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July 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Group size limit 75
Presenters Ellen Shopes and Larry Simkins
Description Embark on an exciting virtual exploration of the Arizona Trail in a captivating one-hour digital presentation. Join Ellen Shopes and Larry Simkins, two incredible individuals who have completed the Arizona Trail an impressive five times, among many other accomplishments. They’ll guide you through the trail’s stunning diversity, captivating beauty, as they share their stories from traversing the route. Get your questions answered, benefit from Ellen and Larry’s firsthand experiences and insights, and discover hidden gems along the way!
MEET OUR PRESENTERS
Since first meeting while working in the Grand Canyon for the National Park Service, the ‘Adventures of Ellen and Larry’ have taken them over miles of trails. They have completed the 800-mile Arizona Trail 5 times; they recently published a photography book, Along the Arizona Trail, highlighting the spectacular diversity along that path. Sierra hikes have included the High Sierra Trail as well as the JMT (4 times). As older hikers, they tackled the Pacific Crest Trail, Colorado Trail, highpoints of many states, the rugged terrain of canyon country in Utah, as well as foreign trips in the Himalayas, South America, and Africa.