Yoga Classes and Volunteer Opportunities on the Appalachian Trail

Boiling Springs, PA (PressExposure) August 30, 2013 -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invites you to the September edition of their Third Thursdays event series -- a yoga and stewardship hike that will take place on September 19th at 6 p.m. The hike will take place at two locations along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.): Children's Lake in Boiling Springs and Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners.

Each event will begin with a 30-minute yoga class taught by Michele Landis and Lisa Stets, registered yoga teachers at Simply Well in Carlisle. After warming up with the yoga sessions, guests will head out onto the A.T. with Dennis Hurley of the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club and Mike O'Connor of the Mountain Club of Maryland. While hiking, guests will learn about the wide variety of opportunities available for volunteering and stewardship on the Trail.

All Third Thursday events are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 25 participants per hike and registration is required. The ATC's Third Thursday series is funded in part by the National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota through their Everyday Events grant program.

The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail's northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine. Roughly 2-3 million people visit the Trail every year, with most visitors living less than an hour from the Trail. The A.T. was completed in 1937 and is a unit of the National Park System.

Third Thursdays Event Overview

Yoga & Stewardship Hike
Date: September 19th, 2013
Time: Yoga - 6 p.m., Hike - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Children's Lake Park, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania and Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, Pennsylvania

For more information about the Third Thursday events series, visit To register, contact Kelly at 717-258-5771 or visit

Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
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About Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

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Press Release Submitted On: August 30, 2013 at 10:20 am
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