First published in 1982, A Woman's Journey recounts an A.T. trek in words and pictures. The book, still in print, continues to inspire hikers. Since penning her first book, Cindy Ross has gone on to write about her journeys on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail (with children!) and other wild spots around the world.
We are pleased to announce that author/speaker/hiker extraordinaire Cindy Ross will be joining us at the 2020 Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival. On Saturday, Cindy will talk about "Life-long Learning on the Trail," sharing her experiences hiking, cycling and paddling long-distance trails over the past four decades. On Sunday, Cindy will lead a workshop, "Bringing Back the Experience," where participants will join Cindy for "a little journal writing, photography and sketching in the field."
Cindy's seventh book, The World Is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education, came out in 2018. She is at work on her next book, Walking Towards Peace: The Healing Journeys of 20+ Veterans, based on her nonprofit's work to help veterans recover from the trauma of war by taking them out into nature.
Round Hill Outdoors and the Round Hill A.T. Community invite you to submit artwork to the third annual Round Hill Appalachian Art Show. The show aims to connect the community to the A.T. and all our local natural resources.
Entries should celebrate the A.T. and/or the Great Outdoors. Registration is open now. Submissions from students and adults are due by February 2nd at the Round Hill Arts Center (35246 Harry Byrd Hwy #170). Please bring submissions January 31st, February 1st or February 2nd between 12 and 4 pm.
Even if you don't want to enter, come celebrate the A.T. and see how the Trail inspires people of all ages. The show runs February 9th–March 8th from 12-4 pm. An opening reception on February 16th (2-4 pm) features a talk by A.T. hiker/artist Rose Turner, awards and food and drink.
Round Hill Outdoors: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to unplug and get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.