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TJ aka Teej
01-14-2005, 17:00
Additions or corrections to this list, please!


The Southern Ruck, the NOC in Wesser, NC, Jan 14-17: www.soruck.com (http://www.soruck.com/) was enjoyed by over 100 hikers! The 2006 Southern Ruck will return to the NOC next January. Photos:2005 SOruck http://gallery.backcountry.net/2005-Soruck
The PA Ruck, Jan 28-30 http://www.artofthetrail.com/paruck was a hiker heaven of tuckerization, friendships old and new, learning teaching and sharing, and good food! Photos:http://gallery.backcountry.net/2005-Paruck
The AMC Annual Meeting, February 5th at the Westin-Waltham Hotel http://www.outdoors.org/annualmeeting/
The BillVille Winter Warmer, Duncannon PA, March 4-6 more info here http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6936
The Ironmasters ALDHA Work Trip (Pine Grove Furnace SP, PA near the AT half-way point) March 4-6. Mostly painting and scraping, but if you're a carpenter or electrician your help is needed too! Contact Skeeter at hudsom@us.ibm.com (hudsom@us.ibm.com)
The Second Annual Appalachian Trail Summit The dates are Friday Night March the 18th and all day Saturday March the 19th. Held in Erwin, Tennessee. For more info people can contact at themissjanet@yahoo.com.
The Florida Trail Association Conference March 18-20 www.florida-trail.org (http://www.florida-trail.org/)
The 1st Rockies Ruck! March 25-27, in Colorado at the Estes Park YMCA near Rocky Mountain National Park, website: http://www.magnanti.com/rockies_ruck.htm
ALDHA's Spring Steering Commitee April 2-3 at the Blackburn Trail Center, Loudon, VA
Maine Appalachian Trail Club's 70th Annual Meeting, 8AM to 4PM, April 9th at the University of Maine Farmington, Robert's Learning Center Room C-131 www.matc.org (http://www.matc.org/)
The PCT ADZPCTKOP, April 22-24 Lake Moreno CA
TrailFest, in HotSprings, NC, April 22-24 www.trailfest.net (http://www.trailfest.net/)
3rd Southeastern Foot Trails Conference April 28 - May 1, 2005 at Table Rock State Park in South Carolina. http://www.americanhiking.org/alliance/2005conf.html
TrailDays, in Damascus, VA May 13-15 http://www.traildays.nstemp.com/
National Trail Day is June 4th, locations TBA all across the USA www.americanhiking.org (http://www.americanhiking.org/)
Partnership for the National Trails System Conference, June 18-22, Las Vegas NV http://www.nationaltrailspartnership.org/ (http://www.nationaltrailspartnership.org/)
The International Appalachian Trail Gathering, June 23-26, at Anse- Pleureuse, Quebec. www.sia-iat.com (http://www.sia-iat.com/) http://www.cgmatane.qc.ca/siaiat/ The (http://www.cgmatane.qc.ca/siaiat/%20The) program for this summer's IAT Gathering is available as a small .doc file, email me if you want it.
The ATC Biennial in Johnson City, TN. July 1-8 East Tennesee State University www.southernhighlands2005.org (http://www.southernhighlands2005.org/) & www.applachiantrail.org (http://www.applachiantrail.org/)
BillVille's Hiker Trash Feed, the second weekend in July in Port Clinton, PA
WhiteBlaze get togther Sept 10 - 11, at Rivers and Trails in The Forks Maine. The ferrymans place.
ALDHA West Gathering Sept 30 - October 2 www.aldhawest.org (http://www.aldhawest.org/)
The ALDHA Gathering, in Hanover, NH, October 7-10 www.aldha.org (http://www.aldha.org/)
The National Land Trust Alliance Rally, National Land Conservation Conference, October 14-17 2005, Madison WI Land Trust Alliance: http://www.lta.org/ (http://www.lta.org/) Rally website: http://www.lta.org/training/rally.htm
This calendar will be updated asahp as more info comes in, thanks to all who have contributed!

