More frequent blog posts are coming soon, but I wanted to update everyone on the busy February I have ahead and the events I’ll be at in Portland for locals.
Flip Flop Flipped
I never thought I’d be saying this in my lifetime, but I’ll soon be in a movie on the big screen! The much anticipated and comical third installment of Squatch’s Appalachian Trail trilogy, “Flip Flop Flipped-Further Adventures of A Random Nature on the Appalachian Trail” will be available online in March (pre-order available now). There will be a premiere showing at the Laurelhurst Theater in Portland, OR on March 7th (date changed). It’s sure to sell out, so I recommend getting your tickets online by PayPal-ing Squatch. Here is the Facebook link for the Portland premiere for more info. Proceeds go to the Pacific Crest Trail Association and Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Squatch has been hiking and filming trails for over a decade. In the Flip Flop Flippin’ series he hikes the AT in sections over three entertaining summers. This past summer he returned to complete his final sections of the Appalachian Trail and made the final film of the trilogy. We’ve know each other for a few years, so it was great fun that our paths finally crossed on the trail this past summer. Even better is that many of those that I hiked with will also be in the film. In the preview you’ll notice the familiar faces of myself, Jett Cat, the Kallins(adorable!), and Lint. Sure to be a great one! Here’s the first trailer for Flip Flop Flipped and while you’re waiting for your copy to come in March, you can catch up by watching Flip Flop Flippin’ 1 & 2!
***If you’re viewing on a smartphone and the video doesn’t show below, just click the link here.
Final AT Presentations at REI
If you plan to go to one of these presentations, be sure to sign up online through REI.
*Feb 9th: AT Presentation at REI Tualatin (register HERE) 6:30pm
*Feb 23rd: AT Presentation at REI Hillsboro (register HERE) 6:30pm
ALDHA-West Winter Ruck (Backpacking Clinic)
ALDHA-West (American Long Distance Hiking Association West) is doing their second annual Cascade Winter Ruck on February 28th in Cascade Locks. A full day of presentations and seminars on all aspects of backpacking. This isn’t just for thru hiking hopefuls, but also for anyone interested in doing multi-day trips. I will not be there the full day, but I will be giving the final presentation of the day on my overall triple crown journey. Register here to attend!