NO HOST EVENT!
Yes, Cheryl Strayed's PCT adventure was "Wild."
But how about hiking 2,633 miles in 60 days, 17 hours and 12 minutes - an average of 44 miles a day hiking ? Now THAT is wild too.
Join us for a fundraising event on January 9th, with special guest Heather "Anish" Anderson, who earlier this year accomplished the fastest self-supported thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail...ever.
Join Heather for a slide-show presentation and audience Question & Answer session, as this Bellingham resident discusses her historic journey, her preparation, her personal story, her gear choices, her on-trail joys and tribulations...and her four mountain lion sightings.
And if speed-hiking might seem to deny one an opportunity to be in and with nature, Heather's PCT diary suggests otherwise: "Covering miles in the mountains where I feel so much joy. I have cherished every sunrise and sunset."
This event, organized and sponsored by the Foothills Branch Hiking & Backpacking Committee, will be a fundraiser for the Mountaineers and event proceeds will provide financial support to:
-The City Of Bellevue TRACKS Outdoor youth program, and
-The Snohomish Country Helicopter Rescue Team
The event will be held at the Highland Center in Bellevue (14224 Bel-Red Road).
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 from Brown Paper Tickets (use "Heather" as the BPT event search keyword) or at the door for $13. We expect a sold-out event!!
Here is a link to the Brown Paper Tickets website.
Also in attendance will be Bob Woods, North Cascades Regional Representative of the PCT Association, who will give an update on The State Of The PCT in the Northwest and along its entire route.
As Heather posted on her Facebook page that documented her journey: "You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them."
And this past summer Heather did just that.