Other Trail/AT/Hiker event calendars:

Here at Whiteblaze, includes thruhike start dates and birthdays: http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/calendar.php (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/calendar.php)?
The ATC's official calendar, includes Board meetings and office opening and closings:http://www.appalachiantrail.org/about/events.html (http://www.appalachiantrail.org/about/events.html)
The New Hiker Event Calendar website, an attempt to put everything in one place: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hiking_backpacking_events/

Footslogger
01-14-2005, 17:06
Darn ...nothing in Wyoming again this year.

'Slogger
AT 2003

Tha Wookie
01-14-2005, 17:08
the SE foottrails conference (AHS) in SC last weekend of April

TJ aka Teej
01-14-2005, 17:13
Darn ...nothing in Wyoming again this year.
Hi 'Slogger! We're boycotting Wyoming, you have too much great hiking!
Unless, that is, you want to throw the First Wyoming Ruck-odeo? I remember Mags mentioned an idea for a CDT Ruck a while back - maybe this calendar will inspire some folks to invent events!

MOWGLI
01-14-2005, 17:15
the SE foottrails conference (AHS) in SC last weekend of April


http://www.americanhiking.org/alliance/sessions.html

Thanks Wookie. For a full list of trainings and educational sessions, please take a look at the link above. Tha Wookie is one of our many presenters. If you are involved with a non-profit, or interested in becoming a volunteer, or interested in how to build and maintain trails correctly, or you just want to meet a lot of really hard working and dedicated trail folks, you won't want to miss this event. It's gonna be a hoot! There's some great hiking in the area too!

Footslogger
01-14-2005, 17:31
Hi 'Slogger! We're boycotting Wyoming, you have too much great hiking!
Unless, that is, you want to throw the First Wyoming Ruck-odeo? I remember Mags mentioned an idea for a CDT Ruck a while back - maybe this calendar will inspire some folks to invent events!======================
Now you're talking !! A WESRUCK. No problem finding a place to hold the event. Lots more land than people out here.

But yeah ....guess we do have some pretty awesome hiking out here, not mention the fantastic down-hill, x-country sking and snowshoeing.

chris
01-14-2005, 18:05
For west coasters, there is the ADZPCTKOP. It is happening at Lake Morena, CA (20 PCT miles in from the border) on April 22-24. (Fri-Sat). There might actually be a few whiteblaze people there this year. I should be there this year, along with perhaps, a few others. My lovely ladies from the GDT (also PCT vets) might show as well.

Another event missed is the CIFD, which is scheduled for June 10 here in Lakewood. A most important event, at least for me.

Mags
01-14-2005, 18:08
Hi 'Slogger! We're boycotting Wyoming, you have too much great hiking!
Unless, that is, you want to throw the First Wyoming Ruck-odeo? I remember Mags mentioned an idea for a CDT Ruck a while back - maybe this calendar will inspire some folks to invent events!

Yep..life got in the way. :) OK...spring Rockies Ruck? How does tht sound?

Here's my promise: I am going to visit the family in RI next week, when I get back, will work OT to find a place. How does that sound. No reason why we can't have a ruck! :)

Oh yes..there is the ADZPCTKOP held at the lLake Morena Campground in the last weekend of April. Then there is the ALDHA-W Gathering held the weekend before the Aldha-East.

Footslogger
01-14-2005, 18:43
Hey Mags ...maybe we could invade the town of Encampment, over by the CDT. Nice river and good camping over there. Might wanna wait until the snow melts though. Pretty rough territory this time of year.

'Slogger

chris
01-14-2005, 19:11
Depending on when and where, I'd show.

Footslogger
01-14-2005, 19:27
Depending on when and where, I'd show.========================
OK ...that makes 3 of us. You, Mags and me. Can you have a Ruck with 3 people ??

'Slogger

chris
01-14-2005, 20:04
Why not? I was at a mini-Gathering in which there were four people total. Of course, we could do something daft and have it in the Grand Canyon in late March and hike for a week instead.

