|The Pacific Crest Trail!|
Hey people I know and don’t know! Mark your calendars. October 8 and 9 (Columbus Day Weekend) is the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) Gathering. This year it’s in North Adams, MA, and this will be my first year attending… and I’ll be giving two presentations over the course of the weekend. One on the New England Trail, and one on the Pacific Crest Trail. It seems kind of weird to me, since both of those hikes now feel like ancient history to me. It’s been a long two years since I started the NET.
|The New England Trail!|
There’s more than just me (some guy who hiked in Alaska will be there– okay, Andrew Skurka, probably the only long-distance hiking celebrity I can think of), but I would really love to see some folks at my New England Trail presentation. The PCT presentation I think will draw some folks just because of the big name, but I really want to get people excited about the New England Trail. Kim Nilsen of the Cohos Trail Association talked to me this summer about starting to drum up support for an official route from Canada to Connecticut like Fed-Ex and I did in 2009. That was my goal all along, to get people interested in making that trail a reality.
So remember! Columbus Day weekend, North Adams, Massachusetts. There will be loads of fun things going on. Come join me!