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Backpacking 101 Workshop: Special Guest - Jessica "Dixie" Mills

In 2015, Jessica Mills left her job and life of stability in Colorado to pursue a lifelong dream: thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was there that she adopted the trail name “Dixie” (from her Southern roots) and fell in love with backpacking. After completing the Appalachian Trail, she decided to go for the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail, earning her what is known as the “Triple Crown” of the backpacking world. She documented her adventures on her popular YouTube channel, Homemade Wanderlust, where she continues to release regular tutorial videos, how-to, gear reviews, and other helpful references for both new and experienced backpackers.

Join us at Blue Blaze Brewing for a chance to hear Dixie talk about her time on the trail and what’s in store for her next! The talk will begin at 7pm in the brewhouse with an opportunity for meet and greet beginning earlier at 4pm in the taproom. There will be live music from MarDe Brooks, tasty eats from a local food truck, and the chance to sip on some of your favorite trail- themed beer.

Space for the talk is very limited and tickets are available for pre-sale. Admission is $7 in advance per person and $10 per person at the door. Tickets available through Eventbrite and the link is in this event description. Seating is limited, so feel free to bring your own lawn chair, camp chair, or butt pad.

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Earlier Event: June 8
Blue Blaze Hiking Club