I'm thru hiking the Appalachian trail. For the past few days I've been hiking with a young man from Germany. As we were approaching Franklin we encountered several residents at the road crossings giving snacks and beverages, trail magic we call it, to the hikers.
At Winding Stair Gap a local resident stopped and gave us a ride to the Sapphire Inn. There, we paid for our room, took a shower and went out to get a meal and hiking supplies. Within five minutes, we were given a ride to the restaurant we wanted to go to.