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Hikerfest 2019

Join our hiking and backpacking youth and adult leaders for a night of fun and friendship! Learn about the amazing trips the girls went on this past year, get excited for the new trips planned for 2020, and hear from our guest speakers.

Friday, Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m.
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Nan Couts Cottage
5045 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

Claire Wernstedt-Lynch and Tenny Ostrem

The night will start off with an ice cream social from 6-6:45 p.m. Next, the trainers will describe the amazing volunteer-led programs they offer and showcase videos that girls made on their 2019 trips!

From 8-9 p.m., hear from Claire Wernstedt-Lynch and Tenny Ostrem, two backpackers who completed the first “thru-hike” of the US/Mexico border this year. They walked from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico (over 2000 miles) and crossed through four states, several cities, a national park, and numerous small towns. Over the course of their six-month trip, they encountered people, organizations, and physical landscapes that challenged their stereotypes of the border. Their goal was to focus on the positive and human aspects of the area and to walk peacefully, with humility and respect for different voices. By walking, Tenny and Claire commit to this belief that we are all a part of the same community.

This is an open event for experienced, brand-new, and future hikers! We welcome adults and girls 11+ years old! Join us in celebrating our Girl Scouts San Diego Backpacking Program!

Contact Ann Funk with questions.

Hikerfest 2017
Cottonwood Lakes by Celeste J
Crown Lakes by Marilyn S
Duck Pass by Isabella C
Mt. Whitney by Alison P
Hilton Lakes by Kayla M
John Muir Trail by Page H and Kevin H
Sequoia Kings Canyon by Kailee
San Jacinto by Haylie B
Uganda by J. Brown

Hikerfest 2016
Backpacking in Morocco video by Rebecca E.
Skyline to Sea photo slideshow
by Alex S.
World Backpacking photo slides by alumna Katie G.
Minarets Trip video by Allison P.