"The Appalachian Trail Conference's Biennial (which means every two years, not twice a year) National Conference: Cullowhee 2013 (named for Cullowhee, North Carolina, the home of Western Carolina University, where the Biennial Conference is being held this year) Begins on Friday, July 19, 2013 and Flows Elegantly Through Friday, July 26th."
That's what you'll be saying if you are one of the fortunate and/or inspired folks who will make their way to one of the most beautiful places in America:
Excursions, cute guys in backpacks, workshops, gear to buy or try, cute hotties in hiking boots, smart instructors, food, music, single people, the Appalachian Trail, other fun couples, whitewater rafting, zip lining, mountain biking, horseback riding, art galleries, food and more music.
Seminars on trail maintenance, backpacking, packing your backpack, and so much more that I'd get blisters typing the entire list.
If you've ever looked at a hill and said, "Wow, that's pretty," Cullowee 2013 is for you.
You can park your RV or yourself at Western Carolina University. They'll sell you meals, let you piddle and/or shower INSIDE WITH TOILET PAPER AND/OR REAL TOWELS!
You can SLEEP INSIDE WHERE IT'S AIR CONDITIONED and learn to prepare for hiking the Appalachian Trail -- where you piddle outside, don't shower, make your own meals from stuff you carry with you and sleep outside in the weather du jour ... with bugs, bats and critters with glow-in-the-dark eyes.
If you love the Appalachian Trail -- or if other trails have hurt you but you're willing to open your heart to new trails just one last time -- scoot on down to Cullowhee 2013.
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