Will Strader, Winston Shop, Kinsman Range, NH on the A.T.
Join us at the Winston-Salem shop during Scout Benefit Week
Monday, May 3 – 7:30 PM
Paddling Local Rivers and Lakes – Veteran kayaker and canoeist, and Winston Paddling Department Manager, Ward Swann, shares his favorite places in the Triad to explore by boat. Check out the latest in kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, and learn about local organizations promoting and protecting local waterways.
Tuesday, May 4 – 7:30 PM
A Thru-Hikers Journey on the A.T. – Will Strader, who completed a Southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2009, shares slides and stories of his amazing adventure. He will also suggest nearby day hikes and overnights along the A.T., and field questions about what’s involved in planning your own thru-hike.
Wednesday, May 5 – 7:30 PM
Hiking Video & Book Signing w/Randy Johnson – North Carolina High Country writer/photojournalist Randy Johnson is the author of a new trail guide to the Great Smoky Mountains, and his two best-selling trail guides to the Blue Ridge Parkway are just out in brand new, updated editions in time for the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Learn about new places to explore and get signed copies of Randy’s books including Hiking North Carolina.
Thursday, May 6 – 7:00PM
Adventure Racing 101 – If testing your physical and mental fortitude by competing in a 12-hour multisport (biking, trekking and paddling) competition sounds fun, then this is a must see presentation. The Isotopes Racing Team of Winston-Salem, discuss everything you need to know to plan, train, and compete in an adventure race. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for the 3rd Annual IsoSeries Adventure Race on May 29th, 2010 near Danbury, NC.
Friday, May 7 – 7:30 PM
Philmont Shakedown/Ultra light Backpacking – Get advice to lighten the load on your next trek. Scouts going to Philmont this summer are encouraged to bring their “packed” packs, as Rich and Darren of the Winston staff, both of whom have completed Philmont treks, share tips & tidbits to save weight, minimize bulk, and ease discomfort.