Our spring 2018 conference will be AHTS' biggest annual event! The conference will run from Friday, March 30th through Sunday, April 1st and will be held at the picturesque, rustic Cheaha Lodge. Sessions will be held in the Lodge's main dining room, its upstairs study, and the Cheaha Chapel.
The three day conference will begin with an AHTS General Members Meeting followed by a Welcome Reception and Silent Auction on Friday evening. On Saturday, attendees will enjoy an enlightening keynote address from Kate Dixon, the woman who brought the Mountain to Sea Trail, a project very similar to our vision for the Alabama Trail, to fruition and will also hear from special guest speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis. Davis, known as “Odyssa” on the trail, is a record-setting, award-winning hiker and author who we have recruited to hike the Alabama section of the Pinhoti as a prelude to the conference.
Attendees will attend multiple sessions of their choosing, covering plans for the Alabama Trail, the Pinhoti, and Flagg Mountain, as well as the benefits of hiking, building trails, and shelter construction, among others. The conference will conclude with guided hikes on Sunday morning. The weather is expected to be crisp and refreshing, perfect for hiking.
Registration for the Conference will open soon, so please stay tuned for updates! Admission will be $100 per person and will include two nights of lodging either in the campground or the Cheaha Hotel.