This entry brings you a collection of presentations on hiking, on the preparation, experience, kids&dog, life lessons... A view from the adventureus.
Andrew Sturka: Ultimate Hiking Gear & Skills Clinic
"A backpacking trip consists of two distinct activities: hiking and camping. In this informative clinic, renowned long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka will discuss the gear, supplies and skills necessary to make hiking fun, not an arduous chore. Skurka was named ""Adventurer of the Year"" by Outside and was described as ""a Superman among trekkers,"" by National Geographic; he is the author of The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide.
You will learn: (1) How to predict the environmental and route conditions you will encounter on a trip; (2) the best uses and limitations of lightweight equipment; (3) skills that will help keep you safe and comfortable with a minimum of possessions; and, (4) exactly what Skurka takes for a summer backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada, and why."
Talks at Google
Jennifer Pharr Davis: Triumph on the Trail "Each year, hundreds attempt to hike the 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis did it in 46 and a half days to become the overall speed record holder. Hear her tell the tale" 2014 National Geographic (24:21)
Cheryl Strayed: Love, Life and Lessons Learned in “Wild”
"Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, speaks about love, loss and life to a packed auditorium at Concordia University, St. Paul. A Minnesota native, Strayed discusses how issues in her personal life culminated with the journey she details in her critically acclaimed memoir. During this evening of heartbreak, laughter and hope, Cheryl offers life lessons that she learned during one of her life's darkest times. Even as she mourned the loss of her mother and saw the demise of her marriage, Cheryl refused to give up. Instead, she went on a journey of intense self-discovery, hiking more than 1,000 miles on the Pacific Coast Trail."
Concordia University St Paul
Joe Peterlin: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
"In 2008, Joe Peterlin hiked through the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. The Appalachian Trail, or AT as it is commonly known as, is a 2,176 mile foot path that starts at Springer Mountain in Georgia, crosses 14 states, and ends at Mount Kathadin in Maine. Joe will discuss preparation of a long distance hike, safety, logistics, and the trail experience."
Lakeland Community College
David Kallin: The 2185 mile hike
"Have you ever tried and just get your kids to walk a few miles with you? Watch and learn as David Kallin, husband, father, and outdoor adventurer describes his family’s extraordinary adventure trekking the 2,185-mile Appalachian trail. In his talk, David describes the challenges and tremendous rewards of watching his young children (ages 8 and 9) navigate the arduous five-month long hike from Georgia to Maine. The Kallin Family are now among an elite group of only 16 families who have completed the trail start to finish."