A heart felt thank you goes out this morning to Kathleen Morrow Ammirato, Amy Hulsey, Lisa George, Andrew Dalton, John Myers and Robin Eakins for believing in my journey and contributing to the Big Brother/Big Sister Program!!! I cannot thank you enough for making a difference in the future of a child’s life in our community! If you would like to help by contributing to the reason I am hiking 2,200 miles, please click on the link below!  “ENJOY THE REST OF THE JOURNEY!”


From: Kathleen Morrow Ammirato to Steve Claxton: Words cannot express how I feel about what you are doing for the children in your community! You are such a loving, caring and giving man. I wish every community across this country had a Steve Claxton hiking/fund raising for their children! This world could certainly use a lot more of people like you! God bless you and thank you for the sacrifice you and your family have made since February. 🙏
On February 22, Steve began a six month journey to through hike the 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. He is hiking the trail to help call awareness to the Big Brother/Big Sister Program as well as to raise funds for the local program here in…



Can you help?

Okay, so here is a true concern from someone who lives out of town & would love to come to the event on Labor Day weekend, but getting a room is a concern as they are all booked. Can you say “Trail Angels” in the truest form of the word???!!! Here is your chance to practice being Trail Angels by offering these folks who want to come to the BBQ fundraiser/Meet & Greet Mustard Seed a place to stay! COME ON FOLKS, LET’S START THIS RIGHT NOW!!! Let’s show the hospitality and warm hearts that exists in our communities by inviting my facebook friends, YOUR Facebook Friends into your home so they can attend!!!!!!! Let me know if you would like to be our VERY FIRST TRAIL ANGELS helping out our very own Facebook friends who have become such a great part of this journey!!! LET ME KNOW YOU ARE IN!!!! I will start it, I’M IN!!!!!!

Steve Claxton's photo.


THANK YOU Kristin for sending this song!!!


I am laying here in my tent near Mt. Hayes New Hampshire listening to a song that Kristin Stewart Breen sent me. Tears are streaming down my face thinking about all that God has done through this journey. Please click below and see what I mean. THANK YOU KRISTIN!!!
Music video by Matt Redman performing Never Once (Live). (P) (C) 2011 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a vi…

THANK YOU Ben King!!!!

7/29/16 at 5:39pm
 THANK YOU Ben King!!!!
Bryson City Outdoors's photo.
Bryson City Outdoors with Steve Claxton.


Free shipping online now through 11:59pm on July 30th! Also $5 from each hat sold will be donated to Steve Claxton‘s Hike For Hope! Steve is hiking the entire App Trail to help call awareness to the Big Brother/Big Sister Program as well as to raise funds for the local program here in WNC! He is only $3000 away from his goal of $22.5k, let’s help him finish it out! Shop online at and find out more about Hike For Hope here Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC ‪#‎hikeforhope‬ ‪#‎brysoncity‬ ‪#‎swaincounty‬