Over Columbus Day Weekend, October 10-12, 2014, it will be hard to find a trail that doesn't lead to the 33rd Annual ALDHA Gathering in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Your favorite trail might be the Mohawk, Taconic, Long or Appalachian Trail. That's OK. The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association welcomes one and all for camaraderie, information about hikes and gear, and telling tall tales about long trails.
ALDHA has an innovative, fun and inspiring weekend planned, thanks to the sponsorship of the Williams Outing Club.
The feature presentation will be the debut of a new film -- The Long Start to the Journey -- about the Appalachian Trail by Chris Gallaway. Chris is a 2013 AT thru-hiker who tried to create the best movie ever made about the Trail. The venue for this film will be the stunningly beautiful '62 Center on the Williams campus. You might recall hearing Andrew Skurka deliver his feature presentation there at the 2011 ALDHA Gathering.
For a fast rundown of what we have in store for you at the Gathering, visit the link below to read an eight-page compilation of Gathering-related stuff culled from the e-edition of ALDHA's 40-page summer newsletter:
ALDHA has always prided itself on the general quality of its workshops at Gatherings, and this year will be no exception. We already have a great lineup of presentations, but we still have room in our schedule for more. Perhaps you have hiked an interesting trail that you want to tell about and show some photos, or you have some helpful information for fellow hikers. Workshops range from about an hour to an hour and a half in length. The rooms are equipped with computer systems with projection capability, so you only need to bring your presentation on a thumb drive or a CD (bring both as a backup). If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please complete the online form here or email a note with what you'd like to do to Randy Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 10.
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