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Free REI Class: Appalachian Trail Club Presentation at NE Atlanta REI store
|Event Location:||REI Atlanta at 1800 NE Expressway, on I-85 southbound access rd near Clairmont Rd|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Oct 11 2018 6:45 pm >> Thu, Oct 11 2018 8:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Oct 2 2018 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Oct 11 2018 2:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
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IN A NUTSHELL: I'm posting this article recommending our Atlanta Outdoor Club participation in this REI-sponsored indoor event so our members can learn more about the Appalachian Trail. Officers and other active members of the GA Appalachian Trail Club (GATC) will offer tips about hiking it, discuss its fascinating history and answer questions. Each of us who wishes to attend should click the above-linked REI webpage and register individually as I have—see easy Directions to the "Atlanta store" below.
MEETING & SEATING: Our AOC subgroup will first gather at 6:45 PM just inside the store entrance where we'll introduce one another and "take roll." Then a few minutes before 7:00 PM we'll find seating together in the designated area where we'll meet the featured speaker(s) and other clinic attendees. If you have to arrive late, you can likely still be seated - just ask an REI employee to direct you to the class area.
APPALACHIAN TRAIL from A to K - Amicalola to Katahdin: Join us for a presentation on the history of the Appalachian Trail from concept to current state! Learn more about the A.T. in Georgia from members of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. Backpacking on the A.T. will be talked about as well including a suggested packing list, useful tips, information about trail etiquette, and Leave No Trace principles. There will plenty of time for Q&A, so come join us to get an overview of the A.T., learn practical information for successful hiking, and find out you can help sustain and protect the A.T. The instructor is a two time A.T. Ridgerunner and a member of the G.A.TC. Board and the ATC Stewardship Council." For info about the GA Appalachian Trail Club click: https://georgia-atclub.org/
WHY an AOC "SUBGROUP" for these FREE REI CLASSES? Several good reasons:
P.S. OTHER REI CLASSES - HOW to make RESERVATIONS ON YOUR OWN: You can check the various REI stores' class offerings and space availability as follows, and reserve spot(s) for yourself and friends for any class that interests you:
|How to Get There:|
THE REI "ATLANTA STORE" is at 1800 Northeast Expy, Atlanta, GA 30329 (about 4 miles inside I-285). It's on the southbound I-85 Access Road just south of the Clairmont Rd exit. For a zoomable online color map and satellite view of the store and its vicinity click on the rectangular blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article. You GPS or Google.com/maps users may find its Lat/Lon coordinates handy as your entered destination: 33.8395,-84.3213
FROM SPAGHETTI JUNCTION ETC. via I-85 SOUTH:
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Free Event with Free Parking!
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.