Hikers, outdoors lovers and enthusiasts from around the country will be converging on north Alabama February 25-27, 2011, for the Alabama Hiking Trail Society's Annual Hiking Conference. The event will be held at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville.
The conference will feature speakers on a wide range of topics including geology, flora, backpack cooking, Alabama’s Forever Wild program, Leave No Trace, hiking gear, hiking destinations, and tips. Attendees can also participate in hands-on demonstrations of hiking gear, orienteering with map and compass, and the art of lightweight backpacking. Key note speaker for the event will be hiking legend M.J.