successes and difficulties of hikers.
Melissa is that way and I felt honored to receive her help.
I need to learn better how to accept the kindness of others when it is offered.