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‘The Omelette Guy’

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In the White Mountains of New Hampshire, retiree and trail angel Carl Springer fires up his Coleman propane stove to make batches of omelets for hungry thru-hikers. He’s developed quite the reputation for his portions and hospitality, going so far as to leave behind reserves for late-night stragglers. The Omelette Guy, from Osprey, shares how Springer is putting his social-security dollars to good work.

Appalachian Trail