Triple Crown Backpacking: The Junior Version presented by Jim Rahtz
A “Living For Adventure” Series Presentation
Join us for another FREE installment of the Great Miami Outfitters’ Living for Adventure Series! At Great Miami Outfitters, we “Live for Adventure” and we want to share that with you too! We hope our Living for Adventures Series encourages you get out and enjoy the outdoors!
For backpackers, America’s long trails hold a special place of honor. To have hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail or Pacific Crest Trail is a tremendous accomplishment. Hiking all three, the “Triple Crown” of backpacking, is an experience the vast majority of us can only dream about. For those that aspire to take an epic thru-hike, but can’t commit months at a time to the endeavor, there are other options. In fact, there is a Triple Crown of shorter “long trails” that require weeks, not months to complete. These trails provide much of the same tremendous scenery and adventure as their more extended brethren, but are achievable for those with families, careers and/or a few extra years under their belts.
Come along on a journey through this Junior Version of the Triple Crown. Walk the Colorado Trail as it shares a path through the Rocky Mountains with the Continental Divide Trail. Visit the most iconic sights of the Pacific Crest Trail through hiking the John Muir Trail. While on the Long Trail, climb up Stratton Mountain, where the idea for the Appalachian Trail was conceived. Be warned though. Once you’ve seen these epic hikes, your bucket list may be a little longer.
DATE & TIME
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM
After a career in park management, Jim Rahtz became a freelance outdoor writer and photographer. His work has appeared in numerous national publications and his books on backpacking have won multiple awards from the Outdoor Writers of Ohio.
Broken Paddle Multi-Purpose Room at Great Miami Outfitters
This class takes place in the lower level of our store. Requires going up and down stairs.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is the presentation?
The presentation will be about 1 hour plus Q&A.
May I bring my own snacks and beverages?
Yes, you may! We will also have cups for water, tea, and coffee.
I may be a few minutes late…is that okay?
The presentation will start promptly at 6:30 PM. However, if you are late, we just ask that you be courteous to the other participants as you enter.
What is the next class for the hiker, paddler, and traveler?
Great Miami Outfitters offers a variety of classroom style classes or outbound trips for backpacking, cycling, and paddling. For a full list of programs, please visit Classes & Events.
COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT:
Great Miami Outfitters is committed to preserving and protecting the natural world. To accomplish this, our programs and events are waste free. We ask that our participants use re-usable items such as water bottles, cups, plates, and utensils. We will provide receptacles for compost, recycling, and any remaining land-fill waste. Thank you for help in protecting our outdoor spaces that we all enjoy.