Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail

2016 Trail Fest Silent Auction

Come by the Trail Fest Silent Auction for some great Stuff!

Watch this page as we add many more great items in the next few weeks.


Special Trail Fest Raffle

Tickets: $1.00 each or 10 for $5.00
Purchase tickets at the Trail Fest Information and Merchandise Booth in front of the Visitors Center

Granite Gear
Nimbus Trace Access 70
Donated by Granite Gear
Retail value: $350

The pinnacle of our award winning Nimbus pack series

Big enough for longer, unsupported trips, yet lightweight, durable and functional. It features a zip open access panel and internal compression straps so you can get to that elusive piece of gear at the bottom of the pack without disturbing the gear above it. Our 3D TopoFlex frame is engineered to fit the topography of your back and mimic the way a back naturally flexes. The single "Pivot Point" attachment system on our shoulder straps and belts allows not only a more precise fit and enhanced freedom of movement; It supports and more equally redistributes your load along your hips, shoulders, and back! Now made with a maple-core, composite laminate which is both lighter and offers more longitudinal rigidity.

Persol Steve McQueen Special Edition Folding Sunglasses
Donated by Alpharetta Eye Clinic
Retail value: $455

Back in the 70's, the film star Steve McQueen made the 714 model into a legend, not only wearing them on set while making "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "The Getaway," but also in his private life. Persol celebrates the actor, relaunching his favourite model with a special edition that features a series of small but exceptionally important details compared to the original model.

Silent Auction

Tent located in front of the Visitors Center

Pinnacle MicroDualist
Donated by GSI Outdoors
Retail value: $55

Diminuitive, Integrated Cooking + Eating Solution

At a little over a pound, this uber-efficient nesting cookset includes a cooking pot, a strainer lid, two bowls, two insulated mugs, two sip-it lids, 2 Telescoping Foons, a stove bag, and a welded sink-stuff sack. Everything you and your climbing buddy need- without the weight penalty.

kitchen set
Destination Kitchen Set 24
Donated by GSI Outdoors
Retail value: $50

Every utensil for any gourmet adventure

This 24-piece set includes four cutlery sets, folding tools, a cutting board, utility knife, spice shakers, and much more. Weighing in at just under 2 pounds, this compact set included a nylon case to keep all your cooking gear securely stowed and organized in your chuck box.

Learn to Kayak Class for 2
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $160

This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out.

4 hour class for 2 people.
Only valid in Atlanta area. Value not to exceed $70/person.
Expires on August 31, 2017.

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Class
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $120

Learn what you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We'll teach you proper stance, paddling strokes, and balance on the board. You'll get on the water instruction and practice. All equipment included.

2 hour class for 2 people.
Only valid in Atlanta area. Value not to exceed $70/person.
Expires on August 31, 2017.

Introduction to Backcountry Skills Class
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $140

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing while we will discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. This outing will include a hike of approximately 3 miles.

6 hour class for 2 people.
Only valid in Atlanta area. Value not to exceed $70/person.
Expires on August 31, 2017.

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $150

On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic mountain biking techniques including shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Mountain bikes are available for use in the class. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

6 hour class for 2 people.
Only valid in Atlanta area. Value not to exceed $70/person.
Expires on August 31, 2017.

Columbia pack
Columbia Endura 65L backpack
Donated by Woodlands Edge
Retail value: $249

A performance 65-liter pack designed for multi-day missions in any kind of weather, featuring a water-shedding shell fabric with an integrated rain fly and an innovative tensioned back panel that lifts the load slightly off your back for comfort and breathability.

Grand trunk stool
Grand Trunk folding camp chair
Donated by Woodlands Edge
Retail value: $40

Leave the folding lawn chair at the trailhead, and bring this chair-height stool along to call your backcountry throne. When the campfire dies down, carry it over to your hammock. Not only does it hold 250 pounds, but it males the perfect "nightstand" for your headlamp, eyeglasses, or anything you may need within reach.

Hike Inn
One Night at the Len Foote Hike Inn
Donated by Len Foote Hike Inn
Retail value: $196

One night's accommodation for two adults which includes dinner and breakfast. May not be used on Saturdays or Holidays. Expires 12/31/2017

Hall House
The Hall House Experience
Donated by The Hall House, Naturally Georgia, and Bourbon Street Grille
Retail value: $215

This item includes one night (Sunday-Thursday) at The Historic Hall House in the heart of town on the Dahlonega Square. After checking in, enjoy the other shops in the Hall House. Downstairs, you are entitled to 4 wine tastings at Naturally Georgia which includes two souvenir glasses, visit the Bleu Gallery artists, then use a $50 gift certificate for your dinner at the Bourbon Street Grille.

