Video: Trail Angel – Finding Inner Peace on the Appalachian Trail

For many of us, the outdoors provide solitude and tranquility that we don’t always get in our daily lives. They are an escape that reconnects us with nature and the world around us. In this video – brought to us by REI – we meet Paul Stiffler, better known as Ponytail Paul, who discovers his own personal peace on the Appalachian Trail, where he has taken on the role of “Trail Angel” helping many thru-hikers to accomplish their goal of walking the AT end-to-end. The short film shares Paul’s story, and gives us a glimpse of the joy he gets from helping others.

Trail Angel from REI on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker