The unGathering opens Friday evening with a “members-only” Celebration and Happy Hour. We’ll thank volunteers, honor recent trail completers and hear from 40 Hike Challenge completer Nashua Hussein
. A short concert by musician and MST section-hiker Shay Martin Lovette
follows. Clink glasses while toasting the MST with a special pint glass that, for now, is available only to unGathering attendees (snag it with a special link to our online store
that you’ll get with registration receipt.)
Saturday March 27th, the meeting is open to the public and kicks off with a State of the Trail update from Kate Dixon, Friends of MST’s executive director, and other MST leaders. They’ll share about work to build new trail, develop programs and improve the hiker experience on the MST. We’ll also hear from Dwayne Patterson
, the director of North Carolina State Parks.