Appalachian Trail Conservancy Hosts Free Photography Class on Local Trails to Inspire Residents to Get Outside and Enjoy Nature

Date Published: Apr 02, 2015

Boiling Springs, PA (March 24, 2015) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) kicks off its Third Thursdays series with a Capturing Spring Photography Hike at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at its regional office in Boiling Springs, PA. This free event, led by professional photographers Linda Norman and Crystal Hunt, teaches participants how to capture the beauty of nature on an easy, 1.5-mile hike on portions of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and Wittlinger Trail. Registration is required.

“With a focus on conservation, wellness, outdoor activity, community and volunteer stewardship, Third Thursdays are a terrific way to get involved with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and experience the Appalachian Trail,” said Karen Lutz, ATC regional director.

Event Overview:
Capturing Spring Hike (1.5 miles, easy)
Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: 4 E. 1st St. Boiling Springs, PA
Register: call 717.258.5771 or visit

Third Thursdays is a series of events that inspires local residents of Pennsylvania Trail communities to get outside and active. The campaign runs monthly from April through October, and is free to the public. Events lined up for 2015 include a Mountain Laurel & Native Wildflowers Hike, Nature’s Cardio Hike, Feed Your Soles Power Foods Hike, Find Your True North Yoga and Compass Reading Hike, Music & a Movie in the Park, and Phenology & Wildlife Habitat Hike.

To register for the Capturing Spring Hike event, call 717.258.5771 or visit  For a complete list of Third Thursdays events, visit

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

Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304. 885.0481
Fax: 304.535.2267
Email: [email protected]

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