Dr. Fix-it is 2016 and 2017 AT hiker named Gail Hinshaw. As a youth, Gail was a “Triple Crown” Boy Scout, earning the Eagle Rank, the God and Country Award, and was awarded Vigil Membership in the Order of Arrow. Gail has two degrees in industrial technology, is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt in quality and process improvement along with a professional career in being an organizational start-up and “turn-around” specialist. He has helped employees from hundreds of companies improve quality, processes, and procedures. A professional speaker and seminar presenter for years, it is ironic that his first public seminar was “Creative Problem Solving.” He used the problem-solving methods he presented in this seminar to develop what he calls the “Double Shelf Shuttle,” a day hiking technique. This revolutionary way of day hiking without carrying any camping equipment simply requires two or more people working together along with one vehicle. This technique also allows all the participants to hike in the same direction and without paying for or coordinating with any shuttle drivers. It allows the participants to sleep nightly in hotels, hostels, car camp, etc. They can eat in restaurants or fix their own meals. By car camping, buying food in bulk and fixing their own meals, expenses can be kept to a minimum.
The selfie has taken at Greyson Highlands State Park, Virginia, with one of the many wild ponies.