Talk: Appalachian Trail Reflections

AT_MapIf you have ever dreamed of thru-hiking the AT, would like to hike just sections of its 2,175 miles, or you simply love the great outdoors and have always been curious what it takes to accomplish such a monumental feat, this presentation is just for you.

By means of a multi-media presentation, we provide facts and figures about the trail and will answer many of the “most frequently asked questions” about our amazing journey. Come out and find out the answers to questions such as:

  • What did you eat?
  • What did you wear?
  • Where did you go?
  • What animals did you see?
  • What was the scariest thing?
  • What did you like the best?
  • How did you get along?

Through anecdotes of our days on the trail, you will get a sense of what trail life is like, what it takes to accomplish a thru-hike, and meet some of the “characters” and down-home folks that make the AT so unique and legendary.

There will also be a sampling of the 5,300 photos taken during our adventure, which will visually transport you to the beauty, grandeur, and ruggedness of this nation’s most famous trail.

This presentation is great for the entire family and concludes with a lively Q & A session.

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Windtalker and Mom at Amicalola Falls State Park GA

“Randy Motz and Georgia Harris (affectionately known as Windtalker and Mom) have presented their “Appalachian Trail Reflections” multimedia program on their Appalachian Trail thru-hike at Greenbrier State Park four times. This program is exceptional…our campers love to attend it.  Randy and Georgia’s program enlightens our campers on the A.T. experience and encourages them to get out and hike, even if it is just for a mile…program is always well received and attracts a crowd. I highly recommend their presentation to any venue.”  Ranger Tammy McCorkle - Assistant Park Manager

“Randy's presentation about he and his wife's 2006 AT thru-hike provided us with very useful and informative backpacking advice for an upcoming hike on the Maryland section of the AT by our Boy Scout troop. Using video and actual gear examples, we gained valuable insights on gear selection and use, trail techniques, dining, sleeping, shelter types and "what-to-expect” trail information. We also learned tips on clothing and boot selection as well as safe trekking techniques.  Randy's humorous trail stories captured our interest and generated a lot of enthusiasm and interest in backpacking.”  Craig Wilson -  Assistant Troop Leader, Boy Scout Troop 738

“Last summer, while hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, my brother and I hiked in to Greenbrier State Park to spend the night.  Randy Motz and Georgia Harris, were giving a presentation about their Appalachian Trail hike that evening. My brother and I sat spellbound as we watched their photographs and listened to them tell about their AT experiences…”  Carol Elaine Donaldson (“Coosa”) - Blairsville, GA