Where: Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters
When: Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is offering an Intro to Hiking the Appalachian Trail class. This class is designed for people who are considering a section or thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. It will cover how to access and navigate the trail, what to pack, places on the trail with permit or other special requirements, and how to properly store food and dispose of waste while hiking.
We will meet at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Visitor Center at 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. The class is 1 1/2 hours in length. Weather permitting, part of the class will be held outdoors.
Instructor Deb Coleman thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017 as a flip flopper. She is a member of Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group, a volunteer wilderness search and rescue group. Deb is also a trail maintainer for Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, a Leave No Trace Master Educator, and a Wilderness First Responder.
The class is open to the general public and is free. Advance registration is recommended; please use this link to register for the class.
If you have questions, please contact Deb Coleman at [email protected].