Plan to be in Bryson City, NC the weekend of April 6th 2012 for the AT Founder's Bridge Festival.
Day hikers, long distance warriors, and outdoor enthusiasts are all welcome to share their passion with other lovers of the AT. Expect live music, gear representatives and skill expos, along with the chance to win product giveaways and door prizes.
Saturday morning, put on some long pants, closed-toe shoes and work gloves and spend time with dedicated volunteers from local hiking clubs on a real-live AT trail maintenance work trip. Please bring water, snacks, your best attitude and a few good stories. There isn't a better way to show gratitude for the AT than to help keep it in good condition.
Robert Redford & Nick Nolte portray the characters in A Walk in the Woods well, probably. That doesn't guarantee rave reviews of the Appalachian Trail film.
If you didn't attend the 2013 Founder's Bridge AT Festival at North Carolina's Nantahala Outdoor Center, you might enjoy these pictures.
The Appalachian Trail film, "A Walk in the Woods" starring Robert Redford, debuts at the Sundance Film Festival, 1-23-15, adapted from Bill Bryson's book.
Published Apr 22, 2013.
Dahlonega, GA, has the first Appalachian Trail festival annually. The Trails End Festival in Millinocket, Maine, honors the thru-hikers who never gave up.