Tha Wookie
01-14-2005, 21:02
http://www.americanhiking.org/alliance/sessions.html

Thanks Wookie. For a full list of trainings and educational sessions, please take a look at the link above. Tha Wookie is one of our many presenters. If you are involved with a non-profit, or interested in becoming a volunteer, or interested in how to build and maintain trails correctly, or you just want to meet a lot of really hard working and dedicated trail folks, you won't want to miss this event. It's gonna be a hoot! There's some great hiking in the area too!
MOWGLI6, don't mention it. I think the conference deserves some attention. I just finished reading the "set list" of presentations, and I felt like I was reeling off a great Dead show from maybe '71-'72. Pardon the metaphor, but I just think that the list holds an incedible amount of variety and substance, and it sounds like an interesting ride. I hope to see some Whiteblazers there.

By the way, some people have emailed me before, asking about volunteering and careers in trail research. My collective answer is for those interested in trails for life should come and get auquainted with those who do.

All I can say is that I'll be there quaking in my sandals if I have to follow up my mentor like the list shows.

capehiker
01-15-2005, 07:54
I found this for Trail Days. Hopefully the site will be updated as the date becomes closer.

http://www.traildays.nstemp.com/

I hope to include Trail Days this year as part of my section hike. I'm looking forward to experiencing all that I've heard about it.

minnesotasmith
01-15-2005, 08:14
If I could make one constructive suggestion, it would be to add city and state next to every event in the list. Not all the newbies will know that Damascus is in VA, etc.

Perhaps you'd want to add an asterisk by the more major events (i.e., Trail Days) as well.

Mags
01-15-2005, 11:48
Why not? I was at a mini-Gathering in which there were four people total. Of course, we could do something daft and have it in the Grand Canyon in late March and hike for a week instead.


I'm biased..I would have it in the Denver area. :)

(Though a hike in the grand canyon.hmm..)

Here's why: Denver is a major hub. Easy to get to and from. Be it by bus, air or driving.

Plenty of hostels near or even on the CDT. (SIlverthorne, Grand Lake, Leadville. Grand Lake is probably the most scenic. Silverthorne is the easiet to get to, Leadville is way the heck up there and not as easy to get to if the weather is bad).

Even in winter, the climate of Colrado can be quite mild. On a sunny day in the high country, wow..much better than say southern New England where it is cold, damp, and full of black ice (and where I will be for a week!!!!!! At least I finally get to have some good seafood and Italian food for the first time in two years! :D). Great hiking/snowshoeing if we want to.

And, well..I live in Colrado. :D

In all seriousness, though, it i probablyt is the easiet place in terms of gettng to and from for many people.

Anyway, when I get from Rhody the week of the 24th will put my thinking camp on. Mid March perhaps?

Footslogger
01-15-2005, 12:40
I'm biased..I would have it in the Denver area. :)

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Mags ...keep me informed. Denver works, and I like the idea of Grand Lake up there by the Rocky Mountain National Park. Good choice !!

'Slogger

Oh yeah ...and the count is now at 4. My wife (Bad Ass Turtle - AT 2001) saw the post and said that she's definitely interested.

TJ aka Teej
01-16-2005, 11:50
Thanks for all the help with updates!

A-Train
01-16-2005, 15:54
I'm off the week of 18-27th of March for spring break and would definately be interested in doing a week of hiking/hanging out west somewhere. Let me know if you guys seriously consider a Colorado/Grand Canyon event.

Footslogger
01-16-2005, 23:27
I'm off the week of 18-27th of March for spring break and would definately be interested in doing a week of hiking/hanging out west somewhere. Let me know if you guys seriously consider a Colorado/Grand Canyon event.==========================
A-Train ...that may be a tad early for an outing in this area, unless you're interested in something fairly extreme. Lot of the hiking out here is at 10,000 feet and above and there gobs of snow until late May or early June. Not saying that wouldn't be fun ...but it might be more enjoyable in early summer.

Besides ...I the wife and I decided to dust off our dive gear and go somewhere warm and sunny for Spring Break. We're headed for Belize.

