The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference is over. Everyone has left Emory and Henry College. We’ve said goodbye and exchanged emails and said “See you in two years” at Western Carolina University.
But a committee has already been working for more than two years to plan the 39th Biennial Conference. We’ve learned a lot about running a conference from the hard-working folks in Southwest Virginia. We’ve gathered every form, every piece of paper and bit of advice that was offered to us.
And of course, we took all the signs.
This was not a trivial job. Carroll and Bruce took a truck and went back up to Emory and Henry College and loaded up all the signs and kiosks that were used at the conference. They drove back down to Asheville and placed them all in our garage. The signs will come in handy in two years and save us a lot of work and time.
A lot of you will be asked to volunteer to lead a hike or an excursion or help in other ways. See you in Cullowhee July 19 to 26, 2013.
But I hope to see you on the trail a lot sooner.