Monday, March 05, 2007

Huge 4 day hiking festival in North Carolina this May

The American Hiking Society will be hosting from May 3rd to the 6th a huge gathering at the Great Southeastern Hiking Festival with more than 20 scheduled hikes, seminars for hikers and trail organizations, regional entertainment, and inspirational lectures along with the opportunity to meet with members of trail clubs and hikers from all throughout the southeastern United States.

Along with some fine entertainment and information, meet with the folks from the Carolina Mountain Club, Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail, North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Nantahala Hiking Club and the Montreat Trail Club at the Great Southeastern Hiking Festival in the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina.

Great Southeastern Hiking Festival

This conference dedicated to hikers includes all 9 meals (dinner Thursday May 3rd through lunch Sunday May 6th) and participation in all of the events and seminars. The registration for the full conference is only $175 ($150 for early registration) which does not include lodging. For those who can stay only Friday through Sunday you only pay $115. If you can't make either of these options you can register for either the whole day Friday or the whole day Saturday for only $65. For those who have the time I would suggest that you sign up for the American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacation which runs from April 29 - May 5.

There will also be a large, free public festival which will include outdoor information and education, arts and crafts, entertainers, and of course plenty of food vendors on May 3rd in historic, downtown Black Mountain North Carolina.

Come one, come all, learn, share and enjoy the great outdoors!

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