Registration for our Annual Conference is now closed.  If you were unable to register for this year's conference, we hope you'll be able to join us for our 2019 conference.

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 DavisDavis, 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.

To download a PDF with full Conference information, please CLICK HERE.

Registration for the Saturday Sessions only closes March 10, though if you'd still like to stay Friday and Saturday nights at Cheaha you may certainly book lodging directly with them. 

To register online and pay via PayPal, please CLICK HERE.

To register offline (including submitting a roommate request) or for all other conference-related questions, please contact Alexa Hayes, VP for PR, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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