And now a bit about one of our generous sponsors...
REI Co-op has been around for more than 80 years, long enough for most hikers to know about the stores. We know REI as a place to buy boots or a tent. But even some of us long-time members might not know about the other sides of the co-op. A recent discovery for this long-time member: REI videos and podcasts.
You'll find everything online from gear reviews to recipes to tales from the trail and mini- to full-length features. And the Appalachian Trail gets its share of attention. One example: An A.T. favorite filmed five years ago, Paul's Boots is the moving story of a dream fulfilled despite all odds.
Uncommon Path is the co-op's online, interactive news and features hub that aims high: "Uncommon Path will connect REI Members to one another and inform our community of all that we can accomplish together. Through our stories, we’ll empower members of our millions-strong co-op to make impactful choices in their own lives and join us in advocating for change."
So, thanks, REI Co-op for sponsoring the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival and thanks, too, for all the online inspiration.
Round Hill AT: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.