August 24, 2016
Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Mountain Club
Join the guides
Chris Hedges Truthdig columnist and best-selling author.
Thomas Hedges Certified trip leader and journalist at the Center
Zuade Kaufman Truthdig
There will be daily one-hour discussions based on some of Chris Hedges' best-selling books:
"Death of the Liberal Class"
Join our five-day backpacking trip and lecture tour June 27 - July 1. Click here to request further details.
The cost is $2,100 per hiker and all proceeds, after expenses, will go to sustain Truthdig.
This life-changing journey will span five days and four nights.
Participants will sleep in huts in bunk beds. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the huts.
Although endurance is important, remember that you will also need bursts of energy to scramble over loose rocks and boulders, especially when coupled with strong winds and potential rain. There will be two certified Wilderness First Responders on the trip.
Join Truthdig for our five-day backpacking trip and lecture tour through the Presidential Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The trek is a unique opportunity to meet Chris Hedges and discuss in person some of his most respected books while experiencing a guided journey through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.
The rigorous hikes through some of the best scenery on the East Coast will include daily one-hour discussions based on three of Chris Hedges' best-selling works and a climb to the summit of Mount Washington, the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard.
Don't miss Chris Hedges' Truthdig column "Freedom in the Grace of the World," which was inspired by the Appalachian Trail.
Take a life-changing journey...See Truthdig trekkers' photos from the inaugural trek in 2010.
To view video and photos from the 2012 Truthdig Retreat in Santa Fe, click here.
Testimonials from the Inaugural Trek
"On the whole, can't imagine having done this with a better bunch of people—hardy souls one and all. As good a time as I've had in years. Would do it again in a heartbeat."
—Mark A. Givler
"The value of the trek to me personally is quite serious. War may be a force that gives us meaning, but war also fucks up many of the participants."
"Thank you again for the wonderful experience on the hike. It was both exhilarating and therapeutic. I'd do it again without question."
"The trek was undeniably one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had. The scenery was unmatched in its beauty, and the overall adventure of backpacking proved to be unlike anything I could have imagined."
"What a wonderful experience! I feel I've grown as a human being. I believe we have the beginnings of some real friendships and not just comradeship, and hope to see many of you again."
If you can't participate in the trek this time, consider pitching in to support us in bringing the work of authors like Chris Hedges to you every day.
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