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Posted on: September 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BOCO Storyteller Series - Jim Arzigian

Photo of Jim Arzigian in front of the Buchanan Library in Buchanan VA

Jim "Catnapper" Arzigian who hails from New Mexico, spent a lot of time hiking the Appalachian Trail - he was even recognized for hiking 2,192 miles of the AT! For some perspective, the AT travels through 14 states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian Mountain Range from its southern terminus at Springer Mountain, GA to the northern terminus of Katahdin, Maine!  Now he gives back to those hiking by offering an encouraging word or a snack - and the cool part is he makes his home base right here in Botetourt County! 

Learn more about this amazing man that we have coined an "AT Angel" by clicking here.

"I believe I have always been one to balance the need to DO things with the need to LIVE life. Living on the trail has very much reinforced my desire to be certain to live the life God has given me." - Jim "Catnapper" Arzigian  

*Check out Jim's journal from his 2015 hike here.

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