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A Walk in the Wood AND “A Walk in the Woods”

Date(s) - Sun Sep 13, 2015
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Penn State Arboretum


Conceived of by Benton MacKaye in 1921 and maintained by trail clubs in partnerships with multiple agencies, the Appalachian Trail (AT) extends from Georgia to Maine through approximately 2200 miles of white blazes. In the spirit of America’s Eastern Scenic Footpath, join AT section hiker Kristin Joivell for an AT themed adventure! First, we will go on a short walk through Hartley Wood in State College–perhaps we will encounter some “trail magic” along the way. Meet at the Arboretum parking lot at the corner of Park and Bigler in State College. After the walk, Kristin will lead you through a “shake down” of typical gear in an AT hiker’s pack and you can sample a few conventional AT hiker power-up snacks too. Finally, we will travel to a nearby theatre in State College to view the newly released movie, “A Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte (based on Bill Bryson’s 1998 bestselling book of the same title). Movie tickets cost $7.50. Here’s the official trailer to the movie:

Snacks will be provided, but bring a picnic lunch. Contact trip leader, Kristin Joivell, at [email protected] or call 386-6267 for more details.