Southern Ruck Returns to Nantahala on January 16-18 2015

The Star of the Show: NOC's Zuzana! -- Photo: Robert Sutherland

The Star of the Show: NOC's Zuzana! -- Photo: Robert Sutherland

Simply put, Southern Ruck is an Appalachian Trail Get-Together held every year at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Wesser, North Carolina, held over the long MLK Day weekend.

A better description would be ... it's kind of like Woodstock for hikers, without all the mud, zillions of hungry hippies, insanely loud rock music and nowhere to eat or piddle.

As you can probably tell, I have never personally attended it, but I might make it this year.

The Appalachian Trail on Founders Bridge at NOC in NC. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail on Founders Bridge at NOC in NC. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Nantahala Outdoor Center is best known for white-water rafting, tubing, riverside dining and as the site of the annual Founders Bridge Appalachian Trail Festival held there each spring.

NOC is a very cool place. Unique too. It's on a river where the Appalachian Trail runs through it.

Everything comes together perfectly (probably) at Southern Ruck.

You're invited.

If you get there by 8 PM on Friday night you'll be treated to a showing of Hard Way Home by Kori Feener. That's a great reason to attend Southern Ruck right there.

Please click the links for all you'll need to know.

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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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