Trail Talks: Thru-HikingRead Now
Ever wondered what it would be like to go the distance on the Appalachian Trail? To spend six months in the woods, hauling all your gear? We'll have a panel of A.T. hikers (past, present and future) talking about what inspired them, what challenged them and what kept them going.
The panel will be moderated by thru-hiker Kathryn Herndon Powell of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Based in Roanoke, VA, Kathryn works with Trail Clubs and Appalachian Trail Communities in Virginia to support programs such as Leave No Trace workshops, the Konnarock Volunteer Trail Crew, and Ridgerunners along 400 miles of the Trail in the Central and Southwest Virginia Region.
In addition to thru-hiking the A.T. in 2006 and the PCT in 2010, Kathryn "Dinosaur" Herndon spent five years working seasonally on the A.T. in the summers and working with youth as an after-school teacher in the winters. In her current position, Kathryn is thrilled to combine her love of the Trail and her passion for education and community engagement to introduce new audiences to the rewards of A.T. stewardship.
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