South Egremont, MA (September 4, 2014) – Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) for a hike along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and a slow flow yoga session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. The event will be held at Kellogg Conservation Center (KCC), located at 62 Undermountain Road/Route 41 in South Egremont, Massachusetts. Proceeds will benefit the ATC and SheJumps, a nonprofit that encourages women to get outside.
The day will begin with a 4-mile moderate hike starting and ending at the KCC. Led by Silvia Cassano of the ATC, the hike will take participants to the scenic Jug End vista on the A.T. with views of the Berkshires, Connecticut and north to Mt. Greylock. Following the hike, Tracy Remelius of SheJumps will lead a Gentle Restorative Flow Yoga class on the lawn of the KCC with Jug End as the backdrop.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is happy to partner with SheJumps to offer such an exciting event in a beautiful setting,” said Cassano. “Join us for a moderate hike and then soothe your muscles with a restorative yoga session.”
Participants should bring at least 2 liters of water, a lunch and snacks, sturdy footwear, and an extra layer. Trekking are poles optional, but will be useful for the return hike. Those who need a yoga mat should indicate their need when registering.
Appalachian Trail Hike and Yoga Session
Date: Sunday, Sept. 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Conservation Center, 62 Undermountain Road/Route 41, South Egremont, MA
Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
Registration for this event is required, as space is limited. Contact [email protected] to reserve a space. The suggested donation for the event is $15 to $20. For more information about this event, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/events.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC 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]