R Ranch
2 Nights Cabin Stay at R-Ranch in the Mountains
Donated by R-Ranch in the Mountains
Retail value: $150

Looking for a Close-By, Private Retreat? Imagine yourself in a place where life is slowed down to a less stressful place and kids use social skills rather than social media to make new friends in the old fashioned way.
Bordered on three sides by the Chattahoochee National Forest, "Our" Ranch is truly a place of serenity. All 830 acres can belong to you, an undivided interest in the whole. The Ranch features full time security, an equestrian center with a herd of 20+ horses, miles of trails, our own chapel, rustic mountain cabins, RV sites with full hook-ups, 2 lakes, fishing boating, canoeing, and tent sites all championed by a spectacular 13,000 square foot lodge with a huge salt water pool!

Columbia jacket
Evapouration Rain Jacket: Size M
Donated by Columbia
Retail value: $110 each

Featuring a rich woven fabric and clean, versatile styling that easily navigates from city to wilderness, this hooded men's rain jacket is the ultimate partner to active adventures in wet weather, with a performance blend of waterproof breathability and the next evolution in wicking technology to keep you dry and comfortable on both the exterior and interior. The EvaPOURation's underarm vents deliver adjustable breathability, and it packs down into its own hand pocket for easy stowing.

REI tent
REI Half Dome 2 Plus Tent
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $219

Lightweight and weather worthy, the extra roomy Half Dome 2 Plus tent offers many comfortable touches for 2 backpackers, along with an expressive twist‹you can choose from different fly colors.

REI footprint
REI Half Dome 2 Plus Footprint
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $35

Use this lightweight polyester footprint under your REI Half Dome 2 Plus Tent to protect its floor from abrasion and wear.

REI chair
REI Camp Xtra Chair
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $60

Sturdy, comfortable and stocked with 2 drink holders and a side stash pocket, this chair features X-Web technology to evenly distribute your weight and make the most of your lounge time.

REI aleeping bag
REI Lumen Sleeping Bag
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $159

With a relaxed mummy fit, this 3-season synthetic sleeping bag offers excellent compressibility, warmth and value.

REI flex chair
REI Flex Lite Chair
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $80

This supportive, easy-to-pack chair features a deep, comfortable seat. Its light weight works well for backpackers and the low height makes it a smart choice for concertgoers.

REI sleeping bag
REI Serrana Sleeping Bag - Women's
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $175

This 3-season backpacking sleeping bag features water-repellent down and a women-specific design with a relaxed shoulder-to-hip cut that works well for multiposition sleepers.

REI flash pack
REI Flash 22 Pack
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $50

The REI Flash 22 Pack combines an ultralight design with comfortable touches for your day on the trail.

REI trail pack
REI Trail 25 Pack - Men's
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $70

This compact, durable pack carries loads comfortably, organizes a variety of essentials and includes a built-in raincover.

REI crash bag
evrgrn Crash Sack
Donated by REI Co-op
Retail value: $60

This wearable bag combines the warmth of a legit sleeping bag with indulgent comfort of the biggest puffy jacket you could own. Trust us, it makes getting out of your tent to make coffee a lot easier.

sleeping bag
Coleman Stratus Sleeping Bag
Donated by True Value C&W Hardware
Retail value: $28

The Coleman Sleeping Bag, Stratus is an ideal addition to your camping gear. By itself, it keeps you warm in temperatures around 50 degrees. When it's colder, slip it inside another one to add 12 degrees of extra warmth. This washable sleeping bag can zip together with other Stratus sleeping bags to ensure enough room for two people. This makes it an excellent choice for families and couples. It is machine washable for your convenience. This camping sleeping bag is designed to accommodate people up to 5'11". It's a warm, cozy way to enjoy time outdoors.

Coleman LED Aluminum 20 Lumen Flashlight
Donated by True Value C&W Hardware
Retail value: $24

This Coleman Aluminum Flashlight is a handy unit for around the house or in the outdoors. This durable light puts out up to 20 lumens and runs on three AAA batteries for extended use. The compact design of this light makes it easy to hold and to carry around. The high-grade aluminum used to house this Coleman flashlight helps it stand up to heavy use admirably.

Urban Tree Cidery Package
Donated by Urban Tree Cidery
Retail value: $50

Urban Tree is giving an empty growler to fill up with a cider of your choosing AND you get a private tour of the cidery for your group with a cidermaker.

terrapin package
Terrapin Beer Package
Donated by Terrapin Beer
Retail value: $75

Terrapin Beer is giving a Compass Logo Tin Tacker, a soft Terrapin Logo truckers hat, and two passes for a regular tasting tour that includes a souvenir pint glass and 36 oz. of beer samples at the brewery.

