This is a beautifully produced short video on the story of Appalachian Trail angel, “Ponytail Paul” (who I never met). It demonstrates the healing power of nature and hiking trails for those who walk them and those who build their lives around them. I often get asked what kind of people hike long trails. I almost always answer that it is ultimately a healing journey. The first person who hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail (in 1948) was World War 2 veteran Earl Shaffer, to “walk off the war”. He suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As time has gone on, more and more people have found the peace that living and walking in nature provides. Please enjoy the beautiful videography of some of the AT in Maine, along with the story of Paul.