ATKO 2018

"Appalachian Trail Kickoff"

Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville GA
 Friday March 2 - Sunday March 4



ATKO 2018 
("Appalachian Trail Kick Off") 



Friday March 2nd

7:00 pm- “10 Golden Suggestions for Hiking the Appalachian Trail”
Bob "Sir-Packs-Alot" Gabrielsen - Top of Georgia Hiking Center

8:00 pm- “The Trail is Full of Surprises”- Gary Sizer, Author

Saturday March 3rd

9:00 am- “State of the Trail Update”- Bill Bryant

10:00 am- “Staying Found on the AT”- Ken Bunnings, ALDHAs Search and Rescue Coordinator

11:00 am- “Dehydrate it Yourself, Backpacking Food”-Judy (Heartfire) Gross, Lightheart Gear

1:00 pm- “The Trail of my Life”- Gene Espy, Author/Legend

2:00 pm- “Ultra Light Hiking and Making Your Gear”- George (Tinman) Andrews, Antigravitygear

3:00 pm- “Leave No Trace”- Jay Dement, GATC/LNT Trainer

4:00 pm- “Simple Backpacking Principles”- Sunny Waller

5:00pm- “Practical Ultra Light for the AT”- Paul Fitzner, Etowah Gear

6:00 pm- “Leave No Trace Trail Magic”- Miss Janet, Trail Angel

7:00 pm- “The Hiking Community and How We Relate to Each Other Through our Individual Roles”- Odie Norman, The Hiker Yearbook

Sunday March 5th

9:00 am- “The AT Game”- Ron Burger, ALDHAs Asst Coordinator

10:00 am- “Trail Service Providers Q & A Panel”-Bob Gabrielsen and guests

11:00 am- “Ssssnakes Alive”- (live animal presentation) Doug Grant, Naturalist