Harpers Ferry, WV (September 10, 2013) – Throughout the month of October, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showcasing the film Appalachian Impressions in 15 cities nationwide, as part of their 2013 membership drive, called A Journey of 2,000 Miles: the Appalachian Trail. The organization has set a goal to gain the support of 2,180 new members, one new member for each mile of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).
The film Appalachian Impressions is an epic story about hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. The program takes viewers on a six-month, 2,180-mile journey along the famous long-distance hiking Trail in the world. Participants will hear the stories from hikers who have embarked on this trek and experience the thrills and challenges of daily life on the Trail. The film covers all fourteen states, the changing of the seasons, footwear, food, shelters, volunteer trail crews, and Leave No Trace Ethics. It captures the true essence of this historic pathway, its interesting characters, beautiful scenery and the generous spirit found in small town America.
Each city will feature several guest speakers including authors, volunteers, key members of the A.T. community, and 2,000-milers (those who have hiked the entire A.T.). Some guest speakers include Richard Judy, thru-hiker and author of THRU – A Love Story; Susan Letcher, 2,000-miler and author of The Barefoot Sisters: Southbound; Captain Sean Gobin, co-founder of Warrior Hike & the Walk off the War Program; Michelle Pugh, thru-hiker and author of Love at First Hike: A Memoir about Love & Triumph on the Appalachian Trail; and Ron Tipton
executive director/CEO of the ATC.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to host this membership drive as it offers an unique opportunity to connect the community with this American icon - the Appalachian Trail”, said Javier Folgar, director of marketing and communications at the ATC. “It offers participants a chance to hear first-hand the stories of the people who volunteer, maintain, hike, and protect the Trail.”
Show participants will receive a one-year membership to the ATC. They will also have the chance to win cool prizes such as an ATC ENOTM Hammock and a Gregory Backpack.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE OVERVIEW
A Journey of 2,000 Miles: The Appalachian Trail
Dates, Show Times, and Locations:
86 Temple St.
New Haven, CT
October 2, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
209 Columbus Ave
October 3, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal Campus
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, VA
October 4, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
320 Ludlow Ave.
October 9, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
5612 Connecticut Ave. NW
October 10, 2013 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Pearl Theatre – At Avenue North
1600 N Broad St.
October 17, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Drake Educational Center
210 Phillips Street (Carolina Mt)
October 18, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm (refreshments at 6:30pm)
Trinity Pawling School
700 New York 22
October 20, 2013 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm
105 N Main Ave.
October 20, 2013 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
409 W Martin St.
October 23, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Charlotte Crownpoint Theater
9630 Monroe Road
October 24, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Landmark Theatres – Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive
October 26, 2013 from 11:00am - 1:30pm
The Chapel at Laughing Heart Lodge
289 NW Highway 25/70
Hot Springs, NC
October 26, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Carlisle Theatre
40 West High Street
October 29, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Muvico Theaters – Starlight 20
18002 Highwood Preserve Pky
October 30, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
- $30 suggested donation per ticket
- Free admission for children 13 and under
- Watch the film: Appalachian Impressions on the big screen
- Hear stories of the men and women who hike and volunteer on the Trail including special guest speakers
- 1 year membership or gift membership to the ATC (a $40 value)
- Win great prizes such as an ATC ENO Hammock & Gregory Backpack
- Free Admission for kids (13 and under)
- 1 year subscription to A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the Appalachian Trail
- Receive an ATC decal and patch
- Make new friends in the Outdoor and Hiking Community
- Protect an Irreplaceable Treasure: the Appalachian Trail!
Major sponsors of this event include Alliance Hospitality Management, Denali, Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), Gregory Mountain Products, and Len Foote Hike Inn.
For more information about the ATC’s 2013 membership drive or to reserve your seat, visit: www.appalachiantrail.org/journey. Enter promo code PRATC13 to receive $5 off each ticket.
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 www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Email: [email protected]