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*Intro to Hiking the Appalachian Trail - ATC HQ - Harpers Ferry, WV (1/5/2020)

  • Dates: 05 – 05 Jan, 2020
  • Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
  • Address: 799 Washington St.

Where: Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters
When: Sunday, January 5, 2020 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is offering an Intro to Hiking the Appalachian Trail workshop. 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.,Leave No Trace Instructor Deb "Mona Lisa" Coleman Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. The class is two 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 and completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019. 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 required; register here. Class size is limited to 20.

If you have questions, contact instructor Deb Coleman at [email protected].

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