A.T. Conservancy's Open House, December 1, 2012

Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Headquarters in Harpers Ferry, WV. (Photograph by Robert Sutherland)

Saturday, December 1, 2012 is going to be quite a day in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. That's when the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will host the 10th Annual Holiday Open House at their headquarters at 799 Washington Street. Festivities run from 9 AM until 5 PM.

(You're welcome to come and join the fun but please bring your own parking space. Thank you.)

Free coffee, cider, and homemade cookies will be available. All event participants will also have a chance to win a cool ENO hammock. The winner will be selected at 5:00 PM, but you don't have to be present to win.

Brian King will be signing copies of his latest book, The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail.

Brian is the publisher for ATC. Signings are scheduled for 10:00 AM - noon and from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

The book was written in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail. It was named this fall by Publishers Weekly as one of the top ten travel titles. You'll enjoy the foreword by Bill Bryson; and, how the history, beauty and significance of America's most iconic hiking trail are shared by Brian.

The ATC's Information Services Manager Laurie Potteiger said, "Not only does this event offer a chance to meet Brian King -- one of the foremost experts on Appalachian Trail history -- it is also a great way to mingle with other A.T. enthusiasts, shop for the holidays, and see all that Harpers Ferry has to offer."

The Open House coincides with Old Tyme Christmas in Lower Town, Harpers Ferry.

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's 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.

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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