Harpers Ferry, WV (Nov. 12, 2014) – Celebrate the holiday season with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) on Saturday, Dec. 6 and meet Karen Berger, a noted outdoor writer and author of numerous hiking books. The ATC’s Holiday Open House is free and will be held at its Visitor Center, located at 799 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry, WV.
During the event, Berger will sign copies of her latest book, “America’s Great Hiking Trails,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This illustrated work, published by Rizzoli International, provides readers with an in-depth overview of America’s 11 National Scenic Trails, including the A.T. Each trail has its own chapter in the book, complete with a map and photo gallery, highlighting its history, scenic spots, and more.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to give the public the opportunity to meet Karen Berger, an international expert on hiking and backpacking,” said Javier Folgar, ATC’s director of Marketing and Communications. “Berger has hiked the Appalachian Trail from end-to-end and has a wealth of stories and advice to offer the public.”
Hot cider and coffee, as well as homemade refreshments, will also be available to the public until 5 p.m. This event is also a perfect opportunity to shop for A.T.-themed merchandise for the hiker on your list. New items, such as the film “The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy,” will be available for purchase.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Holiday Open House
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a book signing by Karen Berger from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: ATC Visitor Center, 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV
For more information about Karen Berger, visit www.hikerwriter.com. For more information about the Holiday Open House, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/events.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Email: [email protected]