8th Annual 2017
2017 E.G.G.S. Hike
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
This years E.G.G.S. Hike takes place June 22-25, 2017. Here's what this hike is all about:
WHO: The Buckeye Trail Association in cooperation with the North Country Trail Association, Wayne National Forest, Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative, Sunday Creek Watershed Group, and Burr Oak State Park
WHAT: 5 hiking challenges consisting of 20 (day and night), 40, 60, and 80 miles that need to be completed in 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours respectively
WHEN: Thursday, June 22th at 12:00pm to Sunday, June 25th at 12:00pm
WHERE: Burr Oak State Park and Wildcat Hollow Backpack Trail
WHY: To honor a founding member of the BTA and the first female to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, an Ohio native and long time advocate of ultra-light backpacking
VOLUNTEERS: We will be looking for volunteers to man trail checkpoints, assist with registration, and help with camping activities for any hikers bringing their family and little hikers to the event. Volunteers receive free meals from the BTA Chuckwagon and a free t-shirt.
REGISTRATION: Online registration: $50 per individual (includes a 1-year discounted membership to the BTA), Scout Group registration is $100. Walk-in registration on the day of the event is $60 (includes a 1-year discounted membership to the BTA). Those hikers that complete their hike in 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours will also receive an EGGS Hike patch. Campers-only do not need to pre-register, just contribute $5/night/tent on-site to camp.
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