Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Get prepared to hike the Appalachian Trail

Preparation is essential to successfully completing a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. The Mast General Store in Asheville is hosting a free seminar on January 19 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. to provide insight and information to help with understanding the culture and knowledge a hiker will need to complete the trek from Georgia to Maine.

The speaker for the evening is Chloe de Camara from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). She spent 142 days on an emotional and physical 2,189-mile-long rollercoaster that is the AT. Drawing on her personal experience and that she has gained in her current position of ridgerunner and base camp coordinator with the ATC, she will share information on all aspects of the AT in this informative seminar.

A North Carolina native and graduate of UNC-Asheville, Chloe has a personal relationship with the AT. She began as a volunteer after graduation and became enamored with the trail itself and the staff. After her thru hike, she realized that the Trail had given her an ineffable experience. In turn, she accepts her responsibility for protecting the Trail and introducing others to the experience of a lifetime.

Bring your dreams and aspirations, along with your questions, to gain first-hand knowledge on what gear to bring, how to plan your meals, how to get in trail shape, and other ins and outs of the journey.  The staff at the Mast Store in Asheville will be demonstrating gear and sampling trail food. The seminar is free, but a sign up is requested because of limited space. Please follow this link: http://www.mastgeneralstore.com/sign-up/atc-sign-up

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