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Minutes – 05/10/2019

NWES convened their Spring meeting at 1830. Members present included; Irais Castellon, Luis Contreras, Terri Moore, Matt Moore, Stephanie Cunningham, Ethan Cunningham, Kara Taylor, Walker Boyd, Michael Wesp, Ashley Wesp, Hannah Sweeney, Allyson Sweeney, David Sweeney, Mattie Claire Sweeney, Austin Sweeney. Robin Murphy attended as a guest.

Item 1: Appalachian Trail, 2019

The club discussed the upcoming summer hike on the Appalachian Trail this summer. David Sweeney opened with two suggestions for the AT hike. First, that crews be limited in number to make logistics and skill levels easier, and second, that the crews consider separate itineraries. These suggestions were discussed and adopted, yielding the following decisions for the upcoming hike.

This year’s hike will consist of two separate itineraries:

Georgia Crew
Trek: Springer to Unicoi Gap
Date: July 16-26, 2019
Crew: Michael Wesp (CL), Kara Taylor (S), Stephanie Cunningham (L), Ellie Cunningham, Matt Moore (G), Terri Moore

North Carolina Crew
Trek: Hot Springs to Irwin
Date: July 7-18, 2019
Crew: David Sweeney (CL), Allyson Sweeney (L), Irais Castellon (G), Luis Contreras, Mattie Claire Sweeney, Hannah Sweeney, Walker Boyd, Robin Murphy, Jane ?

Commit date for this hike will be Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7pm. Next meeting is Friday, May 17, 2019 6:30 at the Sweeney’s.


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