'Slogger
AT 2003

TJ aka Teej
01-19-2005, 23:52
The Second Annual Appalachian Trail Summit The dates are Friday Night March the 18th and all day Saturday March the 19th. Held in Erwin, Tennessee. For more info people can contact at themissjanet@yahoo.com.

TJ aka Teej
01-28-2005, 11:40
Added IAT and MATC information today.

The Solemates
01-28-2005, 13:15
I find it funny that the AMC meeting is at the Westin. Typical.

TJ aka Teej
01-31-2005, 12:03
I find it funny that the AMC meeting is at the Westin. Typical.Take care not to lump the excellent local AMC Chapters (Berkshire, Maine, etc.) and volunteers in with the upper crust Joy Streeters.

Tenacious Tanasi
02-01-2005, 21:38
Teej,

I'm stealing your work! ;-) I created a website that utilized a calendar where we can put in hiker events that we are aware of so that more folks can find information on them, too.

Here's the website. Please pass it on to anyone you know that may be interested in it....

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hiking_backpacking_events/

There are no emails sent out. People can just open it up and take a look whenever they need some info on an event. Let me know what you think!

TJ aka Teej
02-01-2005, 21:45
Teej,

I'm stealing your work! ;-)
I just read your at-l post and was about to send you a link to this list, Tenacious Tansi! Feel free to use the stuff I post here and on the at-l. The more people know about Hiker Events the better, as you can attest from the PARUCK you just attended!
I'm about to update it, next day or two I think I have to hear back from a hiker, with some PCT, IAT, and NCT info I've been sent.

attroll
02-02-2005, 00:39
Please feel free to post any hiker events here on WhiteBlaze also in the public calendar.

TJ aka Teej
02-03-2005, 22:24
Added info for the 1st Rockies Ruck!! Also the IAT folks have sent me the program for this summer's IAT Gathering as a .doc file, drop me a line at snodrog5@aol.com if you like to have it.

TJ aka Teej
02-03-2005, 22:25
Please feel free to post any hiker events here on WhiteBlaze also in the public calendar. Will do, ATTroll!

TJ aka Teej
02-07-2005, 21:03
Links added tonight.

Jack Tarlin
02-08-2005, 20:04
Just a reminder that the 2005 Billville Winter Warmer will be taking place in the fabulous and fabled Doyle Hotel in just over three and a half weeks.

For more information, see http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6936

Hope to see some new faces this year in addition to the usual suspects.

TJ aka Teej
02-12-2005, 10:18
Added Land Trust Alliance Rally and Partnership for the National Trails System Conference information. Thanks to all who have contributed information!

Jester2000
03-22-2005, 16:22
Note to all:
While the Billville Hiker Feed in Port Clinton in July is certainly no invitation-only thing, it is mainly put on for current-year hikers and the people of the town. If you plan to attend and don't fit into one of those categories, you should expect to work, shuttle people, or otherwise donate your time or money.

Don't worry, you can still do so and have a great time.

attroll
06-16-2005, 01:41
TJ aka Teej

I edited your first post and added the WhiteBlaze get together to your listing. I hope you did not mind.

WhiteBlaze get togther Sept 10 - 11, at Rivers and Trails in The Forks Maine. The ferrymans place.

TJ aka Teej
06-16-2005, 09:00
WhiteBlaze get togther Sept 10 - 11, at Rivers and Trails in The Forks Maine. The ferrymans place.
Excellent! Thanks for adding it!

TJ aka Teej
03-01-2006, 11:59
Hi Whiteblazers!
Last year, with a great deal of your help, I put together a listing of hiker events. Would someone like to step forward and help compile a 2006 version?
many thanks,

AbeHikes
03-01-2006, 14:32
The Second Annual Appalachian Trail Summit The dates are Friday Night March the 18th and all day Saturday March the 19th. Held in Erwin, Tennessee. For more info people can contact at themissjanet@yahoo.com.

If these dates are for 2006, they're not correct (regarding day of the week). Or am I not correctly reading it?

AbeHikes
03-01-2006, 14:33
If these dates are for 2006, they're not correct (regarding day of the week). Or am I not correctly reading it?

Pffft. Never mind. Good morning, Abe.