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Mar 18

Happy Hiker Day

Book Signing
Retail Sale
  • Date & Time

    March 18, 11:00 AM – March 18, 2023, 3:00 PM

  • Location

    Nantahala Outdoor Center, NOC Outfitter's Store

Happy Hiker Day


Join us for Happy Hiker Day, a spring event celebrating the Year of the Trail and our love for hiking! At the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River, we are proud to be a respite and guide for thru-hikers, day hikers, and anyone that wants to get out on the trail! Enjoy a free guided local hike, discounts on hiking gear, activities for kids, a trail mix bar, an AMA (ask me anything) with a former thru-hiker, and participate in a backpack shakedown!  AT Thru-hikers and authors Josh and Amber Nevins will give a talk and book signing.

Schedule Of Events:

  • 10% off Select Hiking Gear at our Outfitter’s Store.
  • 11 am: Short guided informational hike to Rufus Morgan Appalachian Trail Shelter, 1.5 mile round trip- easy to moderate. Meet outside the General Store.
  • Pack Shakedowns with our experienced retail guides at the Outfitters Store.
  • 12 pm: Kids Activities on River Left. See signs for details
  • 12:30 pm – 1 pm: “Ask Me Anything” with former 2016 Thru-Hiker “Hot Sauce”
  • 2 pm: Book Signing/Presentation with Josh and Amber Niven upstairs in the Outfitter’s Store

See other great hiking events here: https://greattrailsnc.com/events/ 

 Join us in Gatlinburg in April for our next hiking event!

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