This special event will feature Girls Who Hike Alabama Ambassador Stacy Bean!
The three day conference will begin with an AHTS General Members Meeting followed by a Welcome Reception and Silent Auction on Friday evening. On Saturday, attendees will enjoy an enlightening keynote address from Kate Dixon, the woman who brought the Mountain to Sea Trail, a project very similar to our vision for the Alabama Trail, to fruition and will also hear from special guest speakerJennifer Pharr Davis. Davis, known as “Odyssa” on the trail, is a record-setting, award-winning hiker and author who we have recruited to hike the Alabama section of the Pinhoti as a prelude to the conference.
Attendees will attend multiple sessions of their choosing, covering plans for the Alabama Trail, the Pinhoti, and Flagg Mountain, as well as the benefits of hiking, building trails, and shelter construction, among others. The conference will conclude with guided hikes on Sunday morning. The weather is expected to be crisp and refreshing, perfect for hiking.
For more information, see the conference website: http://hikealabama.org/joomla/index.php/2015-10-30-02-25-36