The Trail Days campground committee pontificates in the wilderness a few weeks before the event.
This is what the old campground looked like a week before the crowds arrived.
The volunteers came from Alabama and were a great help.
Hikers who modeled the new t-shirts for us.
Part of the original volunteer crew. Left to right: Nemo, Mala, Jack Tarlin, Durdy Feet, JB2638, Jonny Walker (tall guy in back), Cool Breeze, Zigi, Superman, and Granite Gear's Allyn Morton.
Volunteers got their pick of the campsites.
J.B. - a big man for a big job. He cut several loads of firewood for different campsites.
Lots of campers brought bikes this year.
An early photo of Riff Raff in a tranquil time.
Ready for Trail Days.
Getting tickets for a big hiker meal at the Baptist Church.
The manufacturer's representatives repaired damaged equipment for free.
Part of Granite Gear's "feed the hungry hikers" tradition.
Allyn Morton prepares a meal for the reps.
Two-thirds of the Town of Damascus maintenance crew take a break.
Chicken dinner at the Fire Department.
A medical evacuation helicopter visited the town and flew over the parade.
Holston High School class of 2011.
The famous Ron Haven (with banjo).
Have some coffee at Mojoe's.
Getting ready for the parade.
Beauty queens from around the area.
They would not be this dry at the end of the parade.
The Trail Days parade coordinator.
SOBO under attack.
Larry Luxenberg (right) was the Grand Marshal.
Visitors get ready to soak the hikers in the parade.
Here come the hikers, a larger crowd this year than ever.
In the vendor area of Town Park.
The hiker talent show.
Directions in the campground.
Cool Breeze being cool.
The youngest camper.
Not quite Pandora.
This year hikers found the town's old swimming hole.
Your own private rapids on Beaverdam Creek.
Billville in a quiet moment.
After about two thousand hikers left, this was what the campground looked like in most places.
Our thanks to everyone who helped clean up the area.