Bloodhound

Hi, I'm Arnold "Bloodhound" Guzman, an avid trail angel. I became connected to the A.T. through my sister, Maria, who owns Standing Bear Farms Hiker Hostel. I like taking my Bloodhounds, Caroline and Beau Diddley, adventuring deep into the backcountry shelters all up and down the A.T, where I surprise hikers with fresh food and drink while looking for stories. When I'm not doing this, I sometimes join my local Smoky Mountains Hiking Club and do trail maintenance.

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Hike Faster, I Hear Banjos: Misconceptions about the Southern Appalachians

Hike Faster, I Hear Banjos: Misconceptions about the Southern Appalachians

For many hikers who've never set foot in the southern Appalachians—especially those who've never been east of the Mississippi or south of the

Mar 22, 2018 : Bloodhound
Faces of Hot Springs: Chief of Police, Officer David Shelton

Faces of Hot Springs: Chief of Police, Officer David Shelton

Strolling through the peaceful little town of Hot Springs, NC, you don't get the feeling that you get in so many other cities, the uneasy feeling

Feb 25, 2018 : Bloodhound
Faces of Hot Springs: Mayor Sidney Harrison

Faces of Hot Springs: Mayor Sidney Harrison

If you're a NOBO thru-hiker fortunate enough to survive everything the trail has thrown at you thus far, congratulations are in order as you enter

Feb 15, 2018 : Bloodhound
Faces of Hot Springs: Introduction to Hot Springs, NC.

Faces of Hot Springs: Introduction to Hot Springs, NC.

Nestled deep in the Southern Appalachians, surrounded by pristine wilderness, sits an unassuming little town. At mile 275, Hot Springs is the NOBO's

Feb 10, 2018 : Bloodhound
The Blackalachian: First Gold-Mouth Rapper to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

The Blackalachian: First Gold-Mouth Rapper to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

In April of 2017, Daniel White of Charlotte NC, Aka the rapper known as Logo, was dropped off at Amicalola Falls State Park to embark on a two-month

Nov 27, 2017 : Bloodhound
(Mis) Adventures of a Trail Angel in Maine’s Mahoosuc Range

(Mis) Adventures of a Trail Angel in Maine’s Mahoosuc Range

As it is often said by NOBOs: "No rain, no pain, no Maine."  I'm here to tell you that the pain does not stop at Maine—it only gets worse (for a

Sep 26, 2017 : Bloodhound
Meet The Hostel: Angel’s Rest Hiker Haven, Pearisburg VA

Meet The Hostel: Angel’s Rest Hiker Haven, Pearisburg VA

Name: Angel's Rest Hiker Haven Location: 204 Douglas Ln, Pearisburg, VA 24134 Phone: 540-787-4076 Website: Angels Rest Hiker's Haven, sitting 635

Jul 8, 2017 : Bloodhound
Hiker Feeds: Abhorred by Some, but Mostly Adored

Hiker Feeds: Abhorred by Some, but Mostly Adored

A phenomenon occurs at various places along the Appalachian Trail each spring, especially in the Southern Appalachians: large hiker

Apr 9, 2017 : Bloodhound
Hikers, Hostels, & Heroes: Spring Breakers in Trouble on Max Patch

Hikers, Hostels, & Heroes: Spring Breakers in Trouble on Max Patch

The Hikers What was supposed to be a nice outing, in a warm place, far away from the bitter clutches of the Minnesota winter, turned out to be a

Mar 22, 2017 : Bloodhound
Meet The Hostel: The Sunnybank Inn and Hostel in Hot Springs, NC

Meet The Hostel: The Sunnybank Inn and Hostel in Hot Springs, NC

Address: 26 Walnut St, Hot Springs, NC 28743 Phone: 828-622-7206 Mile: NOBO 273.4, Hot Springs Price Range: $25 semi-private room Notes:

Mar 5, 2017 : Bloodhound