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Thru Hike Tale: The Continental Divide Trail

  • Nov 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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***BEFORE YOU RSVP, BE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY REGISTERING THROUGH THE REI SITE AT:

http://www.rei.com/event/54267/session/82097/12082013

Local long distance hiker (and Portland Hiking Meetup group member) Erin "Wired" Saver is doing a presentation at REI on her recent thru hike along the Continental Divide Trail. The 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail is considered one of the most rugged and remote long distance trails in the world. It is the least known and traveled of America's "Triple Crown" (three longest trails including the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail). Solo backpacker, Erin "Wired" Saver (PCT 2011) will be speaking about her 134 day thru hike along the CDT which took her from Mexico to Canada along the spine of North America this past summer. The presentation includes anecdotes, pictures, and videos from her hike. For a sneak peek, check out her highly followed blog at www.walkingwithwired.com where she kept a daily detailed journal of her hike.

**Don't forget to sign up for this event via the REI website listed above as an RSVP through the PHMG will not get you into the event**

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  • Jill

    Really enjoyed the presentation - thanks so much Erin - can't wait to follow your next adventure on the Appalachian.

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Jim H.

    I missed it also. I drove in 25 miles from out of town, was 30 minutes early, and gave up after 45 minutes trying to find a place to park. It was obvious that this is normal in this area at this time of night. REI might not be responsible to provide parking but they damn sure should tell attendees about the problem and offer some constructive suggestions to help them deal with it.

    November 7, 2013

    • Erin S

      That really sucks Jim. Apparently last night was unusually packed downtown with many things overlapping. I have three more presentations coming up in the next three months with unlimited seating/parking not in downtown, so I hope you try again. They are listed on my site at www.walkingwithwired.com­

      November 8, 2013

  • Doug O.

    Sorry I missed the event. I thought I was arriving 20 minutes early, and then spent the next 45 minutes trying, unsuccessfully, to find a parking spot within a 1/2 mile in any direction from REI. Since I've only been in Portland a few weeks, perhaps you old-time residents can give me some tips?

    November 7, 2013

    • Erin S

      Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that Doug. Apparently last night was unusually packed downtown with many things overlapping. I have three more presentations coming up in the next three months with unlimited seating, so I hope you try again. They are listed on my site at www.walkingwithwired.com­

      November 8, 2013

  • Erin S

    Had a great time. Wonderful audience! Thanks to all who came:)

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Erin- you do know you are up against the Ducks and The Timbers.

    November 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I had to cancel because of the Timbers game :(

      November 6, 2013

    • Erin S

      Last time I was up against the World Series and faired ok...we'll see...

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I cannot after all have to work late

    November 6, 2013

    • Erin S

      That's ok, other presentations in the coming months are listed on my blog.

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can make it after all yay!

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Erin, I wish I could come and listen to my hero, but I am booked on this same date.

    November 4, 2013

    • Erin S

      You're in luck! I have three more coming up. One each month in Dec, Jan, & Feb...check out my site for the places/dates.

      November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make this meeting....is there a special offshoot for people interested in training for the Camino walk? thanks.

    November 2, 2013

    • Erin S

      Hi Susan, I have many other upcoming presentations listed on my website www.walkingwithwired.com­. My friend Heather specializes in the El Camino and does local presentations from time to time. Here is her blog and you can contact her through there if you're interested. http://renegadepilgri...­

      November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work that day.

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I RSVPed for this early last month.. do I need to print anything from REI to bring with us to showed we signed up? i looked at the REI website.. and couldnt find anything to tell me that...

    October 30, 2013

    • Erin S

      Nope, you're all set:)

      October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for posting this event! I'm on the wait list at REI so I hope to be there.

    October 25, 2013

    • Erin S

      They will send out an email a few days before telling wait listers if they should come. If it doesn't happen, I have more presentations in coming months. The list is posted here on my site. www.walkingwithwired.com­

      October 26, 2013

  • Erin S

    And thanks to u Zach!

    October 10, 2013

  • Zachary

    Thanks again, Erin!!

    October 10, 2013

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