Local hikers to give presentation at Potomac State

Local residents Aaron Agnew and Andy Agnew will give a presentation highlighting their recent backpacking adventure along the Pacific Crest Trail.  The presentation will be held in the Davis Conference Center on Monday, December 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Aaron and Andy are brothers from Burlington, W.Va. who enjoy hiking various trails.  They began their trek of the Pacific Crest Trail on May 9, 2013 and completed it in September.  In an excerpt taken from their blog, “The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from the border of California and Mexico, all the way into British Columbia, Canada.  Spanning nearly 2,663 miles, it crosses desert, high elevation mountains, ancient volcanic ranges and rain forests. Of the fewer than 1,000 individuals who begin the trek each year, few will finish.”

The brothers decided that they wanted this hiking trip to count for more than just another  hiking trip so they contacted the Faith in Action Food Pantry in Keyser, W.Va. about raising money for the pantry along with raising hunger awareness, even naming their adventure “Hike Against Hunger.”

Join them in their adventure as they discuss their hiking experiences, like encountering bears and snakes, and traveling through areas so thick with mosquitos that you swallowed them just taking a breath.  Learn what preparations are required before engaging in this type of hike and the equipment needed.  Ask questions regarding lite-hiking and long-distance hiking.

Light refreshments will be served afterwards and in keeping with their “Hike Against Hunger” theme, guests can bring a non-perishable food item which will be given to the Faith in Action Food Pantry.

For more information, contact Mark McDonald, director of Judicial Affairs at the College, at 304-788-7248 or at MMMcDonald@mail.wvu.edu .