Fitbit Alta Wristband
Donated by Walmart
Retail value: $150

Motivation is your best accessory with this fitness wristband built with all-day activity, auto sleep, SmartTrack and reminders to move.

4 General Admission Tickets to the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Donated by Chattahoochee Nature Center
Retail value: $40

Visit Atlanta's Nature Destination -- the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia. Join us for community events for children, families and adults. Enjoy wildlife programs, hiking, environmental education, horticulture & more!

Budweiser Promotional 2015 Smoker

Retail value: was a promotional item, never sold to public
Donated by Mitchell and Shay Ridley

Budweiser Statue of Liberty smoker. New, never used.

Werner Podium

Retail value: $156
Donated by Jake Liu

Podium Stepladder, Ladder Height 6 ft., Platform Width 14-1/2 In., Platform Depth 16-1/2 In., Platform Height 3 ft., Load Capacity 250 lb., Bottom Width 23-1/4 In., Base Spread 37 In., Material Aluminum, Series PDA300, Number of Steps 3, Step Depth 3 In., Step Tread Serrated, ANSI Type I, Includes Waist High Plastic Guard Rail with Slots for Accessories, Large Platform with Toe Guard, Standards ANSI

hedge trimmer
Husqvarna Toy Hedge Trimmer
Donated by Moore's Hardware
Retail value: $35

Get the perfect gift for your child that wants to work in the yard just like yours! This Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer is modeled exactly after the Husqvarna 122HD45 hedge trimmer and even makes real engine noises with reciprocating action. Your child will have endless hours of fun while working up a sweat out in the yard with you. Don't miss on this opportunity to let the kids get to play outside, having a blast "trimming" the hedges with the Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer.

30 Can Camo Soft Cooler
Donated by Lynn Hamling
Retail value: $15

webkinz frog
Webkinz Frog
Donated by Lynn Hamling
Retail value: $10

Webkinz pets are very special plush animals. Each Webkinz pet comes with a secret code that allows the owner to log into the website and adopt a virtual version of their pet. With this code as their key, children can join Webkinz World without giving out any personal information such as e-mail, last name or phone number.

walk in the woods video
Preplayed Video "A Walk in the Woods"
Donated by Ingles
Retail value: $15

In this comedy adventure, Robert Redford & Nick Nolte star as old friends who make the improbable decision to hike the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail, and that's when the fun begins. Based on Bill Bryson's bestseller, the movie co-stars Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman & Kristen Schaal.

dragonfly pin
Dragonfly Pin
Donated by Sharon Thomas
Retail value: $10

steering wheel cover
Pilot Chevrolet Steering Wheel Cover
Donated by AutoZone
Retail value: $19

Add a personal popular new style to your interior! Then spruce up your vehicle with a new official licensed wheel steering cover provides a sure grip for comfort. Keeps steering wheel comfortable in hot and cold temperatures.

Pixie Mood Vegan Backpack Hand Bag
Donated by Allison and Andrea Derricote
Retail value: $85

Convertible backpack ­ can be converted into a cross body bag.


hammock suspension
Eagles Nest Outfitters ENO DoubleNest Hammock ATC Appalachian Trail+Atlas Straps and ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System
Donated by Academy Sports
Retail value: $100

HIGH-STRENGTH, SAFELY SUPPORTS UP TO 400lbs - The DoubleNest Hammock features 70D high tenacity breathable nylon taffeta and triple interlocking stitching. It is designed to safely support a maximum capacity of 400 pounds. *HAMMOCK SUSPENSION STRAPS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY. LIGHTWEIGHT AND EASILY PORTABLE - Big enough for two and spacious for one, the DoubleNest still manages to stuff easily into its attached compression stuff sack, compacting the hammock down to the backpack friendly size of a grapefruit. QUICK AND EASY SETUP - Includes Aluminum Wiregate Carabiners and nautical grade line that allows you to quickly and safely secure the SingleNest to trees, poles, boat masts, or even the wall. IDEAL FOR MULTIPLE USES - Versatile, durable, and compact makes the DoubleNest ideal for hiking, camping, boating, traveling, back-yarding, or just relaxing.

In Greek mythology, Atlas was strong enough to shoulder the weight of the world on his back. This hammock suspension system can't do that, but it can support 400 lbs. and makes setup simple.

Two Side Tables
Donated by Thom's Tables
Retail value: $60

12" x 12" top, 24" tall
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Updated on September 9, 2016