Beginning Backpacking and Introduction to the Appalachian Trail Workshop

Date Published: Apr 20, 2012

Arden, NC (April 20, 2012) – On April 26, from 5:30pm - 7:00pm, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the staff of Diamond Brand Outdoors will host a workshop on “Getting Ready for the Appalachian Trail” at the Diamond Brand Outdoors in Arden, NC. This workshop is free and open to the public.

This workshop is designed to provided useful information for people who are new to backpacking or who are interested in exploring America's most celebrated footpath, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Topics will range from how to prepare & pack meals, wearing the proper gear, and insider tips and advice on hiking the A.T.


Topic:  “Getting Ready for the Appalachian Trail”
Date & Time: Thursday, April 26, from 5:30pm -7:00pm
Location:  Diamond Brand Outdoors, 2623 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC
Presenters: Andrew Downs, Trail Resource Manager of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the staff of Diamond Brand Outdoors
Admission: FREE

For more information about this workshop contact Andrew Downs at 828.254.3708 x14 or via email at [email protected] To view a complete list of the ATC’s events visit

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: (304) 535-6331 ext. 117
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

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  1. Deb Day | Jan 26, 2013
    Where can I find locations and dates of workshops to prepare hikers for a thru hike of the A. T.?

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