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02-03-2011, 13:13
NOC is hosting its 1st annual AT Founder's Bridge Festival April 8-10, 2011!

**Disclaimer... I work for NOC and am a coordinator for this event.

Named after the bridge that coincides with the AT crossing the Nantahala River, our goal is to support current thru-hikers, celebrate the trail that runs directly through our campus, and reach out/invite all backpacking, day-hiking and outdoor enthusiasts.

We'll have live music, trail maintenance with the NHC and SMHC, lightweight backpacking clinics, storytellers, and a keynote presentation from Backpacker Magazine's "Person of the Year" and distinguished adventurer, guide and writer Andrew Skurka!

Lots of gear reps will be on hand with gear demos, info and schwag. All events are free, and lots of door prizes and free gear will be given away. Local lodging/camping/laundry, River's End Restaurant with great burgers and beer, and shopping make NOC the perfect place for resting, resupply, fellowship and fun.

Our re-vamped Outfitter's Store, with lots of thru-hikers on staff, will have lots of great gear for sale. Ultralight and new offerings from ULA, Mont-Bell, Anti-Gravity Gear, Go-Lite, Leki and Cascade Designs... including the ever-popular Mountain Hardware hiking kilt!

Hope y'all can make!