Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail


Program

 

 
Schedule

Main Stage Tent on the Square

Friday September 9

4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
  Silent Auction, Wine & Beer Garden Opens
"Boots Not Required for This Trail: Paddling to the Gulf and Back by Canoe" - Dr. Robert Fuller, UNG professor and adventurer
Music - Threadbare Skivvies
Short Film - A Walk in the Woods - In Bryson's footsteps on the Appalachian Trail
Film - Tell It on the Mountain

Saturday September 10
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
  Booths open on the Square
The Hemlocks Are Crying for Your Help - Donna Shearer, Save Georgia's Hemlocks
Thru Hiker Panel - Thru Hikers
The Trail is Full of Surprises - Gary Sizer, Author
Wilderness Survival: Packing Your Brain - Byron Kerns, Byron Kerns Survival
My 1951 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike - Gene Espy, Author
What's Going on on the AT? - Jay Dement, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
AT Thru-hiking: Generationally Speaking - Richard Judy, Author
NPS- More Than a Park - Joshua Moore, National Park Service
Booths close
Music - Gopher Broke
Short Film - A Walk in the Woods - In Bryson's footsteps on the Appalachian Trail
Film - The Long Start to the Journey - A story of the Appalachian Trail

Sunday September 11
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00
  Booths open
TBA
Thru Hiker Panel - Thru Hikers
One Couples' Journey from the Foothills Trail in SC to the Wonderland Trail in WA - Michelle Pugh, Author
How Outdoor Enthusiasts Aid in Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species and Preserving Our Native Environment - Angela Delconte, UNG Predator Beetle Lab
How I Thru-Hiked the Appalachian Trail and Rarely Slept in the Woods- Mike Stephens, Author
Booths close

Workshop

Hancock Park Pavilion

Saturday September 10

1:00 pm
3:00 pm
  Equipment and Logistics Planning - Mike Borsodi, two time AT thru hiker
Financial Planning and Physical Planning - Mike Borsodi, two time AT thru hiker

Hancock Park Pavilion

Saturday September 10

11:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
  Equipment and Logistics Planning - Mike Borsodi, two time AT thru hiker
Financial Planning - Mike Borsodi, two time AT thru hiker
Physical Planning - Mike Borsodi, two time AT thru hiker

Other Activities

Thursday September 8

8:00 pm  Appalachian Trail and Outdoor Trivia - Shenanigans Irish Pub          Outdoor related door prizes!

Saturday Saturday 10
8:00 am
9:00 am
All day
All day
All day
All day
ConnectAbility 5k and 10k Run - Hancock Park
Appalachian Outfitters 2016 CANOE & KAYAK SALE!! - Great Deals on Boats and Gear from our Rental Fleet!
REI Co-op Kayak and Paddleboard Demos - Lake Zwerner, check by the REI booth for details
REI Co-op Pump Track Experience - Hancock Park, chech by the REI booth for details
On your own - Canoe, Kayak, or Inner Tube with Appalachian Outfitters
On your own - Hike on the historic Appalachian Trail at Woody Gap. Two hikes. Map at TF Booth.

Sunday September 11

All day
All day
All day
All day
 
REI Co-op Kayak and Paddleboard Demos - Lake Zwerner, check by the REI booth for details
REI Co-op Pump Track Experience - Hancock Park, chech by the REI booth for details
On your own - Canoe, Kayak, or Inner Tube with Appalachian Outfitters
On your own - Hike on the historic Appalachian Trail at Woody Gap. Two hikes. Map at TF Booth.


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Updated on September 7, 2016
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