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Junior Ranger day to connect young hikers with Appalachian Trail

July 06, 2012

Harpers Ferry, W.Va. — The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will host Junior Ranger Day, an event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Visitor Center at 799 Washington Street in Harpers Ferry.

The event is designed to get families outside and active while learning about the A.T. near Harpers Ferry. Participants will visit the ATC's Visitor Center to pick up an Adventure Guide packet, a guide developed by the National Park Service and the ATC, to complete while hiking the Trail. Hikers will learn about the history of the A.T., trail maintenance, hike planning and the ATC's role in managing the trail.

After exploring the A.T., participants will receive a badge and certificate of completion, and have the opportunity to have their picture taken outside the Visitor Center. The event is free.

For more information about this event, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/events.

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