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Mountain Crossings’ Annual Thru Hiker Season Kick Off Party

Mountain Crossings’ Annual Thru Hiker Season Kick Off Party

Saturday, February 24, 2018

mountaincrossingsEvery year the staff at Mountain Crossings starts off the most fun time of the year with a little welcoming shindig! The only thing better than spending a day in the mountains hanging out with a bunch of other outdoor loving folks, checking out great gear, listening to music and munching on food is when you get to spend the next six months thru hiking the Appalachian Trail! Whether you are thru hiking the AT this year, are an avid section or day hiker, just out for a stroll, or simply love spending time in the mountains, Mountain Crossings invites you to drop in and join in the fun of the 2018 Thru Hiker Season Kick Off Party!

Festivities are from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and will include bluegrass music, a gear raffle, hot dogs on the grill with all the fixin’s, a S’more making station, face painting and a scavenger hunt for the kids, unique photo ops, gear rep booths and much more!

Proceeds from the gear raffle go to support programs of the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) (http://wildernessstewards.org). Raffle tickets are only $10 and enter you into a chance to win gear or bundles of gear ranging from daypacks, t-shirts, water bottles, stickers and much, much more. Tickets may be purchased at Mountain Crossings in advance, on the day of the event, or by check made out to SAWS mailed to 12471 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512. It is not necessary to be present to win.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24th and come join us starting at noon to help kick off this year’s thru hiker season! We look forward to seeing old friends, making new ones, honoring thru hikers, and spending time with member of our community!

Thank you for your participation,

Mountain Crossings’ Staff

Mountain Crossings is located northbound just past Blood Mountain on the A.T. in the historic Walasi-yi Center at Neel Gap on US 19/129 south of Blairsville.