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June 19: Mary "Fireweed" Kwart

Topic: Elder Hiking Tips and Tricks

June 19: Mary "Fireweed" Kwart
June 19: Mary "Fireweed" Kwart

Time & Location

Jun 19, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

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About the event

Topic: Elder Hiking Tips and Tricks

Many people choose to embark on hiking journeys as they retire, finally with plenty of time to devote to a favorite activity. Whether you dream of attempting a long backpack trip or maintaining your ability to day hike to beautiful places, thru-hiker Mary "Fireweed" Kwart will present some tips and tricks for staying safe, found, comfortable, healthy, sane, and staying in touch on your journey.

 

In addition:

  • Have a chance to win book giveaways from Mary Davison: Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76 and Aren't You Afraid?: American Discovery Trail from the Atlantic Ocean to Nebraska
  • Donate money during registration to support the Bigfoot Trail Alliance, an organization that manages the 360-mile long-distance hiking trail through the Klamath Mountains of northwest California and, briefly, southwest Oregon.
  • Have a conversation with other intentional hikers about the topic *read more about the conversation code below.

For this event 1/3 of the donations will be given to Mary, and 1/3 will be given to the Bigfoot Trail Alliance. *Donations will appear as a second "ticket" in your order **Donations are not tax deductible unless made directly to a registered non-profit organization.

About the Speaker

Mary "Fireweed" Kwart retired in 2007 from a 30-year career in wildland fire management, and has been long-distance backpacking since 1971. She achieved her lifelong dream of completing the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010--after having hiked sections of the trail since 1976. She has also re-hiked the 500 miles Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail, completed the 485-mile Colorado Trail, the 800-mile Arizona Trail, the 730-mile Grand Enchantment Trail, the 360-mile Bigfoot Trail, the 800-mile Oregon Desert Trail, 600 miles of the Hayduke Trail, the Camino Invierno in Spain and other traips in Alaska and Scotland. Read Mary’s trail journals at www.postholer.com/fireweed.

FAQ

Only register if you can attend this event in person

  • A recording of each event (excluding the conversation portion) will be uploaded to the Intentional Hiking YouTube channel.
  • Each recording will be accompanied by a Conversation Kit which will help you have a discussion on the event's theme with friends and family.

Conversation code

  • Please engage in these conversations with curiosity, an open mind, and respect. 
  • Lead with kindness and compassion. 
  • Listen to understand; not reply. 
  • No judgement, no advice (unless specifically asked for)

Non-profit Partners

  • Each guest can choose a non-profit partner of choice to feature during the event. 
  • Attendees can raise money for the non-profit during the registration process by giving a donation. 
  • Donations will be split evenly between the guest, non-profit partner, and host.

Gear Giveaways

  • Events will feature gear or product giveaways from new or cottage hiking brands. 
  • Need to be present to win.

Event Duration

  • Each event will last between 60-90 minutes

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Tickets

  • Free

    Sale ends: Jun 19, 3:30 PM PDT
    $0.00
  • Donate to your speakers

    Sale ends: Jun 19, 3:30 PM PDT

    Donations will be split evenly between the guest, non-profit partner, and host. *Donations will appear as a second "ticket" in your order **Donations are not tax deductible unless made directly to a registered non-profit organization

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