The Thru-hiker's Secret


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

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  • Group size 35 people
  • Instructor REI Specialist

An Appalachian Trail thru-hike is one of the greatest gifts to yourself. It's a true-life adventure in a modern world. Backpacking from Georgia to Maine by foot is far from a smooth journey however. Discover the physical, psychological and logistical secrets that can help you earn the coveted moniker of "Thru-Hiker" with two-time AT Thru-hiker, Mark "Postcard" Hughes. The talk is free. The possible photograph of you posing next to a weather-beaten sign called Katahdin, priceless. Register below and take the first step to becoming a 2000-Miler.

    Activity location

    Rockville REI

    910 Rose Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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