Talks and Outings
Advance registration for all hike and walk offerings required at least 1 day before the event. Dates and times subject to change without notice.
January 4th Program. Starts at 7:00 Portland, Maine
Program: Extending the Temperate Hiking Season—Goin’ South with Taru “True” Soilikki
The southern states are an excellent backpacking destination. Spring starts early and fall lingers later. Wouldn’t you love the mild temperatures? The bugs, ticks and poison ivy aren’t out, the profusion of spring wild flowers is amazing and their perfume delightful. When you return to Maine, mud season may be over. If it’s October or November, you’ll have missed the rains and you can be home for the holidays.
There are many long hiking trails in the south. True will talk about her adventures with her dog on the Ouachita Trail in Arkansas, the beach walk on the Mountains to the Sea Trail in North Carolina, the Pinhoti Trail in Alabama and Georgia and along the Benton MacKaye Trail through Georgia and Tennessee. Also, dogs are welcome all along the Ozark Trail in Missouri and all but the very end of the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas.
Silent sunrise Walks:
Coming this Spring 2012: Silent Meditative hike series for your inner and outer peace in the Camden Rockport area.You will walk at a moderate pace for about an hour in our own private silent prayer. Often in your busy life, it can be difficult hear inner wisdom over the static of your constant thoughts. Morning is a powerful time for you to practice silence as you focus on your breathing, walking, and lovely natural surroundings. Call or email now for details and to register space is limited, allow 1 1/2 hours of time.
To be continued, keep posted. All healthy, friendly dogs and adults welcome. You don’t have to have a dog to join the fun. You are bound to laugh at these dog romps. Our hikes are on rugged Maine trails, allow 1 1/2 hour, Call or email now for more information. Group size is limited. All dogs must be friendly, leashed and have up to date vaccination records. waste must picked up and dog owners take all responsibility for their dogs behavior.
Autumn, can you smell it in the air? Do you love to hike this time of year? When was the last time you tied those trail shoes, threw that pack on your back, sat outside enjoying your lunch with a spectacular view? Friendly super hiker dogs are welcome with advance notice. Allow 3 hours for these hikes. Weekend hikes are suitable for most healthy, active people meet at different locations in the Camden Hills Area. Let me organize a special hike for your group, add on lunches can be arranged with advance notice. Call or email now for information and rates.
TRU HiKiNG has the right to decline the participation of individuals and dogs for any reason. Reasons include but are not limited to not being prepared for the activity or being disruptive to the group.
LOOK for up coming talks.
The southern states are an excellent backpacking destination.
Fall is also an option. Consider the trails of Missouri and Arkansas.
Thru-Hiking with a Tripe Crown Dog.
Thank you for coming.
“You can Thru-Hike with Your Dog” presented by Taru “True” Soilikki, May 15,2010.
True will be talking about thru-hiking with her dog at 1:30 on Saturday at the 8th Annual AHTS Conference March 19-21, 2010 – Camp McDowell (Nauvoo)
THE GEORGES RIVER LANDTRUST sponsored a free talk and potluck in South Thomaston.
Thursday, March 4, 6–8 pm. Hiking the Continental Divide. Presentation by True Soilikki, an avid outdoor enthusiast who has hiked the three major National Scenic Trails (Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, Appalachian Trail). True will also screen the film, Walking the Great Divide – A Journey Along the Continental Divide Trail, a film by Marc Flagler. Potluck dinner following the presentation. Meeting to be held at the Finnish Church on Rte. 131 in South Thomaston. Meet in Jura Hall in the basement.